STUNNING CONVERSION of a former Sunday School in to a COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME with enviable eco credentials and low running costs, courtyard garden, PRIVATE PARKING and STUDIO in a pretty VILLAGE SETTING.
SITUATION Located in the pretty Cornish hamlet of Lower Metherell, in the heart of the Tamar Valley. Rural but not isolated, Lower Metherell supports two well patronised public houses and there is an excellent County Primary School in the nearby village of Harrowbarrow. The market towns of Callington, Launceston and Tavistock are all easily accessible and Plymouth is within comfortable commuting distance.
Metherell is an attractive small village, situated in the Tamar Valley approximately 3.5 miles from Callington and 17 miles from Plymouth. It has its own inn, the Carpenters Arms, and there is a post office/general store and primary school at the nearby village of Harrowbarrow, approximately 1 mile distant. A school bus service runs to Callington.
Callington is an attractive small town situated within easy commuting distance of the city of Plymouth which is 15 miles away. It has a good range of shopping facilities, including a new Tesco supermarket, and its own primary school and comprehensive schools. Three major banks have branches in the main street and there is also a modern health centre. There is a full range of sporting facilities in the area, including the Country Club of St. Mellion, 3 miles away with its famous golf courses.
Callington is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a very short distance from the Tamar Valley, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. The busy market towns of Liskeard, Launceston, Saltash and Tavistock are all within 8-10 miles.
Tavistock is a thriving market town some 8 miles distant adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and was in 2004 voted the winner of a nationwide survey undertaken by the Council for the Protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. Additional facilities include a hospital, a bustling Pannier Market and a full range of schools both State and Private. Indeed Tavistock can claim to have everything adding up to a quality of life which would be hard to rival.
Plymouth is only 15 miles away with fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.
PROPERTY A former Methodist Sunday School, sympathetically restored by our clients and converted into a spacious and comfortable family home retaining much of the charm and character of the original structure. The property boasts excellent eco credentials including a commercial grade heat recovery system which ventilates the building without unnecessary heat loss whilst photovoltaic panels provide year round hot water and electric, with any spare being repaid through the government feed in tariff scheme. The property is warmed by electric under floor heating and a wood burning stove in the sitting room although the building is so well insulated that it is cool in Summer and warm and cosy in Winter and additional heating is rarely required.
Outside space is limited but put to good use with private parking for two cars, a pleasant enclosed courtyard garden and detached, fully lined, insulated and heated studio.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.
The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:
ENTRANCE PORCH Arched head entrance porch with granite step; space for Wellington boots and log store.
ENTRANCE DOOR Framed, ledged and braced solid timber entrance door.
ENTRANCE HALL 9' 8" x 9' 1" (maximum)(2.95m x 2.77m) Tessellated tiled floor; shelved storage cupboards; separate meter cupboard; window to side. Half glazed timber door with stained glass inserts into:
LIVING AREA 30' 2" x 23' 9" (narrowing to 12'2")(9.19m x 7.24m) A large, versatile open plan living space; bright and airy at all times of day and large enough to accommodate a seating area; separate dining area and dedicated kitchen. The room is dominated by a cast iron stove set deep in a cut stone fire place with granite mantel and slate hearth; painted pine panelling to walls; original pine floorboards; spotlighting.
KITCHEN AREA Fully fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with painted frontages and chamfered edge wooden work surfaces over with a large central island incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; separate butler's sink in the island with mixer tap and hand spray; space and provision for 110cm dual fuel range cooker (using bottled LPG gas); extractor canopy over; integral dishwasher; two pull out larder cupboards; integral fridge; integral freezer; space for additional tall fridge/freezer; slate floor; window to side.
FAMILY ROOM 11' 11" x 11' 3" (3.63m x 3.43m) Located off the living area and providing a quiet retreat. Spotlighting; original pine floorboards; window to side. Connecting door to:
UTILITY ROOM 11' 4" x 10' 0" (narrowing to 7'1")(3.45m x 3.05m) Matching base storage units with square edged wooden work surface over with inset Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for tumble drier; tessellated tied floor; window to side. Return door to living area. Framed, ledged and braced door to outside and garden. Door to:
WC Tesselated tiled floor; low flush WC.
LANDING A large galleried landing with a curved balustrade overlooking the kitchen and dining area; access to roof space; exposed 'A' frames; doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 18' 7" x 9' 8" (5.66m x 2.95m) Exposed beams and purlins; low level window to side. Half glazed timber door with stained glass inserts to:
WET ROOM An ensuite wet room fully tiled in travertine with a white suite comprising low flush WC; ceramic wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap on a traditional wash stand; mains 'rainhead' shower with folding screen; chrome heated towel rail; Velux window.
BEDROOM TWO 14' 4" x 11' 5" (Reduced head height) (4.37m x 3.48m) Exposed 'A' frames and purlins; eaves storage cupboards; two low level windows to side; additional Velux window.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 7" x 9' 1" (3.23m x 2.77m) Exposed 'A' frames and purlins; low level window to front; separate Velux window.
BEDROOM FOUR 10' 7" x 8' 2" (narrowing to 7'1") (3.23m x 2.49m) Exposed 'A' frames and purlins; low level window to front; separate Velux window.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fully tiled in travertine with a four piece white suite comprising free standing bath with chrome pillar taps; separate corner shower cubicle with 'Mira' electric shower over; low flush WC; ceramic wash stand with chrome mixer tap; Velux window.
OUTSIDE Approaching from a quiet country lane, a solid timber gate provides pedestrian access to the front door whilst matching, remote controlled electric double gates allow easy vehicle access to the private driveway, constructed of an attractive reclaimed granite sets, providing secure private parking for two cars. Beyond the driveway, screened by a trellis fence is a paved courtyard garden, private and secluded and perfect for outdoor eating and entertaining. Beside the courtyard garden is the:
STUDIO 11' 3" x 8' 3" (3.43m x 2.51m) This versatile room is purpose built, fully lined and insulated with full length tri-fold doors and engineered oak flooring with electric under floor heating allowing all year round use.
A path from the courtyard leads along the side and rear of the building and provides useful out of sight storage for materials and tools and allows easy access for maintenance. Courtesy lighting is provided. Outside tap.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and mains drainage. LPG gas bottles for the range cooker.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock via the A390 heading towards Callington and Cornwall. Pass over the Tamar at Newbridge and continue up the hill to the village of Gunnislake. Pass through the traffic lights and continue up the hill to Drakewalls and St Anns Chapel. Adjacent to the Barber's shop, turn left and follow the signs for Metherell. Pass through the village of Metherell and take the left hand turning by the Cross House Inn signposted to Lower Metherell. Continue down into the hamlet where the property will be found on the left hand side.