Albaston

4 beds | 1 baths | 1 receptions | Guide price £450,000


  • Detached Bungalow
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Double Glazed
  • Centrally Heated
  • Generous Garden
  • Approximately 1.75 Acres
  • Workshop/Garage
  • Outbuildings
  • Poly Tunnel

SPACIOUS and WELL APPOINTED DETACHED BUNGALOW with four bedrooms, GARAGE/WORKSHOP in approximately 1.75 ACRES of GARDEN with OUTBUILDINGS and polytunnel.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Occupying a generous plot of approximately 1.75 acres in a private and secluded position, rural but not isolated, on the outskirts of the village of Albaston located in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



Albaston is a compact hamlet offering a village shop/post office, a local inn and a local bus service to Calstock, Gunnislake and Tavistock. The large village of Gunnislake is approximately 1.5 miles distant and offers a good selection of local shops and facilities. A primary school is located at Drakewalls approximately a quarter of a mile distant with secondary education at Callington approximately 5 miles distant. The market town of Tavistock with its comprehensive facilities is approximately 5 miles distant with the city of Plymouth being approximately 18 miles to the south. There are a wide selection of recreational facilities and various clubs available in the locality including golf, squash, sailing, boating, walking, riding and of course fishing in the River Tamar.

A spacious and comfortable four bedroom detached family sized bungalow with light and airy living accommodation which is presented to a high standard throughout. Double glazing is installed alongside an efficient central heating system served by the solid fuel Rayburn.



The bungalow stands in its own extensive grounds and gardens totalling approximately 1.75 acres with a gravelled driveway, large workshop/store, vegetable garden with polytunnel and greenhouse, further outbuildings. The formal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with specimen plants, trees and shrubs.

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 DOOR PVC half glazed entrance door.

ENTRANCE PORCH 7' 5" x 6' 7" (2.26m x 2.01m) Corrotherm roof; slate tiled floor; two radiators; half glazed internal door to:

RECEPTION HALL L-shaped; access to roof space; two sun tubes providing natural light; two radiators; engineered oak flooring. Doors to:

SITTING ROOM 21' x 17' 7" (6.4m x 5.36m) Fitted with a woodburning stove and in an impressive cut stone fireplace with slate hearth; vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins; spotlighting; two radiators; engineered oak flooring; dual aspect windows to front and side. Folding French doors to:

SUN ROOM 15' 7" x 12' 2" (4.75m x 3.71m) Of PVCu construction on a solid masonry base with a corrotherm roof; opening fanlight; solid wooden (sycamore) floor; radiator allowing year round use; French doors to outside and garden.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 18' 3" x 11' 3" narrowing to 9' (5.56m x 3.43m narrowing to 2.74m)

Warmed by a solid fuel Rayburn (which can also be used for cooking and provides some hot water and central heating); fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with cream Shaker-style frontages and square edge granite surfaces over, incorporating two stainless steel sink units with central mixer tap; electric oven; four ring (LPG) gas hob with stainless steel splashback; space for fridge; built-in shelved pantry cupboard; separate shelved larder cupboard with window to rear; spotlighting; ample space for dining table and chairs; dual aspect windows to front and side. Half glazed door to:

UTILITY ROOM 10' 8" narrowing to 7' 1" x 8' 10" (3.25m narrowing to 2.16m x 2.69m)

Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with granite worksurfaces over; plumbing for automatic washing machine; ample space for coat hanging; spotlighting; slate tiled floor; dual aspect windows to front and side. Half glazed door to outside. Door to:

CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin; spotlighting; slate tiled floor; opaque window to rear.

BEDROOM ONE 15' 7" x 10' 1" (4.75m x 3.07m) Radiator; dual aspect windows to side and rear.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 4" x 11' 3" (3.76m x 3.43m) Radiator; dual aspect windows to side and rear.

BEDROOM THREE 12' 5" x 8' 2" (3.78m x 2.49m) Radiator; window to rear.

BEDROOM FOUR 10' 1" x 8' 1" (3.07m x 2.46m) Radiator; window to rear.

FAMILY BATHROOM Half tiled with a white suite comprising corner bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; heated towel rail; tiled floor; built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted linen shelving; opaque window to rear.

OUTSIDE: From a quiet parish lane, a shared track leads to the private gravelled driveway with ample parking and turning for several vehicles. Adjacent to the driveway, there is a:

GARAGE/WORKSHOP 32' x 26' (9.75m x 7.92m) overall A large garage/workshop of timber framed and clad construction with a metal box section roof over; power and light supply; windows to sides. An old Rayburn provides warmth when required and there is a small side office. In our opinion, this substantial building could be put to a number of different uses or simply be used for dry storage, as required.

The bungalow sits in its own generous plot of approximately 1.75 acres which includes a large formal garden with level lawns, well stocked beds and borders, specimen plants, trees and shrubs designed to provide an array of seasonal colour.



In addition, there is a previously productive vegetable garden complete with polytunnel to extend the growing season, aluminium framed greenhouse and composting corner. Nearby there is a TIMBER POTTING SHED (16' 2" x 7' 7"). In the corner of the garden, adjacent to the wooded copse, there is a post and wire enclosure for chickens and other fowl. Located next to this enclosure is a TIMBER STORAGE SHED (11' 10" x 7' 8").



The gardens afford a high degree of privacy and seclusion and enjoy a sunny, southerly aspect. Outside taps are provided and there is courtesy lighting and a charging point for an electric vehicle.

AGENT'S NOTE Prospective purchasers should note that this part of the Tamar Valley is a world renowned historic mining area and this property is built on the site of the former Wheal Edward Mine. Within the grounds there is a disused mine shaft and a chimney stack which was part of the old mining works. Our client informs us that a detailed mining report was carried out at the time of purchase, the results of which were positive.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage via septic tank. Wholly owned solar panels are installed on the garage roof which our client informs us attract a high Feed-In Tariff.

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. Cross over the River Tamar at Newbridge and continue up the hill to Gunnislake. Pass through Gunnislake and continue up Sand Hill before turning left immediately before the Texaco Garage towards Albaston. At the T-junction, turn left again towards Calstock. Proceed for approximately one mile. Immediately after the railway bridge, turn left into the unmade track (marked by our 'For Sale' Board). Proceed to the end of the track and the property will be found on the left hand side.

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