Located within Dartmoor National Park and enjoying VIEWS from all aspects, a recently REFURBISHED DETACHED 1920's retreat with two bedrooms, set in approximately 1.6 ACRES including PADDOCKS, plus STABLES and OUTBUILDINGS. NO ONWARD CHAIN. Duchy Leasehold.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A recently renovated detached Dartmoor retreat offering an idyllic lifestyle surrounded by expansive moorland and rugged tors with 1.6 acres of land, stables and stone outbuildings. The property was built in the 1920's for the pastor of the area and is subject to a Duchy Lease offering original features including a central fireplace which creates an attractive heart of the home. The views are a particular feature and can be enjoyed from every aspect looking across the private grounds and out over miles of Dartmoor National Park. The current owner has improved the property considerably and a list of all works can obtained from the office on request. The land is divided into stock fenced paddocks, formal gardens and a large gated and sweeping driveway. The outbuildings have also been renovated with new doors, electrics/plugs and lighting plus a room built to house equipment for a new private borehole water filtration system. Internally the layout of the home has been altered and now offers a luxury master bedroom suite benefiting from Axminster wool carpet, solid wood feature wall and in turn opening to an enviable en-suite shower/dressing room which also have views across the surrounding landscape. There is also changes to the dual aspect second bedroom which now has a walk in dressing area and beautiful bespoke sliding entry doors. The main entrance into the property has been transformed with new historic external stone steps/pavers and terrace leading into a reception hall with internal arched ceiling and a half-moon window above the door. The accommodation comprises of reception hall, sitting room with dining area, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, inner hall, bathroom, master bedroom suite, en-suite shower/dressing room and study.
The home is warmed by and external oil fired central heating Worcester Boiler, PVCu double glazing, wood burning stove and further improved insulation measures in the loft, master bedroom and second bedroom. The water pressure has now also been overhauled and to a vent free system which is as good as mains pressure.
The property is located just off the B3212 so it easy to commute to any of the major towns and cities including Exeter and Plymouth. Postbridge and Princetown are around 2 miles away with shops, school, public houses and further amenities. The Two Bridges Hotel is within walking distance and offers a restaurant and public bar ideal for a social occasion with Prince Hall a little further on which is another special venue for a meal and drinks.
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:
RECEPTION HALL 6' 10" x 6' 4" (2.08m x 1.93m) Doors off.
BEDROOM TWO 9' 5" x 7' 4" (2.87m x 2.24m) PVCu double glazed windows to gardens and views; radiator; opening to dressing area with exposed stone, bespoke sliding doors back to reception hall.
LIVING/DINING ROOM 21' 0" x 14' 3 extending to 24'0"" (6.4m x 4.34m) PVCu double glazed windows to both front and rear garden and views; feature original fireplace with wood burning stove; radiators; doors off.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 8" x 10' 10" (4.47m x 3.3m) PVCu double glazed windows to rear and side garden and views; fitted kitchen and worktops; range recess; airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder; space and plumbing for utilities; doorway to:
UTILITY ROOM 7' 0" x 6' 10" (2.13m x 2.08m) PVCu double glazed door to rear and window to side; tiled floor.
INNER HALL Loft access; doors off.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 16' 5" x 12' 0" (5m x 3.66m) PVCu double glazed window to gardens and views; solid wood feature wall; 2 radiators; USB ready electrical sockets; door and window to the study and opening to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/DRESSING ROOM 9' 4" x 8' 6" (2.84m x 2.59m) PVCu double glazed window to side and views; radiator; walk-in rainfall shower; high level w.c; wash hand basin and vanity cupboards; radiator; storage shelving.
STUDY 13' 0" x 9' 0" (3.96m x 2.74m) PVCu double glazed windows and door to garden, paddock and views; ideal for morning coffee, reading or evening drinks.
BATHROOM 6' 5" x 6' 2" (1.96m x 1.88m) PVCu double glazed window; panelled bath with shower attachment; low level WC; pedestal wash basin; heated towel rail; painted tile floor.
STABLES/TACK ROOM Two boxes with tack room; concrete floor and covered front; power and lighting.
GARDEN STORE 19' 9" x 9' 0" (6.02m x 2.74m) Stone construction; windows and doorways to garden and views.
STABLE THREE/GARAGE/WORKSHOP 18' 0" x 12' 6" (5.49m x 3.81m)
WORKSHOP Wood/metal/stone walls and concrete floor construction with double doors, mains power and lighting; partially insulated with Sheeps Wool.
STORE Housing borehole filtration system; equipment room; fireplace wood storage.
STABLE THREE Stone construction; stable door.
EXTERNAL BOILER Oil fired Worcester Greenstar Camray External 18/25.
OUTSIDE The property is approached via a five bar gate and onto a sweeping driveway flanked by gardens and paddock. The driveway is a spacious with plenty of room for hardstanding. The gardens to the rear of the property are mainly laid to lawn with small stone walls and custom fenced to 5'5" with seating areas enjoying views over the surrounding landscape and neighbouring Crockern Tor. This in turn leads around to further paddocks and several useful outbuildings. The garden and paddocks extend to approximately 1.6 acres and are surrounded by some of the very best views, walking and riding available on Dartmoor. The land is bordered by drystone walling, hedging and post and rail fencing with some of the trees protected.
TENURE The property is subject to the terms of a Duchy of Cornwall lease granted in December 2003 for a term of 20 years (expiring in December 2023). The lease is fully renewable at the end of the existing term and the current rent is £5,300 per annum billed bi-annually. A new full term lease can be granted on purchase. Duchy Lease properties are generally not mortgageable.
SERVICES Mains Electricity. Private Water. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' C ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed to the village of Princetown on the B3212. Upon reaching the village go straight over the mini roundabout onto the Two Bridges Road. Follow this road out of Princetown until the next T junction, turning right towards the Two Bridges Hotel. Continue pass the hotel and take the next left as the road forks towards Exeter continuing on the B3212. The bungalow is the first property on the left in the trees.