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3 beds | 1 baths | 2 receptions | £550,000

  • Barn Conversion
  • Detached
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Centrally Heated
  • Double Glazed
  • Approx 1.3 Acres
  • Parking
  • Outbuildings
  • River Frontage
  • Private

In a RURAL but not isolated position, a super DETACHED BARN CONVERSION with three bedrooms, range of OUTBUILDINGS, ample PARKING and views over the river, in GROUNDS of approximately 1.3 ACRES.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located just three miles from the popular market town of Tavistock within the Dartmoor National Park, in a rural, private but not isolated location, in its own grounds and gardens totalling approximately 1.3 acres bordered by the River Burn.

Tavistock is a thriving market town 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. VT

A super detached barn, originally converted in the 1980s but extensively updated and improved since then, including recent work by the current owners, affording spacious, comfortable and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors, full of warmth and character, with the principal rooms enjoying super views over the gardens and grounds towards the River Burn.

The property stands in grounds and gardens totalling approximately 1.3 acre which include private parking, a useful range of outbuildings, formal garden, kitchen garden, orchard and land.

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 Glazed entrance door with full length glazed side panels.

RECEPTION HALL An open, light hallway; stairs leading up to the first floor and down to the lower ground floor. Door to:

SITTING ROOM 19' 7" narrowing to 11' 7" x 17' 3" (5.97m narrowing to 3.53m x 5.26m)
Very efficient woodburning stove in dressed stone fireplace with mantel and slate hearth; beamed ceiling; spotlighting; two radiators; bamboo flooring (135mm solid strand woven); sliding doors overlook the garden with stone steps to the terrace.


HALLWAY Useful understairs storage cupboard with shelving and coat hanging; radiator; arrow-slit window to front. Doors to:

BEDROOM THREE/DINING ROOM 12' 2" x 11' 7" (3.71m x 3.53m) Currently used as a formal dining room which has previously been used as a bedroom. Spotlighting; radiator; window with window seat overlooking the garden.

CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin with tiled splashback and cupboard under; arrow-slit window to front.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 9" narrowing to 11' 5" x 18' 6" (4.5m narrowing to 3.48m x 5.64m)
Undoubtedly the heart of the home. Recently reconfigured with a good quality modern range of base storage units with Shaker-style frontages in cream with square edged Pietra composite quartz worksurfaces over, incorporating the (LPG) gas fired Rayburn which also provides hot water and central heating; a separate Steel Cuisine electric oven with four ring halogen hob with stainless steel splashback; stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; quartz upstands with tiled splashbacks above; space for fridge; ample space for a large dining table and chairs; shelved pantry cupboard (North facing and perfect for the cool storage of food and provisions) with light and arrow-slit window to front; good quality Aqua Step flooring extends throughout the kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom and dining room; beamed ceiling; spotlighting; window to rear overlooking the garden; two arrow-slit windows; radiator; door to outside and carport. Internal door to:

UTILITY ROOM 10' 8" x 5' 9" (3.25m x 1.75m) Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with square edge Pietra worksurfaces over, incorporating stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for additional white goods, as required; window to front with integral extractor fan. Door to outside.


LANDING Spacious with exposed beams; built-in shelved storage cupboard; built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder (with independent electric element) and slatted linen shelving; separate shelved storage cupboard; radiator; window to front. Doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 4" x 11' 3" (4.98m x 3.43m) Exposed beam; built-in shelved storage cupboard; built-in wardrobe; radiator; arrow-slit window to side; window overlooking the garden.

BATHROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira power shower over; radiator towel rail; exposed beams; light activated extractor fan; window overlooking garden.

BEDROOM TWO 11' 7" x 10' 4" (3.53m x 3.15m) Built-in wardrobe; built-in shelved storage cupboard; access to loft storage space (insulated), boarded with light; radiator; bamboo flooring (135mm solid strand woven); window overlooking the garden; Velux window providing additional natural light.

OUTSIDE: The property is approached via a private lane shared with just one other neighbour. There are two main parking areas: the first in the carport at the side of the barn and the other located a little further along the lane, accessed via a five barred gate adjacent to the tractor shed.

The barn stands in its own extensive grounds and gardens which extend to approximately 1.3 acres. From the carport (which is gated with power and light) a door leads to a gravelled terrace which extends the full width of the barn and provides a perfect elevated seating area, enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and overlooking the garden, with an external cold water tap. From here, steps lead down to the formal garden with gently sloping lawns, well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature plants, trees and shrubs which are designed to provide an array of seasonal colour.

The garden continues to the side of the barn and beyond here there is a large and productive kitchen garden with well tended raised beds intersected by easily accessible gravel paths. The kitchen garden is curtailed with picket fencing and/or wire netting and looks reasonably rabbit-proof and comes complete with a large capacity water butt and composting bins.

From here, accessed via a small enclosed yard where the LPG bulk tank is sited, with an additional large capacity water butt, external cold water tap and external power sockets, lies the orchard which has been planted with local varieties of fruit trees, mainly apple but also including plum, pear and medlar. Apparently the trees have taken well and are good croppers. Below the orchard, extending as far as the River Burn, is a large area of land which is currently sub-divided and used for keeping chickens and geese but could easily be put to a number of different uses. There is a large lake, naturally fed by the River Burn, which is a haven for local wildlife.

OUTBUILDINGS At the side of the main parking area there is a large open fronted tractor shed of timber construction with a metal profile roof which provides dry storage for machines and materials. Within this tractor shed there is a large work bench and also a useful lockable toolstore. Within the garden there is an aluminium framed greenhouse and a soft fruit cage.

SERVICES Mains metered water, mains electricity, private drainage, LPG gas for hot water and central heating via the Rayburn with a back-up electric immersion. The barn is fully double glazed with new windows and doors which were installed in 2012 and are still under guarantee. Low energy lighting is installed throughout.

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 A386 heading towards Peter Tavy, Mary Tavy and Okehampton. Continue for approximately three miles. Pass the turning to Peter Tavy on the right hand side before shortly thereafter turning left, into a private lane marked Wringworthy Farm. Proceed along for approximately quarter of a mile where the barn is the first property to be found on the left hand side. Please park in the covered carport attached to the Barn, not on the gravelled forecourt.

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