Whitchurch, Tavistock

3 beds | 1 baths | 3 receptions | Guide price £450,000


  • Distinctive Home
  • Detached
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Conservatory
  • Large Garden
  • Period Features
  • Driveway Parking
  • Walk to Dartmoor

DISTINCTIVE DETACHED PERIOD HOME, located in a prominent position at the heart of the VILLAGE and within walking distance of Whitchurch Down, with three bedrooms, two reception rooms, CONSERVATORY, LARGE GARDEN and private DRIVEWAY PARKING.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Occupying a prominent position in the heart of Whitchurch and within easy walking distance of Whitchurch Down and Dartmoor.

Whitchurch is a small attractive village situated approximately 1.5 miles from Tavistock and has its own primary school, post office, shop and inn. The moors are only a short distance away, together with the cricket ring and golf course.

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.


A wonderfully unique detached home of generous proportions with accommodation arranged over two floors, retaining many attractive original features and much warmth and character. The property has been carefully maintained and sympathetically improved by the current owner and is tastefully decorated and well maintained throughout.

The house stands centrally in its plot with mature gardens on three sides and ample private driveway parking. In addition, there are some pleasant views extending across Whitchurch towards Rix Hill and open countryside.

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 Half glazed entrance door with coloured glass inserts and fanlight above; granite steps.

VESTIBULE Picture rail; dado rail; meter cupboard; tiled floor; half glazed timber entrance door to entrance hall.

CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin with tiled splashback; dado rail; tiled floor; etched glass window to side.

ENTRANCE HALL Turning stairs to first floor; understairs storage cupboard; painted panelled below the dado rail; tessellated tiled floor. Doors to:

SITTING ROOM 18' 8" x 12' 5" (5.69m x 3.78m) Real flame effect gas fired stove in an Adams-style fire surround with a slate hearth; ornate plaster cornice; picture rail; window to front. French doors to:

CONSERVATORY 18' 3" x 7' 10" (5.56m x 2.39m) South facing; of PVCu construction on a solid masonry base with a vaulted ceiling with central light and fan; opening fanlights; tiled floor; glazed door to outside and garden.

DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 10' 4" (3.68m x 3.15m) Woodburning stove in deep fireplace with slate hearth; glass fronted display cabinet beside chimney breast; picture rail; dado rail; window to front. Doorway to:

KITCHEN 12' x 8' 5" (3.66m x 2.57m) Fitted with a range of wall and base units with painted frontages in duck egg blue with stainless steel single drainer sink unit; ceramic wall tiling; space for electric cooker; stainless steel extractor canopy over; radiator; slate flagged floor with window to side. Glazed door to rear garden. Archway to:

UTILITY ROOM 8' 1" x 5' 7" (2.46m x 1.7m) Plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; wall mounted gas central heating boiler; quarry tiled floor; skylight; windows to all sides; half glazed single door to outside.

REAR PORCH 7' x 4' 10" (2.13m x 1.47m) Slate flagged floor; space for additional white goods, as required; skylight; door to outside.

FIRST FLOOR:

LANDING Radiator; two windows to front. Doors to:

BEDROOM ONE 14' 6" into bay x 11' 10" (4.42m into bay x 3.61m) Fitted wardrobing with matching drawer set; former fireplace with radiator; window to side overlooking the garden; window to front with views over Whitchurch to Rix Hill and open countryside.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 7" x 8' 6" (3.84m x 2.59m) Period fireplace with painted surround and ornate cast iron insert; radiator; window to side overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM THREE 11' 10" x 8' 8" (3.61m x 2.64m) Access to roof space; radiator; skylight; window to front. Door to Jack & Jill Bathroom.

BATHROOM Recently refitted and reconfigured as a "Jack & Jill" bathroom enabling Bedroom Three to be used as a guest suite. White suite comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboards under; double width shower cubicle with mains rainhead and separate handspray; painted panelled walls; radiator/towel rail; spotlighting; two opaque windows to rear.

OUTSIDE: The property can be approached on foot via a wrought iron gate from Whitchurch Road or by car from a private driveway over which our client enjoys unobstructed right of access, which leads in turn to a gravelled driveway sufficiently large for several vehicles. From here, access can be gained to the gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with established beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. Steps lead down to a private garden located at the side of the house which has recently been landscaped to provide a raised level lawn and large private paved terrace, ideal for outdoor eating and entertaining. There is an outside cold water tap and courtesy lighting.

AGENT'S NOTE We understand that part of the garden flanking the parking area, were acquired approximately twelve years ago and are held on the remainder of a 999 year lease.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains gas, mains water and mains drainage.

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'B' for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square proceed over Abbey Bridge before turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue along Whitchurch Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Upon approaching Whitchurch Post Office on the right hand side, the property will be found directly opposite, on the left hand side, on the corner of Church Hill.

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