Elegant VICTORIAN VILLA with GARDEN, Grade II Listed with SPACIOUS and VERSATILE accommodation, arranged over four floors, currently as a HOME and INCOME, in a prominent TOWN CENTRE location with private and customer PARKING.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located in a prominent position, close to the heart of the historic market town of Tavistock and within easy reach of the amenities therein.
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.
An elegant Victorian villa, Grade II Listed of some historical note, affording spacious and versatile accommodation arranged over four floors. At present the building provides a number of well appointed therapy rooms let to local practitioners and gives a good annual income with spacious owners' accommodation above. However, in our opinion and as is evident in similar properties along this road, the building would suit a number of alternative uses including a live/work premises for a professional such as a dentist, doctor or architect, bed & breakfast or boutique hotel or on a purely residential basis as a large and well appointed family home.
The property boasts many original period features including some superb fireplaces, plasterwork, joinery work and a fabulous staircase with carved handrail spanning three floors. The property has been sympathetically restored and enhanced by the current owners, in particular the lower ground floor has been fully refurbished and the detached coach house converted to provide additional accommodation.
Ample customer and private parking is provided. There is a private owners' garden at the rear which enjoys a sunny, southerly aspect.
In our opinion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, this versatile property could be re-purposed and put to a variety of different uses such as a boutique guest house or hotel, medical practice or large family home with annexe.
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 Swept head arch; mat well; courtesy light.
ENTRANCE DOOR Half glazed timber entrance door
RECEPTION HALL Turning stairs with sweeping oak handrail to first floor; door to stairs to lower ground floor; full height window allowing natural light into the stairwell; radiator; doors to consulting rooms as follows:
ROOM ONE/SITTING ROOM 17' 7 (into bay)" x 16' 0" (5.36m x 4.88m) Open fire in cast iron fireplace with original tiled inserts; painted surround and slate hearth (provision for gas fire, if required); plaster cornice; decorative plaster ceiling rose; picture rail; radiator; bay window to front. Double doors on parliament hinges give access to:
ROOM TWO/DINING ROOM 16' 0" x 11' 6" (4.88m x 3.51m) Former fireplace with painted surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; pedestal wash handbasin; radiator; shuttered French doors with glazed fanlight above to outside and private decked seating area.
ROOM THREE/DRAWING ROOM Fitted cupboard and shelf; picture rail; radiator; window to rear.
HALL Doors to:
W.C. Half tiled with close coupled WC, grab handle and support rail; wash handbasin; radiator; extractor fan; window to side.
A high level window allows natural light into the hall.
WAITING ROOM 9' 9" x 8' 5" (2.97m x 2.57m) Accessed from the main hall or via a separate side entrance. Access to roof space; window to side. Doors to:
ROOM FOUR 12' 0" x 8' 2" (3.66m x 2.49m) Valor wall mounted gas heater; radiator; window to rear.
REAR HALL Ample coat hanging; half glazed timber door to outside. Doors to:
ROOM FIVE 11' 5" x 9' 2" (3.48m x 2.79m) Pedestal wash handbasin; radiator; window to rear.
BATHROOM Refitted with a white suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath with Triton T80i electric shower over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; wall mounted bar heater; tiled floor; opaque window to side.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR A side window allows natural light into the stairwell leading to the lower ground floor. This level had undergone extensive construction and refurbishment works, including full damp proofing, and now provides useable accommodation as follows:
LOBBY Storage area; useful understairs alcove; doors to:
ROOM SIX 16' 2" x 10' 6" (4.93m x 3.2m) Fireplace recess with painted surround and tiled hearth; wash handbasin with storage cupboard below; radiator; window to rear.
ROOM SEVEN 14' 7" x 13' 1" (4.44m x 3.99m) Fireplace recess with painted surround and tiled hearth; radiator; window to rear. Connecting door to:
KITCHENETTE 11' 9" x 5' 6" (3.58m x 1.68m) Stainless steel sink in roll edge worksurface with tiled splashback; space for fridge and other white goods, as required; window to side; door to outside and parking area. Door to:
LAUNDRY ROOM 15' 1" x 12' 9" (4.6m x 3.89m) A large laundry/store room; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; wash handbasin with tiled splashback; space for work benches and storage units; door to:
W.C. Close coupled WC; opaque window to side.
LANDING Turning staircase continues to the second floor; doors to:
SITTING ROOM 15' 10" x 14' 2" (4.83m x 4.32m) Open fire in cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled inserts in a painted surround with a slate hearth; picture rail; radiator; window to front.
BEDROOM ONE Cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts and painted surround; fitted cupboard to side of chimney breast; picture rail; radiator; window to rear.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 15' 9" x 13' 0" (4.8m x 3.96m) Refitted with a modern range of wall and base units in cream with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; space and provision for electric cooker; plumbing for dishwasher; space for tall fridge/freezer; two-door housekeeper's cupboard; coved ceiling; radiator; window to rear.
BATHROOM Recently refitted and fully tiled with a white suite comprising panelled bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under, low flush WC; chrome heated towel rail; airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder; separate storage cupboard; spotlighting; tiled floor; opaque windows to side and rear.
LANDING Large shelved housekeeper's cupboard; access to roof space; two windows to front and side. Doors to:
BEDROOM TWO 14' 7" x 13' 5" (4.44m x 4.09m) Exposed purlins; access to roof space; window to front.
BEDROOM FOUR 11' 10" x 11' 3" (3.61m x 3.43m) Currently used as a home office with exposed purlins; window to rear.
OUTSIDE Vehicular access is from Plymouth Road which leads to a large gravelled customer parking area with two raised lawned bed and mature trees. From here, vehicular side access leads via a five bar gate to a private gravelled parking area at the rear of the property for the use of the owners and practitioners. At the far end of this car park, is the:
THE COACH HOUSE A detached building offering versatile accommodation which is currently used as an additional consulting room but could perhaps be repurposed as a self-contained annexe or holiday accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The accommodation includes:
ENTRANCE DOOR Half glazed timber entrance door.
Tiled floor; window to front. Doors to:
W.C. Close coupled WC with grab handle and support bar; vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under and tiled splashback.
TREATMENT ROOM 16' 3" x 8' 2" (4.95m x 2.49m) Exposed purlin; spotlighting; tiled floor; window to front.
The mezzanine above is currently used for storage but could be altered for use as a sleeping platform.
KITCHENETTE 7' 8" x 4' 0" (2.34m x 1.22m) Fitted range of wall and base units with roll edge worksurfaces, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit; space for fridge; spotlighting; opaque window to side.
GARDEN At the rear of the property, adjacent to the car park, is the owners' garden. Accessed via a wrought iron gate, there is a sheltered and private gravelled seating area beneath an attractive timber arbour, shielded from view by strategically placed fencing and screening. Beyond here lies a level lawned garden complete with timber shed. At the bottom of the garden stone steps lead down to the former Tavistock Canal. The garden and parking areas are bordered on both sides by attractive old stone walling.
SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage.
AGENT'S NOTE We understand from our clients that they receive a respectable income from the letting of the individual treatment rooms, details of which will be made available to serious parties.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on O1822 612345.
DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square proceed along Plymouth Road, passing the Bedford Hotel on the left hand side and St Eustatius Church on the right and the property will be found a short distance thereafter on the left hand side.