Requiring REFURBISHMENT - Grade II Listed three storey SEMI-DETACHED PERIOD COTTAGE with four bedrooms, LARGE LEVEL GARDEN and range of OUTBUILDINGS, in a popular MOORLAND VILLAGE in Dartmoor National Park.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located close to the heart of the pretty moorland village of Brentor, which lies on the western flanks of the Dartmoor National Park, and within easy reach of the popular market town of Tavistock and the extensive amenities therein.
Brentor is a popular and unspoilt village set in the midst of good riding country on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It has two churches and a village hall. Tavistock is approximately 5 miles away and there is a private bus service which operates to and from the town and Plymouth city centre which is 20 miles away with its fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.
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.
A Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage now requiring refurbishment and modernisation. The original cottage was built of solid stone elevations beneath a pitched slate roof to which side and rear extensions have been added. The spacious living accommodation is arranged over three floors, with many rooms enjoying pleasant views across the village. The cottage now requires extensive refurbishment but offers the potential to create a distinctive family home, full of warmth and character, in one of Dartmoor's picturesque rural hamlets.
Outside, the cottage stands in extensive grounds and gardens of approximately one fifth of an acre and includes a useful range of outbuildings.
This property is offered for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.
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 Half glazed entrance door with side window; quarry tiled floor. Double wooden swept head doors with patterned, plain and stained glass inserts to:
RECEPTION HALL T-shaped. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 14' x 12' 3" (4.27m x 3.73m) maximum Open fire in tiled fireplace with matching tiled hearth; picture rail; door to stairs to first floor; door to passage leading to the scullery and downstairs bathroom; two windows to front overlooking the front garden with views across the village to Brentor Church.
DINING ROOM 17' 3" x 13' 3" (5.26m x 4.04m) Open fire in tiled fireplace with matching tiled hearth; vaulted ceiling; picture window to front with views towards Brentor Church.
KITCHEN 12' 10" x 10' (3.91m x 3.05m) Dominated by a large chimney breast that would originally have housed the cast iron range; window to side. Door to:
SCULLERY 13' 3" x 8' 2" (4.04m x 2.49m) Wooden base storage cupboard with stainless steel single drainer sink unit; separate Belfast sink with Handyflow hot water heater above; fitted shelved storage cupboard; window to rear; framed ledged and braced door to outside and garden. Opaque glazed internal door to passage and the:
DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and slatted linen shelving; separate understairs storage cupboard; opaque window to rear.
LANDING Window to rear; turning stairs to second floor. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 14' x 12' 2" (4.27m x 3.71m) Cast iron fire with dog grate in a painted surround; picture rail; box bay window to front with super views across Brentor village.
BEDROOM FOUR 9' 7" x 7' 10" (2.92m x 2.39m) Window to rear overlooking the garden.
LANDING Window to rear. Doors to:
BEDROOM TWO 14' 1" x 8' 7" (4.29m x 2.62m) Access to eaves storage area; window to side.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 7" x 9' 8" (3.23m x 2.95m) (including the stair head) Window to rear.
OUTSIDE: The cottage is approached via a quiet parish lane from which a wooden gate provides pedestrian access to a path which leads to the porch and front door, whilst a second wooden gate leads to the rear garden and outbuildings.
The front garden is level and laid to lawn, shielded from the roadside by a substantial stone wall. The rear garden is much larger than expected and would once have been used as a productive kitchen garden and vegetable plot. There is a formal lawned garden and the separate areas are marked by low laurel hedging. Overall, the garden is generally level and is curtailed on all sides by a mixture of block walling, post and wire fencing and mature hedging.
OUTBUILDINGS: Adjacent to the house, stone built outbuildings include:
WASH HOUSE 7' x 5' (2.13m x 1.52m) Complete with the old wash stand and cast iron insert.
GARDENER'S WC High flush WC.
STORE 10' x 5' (3.05m x 1.52m) Of corrugated iron construction, providing useful dry storage.
POTTING SHED 6' 8" x 5' 8" (2.03m x 1.73m) Adjacent to the formal lawned garden is a potting shed of timber and corrugated iron construction, now dilapidated.
PARKING There is no private parking but generally it is possible to leave one or two vehicles in the parish lane immediately outside the cottage. If off-road parking is required, prospective purchasers are advised to contact Dartmoor National Park for specific planning advice.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via Drake Road (between the Banks) and proceed up the hill and out of the town heading towards Brentor. Pass the well known landmark of Brentor Church on the right hand side and, after passing the former Brentor Inn on the left, turn right towards the village. Upon entering the village, bear left at the war memorial and continue for approximately 200 yards where the cottage will be found on the left hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board.