In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with distant countryside VIEWS, an ATTRACTIVE PERIOD FARMHOUSE with character features, four bedrooms (one ensuite), three receptions including CONSERVATORY, mature GARDENS, terrace, OUTBUILDINGS and PARKING for several vehicles. Land of approx 8.4 ACRE with field shelter available by separate negotiation. **3D VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE **
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION An attractive period farmhouse located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with distant views over Devonshire countryside, attractive mature gardens and connected land with approximately 8.4 acres which is available by separate negotiation.
The property offers good broadband speed for potential owners and is set down a driveway away from a country lane, in an incredibly peaceful setting on the Bere Peninsula, with westerly views over distant hills which capture the evening sun and sunsets. We believe that the property could be over 200 years old with character features and charm in keeping with that period along with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The home was extended by previous owners creating a desirable kitchen/dining/living area with trifold doors out to the gardens and terrace plus further doors into the sunny conservatory which is ideal for relaxing and taking in the views. The property is approached from either the original front door on the southern elevation or the side door which has a large useful coat/boot cupboard. The hallway from the main entrance leads into the house and opens to the three main living spaces of the house. The study/bedroom four has a fireplace and space for a home office area and has also been used as a guest bedroom when entertaining with family and friends. The main sitting room has a beautiful fireplace and wood burning stove (swept December 2020) plus a useful deep understairs cupboard. The kitchen is modern with oak floors and fitted units including an integral dishwasher, fridge and Butler sink. There is also ample space for a large American style fridge/freezer. The main cooker is an oil fired Rayburn Heritage range which gently warms the atmosphere of the room and is also the main boiler (serviced June 2020) which provides central heating to the house. The kitchen area leads to a sizeable utility room with an original pantry cupboard and further fitted modern units and worktop. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and other appliances plus a further Butler sink. There is also a shower room with WC which is again well presented and modern. To the first floor is a light south facing landing with doors off to the bedrooms and family bathroom which now offers a large double shower. The principal bedroom is a particular feature due to the connecting en-suite shower room and dressing room. The dressing room has fitted wardrobes, natural light and is home to the airing/linen cupboard. There is another large guest room bedroom two and a third double bedroom.
The farmhouse is part bordered by an attractive stone wall and there is a further stone wall which the current owners have just finished. There is a large gated parking area providing ample space for several cars and hardstanding for motorhomes, boats etc. The garden is mainly to the rear and side of the house with lawns and established trees and shrubs. The views from the garden look across the Tamar Valley and the connected 8.4 acres of land is also available. The garden has several outbuildings including a tool shed, woodstore and lawnmower shed. There is also additional parking at the top of the garden which leads to the land.
THE LAND - 8.4 acres approximately:
The further parcel of land, which is offered as a separate negotiation, offers potential for several uses and has been improved recently with level areas created for family camping etc. The land slopes in a southernly direction with a natural pond which is fed by a spring. There is also a small brook that runs along the western boundary which is an idyllic feature. Currently there is a field shelter on concreted footings plus a second area for a further shelter if required. The field is stock fenced with gated access. There is equestrian potential and further options for a possible income.
The property is a couple of miles from the picturesque waterside village of Bere Ferrers with its quay and public slipway on the upper tidal reaches of the river Tavy and even shorter distance to the village of Bere Alston. The current owners do actually walk to the village for amenities from the house. This tranquil Devonshire village has been labelled a World Heritage Site and is perfectly positioned away from main roads. The village offers a rare local railway station which forms part of the Tamar Valley Line, connecting to the waterside village of Bere Ferrers and Calstock plus onto Plymouth City in around 20 minutes. There are also several shops including a post office stores with local bakery, two small supermarkets, butchers, hairdressers, café/restaurant, takeaway, pharmacy, doctors surgery, primary school, public house, bus services and a garage with petrol station. Bere Alston is 15 minutes by car from both Tavistock and Yelverton and approximately one hour from Exeter. The surrounding fields of the village are peppered with public footpaths which have beautiful walks and views of the Tamar River and surrounding countryside. The Bere Peninsula is formed by the Rivers Tavy and Tamar creating a special secluded area steeped in history. VT
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:
SITTING ROOM 19' 8" maximum x 14' 7" maximum (5.99m x 4.44m)
STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 14' 3" x 12' 10" (4.34m x 3.91m)
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 20' 8" maximum x 19' 7" maximum (6.3m x 5.97m)
CONSERVATORY 15' 1" maximum x 9' 3" maximum (4.6m x 2.82m)
BEDROOM ONE 12' 5" maximum x 12' 5" maximum (3.78m x 3.78m)
BEDROOM TWO 15' x 10' 8" (4.57m x 3.25m)
BEDROOM THREE 10' 8" maximum x 10' 1" maximum (3.25m x 3.07m)
AGENT'S NOTE The driveway is shared with a neighbouring property and right of access is granted for Down Farm. The septic tank is located in the parking area of Down Farm and shared with the neighbouring property. There is a public footpath that runs along the northern boundary of the land. The current owners have fenced this area off and planted further shrubs to screen. Due to the nature of the area, it is very rarely used.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage and oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 840606.
DIRECTIONS From our Bere Alston office head up Fore Street and out of the village following signs for Bere Ferrers. At the next T Junction turn right and follow the road towards said village. The property will be found on the right with a name plaque at the entrance of the drive. One thing to note is that the entering the postcode for the property will bring you to the entrance of another property called Well Farm. If this happens continue along the road a little further and look to the right for the driveway.