Charming Home Near Open Moors - Crapstone

5 beds | 3 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in excess of £700,000

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  • Elegant Detached Residence with Five Bedrooms
  • Potential Annex/Studio/Rental
  • Large Detached Garage/Coach House
  • Late Victorian
  • Balanced Living Space
  • On the Edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • Charming Atmosphere
  • Many Original Features
  • Long Driveway

An ELEGANT DETACHED RESIDENCE with 5 BEDROOMS and many original features, good size private and secluded GARDENS, a large DETACHED GARAGE/COACH HOUSE with POTENTIAL ANNEX/HOLIDAY LET (subject to approvals). LONG GATED DRIVEWAY and located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Yew Tree is an elegant detached residence, believed to have been built for an Admiral in the Edwardian period. For many years it was a family home for the Foot family of political fame, and the house enjoyed many distinguished visitors over the years. When it was built it was possible to see the sea from the upper windows.

The house is charming, full of light with a warm atmosphere and a wonderful kitchen/dining/living room which opens onto the gardens for al-fresco dining via tri-fold doors creating an enviable entertaining room which can seat a large gathering of friends and family. The home is arguably one of the most attractive houses in the village with many original features and character.

The property is approached from a pedestrian gate and by the double gates onto the long driveway which runs along the side elevation and in turn down to the garage/coach house which is currently used as an artist studio, situated on the rear boundary. This outbuilding, which is connected with power, water and drainage, offers potential for conversion and can be considered for a home office, annex or rental income subject to relevant approvals. The gardens offer a private and secluded oasis which the owners have enjoyed over the years with seating terraces, lawns and currently an enclosure for ducks. There are also productive raised vegetable beds, mature trees on the northern side of the garden and established, colourful shrubs which help to create areas of shade in the summer months, all presenting a lovely slice of the good life. There are attractive stone wall boundaries and a further pedestrian gate out to a rear access lane which could provide vehicular access subject to planning.

To the rear of the property is a sheltered canopy which leads to the rear entrance where there is a useful boot room, cloakroom, boiler room and utility. There is also a connected outbuilding currently used as a pottery studio.

The front door is approached through mature, attractive front gardens. It is framed by pillars and crowned with a balcony. The reception hall is a particular feature with stairs rising to the first floor, large bay window and a fireplace. All the main living rooms lead off from this central room. There is a study/family room and sitting room with doors to the rear garden and further sizeable bay windows allowing sunshine to extend through the house. Leading from the kitchen area there is also a useful side lobby with a connecting door to the utility/boot room, storage cupboards housing the boiler and in turn the cloakroom. On the first floor is a light south facing landing, leading to the principal bedroom suite, with dressing room, good-sized shower room and a double bedroom with a further large bay. There is a guest suite with en-suite shower room including, plus three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The home is warmed by mains gas central heating, underfloor heating in the kitchen (wet system) and several open fireplaces in the main rooms. The windows are a mixture of original period sash and double glazed units. There have been some further insulation measures installed by the current owners, all combining to create a pleasant atmosphere throughout.

Crapstone is a village which is highly regarded in a beautiful area on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. Plymouth City is a around 15 minutes drive, with Tavistock (Town) the north. There is a bus service in the road and (some) sought after schools in surrounding areas close to the property. Yelverton is a short walk/drive over a stunning area of moorland where there are a number of amenities including shops, pub, restaurants, delicatessen, petrol station, garages, pharmacy, doctor's surgery, florist and hairdressers plus further bus connections.

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:



KITCHEN 18' 11" x 9' 8" (5.77m x 2.95m)

BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 5" x 12' 8 (max)" (5.61m x 3.86m)

DINING ROOM 17' 7 (into bay)" x 9' 10" (5.36m x 3m)

LIVING ROOM 19' 0 (into bay)" x 14' 3" (5.79m x 4.34m)

FAMILY ROOM 17' 8 (into bay)" x 10' 11 (max)" (5.38m x 3.33m)

UTILITY 6' 6" x 6' 2" (1.98m x 1.88m) Total Incorporating



STORE 10' 1" x 7' 10" (3.07m x 2.39m)



BEDROOM ONE 19' 0 (into bay)" x 14' 3" (5.79m x 4.34m)

DRESSING ROOM 12' 2 (into bay)" x 10' 10" (3.71m x 3.3m)


BEDROOM TWO 17' 6 (into bay)" x 9' 9" (5.33m x 2.97m)

BEDROOM THREE 11' 0" x 10' 1" (3.35m x 3.07m)

BEDROOM FOUR 10' 6" x 8' 11" (3.2m x 2.72m)

BEDROOM FIVE 19' 1 (max)" x 12' 10 (max)" (5.82m x 3.91m)



OUTBUILDING ONE 15' 10" x 15' 6" (4.83m x 4.72m)

14' 3" x 11' 4" (4.34m x 3.45m)

OUTBUILDING TWO 12' 4" x 6' 10" (3.76m x 2.08m)

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

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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.

DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed from the roundabout on the A386 towards Plymouth and take the next right signposted to Crapstone. Head over the cattle grid and across the moorland turning right at the next T Junction. After the next cattle grid off the moorland and passing the war memorial follow the road around the right hand bend in to the village. The property will be found on the right after a short distance and marked by a Mansbridge Balment for sale board.

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