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5 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in excess of £700,000

  • Period Home
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Many Period Features
  • Sought After Location
  • Basement for Conversion
  • Sweeping Driveway
  • Large Garden
  • Super Views

Enjoying super VIEWS, a PERIOD FAMILY HOME in a most SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION, with five bedrooms, three reception rooms, large BASEMENT suitable for conversion, sweeping DRIVEWAY, GARAGE and large WALLED GARDEN.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located in one of Tavistock's most sought after residential areas and conveniently located within walking distance of Tavistock town centre and 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.

A substantial semi-detached Victorian residence, with well proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors and boasting many attractive original period features, including plasterwork, joinery, picture and dado rails, and fireplaces. Although large, the house retains a warm and welcoming feel. The good sized reception rooms comprise a large sitting room, dining room and kitchen adjacent and are perfect for entertaining in large numbers. The bedrooms are of an equally good size and there is a self-contained guest suite located on the second floor. The large basement could be upgraded so as to provide additional accommodation or converted (subject to planning consent and building regulations) to create a separate annexe.

The house occupies a generous plot and sits within its own landscaped gardens which include a sweeping driveway and parking area and a detached garage. The elevated position affords superb views extending across Tavistock town towards Whitchurch Down and Dartmoor.

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 Solid wood timber entrance door with fanlight above with stained glass motif.

VESTIBULE 7' 3" x 5' (2.21m x 1.52m) Plaster cornice; picture rail; dado rail; fitted meter cupboards; ample coat hanging; patterned tiled floor; opaque glazed door with glazed fanlight and side windows to:

RECEPTION HALL Plaster cornice; turning staircase to first floor with original handrail and newel post; fitted display cabinet with storage cupboard below; radiator. Doors to:

SITTING ROOM 18' 10" x 16' 1" (5.74m x 4.9m) Working fireplace with timber surround and ornate cast iron insert with decorative tiled panels; raised tiled hearth; plaster cornice; ornate original plaster ceiling rose; picture rail; two radiators; bay window to front. Folding doors and step up to:

DINING ROOM 17' 10" x 14' 1" (5.44m x 4.29m) This room and the sitting room can be opened up to create a much larger space for entertaining. Feature fireplace with ornate carved wooden fire surround and tiled hearth; fitted cupboard and display shelf to side of chimney breast; plaster cornice; ceiling rose; two radiators; stripped and varnished oak floor; shuttered window to front. Multi-paned glazed French doors and step down to:

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 15' 4" x 14' 1" (4.67m x 4.29m) The heart of this home is undoubtedly this period-style kitchen with wall and base units with painted frontages and square edged worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; decorative tiled splashback; space for tall fridge/freezer; plumbing for dishwasher; single oven; four ring gas hob; a recess housing the gas fired Rayburn which, as well as being used for cooking, provides background heat and some domestic hot water; built-in shelved pantry cupboard; glass fronted display cabinet with central plate rack; under-pelmet lighting; plaster cornice; picture rail; shuttered window with a cupboard beneath overlooking the rear garden.

CLOAKROOM 8' 8" x 3' 2" (2.64m x 0.97m) Coved ceiling; dado rail; low flush WC; wash handbasin with storage cupboard below; radiator; opaque window to side.

STUDY 8' 6" x 8' 3" (2.59m x 2.51m) Coved ceiling; picture rail; radiator; window to side with storage cupboard beneath.

BACK HALL Staircase leading down to the basement. Window to rear. Timber door to:

GARDEN ROOM 11' 6" x 6' 3" (3.51m x 1.91m) Recently upgraded, double glazed and providing a pleasant place to sit and overlook the garden. Fitted cupboard; glazed on three sides; large rooflight; half glazed PVCu door to outside and garden.

BASEMENT A large, currently undeveloped basement with the potential to convert to additional living accommodation or perhaps a self-contained annexe, if required, or for continued use as a workshop and storage area. There is ample ceiling height and the original slate flagged floor is intact.

HALL 18' 5" x 7' 10" (5.61m x 2.39m) Open access to:

BAY ONE 9' 10" x 8' 6" (3m x 2.59m) Currently in use as a wine cellar.

BAY TWO 8' 5" x 7' 2" (2.57m x 2.18m) The gas meter is sited here.

LAUNDRY ROOM 13' 3" x 13' 3" (4.04m x 4.04m) Stainless steel single drainer sink unit and base storage unit; plumbing for automatic washing machine; floorstanding Stelrad Ideal Mexico gas central heating boiler; space for a chest freezer and additional white goods, as required; window to rear.

WORKROOM ONE 18' 3" x 16' 6" (5.56m x 5.03m) Disused fireplace; radiator; window to front.

WORKROOM TWO 16' 10" x 16' 3" (5.13m x 4.95m) Belfast sink with cold water tap; disused fireplace; window to front.


HALF LANDING A full height window to the rear floods the hall with natural light, stairs and landing with natural light.

LANDING A large galleried landing. Plaster cornice; ceiling rose; radiator; fitted storage cupboard with hanging rail and shelf. Doors to:

BEDROOM ONE 16' 6" x 14' 10" (5.03m x 4.52m) Plaster cornice; picture rail; pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashback; radiator; window to front with views.

BEDROOM TWO 14' 4" x 13' 8" (4.37m x 4.17m) Ornate cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts; plaster cornice; picture rail; dado rail; pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashback; fitted shelf; radiator; window to front with views.

BEDROOM THREE 14' 2" x 11' 1" (4.32m x 3.38m) Cast iron fire in painted surround; picture rail; pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashback; radiator; window to rear overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 9" x 8' 9" (3.58m x 2.67m) Fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over and glass shower screen; picture rail; radiator; window to side.

AIRING ROOM A large walk-in drying and storage room with a built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted linen shelving; useful understairs storage alcove; drying rack; radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath with Triton electric shower over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; radiator; window to side.


GUEST BEDROOM SUITE: A comfortable self-contained suite split by the central staircase into two distinct areas as follows:

BEDROOM 13' 6" x 11' 10" (4.11m x 3.61m) Exposed purlin; spotlighting; Velux window to front with views.

BATHROOM 12' 9" x 7' arrowing to 4' 4" (3.89m x 2.13m narrowing to 1.32m)
Fitted with a white suite comprising pedestal wash handbasin with low flush WC, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower handspray; door to attic storage area; snicket window to rear.

OUTSIDE: The property occupies a generous plot in one of Tavistock's most prestigious and sought after residential areas.

A sweeping driveway leads to a gravelled parking and turning area and provides vehicular access to the:

DETACHED GARAGE 17' 4" x 9' 3" (5.28m x 2.82m) Of timber framed construction (provided by Tavistock Woodland Sawmill) beneath a pitched slate roof; double doors; power and light supply; windows to side and rear.

The beautifully landscaped gardens are a particularly attractive feature. The front garden is gently sloping and predominantly laid to lawn with established beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs. Privacy is assured by a well established rhododendron and a laurel hedge which could provide complete privacy from the road.

A pedestrian gate leads to the large rear garden which is walled on two sides and has been landscaped into level tiers connected by gravel paths or steps of neatly trimmed lawn edged with well-stocked and lovingly tended beds and borders of mature plants, trees and shrubs which have been designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. A sheltered and private paved terrace is the ideal spot for outdoor eating and entertaining. At the top of the garden, behind a picket fence, is a productive vegetable plot arranged in three raised beds and a separate composting area. The gate in the wall at the rear of the garden leads to the privately owned service area (over which the neighbouring properties have a right of access).

Outbuildings include a useful potting shed, aluminium framed greenhouse, lockable store and bin store. There is a cold water tap and courtesy lighting provided.

AGENT'S NOTE We understand from our clients that the house has been recently reroofed, retaining the original slates where possible.

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

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via West Street and continue to the brow of the hill. At the mini roundabout, bear right into Spring Hill, heading towards Tavistock Hospital. Immediately opposite the Hospital, turn right into Watts Road. Continue along Watts Road for approximately quarter of a mile where the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side.

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