Railway Cottages, Bere Alston
Sold Subject to Contract

4 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in excess of £455,000

A delightful semi-detached character cottage with four bedrooms - master ensuite and spacious living area with three reception rooms. Attractive rear garden with productive vegetable beds and seating area ideal for outside dining, entertaining and enjoying the stunning views. Det. garage and workshop. Edge of village location. EPC Band D.

A most delightful semi-detached property originally dating from the 1890's backing onto open fields.

The area lies within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Cornwall and West Devon mining and landscape area).

Situated on the outskirts of the village, the cottage is one of a pair located near the village railway station (Tamar Valley branch line). Extended over the last 40 years or so, the beautifully finished accommodation now includes four first floor bedrooms (master with en-suite shower room), family bathroom and study with store.

The ground floor is really well laid out with separate living room, dining room and sitting room, which connects to the beautifully fitted kitchen. In addition there is a utility room and cloakroom. In 2008 the existing garage was incorporated into the accommodation as a sitting room and a new garage was constructed with a second floor workshop proving an excellent space suited to a number of potential uses. These plans included a conservatory, which was partially implemented.

The good-sized and well-established gardens compliment the living accommodation perfectly. Backing onto open fields and having views towards Dartmoor to the east and also Cornwall to the west, the gardens include ornate and formal areas with pond and lawn together with patioed seating area.

A further area leads to productive raised beds and nursery area. As the images will convey, the gardens (and property in general) are extremely well presented and kept.

The fitted kitchen appliances include oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The Worcester gas-fired heating boiler was installed in 2015, there is a woodburning stove and the drainage system is a private one to a septic tank.

The Tamar Valley branch line connects Gunnislake through to Plymouth station and the main Penzance-London line. Trains run regularly and the route is surely one of the most picturesque in the country as it criss-crosses the Tamar valley and Tavy estuary. It is the combination of location coupled with the well balanced accommodation and outside space that make this one of the finest properties of its type available today.

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:



LIVING ROOM 18' 2" x 12' 5" (5.54m x 3.78m)

DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 11' 7" (3.68m x 3.53m)


KITCHEN 12' 10" x 12' 3" (3.91m x 3.73m)

UTILITY ROOM 8' 10" x 5' 10" (2.69m x 1.78m)

SITTING ROOM 17' 8" x 9' 8" (5.38m x 2.95m)



BEDROOM ONE 12' 4" x 10' 1" (3.76m x 3.07m)


BEDROOM TWO 12' 11" x 9' 11" (3.94m x 3.02m)

BEDROOM THREE 12' 5" x 9' 11" (3.78m x 3.02m)

STUDY 10' 1" x 9' (3.07m x 2.74m) Leading to:


BEDROOM FOUR 9' x 8' 4" (2.74m x 2.54m)



19'5” x 13' (5.92m x3.96m)

19'4” x 13 (5.89 x 3.96m) (Above Garage)

Mains electricity, water and gas. Drainage through private septic tank.

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

By appointment with Mansbridge Balment in the Bere Peninsula on (01822) 810606.

From Bere Alston village centre follow the directions for the station via station road. Passing Sleep's garage follow the road out of the village towards the station. Pass under the railway bridges, turning right, where indicated and the cottages will be seen on the left-hand side with this property being the right-hand of the two.

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