Tavistock, Devon
Sold Subject to Contract

4 beds | 2 baths | 4 receptions | Guide price £750,000


  • Beautiful Period Home
  • Well-Presented Throughout
  • Garden Approx. 1/3 acre
  • Rural But Not Isolated
  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • Garage
  • Useful Studio and Outbuildings

On the market for the first time in 40 years is this substantial and impressive four bedroom detached period home and garden in a beautiful rural setting available with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
Located in a very peaceful setting, rural but not isolated, yet affording a high degree of privacy and seclusion.

On the market for the first time in 40 years, this period country house was built circa 1870 as a “Gentleman's Residence”, having originally been commissioned by a wealthy businessman from Barnstaple. For some years after, the house was used in connection with the nearby farm before being bought by the current owner and her husband in 1981. By now, the house and garden was in need of repair, and was subjected to a thorough yet sympathetic restoration, resulting in the house as it is today.

Although most of the original layout remains, an extension has been added at the rear housing the large boot room, shower room and first floor bathroom and then a garden room with vaulted ceiling was added on the southwest elevation to make the most of the sunny aspect and to increase the ground floor footprint.

As various improvements have been made over the years, great care has been taken to preserve the features and character of the original house, with subtle but important enhancements including rewiring, replumbing, secondary glazing to the sash windows and the installation of efficient woodburning stoves. The rooms are well proportioned and tastefully decorated, with many enjoying super views over the garden and the countryside beyond. Many attractive period details remain, and the house has a lovely, warm and welcoming feel about it.

The gardens are a particularly attractive feature, totalling approximately 1/3 acre, private and sheltered yet still affording super views over the surrounding countryside towards Dartmoor and to Cornwall, Caradon and Bodmin Moor.

A five bar gate yields to a private driveway sufficient for parking and turning several cars and leading to the detached garage, with the studio/home office above.

The house sits in beautifully tended formal gardens with shaped lawns edged with well stocked flowering beds and borders, specimen plants, trees and shrubs designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. The lowest part of the garden was designed as a kitchen garden with raised beds, currently full of flowers and bursting with colour. A number of seating areas are strategically dotted around, for enjoying the garden and taking in the views beyond. The garden is generally south facing and sunny, when the weather permits.

As well as the garage, there is a useful array of outbuildings including a large, lean-to log store behind the house, A timber potting shed, open fronted store and a “Gardener's Loo”.

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:

PORCH
5'8” x 4'10”

HALL

MORNING ROOM
13'8” x 11'7”

DINING ROOM
17'2” x 10'6”

KITCHEN
11'9” x 10'5”

BOOT ROOM
10' x 6'2”

DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM
6' x 5'9”

SITTING ROOM
13'9” x 11'7”

GARDEN ROOM
15' x 9'11”

LANDING
20'4” x 5'5”

BEDROOM ONE
14'7” x 12'4”

BEDROOM TWO
14'6 x 11'7”

BEDROOM THREE
12'2” x 10'10”

BEDROOM FOUR
11'7” x 11'1”

FAMILY BATHROOM

SHOWER AREA
5'6” x 4'6”

BATHROOM
11'6” x 5'10”

GARAGE
20'1” x 9'6”

STUDIO/HOME OFFICE
20' x 9'5”

OUTBUILDINGS

LEAN-TO LOG STORE
10'7” x 10'3”

GARDENER'S LOO
5' x 3'10”

SHED
11'9” x 7'4”

Open Fronted Log Store

SERVICES
Mains electricity, Mains Water (not metered), Private Drainage. We understand from our client that the hamlet is broadband enabled, but it is not currently connected to this house.

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

VIEWINGS
By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT ON 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS
Leave Tavistock via the B3362 heading towards Launceston. Pass through the village of Lamerton and continue on, passing Carr's Garage on the left-hand side, to Tuell Post crossroads. Turn right here to Foghanger. Continue for 0.5 miles to the hamlet. Turn left onto the side lane immediately adjacent to Foghanger Cottage, which leads in turn to the private gate and driveway for Foghanger House.

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