A wonderful 3 bedroom detached COUNTRY HOME with 2 CONVERTED OUTBUILDINGS providing 3 individual self contained units of ancillary accommodation (each with their own garden areas) suitable for PRIVATE ANNEX'S and LETTING PURPOSES set within its own SECLUDED VALLEY of approx. 8.3 acres with beautiful surroundings and super views.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
Available on the open market for the first time in almost 40 years, this lovely country home is located in a tranquil rural setting, within its own secluded valley, at the end of a long private drive and with no near neighbours to spoil the peace and quiet.
Standing in extensive formal gardens and with grounds totalling approximately 8 acres, the cottage was once a mine captain's house at a time when the valley would have been a hive of activity. Now however, there is little to do but appreciate the beauty of your surroundings and take in the super views over the garden and countryside beyond.
When the current owners' parents bought the cottage and outbuildings in the mid 1970's they began a programme of restoration works which included building over a single storey wing of the house to extend the accommodation, taking care to preserve and restore the character and period features of the original structure. The kitchen ceiling was raised, and an AGA installed, having been recycled from a previous home. Next, an outdoor heated swimming pool was added complete with chalet and sun terrace.
Later, in the late 1990's, the decision was taken to sympathetically convert some of the dormant outbuildings, two old barns and a cart house, into well appointed, superior letting rooms, and an acclaimed bed and breakfast business was soon established and run, very successfully, for the next two decades, winning a host of awards and accolades.
Now, the cottage affords very spacious and comfortable living accommodation suitable for a family or couple alike whilst the additional, separate units could be perfect for dependent relatives, an independent teenager or to provide a useful income.
The lovely valley setting, alongside a slow running brook, will be a particular draw for many. Offering complete privacy, yet just a short distance from Chillaton, and six miles to Tavistock. The formal gardens are now a little overgrown but were once the pride and joy of the owners, full of interesting plants, trees, and shrubs, providing an impressive array of seasonal colour.
The swimming pool and adjacent chalet could easily be reinstated or repurposed. as preferred. At the rear of the cottage, the wooded bank provides a welcome windbreak and shelter from the prevailing weather, as well as an endless supply of logs for the stove.
Additional outbuildings include a large workshop, store shed and wood store and there is ample private parking for a number of vehicles.
Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park fantastic for walking, cycling, and riding. This vibrant and friendly town hosts a wealth of restaurants and cafes selling locally produced food. Enjoy some shopping with the vast range of local independent shops, the bustling pannier market and award-winning farmers' market. Primary and secondary education both state and private is well catered for in local schools. The Meadows located in the centre of the town provides a children's play area, a bandstand, a sensory garden, tennis courts, bowling club and plenty of open space. 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.
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:
TOR COTTAGE GROUND FLOOR
15'7" x 13'2" (4.75m x 4.01m)
17' x 15'1" (5.18m x 4.6m)
20'4" x 10'1" (6.2m x 3.07m)
20'4" x 12'6" (6.2m x 3.8m)
7'6" x 7'5" (2.29m x 2.26m)
7'5" x 6'8" (2.26m x 2.03m)
13'9" x 6'11" (4.2m x 2.1m)
TOR COTTAGE FIRST FLOOR
16'11" x 14'8" (5.16m x 4.47m)
10'7" x 10'3" (3.23m x 3.12m)
14'9" x 10'4" (4.5m x 3.15m)
8'4" x 7'10" (2.54m x 2.4m)
17'7" x 10'3" (5.36m x 3.12m)
16'10" x 14'7" (5.13m x 4.45m)
THE GARDEN ROOM
24'10" x 10'4" (7.57m x 3.15m)
Mains electricity, oil fired heating and AGA in the main house, electric storage heating in the letting units, wood burning stoves, private spring fed filtered water supply, private drainage via modern treatment plant.
We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.
The cottage is located along an unmade track which may not be suitable for cars with low ground clearance. If any doubt, please enquire with us. To view, please contact our office for detailed directions.