Tavistock, Devon

6 beds | 3 baths | 6 receptions | £1,200,000

  • Hugely Impressive Detached Period Family Home
  • Substantial Accommodation of approx. 3900sqft
  • Centrally Set in Grounds of approx. 1 acre
  • Attractive Gardens including All Weather Tennis Court
  • 6 Double Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms
  • 6 Reception Rooms
  • Detached Double Garage with Ample Parking
  • One of Tavistock's Most Sought-After Areas
  • Just Yards from Open Moorland
  • Walking Distance of Town Centre and Amenities

HUGELY IMPRESSIVE detached PERIOD family home providing SUBSTANTIAL accommodation of approx. 3900sq ft, centrally set in grounds of approx. 1 acre with ATTRACTIVE gardens and enclosed all weather TENNIS COURT located in one of Tavistock's most sought-after areas JUST YARDS from OPEN MOORLAND. Ample parking and detached DOUBLE GARAGE and within walking distance of the town centre.

A rare opportunity to purchase a hugely impressive and imposing detached period home dating back to 1910 with substantial well-proportioned accommodation of approximately 3900sq ft. Set on a large plot of approximately 1 acre with attractive gardens including an all-weather tennis court and peacefully situated in one of Tavistock's most sought-after areas just yards from open moorland and in walking distance of the town centre and all is amenities.

This fantastic southwest facing home enjoys some fabulous far reaching countryside views with large accommodation including six double bedrooms, six reception rooms and three bathrooms. The property retains a wealth of lovely period and original features such as stunning wooden parquet flooring, original balustrade staircase, large sash windows, pictures rails, ornate ceiling cornicing and open fireplaces. The property also benefits from a detached double garage with ample off-road parking including a ‘drive in drive out' driveway. The property has been well maintained and updated over the years and is a real credit to the current owner. Early viewing is highly recommended.

You enter via a covered porch through the original stained glass front door into the entrance porch with tiled flooring and original part bevelled glazed wooden door leading into the reception hall. This grand 22' reception hall has stunning exposed wooden parquet flooring, original balustrade staircase rising to the first floor, three sash windows to front overlooking the lawn and doors to the three principal reception rooms. A wooden door also provides access to a part tiled cloakroom fitted with a white suite with sash window to front. The spacious dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of matching wooden fronted wall and base cabinets with feature gas fired Aga with two ovens and two hotplates. There is a feature fireplace with oak lintel, two large sash windows to rear overlooking the garden with additional sash window to side. Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room and accessed via the inner hall is a useful walk-in larder with shelving. The formal dining room enjoys the aspect to the side through a large sash window and has multi-paned French doors opening to the reception hall. The dual aspect drawing room enjoys the sunny southwest facing aspect through large bay windows to front overlooking the lawn and countryside beyond with an additional sash window to the side enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden. There is a feature ‘Minster' open fireplace, picture rail and ornate ceiling cornicing with folding wooden doors opening to connect with the sitting room if required. The spacious sitting room has a Tavistock stone open fireplace with copper hood set on a raised hearth with full width display shelving, picture rail, ornate ceiling cornicing and two large sash windows to the side into the conservatory and tennis court and gardens beyond. Wooden French doors open to the conservatory which is PVCu double glazed in construction with dwarf walling enjoying a wonderful vista over the tennis court, gardens and countryside beyond. French doors from here provide access to the various patio areas and gardens. Located off the rear porch is another cloakroom fitted with a coloured suite and a generous utility room fitted with matching wall and base cabinets with space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. The room also has exposed wooden flooring, double glazed window to the side overlooking the garden and a brand new ‘Worcester' gas fired combination boiler. A doorway leads into the integral workshop with workbench and shelving, PVCu double glazed door leading to the garden and an additional door into the dark room.

Upstairs there is a spacious landing with built in cupboard, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The large 22' dual aspect master bedroom was originally two separate bedrooms and has several built-in wardrobes and enjoys stunning south westerly panoramic countryside views to front and lovely views over the garden to the side. A wooden door leads into the Jack and Jill ensuite bathroom, which is fully tiled, fitted with a white suite and can also be accessed via bedroom two. Bedroom two is again a generous dual aspect bedroom enjoying the same beautiful countryside outlook as the master bedroom with two additional sash windows to side. There are three further good-sized double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and enjoying the lovely aspect to the side overlooking the tennis court and gardens. Off the landing is the games room and office, this large space could be used as a spacious sixth bedroom and is currently split into two separate areas. The games room has a vaulted ceiling with mezzanine area, a tall window to rear and dado rail. A doorway leads into the study/home office enjoying the southwest facing aspect to the front. The family bathroom has tiled flooring and fitted with a white suite with obscure sash window to rear. There is an additional shower room again, fitted with a white suite. The accommodation is completed with a separate wc with window to side.

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:


3'1" x 4'6" (0.93m x 1.37m)

21'4" x 18'8" (6.51m x 5.68m)

8'1" x 4'4" (2.47m x 1.31m)

15'5" x 14'8" (4.69m x 4.48m)

18'6" x 14'8" (5.64m x 4.48m)

22'0" x 9'9" (6.70m x 2.97m)

14'10" x 12'11" (4.52m x 3.94m)

16'9" x 8'8" (5.12m x 2.65m)

14'10" x 12'7" (4.52m x 3.83m)

8'7" x 4'1" (2.61m x 1.25m)

12'7" x 8'1" (3.83m x 2.47m)

5'2" x 4'10" (1.58m x 1.48m)

4'10" x 4'7" (1.48m x 1.39m)

13'3" x 10'1" (4.04m x 3.08m)

13'6" x 9'1" (4.12m x 2.78m)

9'1" x 4'10" (2.78m x 1.48m)


20'0" x 12'7" (6.09m x 3.84m)

22'5" x 14'8" (6.83m x 4.48m)

9'2" x 7'7" (2.80m x 2.32m)

17'1" x 13'9" (5.22m x 4.19m)

11'6" x 11'3" (3.51m x 3.44m)

11'3" x 10'1" (3.44m x 3.08m)

11'3" x 9'1" (3.44m x 2.78m)

7'1" x 5'9" (2.16m x 1.75m)

7'11" x 3'2" (2.42m x 0.97m)

8'8" x 6'0" (2.65m x 1.83m)

16'9" x 13'9" (5.12m x 4.19m)

16'9" x 8'8" (5.12m x 2.65m)

The property sits on a large plot of approximately 1 acre with attractive south facing gardens incorporating an enclosed full-sized all-weather tennis court which is another particular feature of this wonderful family home.

The gardens are enclosed by attractive natural stone walling and mature hedging with two vehicular entrances providing access to ample driveway parking and the detached double garage with a ‘drive in – drive out' situation.

To the front is a long terrace with natural stone wall and steps from here lead down to a large formal level lawn with mature Copper Beech tree enjoying the views and sunny southwest facing aspect. The lawn continues to the side of the property with access to two paved patio areas. The first, accessible via the conservatory enjoys a south facing aspect and fantastic views over the garden and countryside beyond with a second larger patio alongside, both of which provide special spaces for outside dining and entertaining.

Adjacent to the large patio is a pretty rockery style garden area with two ornamental fish ponds with water feature surrounded by an abundance of colourful plants, shrubs, bushes and trees. Accessed via the patio is the full sized and enclosed all weather tennis court bordered by well stocked colourful flower beds with a huge array of plants. A pathway leads around the court providing access to all garden areas. To one side of the garden is a section with raised beds used for the growing of fruit and vegetables with mature trees. On the other side of the tennis court is a wooden summer house surrounded by mature trees providing yet another fantastic spot to sit, relax and enjoy the tennis. Alongside this area are the greenhouse and various outbuildings with access from here to the driveway and detached double garage.

14'0" x 9'5"
Pitched roof with windows and door to front.

16'0" x 9'0"
Block built and used for storage.

10'0" x 6'0"
Recently constructed on a fixed base.

19'0" x 7'5"

8'0" x 7'5"

19'3" x 16'1”
With pitched tiled roof and fitted with an electronic remote controlled up and over double garage door, workbench, window to rear. Power and lighting.

All mains services are connected to the property.

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

By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT ON 01822 612345.

From Tavistock's Bedford Square, pass over Abbey Bridge and turn right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue for approx. 0.5 miles before turning left in to Chollacott Lane. Proceed up Chollacott Lane where the property will be found on the right-hand side.

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