Yelverton, Devon

5 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers over £700,000

  • Original Features
  • Large Garden and Tennis Court
  • Almost Half an Acre Grounds
  • Sweeping Drive
  • Secluded
  • Distant Views across the Valley
  • Scope for Improvement
  • Backing onto Fields
  • Dartmoor National Park

A Victorian villa hidden from view and approached from a sweeping driveway flanked by sizeable gardens, sited on the edge of Dartmoor and away from major roads, but still very much connected for transport links and village life.

Built in the late 1800's with typical elegance and style of the Victorian age, is this bay fronted semi-detached villa house, which has been loved as a family home for over 40 years. The property has a superb garden which harbour several areas to enjoy either shade or full sun and soak up the vista across the Walkham Valley.

The approach to the house is a particular feature, sweeping up from the sought after Whitchurch Road, to a large parking area under magnificently mature trees. The garden comprises around half an acre and offers ample space for entertaining and play. These beautiful grounds include several level areas for seating while enjoying growing flowers, herbs and vegetables. At the top of the garden is an area that was originally a tennis court with a leafy boundary and tree house looking out over the fields.

To the rear of the house is a courtyard with a double car port which could be used for a couple of small vehicles or for storage. The property is approached via a path with flower beds and lawn, which offers views and a sunny aspect.

The house opens to a traditional Victorian hallway with original balustrade and doors off to the main living rooms. The house has a comfy and cosy atmosphere that starts from the moment you walk in. The main sitting room with its bay window and original fireplace is the perfect place to put your feet up at the end of the day, watch TV, read a book and light a fire. The dining room is a great space for coming together with family and friends and uniting around a sizeable table. This room also has an original fireplace and a window to the front garden and has been a great games room over the years. The kitchen is modest in size but is nestled at the back of the house, benefitting from a range cooker recess and flanked by a utility room. The kitchen has room for a breakfast table and still feels the heart of the home. Continuing on the ground floor is a shower room and a study/bedroom which has a door to a rear porch, which in turn leads out to the courtyard at the back of the house. This study is used as an occasional bedroom, and works well as it is next to the downstairs shower room.

The stairs rise and turn to the landing, which has ample room for a large bookshelf and artwork. There is a family bathroom and four double bedrooms. The front bedrooms look out over the gardens and trees that frame the landscape, making the principal bedroom with its large bay window, one of the nicest rooms in the house. The other bedrooms are all doubles, one of which is currently used as a music and recording studio, which is testament to how versatile the rooms are. The house offers scope for extension, subject to planning and approvals, plus an opportunity to live in a village that has become incredibly sought after due to what it offers and where it is located.

The house is on the edge of the village and within walking distance of the local pubs, shop/post office, and primary school, which has become one of the best in the area. The moors are also around the corner and therefore this location is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. You can get to Tavistock by road within 10 minutes and 20 minutes to Plymouth City.

Horrabridge is an attractive village situated 9 miles from Plymouth and 5 miles from Tavistock. It provides shopping facilities and there is a primary school. There are regular bus services to both Plymouth and Tavistock.

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:



18'1" x 14'1" (5.52m x 4.28m)

14'2" x 9'9" (4.31m x 2.96m)


15'0" x 12'9" (4.58m x 3.88m)

10'8" x 9'4" (3.24m x 2.84m)

9'1" x 6'3" (2.76m x 1.90m)



16'6" x 14'6" (5.04m x 4.43m)

15'1" x 11'6" (4.61m x 3.50m)

14'2" x 11'11" (4.31m x 3.62m)

10'7" x 9'9" (3.23m x 2.97m)

8'9" x 7'9" (2.66m x 2.37m)


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

The entrance of the driveway from the Whitchurch Road is shared with the neighbouring house.

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

Upon entering the village from the A386 continue past the London Inn and turn left after going over the river bridge. Follow the Whitchurch Road past the Leaping Salmon and up the hill. The house is on the right just before you leave the village.

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