Tavistock, Devon

7 beds | 5 baths | 5 receptions | Guide price £1,500,000

  • Prestigious House
  • Designed by Famous Architect
  • Favoured Location
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Large Plot of Over an Acre
  • Gate on to Whitchurch Down
  • Short Walk to Tavistock Golf Club
  • Convenient for Mount Kelly
  • No Onward Chain

A prestigious home of generous proportions, originally built in 1910 to a design by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and set within an acre of private, landscaped gardens, in one of Tavistock's most desirable locations with direct access to Whitchurch Down. For sale for the first time in over 30 years. NO ONWARD CHAIN.


One of Tavistock's most important houses is on the market for the first time in over 30 years.

Littlecourt was commissioned by a retired army major in 1910 and built to a design by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who was responsible for, amongst many other things, The Cenotaph, Castle Drogo, and Tavistock's famous landmark “The Pimple”.

This large family home, built from local Hurdwick “green” stone, and imposing as it is, affords spacious but surprisingly snug family living accommodation which could be used equally well as one dwelling or a home an annexe as required.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and around a central hall, stairs and galleried landing. The principal reception rooms enjoy a sunny, south facing aspect with super views over the garden. A large conservatory opens out to a paved sun terrace.

Within the East and West wings there is a well-equipped kitchen with separate scullery and laundry, a garden room, a ground floor bedroom suite/annexe, two sumptuous bedroom suites with private bathrooms, guest bedrooms, bathrooms, and family rooms.

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.

Littlecourt is located in one of Tavistock's most prestigious residential areas, close to town, Whitchurch Down, and within a crisp nine iron of the first tee at Tavistock golf club. The house stands at the end of a long drive in its own, landscaped gardens, which total just over one acre and enjoy direct, pedestrian access to Whitchurch Down via a private gate.

The formal gardens are a particularly attractive feature, south facing, sunny and tastefully landscaped with shaped lawns and well stocked beds and borders; specimen plants, trees and shrubs are designed to provide an array of seasonal colour.
A gate in the wall leads to the kitchen garden, complete with growing beds, small orchard, and soft fruits. A large, wooden greenhouse is located here along with general log stores and composting areas.
Off the kitchen, with a private gate, is a sheltered courtyard with paved seating and lounging areas providing a perfect spot for outdoor eating and entertaining.

There is ample parking and turning for several vehicles on the driveway. Gated access leads to a large hardstanding area suitable for a boat, trailer, or motorhome. The garage comes complete with a vehicle inspection pit and an adjacent storeroom. Opposite the garage there is a detached, timber-built workshop with fitted work benches, shelving, power, and light.

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 shown on the floorplan.

AGENT'S NOTE Interested parties should note that Littlecourt is for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.

SERVICES All mains services are connected.

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

TENURE Freehold

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge, turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Take the second turning on the left into Down Road and proceed to the cattle grid at the top of the road. At the fork, bear right, and the entrance to the property will be found after a short distance, on the right-hand side.

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