Yelverton, Devon

4 beds | 4 baths | 2 receptions | £1,100,000

  • Dartmoor Retreat
  • Walk to Shops/Pub/Cafes
  • Walk To Open Moorland
  • Picturesque Views
  • Tranquil Setting
  • Recently Refurbished
  • Additional Income from Holiday Let Barns
  • 5 Star Reviews
  • Heated Indoor Pool & Gym
  • Home Office

A Dartmoor farmhouse and courtyard of barns offering HOLIDAY LETS/ANNEX and INDOOR SWIMMING POOL/GYM, situated on the edge of Yelverton and the western fringe of the moors, hidden from view in a peaceful setting.

This beautiful Dartmoor Farmhouse dates back to around 1819 and is nestled in a quiet rural setting, on a plot of approx. 0.75 acres, offering a tremendous sense of space. Next to the main house are several outbuildings including a Home Office separate from the main house, two attractive detached stone barns which are currently holiday lets, plus a further detached heated swimming pool with a shower room and gym. There is a central courtyard which allows ample parking for guests and family. Each dwelling has its own garden and allocated parking area. The views from here are distant with a sunny aspect across fields, normally with horses and sheep in them, and leafy boundaries.

The original farmhouse retains original features including two large fireplaces (one housing a log burner) beams and slate floors, while being modernised to create a spacious, versatile, very comfortable family home. There is a bedroom/reception room on the ground floor with an ensuite shower room. Perfect for guests and or visiting family, this could also be used as an additional reception room. There are two main reception rooms with character fireplaces, one of which has a wood burning stove, perfect for relaxing, both have their own unique character. The sizeable kitchen/dining room is ideal for entertaining, offering space for a large table. Doors open from here to a connecting and sheltered courtyard between the main house and detached heated swimming pool, with space for outdoor seating, and in turn leads to steps up to the upper gardens. There is also a rear porch, which is perfect for removing boots and coats after walks on the moors and a utility with drying room and a cloakroom and WC. To the first floor is a landing with a relaxed, bright and useful home office area that looks out over the courtyard and views. There are a further good sized three double bedrooms, all with ensuite and two of the bedrooms have built in wardrobes.

Next to the side elevation is a car port/garage/workshop with a purpose built and home office with underfloor heating. This room is where the current owner works from home and offers fast speed internet/ broadband.

Each barn has its own fast broadband Wifi separate to main house
5 Stars Rated Accommodation.

Lovely stone steps next to a small running creek takes you to the entrance of the smaller of the two stone barns, perfectly charming in every way. Fully renovated in 2021, it now boasts lovely open plan kitchen and living area on the top floor, with oven, hob and small refrigerator and plumbing for a washing machine, down some stairs leads you to a double bedroom with ensuite shower room on the ground floor. To the side is a courtyard seating area and BBQ with views out to the neighbouring field.

A character stone barn. This barn has its own good sized secured lawned garden area with a seating patio, perfect for enjoying a sunset by the fire pit and BBQ, with views to the south towards Tamar Bridge across this little valley. Upstairs there is a wonderful open plan living area and a kitchen with a full-size oven/hob, fridge/freezer. The barn offers a great sense of space and is neutrally decorated to a high standard with exposed beams and skylights. The ground floor has an entrance lobby with two good sized bedrooms and a large family bathroom. There is plumbing for a washing machine and the boiler which serves the two rental properties is positioned here.

A beautiful maintained mini complex with heated pool which is 7.5m length, 4m width and a maximum depth of 1.4m. There ample room for seating and a gym area with natural light and doors to the courtyard. There is also a sizeable shower room and WC. The current owners keep this lovely area for their private use, but there is scope for additional income, subject to further investigation, or for the holiday guests which could significantly increase revenue. The pool is heated independently from a plant room which houses an oil-fired boiler, pumps, and filters.

Attached to the larger of the two barns is a double garage with power and lighting, good for storage with double wooden doors opening onto the courtyard. This is attached to the larger holiday barn so could also have scope to incorporate into a games room or downstairs kitchen subject to planning consents.

The property is approached down a long, gated driveway (shared with a neighbouring barn) with fields either side housing the neighbouring farms, horses, and sheep. The driveway continues into the central courtyard with ample parking, flanked by the main house, swimming pool and barns. There is an area of garden, with beautiful views to the neighbouring fields, mainly lawned and has a southern aspect. This also houses the oil tank which services the main house. To the rear of the main house is a sizeable lawn which gently slopes and offers views over the valley to fields and beyond.

The property is ideal for a family who enjoy outdoor pursuits and the moors without being away from village life with the added benefit of additional income. There is an area of moorland which is a short walk from the house, ideal for walks and enjoying the scenery. There is also easy access to beautiful Devon and Cornwall beaches, plus Plymouth and Tavistock are within twenty minutes by road.

Yelverton has a useful selection of shops, including the Coop supermarket, delicatessen, hairdressers, garage, and hotel. The ancient stannary town of Tavistock is around 6 miles to the north, with the historic naval port of Plymouth about 10 miles to the south. Yelverton has regular bus services to both Tavistock and Plymouth, where the national rail network provides connections to London and countless other destinations. Plymouth also has cross-channel ferry services to both France and Spain.

Sporting and Leisure facilities throughout the region are excellent – the Cornish beaches are within striking distance, and with Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles of stunning open countryside, there is plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to find. Sailing and other water sports are available within the Tamar and Tavy estuaries, and there are golf courses at Yelverton and Tavistock with numerous others throughout the region. There are also opportunities to fish by arrangement on the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Walkham.

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.
Total area: approx . 410.1 sq. metres (4414.8 sq. feet)

Mains electric, water and drainage; oil-fired central heating. Each holiday let has its own heating system along with the swimming pool.

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


From our Yelverton office proceed on the A386 off the roundabout towards Plymouth and take the next right signposted to Crapstone. Follow this road over the cattle grid and the section of moorland. Upon reaching the next T junction go straight across into Whistley Down. Follow this private road for a short distance and take a left hand opening between two bungalows. Follow this until you come to the entrance gate. Continue down the drive to the courtyard.

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