Description The property occupies an elevated plot in a prominent position with stunning views overlooking Tavistock centre towards Whitchurch Down and Dartmoor in the distance, whilst conveniently located within easy walking distance of the town and all the amenities therein.
An imposing and characterful attached Grade II Listed family residence, believed to date to the 1830s, and constructed of rendered stone elevations under a slate roof. The spacious light and airy accommodation is arranged over three floors, and has been extended to incorporate a former coach house and hayloft into the main property, whilst also including a lower ground floor one bedroom annexe with a private side entrance, also accessed from the main house, which could be used as a separate letting unit providing income potential, or for use by a dependent relative. The property retains much original character with period features, including decorative plasterwork and ceiling roses, sash window some with original shutters, arched recesses, a stunning feature marble fireplace with slate hearth in the sitting room and ceiling heights in excess of 9ft in a number of rooms on the ground and first floors.
The property combines period features with modern comforts including a gas fired central heating system and three separate immersion heaters providing hot water to different areas of the house, whilst the kitchen has a range of built in appliances including a five ring Miele gas hob with stainless steel Miele hood and extractor fan over as well as an integral Neff double oven.
The bathroom in the main house has a modern suite including a jacuzzi bath, whilst the ensuite bathroom to the main bedroom has a p-shaped bath with drench shower and underfloor heating. The property has been well maintained and improved by the current owners in recent years, but still provides potential for further modernisation, including the possibility of extending the current kitchen into the existing breakfast room to provide one large entertaining area, whilst there is also the potential to restructure the property to provide bed & breakfast, if so required.
The accommodation currently comprises entrance porch, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, shower room (also providing potential to extend into the kitchen, subject to the necessary consents), inner landing, WC, breakfast room, snug, kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a door opens to an inner landing which gives access to the family bathroom, study, bedroom five, bedroom six and a staircase up to bedroom four with ensuite shower room. On the lower ground floor there is the self contained annexe with sitting room, kitchen, shower room and bedroom.
Outside, the property is accessed from the roadside on to a drive shared with three neighbouring properties which leads to an extensive private parking and turning area and also gives access to a useful workshop as well as a logstore which is the site of the original spring-fed well. The gardens are an attractive feature of the property and are also accessed by a pedestrian entrance from the roadside with a tarmac pathway leading to the house, flanked by sloping lawns and two rhododendron bushes to one side, comprising a pleasant mix of mature bushes, fruiting trees and shrubs, whilst to the front of the house there is a covered verandah and to the side, a tarmac path leads to a level patio area, enjoying the stunning views over the town. To one side there is a water feature and hen coop as well as a level playing area.
Services Mains metered water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Outgoings We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.
Viewing By appointment with mansbridge & balment on .
House 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 follows:
From the driveway, an arched entrance opens into:
Storm Porch Courtesy light; solid wooden door into:
Entrance Porch 6' 7" x 4' 5" (2.01m x 1.35m)
Entrance Hall 10'10" ceiling height.
Staircase to first floor landing; door to inner landing which gives access to the WC, breakfast room, snug and kitchen; internal staircase to the annexe accommodation on the lower ground floor.
Sitting Room 20' 3" x 14' 11" (6.17m x 4.55m) 10'9" ceiling height.
9'3" sash windows with shutters to the front aspect; decorative ceiling rose and coving; feature marble fireplace with slate hearth, incorporating a coal effect gas burning stove.
Dining Room 17' 1" x 13' 1" (5.21m into bay x 3.99m) 10'10" ceiling height.
Bay windows with shutters; storage cupboard and arched recess above. Door into:
Shower Room 9' 9" x 6' 7" (2.97m x 2.01m) This room provides potential to incorporate into the existing kitchen to provide a kitchen/breakfast room, subject to the necessary planning consents.
From the entrance hall, steps lead down to a doorway giving access to the:
Inner Landing Staircase down to the:
Lower Ground Floor Door leading into:
Breakfast Room 11' 8" x 11' 7" (3.56m x 3.53m) Door into the kitchen and open access to the:
Snug 11' 7" x 9' 10" (3.53m x 3m) Window to the side aspect; corner hearth incorporating a woodburning stove.
Kitchen 14' 4" x 9' 5" (4.37m x 2.87m) Forming part of a later extension, this has a stable door giving access to the rear courtyard and, as previously mentioned, provides potential to extend into either the shower room or the breakfast room.
Landing Rooflight providing plenty of natural light.
Bedroom One 14' 8" x 14' 2" (4.47m x 4.32m) 9'8" ceiling height.
Two delightful sash windows to the front aspect provide fabulous views over the town towards the surrounding countryside beyond.
Ensuite Bathroom Fitted with modern sanitaryware, including a p-shaped bath with drench shower over and underfloor heating.
Bedroom Three 14' x 7' 2" (4.27m x 2.18m) 9'10" ceiling height.
Sash window providing views across towards Dartmoor.
Bedroom Two 13' 1" x 12' (3.99m x 3.66m) 9'10" ceiling height.
Sash window providing views across to Dartmoor.
From the first floor landing, a door opens to an inner landing which gives access to the part of the house which has been converted from the former coach house and was previously the servants' quarters. A staircase rises to bedroom four. A door opens into:
Family Bathroom Fitted with modern sanitaryware, incorporating a jacuzzi bath.
From the inner landing, a staircase rises to:
Bedroom Four 13' 4" x 10' 5" (4.06m x 3.18m) Two built-in cupboards.
Ensuite Shower Room
Study 12' 11" x 9' 1" (3.94m x 2.77m) Door into bedrooms five and six which were fomerly the old hayloft:
Bedroom Five 11' 11" x 10' (3.63m x 3.05m) Currently used as a treatment room, this provides potential as a dressing room or ensuite bathroom to study which could also be used as a bedroom. Door into:
Bedroom Six 13' 7" x 11' 10" (4.14m x 3.61m) Site of the gas fired boiler which supplies the central heating.
Annexe Accommodation: From the inner landing on the ground floor of the main house, a door opens to a staircase leading to the lower ground floor and into the annexe which is also accessed from the driveway by steps down to a front door into:
Sitting Room 19' 4" x 12' 4" (5.89m x 3.76m) Open entrance into:
Kitchen 9' 4" x 4' 6" (2.84m x 1.37m)
Bedroom 19' 5" x 13' 9" (5.92m x 4.19m)
Outside To the side of the driveway, there is:
Attached Workshop 13' 7" x 11' 8" (4.14m x 3.56m) Power and light; built-in cupboards; space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Log Store 11' 1" x 6' (3.38m x 1.83m) Site of the spring-fed well.
Directions From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed out of town via West Street, turning right at the mini-roundabout on to Spring Hill, signposted for Tavistock Hospital. The property is identified by a Mansbridge & Balment 'For Sale' board and the entrance to the house will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.