Situation Nestling at the heart of the Tamar Valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Morwellham is centred around the historic Victorian quay, mine and farm. Morwellham is the highest navigable point of the River Tamar and the quay is said to have been in use for over a thousand years, initially serving the communities owned by the Abbey of Tavistock, and later as a port serving the local mining industry. The quay has been restored and now operates as an open air museum depicting the nineteenth century port and adjoining busy copper mine. Morwellham lies approximately four miles to the south west of the bustling market town of Tavistock.
Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and was in 2004 voted the winner of a nationwide survey undertaken by the Council for the Protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. Additional attractions include a hospital, a bustling Pannier Market and a full range of schools both State and Private. 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. Also there is a Civil airport offering regular internal and continental flights plus ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.
Located in a commanding position above the quay, the property benefits from far reaching views along the valley.
Description Of traditional construction with painted stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof, the property offers spacious and versatile accommodation which could be arranged to provide a separate self contained annexe if required. The accommodation is presented to a high standard, has a warm and welcoming feel about it, and includes: Open plan sitting/dining room, study, breakfast kitchen, utility, rear porch, downstairs bedroom with ensuite (which could potentially be used as a self contained annexe), landing, four bedrooms to the first floor (two with ensuite facilities) and family bathroom. Outside there is a private sheltered courtyard which wraps around the property and includes a raised decked area taking full advantage of the superb views along the valley. There is ample parking to the front.
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:
Entrance Door Canopied timber entrance door opening to:
Sitting Area 14' 1" x 10' 9" (4.29m x 3.28m) With open fire and cast iron fire surround over slate hearth; understairs cupboard; radiator; window to front.
Dining Area 14' 1" x 11' (4.29m x 3.35m) Radiator; window to front; stairs to first floor; wooden door to:
Study 12' 3" x 7' 6" (3.73m x 2.29m) Radiator; high level window to side; stone steps and wooden door to:
Breakfast Kitchen 19' 8" x 9' 3" (5.99m x 2.82m) The kitchen is arranged around the oil fired Aga; there is a range of modern wall and base units with large work surfaces incorporating inset Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; plumbing for automatic washing machine; plumbing for dishwasher; space for fridge; space for freezer; electric cooker point; stone tiled floor; dual aspect windows to side and rear; french doors to outside. Doorway to:
Utility 7' 6" x 7' 2" (2.29m x 2.18m) Ample space for additional white goods; stone tiled floor; window to rear. Door to:
Rear Porch A covered porch providing access to the outside and courtyard. Door to:
Downstairs Bedroom Currently used as part of the main house but could easily be reconfigured to provide a separate annexe with independent access, if required. The room is arranged in three areas as follows:
Bedroom 18' 8" x 13' 3" (5.69m x 4.04m) Radiator; window to front. Doors to:
Ensuite Fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower over; low level WC; wash handbasin; opaque window to rear
Store Which could be altered to provide a kitchenette; work surface; hanging rail; window to rear.
Landing Access to loft; doors to:
Bedroom One 15' x 10' 2" (4.57m x 3.1m) Built-in wardrobe; overhead storage; exposed stonework; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and rear. Door to:
Ensuite Fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over; low level WC; wash handbasin.
Walk In Wardrobe Hanging rail and shelf.
Bedroom Two 17' 3" x 9' (5.26m x 2.74m) Radiator; window to rear; additional Velux window to side providing ample natural light. Door to:
Ensuite Fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower over; wash handbasin; low level WC.
Bedroom Three 11' 4" x 11' 8" (3.45m x 3.56m) Narrowing to 3.07m(10' 1").
Cast iron fireplace with ornate detailing; encarved timber fire surround; built in wardrobing; radiator; window to front.
Bedroom Four 10' 5" x 10' 4" (3.18m x 3.15m) maximum Access to roof space; radiator; window to front.
Family Bathroom Painted pine panelling to walls; white suite comprising panel bath with chrome mixer tap over; high flush WC; vanity wash hand basin with storage cupboard under; radiator; access to roof space; built in airing cupboard housing high pressure hot water cylinder with ample linen shelving; window to side with views over the River Tamar and Morwellham Quay
Outside To the rear and side of the cottage, accessed via a gate at the side of the property, there is a private gravelled courtyard area inset with decorative stone slabs, borders at the rear by the rock face. In addition, there is a raised decked area taking full advantage of the superb views over Morwellham Quay and along the Tamar Valley. There is a gravelled parking area to the front of the cottage.
Services Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
Outgoings We understand this property is in band 'E ' for Council Tax purposes.
Viewing By appointment with mansbridge & balment on .
Directions From Tavistock, proceed on the A390 towards Gunnislake. Immediately after the Harvest Home public house, turn left towards Bere Alston. At the next crossroads, proceed straight ahead and follow the road down the hill towards Morwellham Quay. The property will be found on the left hand side, just after the old chapel.