Description This beautifully appointed, large country house nestles in a quiet corner of the Tamar Valley and enjoys commanding views over the river and the surrounding countryside. The spacious accommodation has been sympathetically altered and improved in recent years and offers highly versatile living space which can be easily tailored to suit a variety of family needs. The house could easily be divided to accommodate two families, whilst there is also a separate detached cottage within the grounds which can be used as a holiday let to provide income or for business use. The house stands in its own extensive grounds and gardens. There is a heated swimming pool, sheltered terrace, ample parking and three garages. Sixteen photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of the property in early 2014.
Townlake is a small hamlet that lies close to the ancient crossing point of the River Tamar at Horsebridge where there is a village pub, The Royal Inn, renowned for good food.
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. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.
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:
storm porch Three quarter glazed French doors with matching side panels lead to a small storm porch providing shelter from the elements.
entrance door Solid oak with glazed insert.
reception hall A large welcoming hall with staircase to the first floor; beamed ceiling; oak floor; fitted floor to ceiling bookshelving; useful understairs storage cupboard; wall lights; radiator; windows to front and side. Open access to:
sun room 10' 2" x 8' 3" (3.1m x 2.51m) Beamed ceiling; oak floor; radiator; full length glazed French doors with matching side windows lead outside and provide superb views over the garden and to the countryside beyond.
kitchen 16' 7" x 14' (5.05m x 4.27m) Fitted with good quality range of wall and base units with cream coloured frontages and roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; double eye level oven; four ring halogen hob; built-in three quarter fridge; built-in dishwasher; space for three quarter freezer; matching dresser unit; multi-fuel stove (which could be replaced with an Aga if desired); electric underfloor heating; beamed ceiling; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and rear. Useful walk-in larder with fitted shelving. Doors to:
utility room 10' 7" x 5' 11" (3.23m x 1.8m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating stainless steel single drainer sink units; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for tumble dryer; housekeeper's cupboard; window to side; glazed door to outside.
sitting room 17' 5" x 14' 7" (5.31m x 4.44m) Exposed stone fireplace with woodburning stove on a raised stone hearth beneath a timber mantel; beamed ceiling; radiator; two windows to front. Open plan access to:
garden room 21' 1" x 11' 11" (6.43m x 3.63m) A great space to relax and, in good weather, to enjoy the garden with full length glazed French doors and windows taking full advantage of the sunny aspect and the views over the garden; electric underfloor heating.
dining room 15' 11" x 12' (4.85m x 3.66m) Ornate cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled inserts over a slate hearth; radiator; shuttered windows; return door to sun room.
snug 15' 11" x 13' 4" (4.85m x 4.06m) Exposed stone fireplace housing period cast iron Cornish range (not in use); cloam oven; stairs to first floor; original shuttered windows; two radiators; door to:
office 16' 2" x 13' 4" (4.93m x 4.06m) Currently in use as an office but could easily be a lounge, family room, games or hobbies room with Jetmaster fire in exposed stone fireplace with stone hearth beneath a granite mantel; part pine panelled walls; radiator; additional Dimplex heater; heavily beamed ceiling; triple aspect windows to front and sides.
cloakroom Located off the reception hall with close coupled WC; wash handbasin; ceramic wall tiling; radiator; window to front.
workroom 14' x 9' 11" (4.27m x 3.02m) Formerly a kitchen and still fitted with wall and base units with roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit; electric cooker point; space for tall fridge/freezer; plumbing for automatic washing machine; shelved larder cupboard; radiator; window to side.
plant room 19' 7" x 11' 7" (5.97m x 3.53m) maximum Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with base storage cupboards; fitted wall cupboards; triple aspect windows overlooking the garden; stable door to outside; site of the oil fired boiler, replaced in 2014..
lean-to porch 11' 2" x 5' 2" (3.4m x 1.57m) Three quarter length windows; half glazed timber door to outside. (This could provide individual access for the annexed accommodation, if required.)
landing Two staircases at either end of the house lead to a large landing with two radiators; useful cupboard over the stairhead; three windows to front. Doors to:
master bedroom suite 11' 8" x 14' 6" (3.56m x 4.42m) Plus vestibule and dressing area.
Built-in wardrobing with overhead storage cupboards; fitted bookshelving; separate shelved storage cupboard; airing cupboard housing large hot water cylinder; coved ceiling; two radiators; dual aspect windows to front and rear. Doors to:
ensuite cloakroom Close coupled WC; vanity wash handbasin with cupboard under; window to side.
ensuite bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer taps, close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over; ceramic wall tiling; radiator; window to rear.
bedroom two 10' 11" x 10' 5" (3.33m x 3.18m) Radiator; window to rear.
family bathroom Family suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath with thermostatic mixer shower over; ceramic wall tiling; radiator; window to rear.
separate WC Close coupled WC; vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under; overhead storage cupboard; window to rear.
bedroom three 11' 5 " x 7 ' 8" (3.48m x 2.34m) Radiator; window to rear.
bedroom four 11' 5" x 9' 0" (3.48m x 2.74m) Feature fireplace with wooden surround with slate hearth; wardrobe and drawer set to side of chimney breast; radiator; window to rear.
bedroom five 12' x 11' 10" (3.66m x 3.61m) Narrowing to 10'7" Wash handbasin with tiled splashback; fitted wardrobing; separate built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and ample linen shelving; two radiators; window to side.
separate shower room White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal washbasin, fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower; ceramic tiling to all walls; radiator; window to front.
bedroom six 14' 8" x 11' 5" (4.47m x 3.48m) Exposed a-frames; two radiators; dual aspect windows to sides; multi-paned door to:
ensuite shower room White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled corner shower cubicle with mains shower over; ceramic wall tiling; heated towel rail; opaque window to side.
detached cottage: A great asset which can be used to provide useful ancillary accommodation, as a holiday let to provide an additional income or for business purposes.
The cottage is approached from the top of the main drive and has independent parking for two cars. It has its own private garden arranged on two levels, predominantly laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs. A small patio area is also provided.
The accommodation includes:
kitchen/breakfast room 15' 6" x 7' 11" (4.72m x 2.41m) Wall and base units with square edge work surfaces over, incorporating stainless steel single drainer sink unit; electric cooker point; space for fridge; vaulted beamed ceiling; wall mounted Dimplex heater; window to side; high level window to front; fitted meter cupboard; stairs to lower ground floor. Door to:
shower room Fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over; close coupled WC; wash handbasin; storage cupboard; beamed ceiling; electric heater; opaque window to side.
stairs down to:
living room 15' 6" x 14' 4" (4.72m x 4.37m) Beamed ceiling; Dimplex heater; dual aspect windows to front and side.
bedroom one 10' 3" x 9' (3.12m x 2.74m) Beamed ceiling; wall mounted electric heater; dual aspect windows to front and side.
bedroom two 8' 8" x 6' 2" (2.64m x 1.88m) Beamed ceiling; wall mounted electric heater; window to side.
outside The house stands in well tended formal gardens which are private and secluded and have been designed to take full advantage of the sunny south westerly aspect and the commanding panoramic views of the Tamar Valley, the river and the Cornish countryside beyond. A sweeping drive leads around the house to an extensive graveled parking and turning area and provides access to the:
double garage 23' 3" x 14' 5" (7.09m x 4.39m) Two remote controlled automatic up and over doors; power and light supply.
single garage 11' 3" x 8' 9" (3.43m x 2.67m) Manual up and over door.
swimming pool Fenced off from the garden, in a discreet corner, is a heated swimming pool illuminated with poolside and underwater lighting with paved poolside areas, adjacent changing room and pump house.
Also within the garden there is a useful greenhouse and ornamental pond.
Beyond the parking area there is a large level paved terrace which extends to the rear of the house, overlooks the garden and provides a pleasant area with lighting for outside dining and entertaining. Steps and a path lead down to the gently sloping lawn with well stocked, mature flowering beds and borders, trees and shrubs. Towards the far end of the garden a path leads off to an additional area of woodland which harbours local wildlife and provides a constant source of fuel for the house.
services Mains electricity, mains water, oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage.
outgoings We understand this property is in band ‘G’ for Council Tax purposes.
agent's note The detached cottage is separately banded for Council Tax (band ‘A’) and has a separate metered electricity supply.
viewing By appointment with mansbridge & balment on .
directions From Tavistock take the A390 towards Gunnislake and at the Gulworthy roundabout take the right hand exit to Chip Shop. Turn left immediately after the Copper Penny Inn and follow the lane for 2.5 miles to Lamerhooe Cross where Townlake is signposted to the right. The property is then the first house on the left.