Situation The property is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, on the fringes of the highly sought after and historic village of Lydford, and enjoys an attractive outlook over its own garden as well as countryside views to the side.
The ancient village of Lydford is located in a beautiful and unspoilt part of West Devon midway between the market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton, and provides a range of facilities including two inns, an active church and primary school. A particular feature of Lydford is the magnificent National Trust Lydford Gorge, an ancient river gorge surrounded by steep sided woodland and incorporating White Lady Waterfall and Devil's Cauldron.
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.
Description Offered for sale with vacant possession and no onward chain, this substantial four bedroom family home forms part of a development of six houses converted in the early 2000s from the Victorian Mucky Duck Inn. The property is arranged over three floors and provides elegant and well appointed accommodation incorporating high ceilings and strategically placed double height windows providing plenty of natural light. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, double aspect living room, sun room on the ground floor, three bedrooms (one with ensuite shower room) and family bathroom on the first floor, and a delightful attic-style master bedroom with a luxury ensuite bathroom and shower room. The property comprises the end portion of the original hotel and is accessed from the roadside via double timber gates on to a substantial parking and turning area which leads to a detached double garage, to the side of which there is a good sized private and enclosed garden with adjacent patio and decking area accessed from both the living room and the sun room. Other features include oak and slate floors on the ground floor, a multi-fuel stove in the living room, whilst the property also has the benefit of double glazing throughout and an oil fired central heating system.
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 obscure double glazed door opens into:
Entrance Hall Double glazed window to the side aspect; courtesy light; inset mat well; staircase to the first floor landing; slate floor; radiator; door into the:
Cloakroom Double glazed window to the front aspect; suite comprising low level WC, circular hand washbasin with mixer tap over; slate floor; extractor fan; radiator.
Kitchen/breakfast Room 17' 8" maximum x 7' 8" (5.38m x 2.34m) widening to 10'9" maximum Double glazed window measuring 6'9" high providing plenty of natural light; fitted with a range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces, incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit and drainer with mixer tap over; a further range of adjoining cupboards and drawers including two glazed display cabinets with underunit lighting; integral stainless steel electric range with five ring ceramic hob and matching stainless steel and glass extractor fan and hood over; integral dishwasher; American-style fridge/freezer; slate floor; understairs storage cupboard with plumbing for washing machine; built-in cupboard housing a floorstanding Grant oil fired boiler for the central heating and hot water; telephone and television points; radiator.
Living Room 17' 8" x 17' 1" (5.38m x 5.21m) 10'9" ceiling height.
A delightful light and airy room with double glazed window to the front and double glazed doors giving access to the decking area and garden; fireplace incorporating a Jotul woodburning stove on a slate hearth with brick overmantel; solid oak floor; moulded ceiling rose incorporating a contemporary chandelier with candlelights; two wall light points with dimmer switch control; television point; two radiators.
From the sitting room, part glazed doors give access to the:
Sun Room 12' 2" x 10' 4" (3.71m x 3.15m) Double glazed on three sides with part wooden double glazed doors on to the patio; continuation oak floor; inset ceiling lights; loft hatch; television point; radiator.
A staircase from the entrance hall rises to the:
Landing A split landing with access to bedrooms three, four and the family bathroom; staircase rising to the second floor with understair cupboard; smoke alarm; radiator; steps giving access to:
Bedroom Two 18' maximum x 8' (5.49m x 2.44m) Double glazed window with views over the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor glimpses; deep storage cupboard; telephone and television point; radiator.
Ensuite Shower Room Comprising low level WC, circular glass bowl hand washbasin with chrome mixer tap over; tiled splashbacks and mirror above; fully tiled shower cubicle incorporating a mains shower with mixer tap and bifold doors; inset ceiling lights; chrome radiator/towel rail.
Bedroom Three 11' 3" x 9' (3.43m x 2.74m) Double glazed window to the front aspect overlooking the gardens; radiator.
Bedroom Four 11' 8" x 8' 7" (3.56m x 2.62m) Double glazed window to the side aspect overlooking the gardens and decking; radiator.
Family Bathroom Double glazed window to the side aspect; fitted contemporary bathroom suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap over, bath with glass screen and Aqualisa shower over; shaver point; four ceiling lights; extractor fan.
A staircase rises to the second floor landing where a glazed panel provides plenty of natural light and a door opens into:
Master Bedroom 16' 6" x 11' 9" (5.03m x 3.58m) minimum Some limited headroom.
A delightful attic-style room with two dormer windows overlooking the gardens and the woodland adjoining Lydford Gorge; walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelves; built-in storage cupboard; ceiling spotlights; telephone and television points; radiator.
Ensuite Bathroom Velux rooflight; suite comprising low level WC, wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap over; panelled bath with side mounted mixer tap and recessed mirror tiled shelf; separate shower cubicle with glass screen door enclosing a mixer shower; travertine tiled floor; fully tiled wall; three ceiling lights; wall mirror; shaver point; chrome radiator/towel rail; doors giving access to the under eaves storage; airing cupboard enclosing the hot water cylinder.
Outside The property is approached from the roadside through wooden gates on to a driveway and turning area with parking for a number of vehicles which leads to:
Detached Double Garage 16' 9" x 16' 2" (5.11m x 4.93m) Of timber construction with electric up and over door.
To the side of the garage is the site of the oil tank.
Gardens The gardens are a delightful feature of the property and are enclosed by a mixture of Devon bank and hedge boundaries providing a good deal of privacy. The gardens are accessed both from the living room on to the an area of decking and from the sun room on to a large patio which in turn gives access to a level area of lawn bordered by mature hedging and trees. As well as this private area of garden, we understand there are areas of communal ground which are maintained by the residents of The Mucky Duck Management Company.
Agent'S Note The Mucky Duck Management Company also maintains the common septic tank and outside lighting and we understand that contributions are currently set at £250 per annum for each resident. (to be confirmed by the owner.)
Services Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating. Private drainage by septic tank.
Outgoings We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.
Viewing By appointment with mansbridge & balment on .
Directions From Tavistock proceed from Bedford Square in a northerly direction on to Drake Road (between the Banks). Continue up the hill out of town, passing the turning for Chillaton on the left hand side and after approximately 7 miles arriving at the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The entrance to the property is the second on the left immediately after this.