5 bedroom detached house for saleNr Lifton
Guide Price £675,000
- Detached Country House
- Five Bedrooms - One Ensuite
- Sitting Room & Dining Room
- Snug, Study & Wine Store
- Garage & Outbuildings
- Gardens With Views
- Grounds Of 1.5 Acres
SITUATION Located in a very quiet rural hamlet yet within easy reach of the popular market towns of Tavistock and Launceston and the amenities therein.
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.
DESCRIPTION A substantial detached country house in grounds and gardens of approximately 1.5 acres. The house has been maintained to a very high standard throughout with spacious family living accommodation including: reception hall, sitting room, dining room, snug, conservatory, breakfast kitchen, walk-in larder, utility, rear hall, study, cloakroom, wine store, galleried landing, five bedrooms (master ensuite), family bathroom. Good quality Anglian double glazing has been installed throughout the property which is warmed by oil fired central heating with a recently replaced efficient boiler and new Bunded oil tank. A particularly attractive feature of the property are the superb, landscaped gardens approached by a sweeping driveway which include a productive kitchen garden and a useful array of outbuildings, including a detached double garage, private office, two workshops, a garden store and gardener's WC.
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 PVCu entrance door beneath a pitched canopy supported by doric pillars.
RECEPTION HALL Turning open tread staircase to first floor; radiator; window to front. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 6.63m(21'9'') x 5.97m(19'7'') Narrowing to 3.43m(11'3")
L-shaped room with real flame effect LPG gas fire and decorative fire surround with marble inset over raised marble hearth; coved and textured ceiling; four wall light points; two radiators; dual aspect windows to front and rear. Doorway to:
DINING ROOM 4.52m(14'10'') x 4.29m(14'1'') maximum Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to rear. Door to:
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 6.05m(19'10'') x 3.76m(12'4'') Fitted with a good quality range of wall and base units by a German manufacturer, "Almimo", with recently replaced work surfaces in Corian, incorporating an inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap over; Neff dual oven unit with main fan assisted/convector oven over a conventional mini oven; built in microwave; Neff halogen hob with extractor canopy over; integral AEG fridge/freezer/larder fridge; space and plumbing for dishwasher; glass fronted display cabinets; two fan assisted radiators run off the central heating system; pine ceiling with inset low energy spotlighting; ample ceramic wall tiling; tiled floor; window to front. Return door to reception hall. Doors to:
LARDER 2.74m(9'0'') x 2.29m(7'6'') Fitted with a range of wall and base storage units with roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating space for tall fridge/freezer; ample wall shelving; extractor fan; opaque window to side.
UTILITY 3.66m(12'0'') x 2.74m(9'0'') Stainless steel sink unit in base storage unit with floorstanding oil fired Firebird central heating boiler; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for tumble dryer; ample shoe and boot storage; window to side. Half glazed PVCu door to outside.
SNUG 4.27m(14'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'') Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to side. Sliding patio doors to:
CONSERVATORY 3.66m(12'0'') x 3.25m(10'8'') maximum Good quality PVCu construction on a solid base with vaulted ceiling and ample opening fanlights with French doors to garden.
REAR HALL Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; doors to:
WINE STORE Also housing the electricity meter and fuse box.
CLOAKROOM Coloured suite comprising pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; extractor fan; radiator; opaque window to rear.
STUDY 3.66m(12'0'') x 2.77m(9'1'') Ample fitted bookshelving and storage cupboards; radiator; window to side.
GALLERIED LANDING Coved and textured ceiling; access to roof space with loft ladder; built in linen cupboard; separate built in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with blanket shelving; two radiators; window to front. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 4.32m(14'2'') x 4.06m(13'4'') maximum Coved and textured ceiling; ample built in wardrobing by Sharps with matching dressing table; two wall light points; radiator; window to side. (Access can be gained from within the wardrobe to a useful loft space above the rear hall providing a large storage area which could perhaps be converted for use as a dressing room, if required.)
ENSUITE Grey suite comprising vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboards under, low flush WC with concealed cistern, corner quadrant shower with pivot door and electric shower; heated towel rail; spotlighting to ceiling; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; extractor fan; opaque window to side.
BEDROOM TWO 5.97m(19'7'') x 3.58m(11'9'') Narrowing to 2.59m(8'6")
Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to rear.
BEDROOM THREE 4.57m(15'0'') x 3.58m(11'9'') Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to rear.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.96m(13'0'') x 3.40m(11'2'') maximum Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to front.
BEDROOM FIVE 3.66m(12'0'') x 3.58m(11'9'') Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to rear.
FAMILY BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising corner spa bath, low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboards under, corner quadrant shower with pivot door and mains shower over; ample ceramic wall tiling; heated towel rail; spotlighting; opaque window to side.
OUTSIDE The house is approached from the country lane via a five barred gate which leads to a sweeping gravelled driveway. The grounds and gardens total in excess of 1.5 acres and are made more manageable by being arranged in distinct areas:
Adjacent to the driveway, there is a level lawn with ornamental trees and shrubs. Steps lead down to a sunken courtyard in front of the main entrance. Established paths provide pedestrian access around the house onto the remainder of the gardens which include in turn a private and secluded lawn with children's Wendy house surrounded by mature hedging and high walling, a mature orchard with good cropping fruit trees including cooking and eating apples, a wide expanse of lawn interspersed with specimen trees and plants, flowering rhododendrons and a handsome walnut tree. There is a productive kitchen garden, hidden discreetly behind a beech hedge with raised beds, an aluminium framed greenhouse complete with water butts and a composting corner. Adjacent to the house, there is a large paved seating area, taking full advantage of the superb views and sunny aspect providing an excellent space for outdoor entertaining, to the side of which there is an ornamental pond with central water feature. Adjacent to the conservatory and behind the garage is a further area of lawned garden, arranged in two tiers with a large aluminium framed greenhouse and water butts. The newly installed Bunded oil tank is also located in this area.
The grounds and gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
OUTBUILDINGS There is a useful array of outbuildings which can be described as follows:
DETACHED GARAGE A double garage arranged in two bays measuring 5.59m(18'4") x 3.45m(11'4") and 5.59m(18'4") x 3.40m(11'2") respectively, each with independent power and light supply, insulated roofs and automatic remote-controlled up-and-over doors. Within the garage block, there is:
PRIVATE OFFICE 5.69m(18'8'') x 1.83m(6'0'') With electric storage heater; numerous power points; BT telephone connection; windows to front and side.
GARDEN STORE 7.72m(25'4'') x 2.69m(8'10'') With power and light supply; two Velux windows providing ample natural light.
WORKSHOP 6.10m(20'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'') With ample power and light supply; Velux windows providing ample natural light.
STORE 3.35m(11'0'') x 1.70m(5'7'') Power and light supply.
GARDENER'S WC Low level WC, wash handbasin with Triton water heater; tiled floor; opaque window to side.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, oil fired central heating, LPG gas supply for the fire in the sitting room, private drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'G' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE & BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock via the B3362 Launceston Road. Pass through the village of Lamerton, turning right just before Carr's Garage. Proceed along for approximately 0.75 mile, turning left towards Lifton. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile, turning left towards Meadwell. Continue through the hamlet of Meadwell towards Kelly. Upon entering the hamlet of Kelly, the driveway to the property will be found clearly identified on the left hand side.
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