Get brand editions for Mansbridge Balment, Tavistock

This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

8 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold by Us £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Imposing Residence
  • Period Features
  • 6-8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Wealth of Character
  • 2/3 Acre Garden
  • Detached Coach House
  • Super Views
  • Annexe Potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Located on the western outskirts of Tavistock town, this property stands in its own extensive grounds and gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre which offer a high degree of privacy and seclusion whilst remaining within easy reach of the town centre 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 facilities 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.

PROPERTY Commissioned by a wealthy Victorian businessman, this substantial detached home was built to the highest possible standard with luxuriously appointed accommodation boasting a high standard of fit and finish. Today, despite its age, most of the attractive period features remain and have been sympathetically restored where appropriate.

The house stands in its own grounds and gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre, offering complete privacy and seclusion and some superb views over Tavistock town to Dartmoor. In addition, within the garden, there is a detached coach house which we consider would be suitable for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent. 

The sale of this property presents a perfect opportunity to create a large family home, home and annexe or perhaps the building could be put to alternative uses including bed & breakfast or a boutique hotel. 

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 Substantial timber entrance door with etched glass insert and glazed fanlight above. 

VESTIBULE 8' 3" x 6' (2.51m x 1.83m) Original plaster cornice; picture rail; tessellated tiled floor. Full height dark wood divider with restored stained glass windows and matching glazed door to: 

RECEPTION HALL An impressive hall with original plaster cornice and arch; picture rail; radiator; turning stairs to first floor; useful understairs storage cupboard; half glazed side door with stained glass side panels to outside and garden. Doors to: 

SITTING ROOM 21' 2" (into bay) x 19' 10" (6.45m x 6.05m) Woodburning stove in deep fireplace with cast iron surround and slate hearth; original plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; box bay window overlooking the front garden. 

DINING ROOM 18' x 14' 8" (5.49m x 4.47m) (Plus bay window 10' 4 x 9' 9")
A light and airy room with tiled fireplace within a dark wood fire surround over a slate hearth; original plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; window overlooking front garden. Walk-in rotunda with further windows overlooking the garden to the views beyond. 

STUDY 15' 2" x 14' 10" (4.62m x 4.52m) Original plaster cornice; picture rail; ornate marble fireplace with brass canopy; radiator; window to side. 

WC Close coupled WC; wash handbasin; radiator; opaque window to rear. 

CLOAKS CUPBOARD Ample coat hanging and shelved storage; opaque window to rear. 

KITCHEN 19' 9" x 19' 5" (6.02m x 5.92m) Overall A large family sized dining kitchen with fully fitted modern style wall and base units in medium pine with roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating a twin bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; Leisure range cooker with two ovens, grill, warming drawer, five gas rings and electric element; matching extractor canopy over; space for fridge; space for freezer; former cooking range now housing a gas fired Rayburn Royal which provides a gentle background heat but could be used for cooking, if required; space for tall fridge/freezer; radiator; tiled floor; two windows to side. Doors to: 

PANTRY 9' 6" x 5' (2.9m x 1.52m) Large walk-in pantry; shelved with tiled floor for the cool storage of food and provisions. 

BOOT ROOM Ample coat hanging; two gas fired boilers; arched head door with fanlight above to outside. Door to: 

UTILITY ROOM 10' x 7' 10" (3.05m x 2.39m) Fully tiled and fitted with a professional standard stainless steel double sink unit with drainer and shelf below; ample space for white goods; practical tiled floor; window to rear. Bifold door to: 

LAUNDRY ROOM Plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; storage shelving; window to rear. 


HALF LANDING Three quarter glazed door with matching side panels and fanlight to: 

BALCONY Perfectly positioned to take advantage of the views over Tavistock towards Whitchurch and Rix Hill; a large balcony with wrought iron balustrade; hardwood hand rail and filigree detail. 

LANDING A large galleried landing. Decorative cornice and plaster detail to ceiling; built-in shelved linen cupboard; doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 20' 10" (into bay) x 19' 10" (6.35m x 6.05m) Original plaster cornice; picture rail; cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts and slate surround; radiator; bay window overlooking the front garden with views. Door to: 

ENSUITE White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower and curved screen; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; coved ceiling; spotlighting; radiator; window to side. 

BEDROOM TWO 16' 1" x 14' 8" (4.9m x 4.47m) (Plus bay window 9' 11 x 9' 7")
Original fireplace with cast iron insert, tiled panels and painted surround; original plaster cornice; picture rail; two radiators; window to front with views. Walk-in rotunda with further windows offering superb views over Tavistock town to Dartmoor. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 10" x 12' 9" (4.52m x 3.89m) (Plus door recess)
Original fireplace with cast iron insert and tiled motif in a painted surround; radiator; window to side.  

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 4" x 12' 3" (3.76m x 3.73m) Original plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; window to side. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Fully tiled with a white suite comprising low flush WC, vanity wash handbasin, large corner shower with Triton electric shower over; radiator; separate heated towel rail; two windows to rear. 

FIRST FLOOR LOBBY: We are now entering the part of the house which would originally have housed the servants' quarters but now can serve as additional family living accommodation, as a large guest suite or annexe.

Radiator; window to side; doors to: 

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 10" x 13' (4.52m x 3.96m) Cast iron fire surround; pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashback; radiator; window to side. 

BEDROOM SIX 11' 8" x 9' 10" (3.56m x 3m) Cast iron fire surround; picture rail; radiator; window to rear. 

SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over; heated towel rail; fitted storage cupboards; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; window to rear. 


LANDING Built-in storage cupboard. Doors to: 

BEDROOM SEVEN 9' 11" x 9' 10" (3.02m x 3m) Exposed purlin; radiator; window to rear. 

BEDROOM EIGHT 17' 10" x 13' narrowing to 11' 4" (5.44m x 3.96m narrowing to 3.45m)
Cast iron fire surround; exposed beams and purlins; access to large and useable loft space; window to side. 

OUTSIDE: The house stands centrally in large grounds and gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre which offer the property a high degree of privacy and seclusion whilst benefiting from superb views extending over Tavistock town towards Rix Hill, Whitchurch Down and the tors of Dartmoor.

A five bar gate hung between two substantial pillars, leads to a sweeping drive and the ample parking and turning area at the side of the house.  

The gardens extend to all sides and are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with decorative beds and borders, plants and shrubs and mature specimen trees. The south western boundary is marked by an attractive stone wall, with timber panel fencing and mature hedging to the remaining boundaries.

On the far side of the house is a lean-to greenhouse, various useful outbuildings and storage sheds.  

THE COACH HOUSE In the far corner of the garden, bordering Crease Lane, is a detached former coach house, solidly built of stone with a pitch tiled roof. The coach house is currently used as a workshop and store but, in our opinion, is ripe for conversion to ancillary living accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The coach house contains the following: 

WORKSHOP 14' 8" x 14' (4.47m x 4.27m)  

STABLE 14' 7" x 12' (4.44m x 3.66m)  

STORE ROOM 9' 7" x 5' 7" (2.92m x 1.7m)  


ROOM ONE 18' 3" x 15' 2" (5.56m x 4.62m)  

ROOM TWO 15' 2" x 14' 1" (4.62m x 4.29m)  

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains gas, mains water and mains 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's Bedford Square via Plymouth Road. Turn right at Drake's Statue roundabout then left at the mini roundabout (opposite the Spa shop) and proceed up Callington Road passing the Catholic church on the left hand side before bearing off to the right, into Crease Lane. Continue up Crease Lane following the road around to the right where the entrance to Buctor House will be found immediately thereafter on the left hand side. 

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 November 2016

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference 100317022943. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Mansbridge Balment, Tavistock. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.