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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Haye Down, Near Tavistock

Sold STC Sale by Tender

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Country Cottage
  • No Immediate Neighbours
  • 4 Beds, 3 Receptions
  • Refurbishment Required
  • Plot of 2.7 Acres
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Stream and Woodland
  • Valley Views
  • EPC Band G (6)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender on 12:00pm midday on Wednesday 1st June 2016, unless sold prior. Parties wishing to submit a Tender must do so by 12 noon on the Tender date, using the form available through Ward & Chowen upon request. The rights of the vendor to sell the property by Private Treaty prior to the Tender deadline, or to withdraw the property from the Tender process without warning, at any time, are reserved. Equally, it should be noted that the vendor does not undertake to accept the highest or any Informal Tender. Submitted Tenders must be for a fixed sum of money and it is recommended that odd amounts should be considered to reduce the risk of identical offers. Viewings will be strictly during allocated times and interested parties must register with Ward & Chowen prior to viewing. Failure to respect the sellers' privacy in this respect may result in your tender being rejected.

The cottage is located approximately 5 miles north of Tavistock, in a sheltered position at the head of a half-mile long private lane, which it shares with just one other dwelling.

Believed to date as far back as the 17th century, the property is presently in need of modernisation and alteration although some significant improvements have been made in recent years, including the updating of the consumer unit and electrical wiring as well as the installation of a new septic tank. Throughout the accommodation there are signs of the cottage's age and history, with two impressive stone fireplaces in the reception rooms, some attractive ledged and latched timber doors, exposed ceiling timbers and further exposed stonework. In contrast to its cosy, characterful nature the property is naturally well-lit, with all of the principal rooms being double-aspect and enjoying the wonderful rural views to the rear of the cottage.

In terms of living space, there are two good size sitting rooms in addition to a study and cloakroom on the ground floor, with the kitchen being complimented by a sizeable walk-in pantry and separate utility room to the side. At first floor level can be found the bathroom and four bedrooms, three of which are doubles and one of which currently serves as a through-room although the space exists to create a corridor for access instead.

The property's grounds, which amount to around 2.7 acres and are bordered to the west by a stream and adjacent woodland, are comprised mainly of fenced gardens and enclosures ideally suited to the production of fruit and vegetables or keeping a selection of smaller animals or livestock, such as chickens, ducks, pigs or sheep. Located around the site are a selection of outbuildings, including a large, detached garage building (17' x 14'9) to the front of the cottage which also contains a workshop (11' x 7') and two useful stores (11' x 3'5 and 14'5 x 6'9). Behind the cottage are two former pig pens, whilst a log store and garden store, both in need of some repair, can also be found amongst the gardens. Finally, there is ample parking and turning space in front of the property.

Providing true potential, this property will offer its new owner an exceptional opportunity to establish both an enviable home and the lifestyle to match.


Entrance Hallway
Living Room - 17'4 max x 16'2 max (5.28m max x 4.93m max)
Study - 11'2 x 7'0 (3.40m x 2.13m)
Sitting Room - 14'0 x 13'4 plus 6'5 x 4'0 (4.27m x 4.06m plus 1.96m x 1.22m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 13'1 max x 11'0 max (3.99m max x 3.35m max)
Side Passage
Walk-in Pantry - 7'10 x 4'7 (2.39m x 1.40m)
Utility Room - 8'1 x 7'0 (2.46m x 2.13m)

Bedroom 1 - 13'5 into recess x 11'2 (4.09m into recess x 3.40m)
Bedroom 2 - 16'4 x 15'7 max (4.98m x 4.75m max)
Bedroom 3 - 16'2 x 9'6 (4.93m x 2.90m)
Bedroom 4 - 11'1 x 7'4 (3.38m x 2.24m)
Bathroom - 10'5 x 6'2 (3.18m x 1.88m)

Garage - 17'0 x 14'9 (5.18m x 4.50m)
Workshop - 11'0 x 7'1 (3.35m x 2.16m)
Store 1 - 11'0 x 3'5 (3.35m x 1.04m)
Store 2 - 14'5 x 6'9 (4.39m x 2.06m)
Garden Store - 14'9 x 9'0 (4.50m x 2.74m)
Pig Pen 1 - 15'4 x 10'0 (4.67m x 3.05m)
Pig Pen 2 - 10'0 x 7'3 (3.05m x 2.21m)
Log Store

Mains water & electricity. There is private drainage (septic tank) and an oil-fired Stanley range cooker.

Band E, West Devon Borough Council


From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed north out of the town on Butcher Park Hill (the Brentor Road). Roughly 2 miles outside of the town take the left-hand turning at Pitland Corner, signposted to Chillaton, Lewdown and Lifton. Proceed for a further 2 miles to Iron Railings Cross and turn right, then take the first left-hand turning into the private lane as signposted. The property will be found at the very end of the lane.

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Ward & Chowen. To view this property, please contact our Tavistock branch on 01822 612458.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2016

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