4 bedroom detached house for sale

Danescombe Valley, Calstock, PL18

Sold STC £560,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 9 Acres of Privacy and Seclusion
  • Stunning Location
  • Recently Refurbished and Extended
  • Nestled in Broadleaved Woodland
  • Beautifully Presented Cottage
  • Garage and Parking
  • Formal Gardens
  • Potentially Five Bedrooms
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Full description

A recently EXTENDED and REFURBISHED slice of heaven in the upper reaches of the Tamar Valley. 9 acres of privacy and seclusion, stunning location, recently refurbished and extended, nestled in broadleaved woodland, beautifully presented cottage, garage and parking, formal gardens, potentially five bedrooms, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. EPC Band F.

Situation - This stunning family home enjoys a deeply private setting in a sheltered wooded valley in an exceptionally beautiful setting on the bend of the Tamar adjacent to the beautiful Cotehele House, an unaltered medieval house owned by the National Trust. Mispickel enjoys a southerly aspect and it is rural yet not remote being located around 3/4 of a mile from Calstock on the beautiful river Tamar and standing by a stream in a steep wooded valley leading down to the Tamar.
 
Deep in the Danescombe Woods lying amongst the abandoned shafts, this stunning house represents a fine lifestyle investment. Close by Calstock is a thriving rural community that meets every day needs. Slightly further afield is the East Cornwall town of Callington and the West Devon medieval market town of Tavistock, each within some 5 miles away.

Description - The approach is almost as magical as the house itself, leaving the river behind slowly winding through the valley on a track, eventually a small cluster of buildings emerge out of the woodland, crossing a small bridge the house is standing in its own 9 acres of largely broadleaved woodland. Mispickel is a fabulous family home skilfully and tastefully converted originally from two buildings relating to the nearby Cornish tin mine. This skilful and imaginatively conversion, sympathetic to its setting and the original character, has been continued by the present owners, to create a charming and fascinating country residence.
 
Mispickel was originally two separate buildings, an engine house to drive a steam machine and a 'crusher house' where the ore from the mine was crushed and loaded onto train carriages. The two buildings are linked together by a splendid kitchen/breakfast room.

Accommodation - From the gravelled parking area in front of the large garage a path wiggles to the entrance porch, which opens to the deeply impressive eat-in kitchen, with masses of natural light and dual aspect windows. There is an oil fired Rayburn cooker/heater, together with the Worcester oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. The custom built kitchen area has wooden worktops, cupboards and drawers with provision for a washing machine and dryer.
 
Turning right, the sitting room with a warming open fire and a quite extraordinary and splendid turned hardwood staircase leads to the first floor. There is a large south facing teak framed conservatory which is a really useful room stuffed full of light with windows and glass doors overlooking the gardens.
 
Beyond the kitchen are two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a library and study.
 
To the first floor level, half of which is a recent addition, is the master bedroom and a further bedroom currently used as an additional reception room or snug. Over the sitting room is a further bedroom or very private guest room with a bathroom for exclusive use.
 
The cottage has a plethora of character features enhanced by oil fired central heating and double glazing. A useful garage provides storage.

Gardens & Grounds - The stunning grounds are an exceptional feature of this delightful home. They broadly represent one side of this wooded valley and adjoin an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Mispickel has its own large orchard, extensive grounds including woodlands, a Roman herb garden and even its own silver adit and mine entrance. Paths wiggle through the woodland.
 
The majority of the gardens are completely private and a perfect sun trap, at the rear of the main dwelling is, again, a very private garden bordering onto the stone walls and bedrock to the side of the valley with a lovely backdrop of mature trees. Leading off from the gravelled area are fuel bunkers, covered wood store and a modern pine studio or summer house.
 
A fast flowing stream borders the side of the property and the lovely sound of the water can be heard throughout the garden. An almost hidden pathway leads to a little area with wooden shed almost surrounded by beech and sycamore trees. The grounds make a lovely garden playground for all ages and there is an abundance of timber to provide fuel for wood burning appliances. The land extends in all to approximately 9 acres.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council Tax Band - Band E.

Services - Mains water. Private drainage. Electric. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing/Negotiations - Strictly by appointment through Stags' Plymouth Office: 01752 223933 or Email: plymouth@stags.co.uk.

Directions - From Callington proceed towards Gunnislake/Tavistock on the A390 passing through St. Ann's Chapel. After approximately 3 miles, take the second right turn signposted to Albaston and Calstock. Follow this road into Calstock where, after passing the railway station, turn right within 200 yards signposted Lower Kelly. Follow this road to the end where the tarmac surface gives way to a track and continue where the property will be found at the end on the right hand side accessed via a bridge over the stream.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Calstock (0.7 mi)
  • Gunnislake (1.0 mi)
  • Bere Alston (1.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Plymouth

34-36 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8ET

01752 966403 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Plymouth

34-36 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8ET

01752 966403 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Calstock (0.7 mi)
  • Gunnislake (1.0 mi)
  • Bere Alston (1.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Plymouth

34-36 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8ET

01752 966403 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 26265363. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk 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 Stags, Plymouth. 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.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.