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2 bedroom cottage for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • Period Cottage
  • Semi Detached
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Pretty Garden
  • River Views
  • Walk to Town
  • No Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Conveniently located within level walking distance of Tavistock town centre and the extensive 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.

A sympathetically restored, two double bedroom double fronted Duke of Bedford semi-detached cottage, with spacious living accommodation arranged over two floors, occupying a generous garden with views along the River Tavy.

We understand that Planning Consent has recently been granted for the creation of a vehicle parking space on the site, the details of which can be obtained from West Devon Borough Council under the reference 0391/16/HHO. 

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 Solid timber entrance door. 

VESTIBULE Black and white harlequin patterned tiled floor; site of electric meter; arrow slit window to side. Half glazed timber door to: 

HALL Same tiled floor; stairs to first floor. Doors to: 

SITTING ROOM 12' 3" x 11' (3.73m x 3.35m) Open fire in tiled fire surround with matching hearth; original fitted storage cupboards to either side of chimney breast; radiator; former doorway to kitchen (now unused); window to front.  

LIVING ROOM 12' 4" x 12' (3.76m x 3.66m) Woodburning stove in deep stone fireplace with painted timber mantel and tiled hearth; fitted shelved storage cupboards to side of chimney breast; large housekeeper's cupboard; picture rail; window to front. Half glazed timber door to: 

DINING ROOM 10' 5" x 9' (3.18m x 2.74m) Ornate cast iron fireplace over a slate hearth; fitted sideboard with shelved storage cupboard beneath; separate fitted wall cupboard; two windows to rear. Doors to: 

BOILER ROOM 9' x 4' 5" (2.74m x 1.35m) A useful pantry/storage area with fitted shelving and space for additional white goods, as required; the wall mounted gas central heating boiler is sited here; window to rear. 

KITCHEN 9' 10" x 9' 6" (3m x 2.9m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with dark wood frontages and roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; space and provision for electric cooker; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for fridge, freezer and additional white goods, if required; former doorway to dining room (now unused) fitted with storage shelving; window to rear. Half glazed PVCu door to outside and courtyard. 


LANDING The landing splits left and right to: 

BEDROOM ONE 12' 4" x 11' 9" (3.76m x 3.58m) Cast iron fireplace with dog grate in painted surround; overstairs cupboard with hanging rail and shelf; exposed purlins; radiator; window to front. 

BEDROOM TWO 12' 4" x 11' (3.76m x 3.35m) Cast iron fireplace with dog grate in painted surround; overstairs cupboard with hanging rail and shelf; exposed purlins; radiator; window to front. 

BATHROOM A large bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; generous ceramic wall tiling; fitted double width shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower over; built-in airing cupboard shelved for linen storage with small radiator; exposed purlins; practical tiled floor; radiator; opaque window to side. 

OUTSIDE: The cottage is located a short level walk from Tavistock town centre and the amenities therein.

A wrought iron gate between granite posts leads to a path to the front door and the pretty cottage garden which is level and predominantly laid to lawn with well-stocked flowering beds and borders, plants, trees and shrubs designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. The garden is shielded from the roadside by a substantial stone wall. The path continues around the side of the house to a secure timber gate which leads in turn to the rear garden which is very private and secluded, and includes a small level lawn and paved seating area, perfectly positioned looking out over the picturesque River Tavy. A high old stone wall separates this part of the garden from the courtyard, which lies off the kitchen and has two useful outbuildings as follows: 

STORE 6' 5" x 5' (1.96m x 1.52m) Providing dry storage for tools etc. 

PRIVY A WC with high flush cistern still in place, although no longer in use. 

SHED/WORKSHOP 12' 1" x 7' 9" (3.68m x 2.36m) A solidly constructed timber workshop and store with fitted workbench and storage shelving; power and light supply. Two double glazed windows look over the garden to the river and there is a covered verandah providing welcome shade. 

AGENT'S NOTE Prospective purchasers should note that our client has recently obtained Planning Consent for the creation of off-road parking, the details of which are available from West Devon Borough Council under reference no. 0391/16/HHO. 

SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'C' for Council Tax purposes.  

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge, turning left at the roundabout into Dolvin Road, the A386. Continue straight ahead at the next mini-roundabout and the cottage will be found shortly thereafter on the left hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board. 

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20 July 2016

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