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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Brentor, Tavistock

Sold by Us £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Equestrian Property
  • 5 Acres
  • Outriding to Dartmoor
  • Restored Cottage
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Formal Gardens
  • Barn & Stable Block
  • Tack Room
  • Range of Outbuildings
  • Orchard

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION An equestrian property with approximately five acres of good quality pasture located in a rural but not isolated setting on the western flanks of Blackdown and with direct outriding from the property to open moorland.

Brentor is a popular and unspoilt village set in the midst of good riding country on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It has two churches and a village hall. Tavistock is approximately 5 miles away and there is a private bus service which operates to and from the town and to Plymouth city centre which is 20 miles away with its fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North as well as ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.

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. 

DESCRIPTION A comfortable three double bedroom attached cottage, sympathetically restored and much improved by the current owners, set in its own grounds and gardens of approximately five acres in total.

The cottage has been altered and extended to provide comfortable accommodation arranged over two floors with many rooms taking advantage of the super views. The cottage is fully double glazed with sealed units in hardwood frames and is heated by oil fired central heating supplemented by two very effective woodburning stoves.

There are formal gardens to the front and rear of the cottage beyond which lie three fields of good quality, well tended, gently sloping pasture, complete with a good sized barn, stable block, field shelter and various outbuildings which will be of great appeal particularly to those with equestrian interests. 

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 Half glazed hardwood stable door. 

BOOT ROOM 8' 7" x 4' 6" (2.62m x 1.37m) Ample coat hanging and boot storage; slate floor with mat well; two wall lights; window to side. 

LIVING ROOM: A large open plan living room, extended to the rear to make the most of the natural light with large windows taking full advantage of the views, including towards Brentor Church.

The space is arranged in distinct areas as follows: 

LIVING/DINING ROOM 26' 6" x 13' 1" (8.08m x 3.99m) Light and airy with a large (15kw) multifuel stove with green enamelled finish and exposed flue pipe over a raised slate hearth; ample space for family sized dining table and chairs; two radiators; oak floorboards; triple aspect windows to front, side and rear overlooking the garden with additional Velux windows providing natural light and glazed French doors to outside and the side and rear gardens. 

KITCHEN 15' x 9' 1" (4.57m x 2.77m) Recently refitted with a good quality modern range of wall and base units with cream Shaker-style frontages and polished granite and oiled wooden worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; Heritage range cooker (oil fired) and providing fully controllable domestic hot water and heating; separate ceramic hob; plumbing for dishwasher; space for fridge; pull-out larder cupboard; stairs to first floor; useful understairs storage cupboard; spotlighting; slate floor; window to rear. 

SITTING ROOM 21' 3" x 13' 1" (6.48m x 3.99m) Lower ceilings and a large woodburning stove set deep in an exposed stone fireplace give this room a cosy feel. Exposed beams and lintels; former fireplace with cloam oven (not in use); two low level radiators; dual aspect windows to front and rear; three quarter glazed entrance door to porch and outside. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 9' 3" x 5' (2.82m x 1.52m) Base storage unit with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for freezer; low flush WC; radiator; slate floor; spotlighting; window to front. 


LANDING Well proportioned; radiator; two windows to front. Doors to: 

MASTER BEDROOM 14' x 13' 3" (4.27m x 4.04m) Fitted wardrobing and shelved storage cupboards; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and side. Door to: 

ENSUITE White suite comprising panelled enamel bath, low flush WC, bidet, pedestal wash handbasin, double width fully tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa electric shower over; spotlighting; two wall light points; storage shelving; radiator; extractor fan; window to rear. 

BEDROOM TWO 12' 10" x 10' (3.91m x 3.05m) Built-in airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder and linen shelving; radiator; window to rear. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 3" x 11' 9" (3.73m x 3.58m) Built-in airing cupboard housing secondary hot water cylinder and additional linen storage shelving; radiator; window to rear. 

FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with Mira electric shower over, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; exposed beam; exposed wooden floorboarding; radiator; two windows to front. 

ATTIC ROOM 9' 7" x 8' 3" (2.92m x 2.51m) A fixed staircase from the landing leads to a useful attic room, fully boarded with a Velux window, carpeted floor and eaves storage cupboards. This could be used for a variety of purposes, including an occasional bedroom, kids playroom, study or hobbies room, as required. 

OUTSIDE: Occupying an enviable position on the outskirts of the moorland village of Brentor, on the western flanks of Blackdown and with direct outriding on to Dartmoor, the property is approached from a small country lane, across a short stretch of unadopted road which leads in turn to a five bar gate and the private driveway which provides ample parking and turning for several vehicles, vehicular access to the stable block and to the other outbuildings and fields beyond.  

THE GARDEN To the front of the cottage there is a level lawned garden with established beds and borders, trees and shrubs. A good quality aluminium framed greenhouse is also provided. The garden extends to the side and rear of the cottage where there is a gently sloping lawn edged with well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs, designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. A large timber built summerhouse with power and light is also provided. A paved terrace is well positioned off the living room and takes full advantage of the super views over the surrounding countryside and towards Brentor Church. From here, a gate leads to the: 

ORCHARD Recently established and stocked with specimen trees of apple, pear, damson and plum. 

LAND Of great appeal to those with equestrian interests will be the adjoining land which is arranged in three fields of good quality, gently sloping, well draining pasture, perfect for horses and ponies. Each field is curtailed by traditional Devon banking, hedging or post and rail fencing and the fields are connected by a series of gates for easy rotation. There is a mains metered water supply to each field. Regular access to open moorland is through the yard although there is an alternative field access from the top field. 


STABLE BLOCK Adjacent to the driveway there is a concrete yard and purpose-built stable block containing three loose boxes and a separate tack room. Both power and water are provided.  

THE BARN 30' x 15' (9.14m x 4.57m) Large double doors and separate side entrance for easy access of machinery; power and light supply. The roof overhangs the sheltered north easterly side of the barn and provides a useful woodstore. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water (metered supplied to the fields, unmetered supplied to the cottage), private drainage via a septic tank, oil fired heating, solar panels. 

AGENT'S NOTE Good quality solar panels are fitted to the front and rear elevations of the cottage and contribute via a high feed-in tariff to the cost of electricity and the heating of domestic hot water. We understand from our clients that the panels generate an income of approximately £600 per annum. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedfod Square and proceed over Abbey Bridge, turning left at the roundabout onto the A386 heading towards Mary Tavy. Upon entering the village of Mary Tavy turn left just after the Post Office into Brentor Road. Continue along Brentor Road passing over the cattle grid on to Blackdown. Just before the next cattle grid, turn right to North Brentor. Follow this small country lane for approximately 200 metres before turning left down an unmade track. The gate to the property will then be found on the right hand side. 

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