4 bedroom property for saleGrendon, Tavistock
- Detached Bungalow
- Superb Rural Setting
- Four Bedrooms
- Stunning Views
- Large Garden
- Garage and Store
- No Chain
SITUATION Located in a beautiful setting, rural but not isolated, with superb far-ranging views in all directions but particularly towards Dartmoor. The small hamlet of Grendon is accessed via the back roads between Tavistock and the village of Mary Tavy and offers all the pleasures of a quiet country life whilst remaining within easy reach of a wide range of amenities and some excellent local shopping. These include the friendly well stocked local village shop and post office at Mary Tavy. There are many great pubs nearby, in addition to the local in Mary Tavy, a short drive away, there are the well reknowned Peter Tavy Inn, the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford and Blacksmiths Arms at Lamerton.
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. Branches of most of the main supermarkets are on the outskirts in the Plymouth direction. 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.
DESCRIPTION Longford is a large detached bungalow, extensively altered and improved to provide recently built spacious open plan contemporary style living accommodation plus four good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite) plus utility room and WC.
The accommodation has views over the garden from the living room and views to Dartmoor from the kitchen. The extension and hall have underfloor heating as well as an Aga in the kitchen and woodburner in the living room. Many of the bedrooms also take advantage of the views over the garden with glimpses through the trees towards the open countryside beyond. The property has clearly been well maintained with double glazing in either hardwood or good quality PVCu frames and oil fired central heating. The kitchen is in good order and the bathrooms have been updated, but some rooms would benefit from redecoration.
The bungalow stands centrally in a large plot of approximately half an acre with superb views in all directions. There is driveway parking and a detached garage and log store.
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 Framed, ledged and braced timber entrance door with full length glazed side panel beneath a deep storm canopy.
ENTRANCE HALL Mat well; spotlighting; maple engineered wood flooring; underfloor heating. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 22' 1" x 14' 7" (6.73m x 4.44m) A large light room, open plan to the kitchen with a woodburning stove over a slatehearth; maple engineered wood flooring; dual aspect windows to front and side; sliding patio door with full length side windows to outside and garden. Open plan access to:
KITCHEN 14' 7" x 8' 6" (4.44m x 2.59m) Modern base units with a light wood finish complemented by solid maple wood worktop, incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and glass splashback; oil fired Aga for cooking and space heating; two door tall foodstore or space for tall fridge freezer; space for fridge; recess for microwave; built-in dishwasher; fitted shelves; spotlighting; maple engineered wood flooring; window to rear with views to Dartmoor. Door to:
LOBBY Half glazed timber door with three quarter door to outside and garden. Open access to:
UTILITY ROOM 10' 6" narrowing to 4' 8" x 10' 1" (3.2m narrowing to 1.42m x 3.07m)
Large work surface beneath which there plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a floorstanding Worcester Heatslave 20/25 boiler; Belfast sink; space for additional white goods such as a chest freezer; built-in shelved larder cupboard; spotlighting; window to rear. Door to:
CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; pedestal wash handbasin.
HALL A long central hallway with built-in storage, including an airing cupboard shelved for linen storage; a separate shelved housekeeper's cupboard; access to loft space; two radiators. Doors to:
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 5" x 11' 10" (5.61m x 3.61m) Radiator; two windows to rear with superb views to Dartmoor; further window to side allowing borrowed light to pass from the conservatory. Door to:
ENSUITE Refitted with a white suite comprising large double width (120cm) shower, close coupled WC with concealed cistern; bidet; wash handbasin; heated towel rail; solid maple counter top; large mirror; spotlighting.
BEDROOM TWO 14' 8" x 11' 2" (4.47m x 3.4m) Currently used as a home office/artists studio. Fitted shelving; two radiators; bay window overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM THREE 12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m) Fitted wardrobe with curtained front; vanity wash handbasin with cupboard under; radiator; window to front and garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 9' 10" x 8' 1" (3m x 2.46m) Radiator; window to front and garden.
FAMILY BATHROOM Refitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over, low flush WC with concealed cistern, wash handbasin, vanity top with shelved storage unit below; heated towel rail; spotlighting; window to front.
SUN ROOM Located off the back hall. Full length PVCu window overlooking the garden; wall mounted Dimplex heater for year round use; open fanlights; door to outside.
OUTSIDE: Approached from the quiet country lane via a five bar gate which leads in turn to a driveway with parking and turning for several vehicles. The bungalow sits in its own level gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with mature plants, trees and shrubs providing an array of seasonal colour. On the western boundary there is a previously productive 'secret' kitchen garden with soft fruit bushes. Within the garden there is also a wildlife pond, a lean-to greenhouse and a detached single garage with power and light, to the rear of which there is a separate woodstore. Longford is bordered by trees which adds to its feeling of seclusion. They have been allowed to grow high but some could be removed, thinned or managed to reveal more of the superb panoramic views which extend across the surrounding countryside towards the Tavy Valley and the tors of Dartmoor.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, oil fired heating, private drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' 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 and the A386. Continue out of the town heading towards Mary Tavy. Pass the Trout & Tipple Public House on the left hand side and after 0.25 mile take the next left towards Cherrybrook. Continue up the hill and under the railway bridge. Ignore the first two right hand turns before taking the third right hand turning, signposted to Mary Tavy. Continue along this quiet country lane for a short distance where the gate and entrance to the drive will be found on the right hand side.
AGENT'S NOTE Planning permission has recently been granted by Dartmoor National Park for a detached garage with parking/turning area under planning reference 0049/16.
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