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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Milton Abbot

Sold by Us £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Detached Cottage
  • Large Level Plot of Approximately 1/4 acre
  • Wealth of Period and Interesting Features
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms with Open Fireplaces
  • Far Reaching Countryside Views
  • Well Kept Gardens Surrounding the Cottage
  • Range of Outbuildings
  • Peaceful Tucked Away Position Close in Heart of Village
  • Easy Access to Village Amenities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Set on a large plot of approximately a quarter of an acre and located in a quiet tucked away position with a beautiful garden enjoying stunning far reaching countryside views in the heart of the desirable Devon village of Milton Abbot, equidistant from the market town of Tavistock and Launceston and within easy reach of the village amenities including the Public House, sought after Primary School and the village hall.

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.

Launceston is the ancient capital of Cornwall and boasts a number of historical buildings including the Norman castle and Victorian Guildhall and Town Hall. There is a wide variety of shopping available both in the town centre and the out of town retail park (both independently and nationally owned) together with a range of service businesses, medical facilities and schooling at both primary and secondary levels (private and state sector). The town has a good sports centre, many clubs and societies catering for a wide variety of interests and two 18 hole golf courses within 3 miles.

DESCRIPTION A delightful 3 bedroom detached character cottage originally dating back to the late 18th Century retaining a wealth of period and interesting features enjoying far reaching views over the neighbouring countryside set on a good sized level plot of approximately 1/4 of an acre in the heart of the desirable Devon village of Milton Abbot within easy reach of the village amenities including the Public House and sought after Primary School. The cottage offers huge potential for updating and extending (subject to planning) and viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this special home. 

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: 


Solid wooden front door with storm porch leads into:- 

ENTRANCE HALL Exposed slate flooring; multi paned wooden door into sitting room; doorway into kitchen and solid wooden door leads into:- 

CLOAKROOM Fitted with a low level w.c.; corner wall hung wash hand basin with tiled splash backs; window to side; shelving. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 10" x 12' 0" (4.52m x 3.66m) Dual aspect with feature stone open fireplace with wooden lintel and cloam oven; television point; built in book shelving; 2 wall light points; exposed stone walling; bay window to front overlooking garden with window seat; additional window to side; double radiator. 

KITCHEN 9' 10" x 6' 0" (3m x 1.83m) Fitted with matching pine fronted wall and base cabinets with concealed lighting and matching roll top work surface with tiled splash backs; inset stainless steel single sink unit with mixer tap and drainer; space for cooker; exposed slate flooring; multi paned window to side overlooking garden with far reaching countryside views; shelving; additional window to side; recessed spot lighting; double radiator; opening leads into:- 

DINING ROOM 19' 8" x 9' 0" (5.99m x 2.74m) Feature open fireplace with wooden lintel and tiled hearth housing a cast iron multi fuel burning stove which also serves the central heating and hot water system; exposed beams; staircase rises to first floor; built in book shelving; multi paned window to rear enjoys a wonderful outlook over the garden, with window seat; additional window to rear overlooking garden; solid wooden door to side leads into:- 

UTILITY ROOM 9' 0" x 8' 10" (2.74m x 2.69m) Fitted with wall and base cabinets with contrasting roll top work surfaces; inset Butler sink; space and plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for upright fridge/freezer; exposed slate flooring; exposed beams; window to side overlooking garden with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside; shelving; multi paned wooden door leads into:- 

SIDE PORCH With coat hooks; shelving; exposed slate floor; multi paned wooden door to side providing access to garden areas. 


LANDING Exposed beams; access to loft space; built in cloaks cupboard with hanging and storage; built in airing cupboard housing a lagged water tank with immersion heater and shelving. 

BEDROOM ONE 11' 9" x 8' 9" (3.58m x 2.67m) Built in double wardrobe; 2 wall light points; window to front with window seat overlooking garden with pleasant outlook; radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 5" x 9' 0" (3.48m x 2.74m) Built in double wardrobe; wall light point; window to front with window seat overlooking garden; radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM 10' 0" x 5' 11" (3.05m x 1.8m) Fitted with a corner shower cubicle; (space for bath if required); low level w.c.; pedestal wash hand basin; shelving; obscure window to side; radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 2" x 9' 3" (3.1m x 2.82m) Exposed beams; access to loft space; 2 multi paned windows to rear overlooking garden with far reaching countryside views; radiator.

Please note this area is currently open plan to the landing with a curtain divide and would require a stud wall to separate from landing to create a formal bedroom. 

OUTSIDE The cottage sits on a level plot of approximately a quarter of an acre and its delightful gardens, which are not overlooked, enjoy the fabulous countryside views. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and complement the cottage enormously.

To the front there is a driveway providing off road parking for 3 vehicles (this area could easily be increased to provide more if required). Alongside the driveway is a wooden pedestrian 5 bar gate opening to provide access to a gravelled footpath which leads to the front door. To the front is a well designed Japanese-style garden enclosed by natural stone walls bordered by well stocked mature flower beds, with a colourful array of plants, shrubs and trees.

Running through the centre of the garden is a water feature with a wooden decked area to one side and a wooden pergola to the other side with various areas to sit and enjoy the garden and surrounding countryside.

The good sized level rear garden enjoys a wonderful sunny aspect and westerly views over the surrounding countryside. The garden is enclosed by natural stone walling to one side and hedging to the other side and rear boundary. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with several well stocked mature flower beds. To the rear of the garden is an area used for growing fruit and vegetables with a greenhouse measuring 8' x 6'. The garden also benefits from a wooden summerhouse (8' x 6') which provides a lovely spot from which to enjoy the garden, sun and views. There are garden areas to both side of the cottage, with the side having a paved patio area and access to the various outbuildings. 

DETACHED STONE OUTBUILDING 14' 8" x 6' 6" (4.47m x 1.98m) Split into two and formerly a cobblers workshop; with work bench, shelving and storage; wooden access door to front and side door to solid fuel store. 

DETACHED WOODEN WORKSHOP 14' 0" x 8' 1" (4.27m x 2.46m) With power; workbench; storage; shelving; 3 windows to side; glazed stable style wooden door to rear. 

ADDITIONAL SMALL STONE OUTBUILDING 4' 7" x 2' 8" (1.4m x 0.81m) Used for storage. 

GARDEN STORE 7' 9" x 6' 2" (2.36m x 1.88m) Shelving; windows to both side aspects; used for storing garden equipment. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' E ' for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council).  

SERVICES Mains electricity; mains drainage; private water supply; solid fuel central heating. 

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on O1822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock via the B3362 heading towards Lamerton and Launceston. Pass through the village of Lamerton and continue on this road to Milton Abbot. Upon entering the village immediately after passing the church turn left into The Parade. Proceed down the hill where the property will be found at the end on the right hand side as indicated by our 'For Sale' sign. 

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29 February 2016

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