4 bedroom manor house for saleChaddlehanger, Tavistock
Sold by Us £495,000
- Large Family Home
- Former Manor House
- Grade II Listed
- Sympathetically Restored
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Large Secluded Garden
- Superb Views
- Only Two Miles from Town
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. The historic city of Exeter with its airport and links to the motorway network is also within commuting distance.
DESCRIPTION Grade II Listed and of some historical significance, this former manor house dates from the Sixteenth Century and is probably older in parts. Sympathetically restored and maintained in recent years, the house now provides spacious and comfortable family living accommodation which has a warm and welcoming feel about it. Accommodation includes vestibule, dining hall, sitting room, drawing room, hall, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, lobby, boot room, galleried landing, four good sized bedrooms and family bathroom. The house is warmed by an oil fired central heating system via a recently replaced boiler.
The large formal garden, which totals approximately half an acre, is a particularly attractive feature, private and secluded, including a large sun terrace, separate courtyard garden and various outbuildings. Ample private parking is provided. In addition, to the rear of the garden, there is a gently sloping paddock totalling approximately three quarters of an acre.
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 Swept head timber entrance door beneath a dressed granite arch with dressed granite mullion window to bedroom above.
VESTIBULE 8' 2" x 6' 2" (2.49m x 1.88m) Half glazed swept head timber door beneath a second dressed granite arch with a coat of arms and date stone (1585) to:
DINING HALL 16' 1" x 10' 3" (4.9m x 3.12m) Double height ceiling with galleried landing above; mat well; two radiators; four wall light points. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 15' 4" x 16' 3" (4.67m x 4.95m) Plus bay window Woodburning stove in deep stone fireplace with granite upstands and timber mantel over a slate and stone hearth; log store to side; radiator; bay window to front.
DRAWING ROOM 13' 8" into bay x 11' 5" (4.17m x 3.48m) A versatile room. Picture rail; part-panelled walls; radiator; pine floorboards; bay window to side overlooking the garden.
HALL Turning stairs with oak hand rail and turned oak spindles to first floor; useful understairs storage cupboard (currently used as a dog kennel); radiator; terracotta tiled floor; half glazed stable door to outside and garden. Multi-paned door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 1" x 12' (4.6m x 3.66m) A family sized kitchen centred around the recently installed, fully programmable Aga which is recessed into a deep former fireplace with original cloam oven; surrounded by a modern range of wall and base units with cream Shaker style frontages complemented by solid wooden work surfaces over, incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over; tiled splashbacks; five ring gas hob; plumbing for dishwasher; ample space for dining table and chairs; fitted storage cupboard; beamed ceiling; spotlighting; practical tiled floor; window to side and courtyard garden; separate dressed granite mullion window with window seat to other side, overlooking the garden. Doorway to:
LOBBY Half glazed door to boot room. Door to:
CLOAKROOM High flush WC with wall mounted cistern; wash handbasin with stone tiled splashback; part-panelled walls; radiator; tiled floor; opaque window to side.
BOOT ROOM 8' 10" narrowing to 4' x 10' 6" (2.69m narrowing to 1.22m x 3.2m)
Cooler than the rest of the house so ideal for the storage of dry provisions with wall and base storage units, roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a Belfast sink; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for additional white goods including chest freezer and fridge; fitted storage shelving; skylight; slate flagged floor; half glazed door to outside and courtyard.
LANDING Window to side overlooking the garden; open access to galleried landing. Doors to:
BEDROOM TWO 12' 8" x 12' (3.86m x 3.66m) Radiator; window to side overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM THREE 9' x 8' 9" (2.74m x 2.67m) Large built-in storage cupboard also housing the hot water cylinder; radiator; window to side overlooking the garden.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with mains shower over and glass screen, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; attractive former fireplace; painted floorboards; chrome heated towel rail; window to side.
Steps up to:
GALLERIED LANDING Overlooking the dining hall; window to rear; doors to:
MASTER BEDROOM 16' 8" x 15' 8" (5.08m x 4.78m) Built-in shelved storage cupboard; attractive former fireplace with brick arch and slate hearth; exposed wooden floorboards; radiator; window to front with far-reaching rural views.
VESTIBULE Space for small study area or dressing room, as required. Open access to:
BEDROOM FOUR 7' 4" x 7' (2.24m x 2.13m) Radiator; granite mullioned window to front with far-reaching rural views.
OUTSIDE: Located in a rural position, not far from Tavistock, in a small hamlet offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion without feeling isolated. This handsome former manor house stands in its own private gardens which total approximately one third of an acre and are a particularly attractive feature of the property. The gardens include a gently sloping lawn with well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs. A level terrace provides an ideal outdoor seating and entertaining area, taking full advantage of the sunny southerly aspect. Within the garden there is a useful timber potting shed and a larger workshop/studio. The garden is enclosed by fencing and attractive mature stone walling. To the rear of the garden a gate leads to:
REAR COURTYARD A private paved courtyard and herb garden with useful outhouses including a boiler room and a further store for LPG gas bottles (serving the hob in the kitchen). Dovecot. An outside tap is provided.
PADDOCK Beyond the garden, accessed via a field gate, is the paddock (measuring approximately three quarters of an acre) which is laid to pasture, gently sloping and well draining and could be put to a number of uses, including keeping of livestock or perhaps one pony. There are a number of recently planted fruit trees of different varieties and cricket bat willows. There is a water supply. At present, by mutual agreement with a neighbour and for convenience, the paddock is not fenced off from the neighbouring property but could be so if required.
PARKING Vehicular access to the property is over a small shared cobbled forecourt which leads in turn to a private driveway which provides ample parking and turning facilities for several vehicles.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private spring water supply, private drainage, oil fired central heating via a recently replaced boiler, LPG bottled gas supply to hob in kitchen.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via Drake Road (between the Banks) and proceed out of town, heading towards Brentor. After approximately 1.8 miles reach Pitland Corner and bear left towards Chillaton. After a further 300 yards, turn left again signposted Chaddlehanger. Proceed for approximately 0.25 mile, staying on the higher road and ignoring the turning to Lower Chaddlehanger and any satellite navigation instructions before finding the driveway to the property on the right hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board.
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