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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mary Tavy

Sold by Us £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Detached Home
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Formal Garden
  • 1.25 Acres
  • 25ft Barn/Outbuilding
  • Popular Village at Foot of Dartmoor
  • South Facing
  • Original Features
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Standing in a very private and secluded south facing plot of approximately 1.25 acres, close to the heart of the popular moorland village of Mary Tavy on the western fringes of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

Mary Tavy is a small village which has its own primary school, post office, church and an inn. Plymouth is about 19 miles distant with fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.  

Tavistock, which is approximately 4 miles distant, 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 fine Georgian former mine captain's house of some historical significance, now affording spacious and comfortable family sized living accommodation arranged over two floors. Although much altered and improved over the years, the house retains a wealth of original charm and period character. Many character period features remain, including ornate plasterwork, joinery, working cord sash windows and original fireplaces. The formal reception rooms and principal bedrooms take full advantage of the sunny southerly aspect and views over the garden. 

The property stands in its own extensive grounds and gardens of approximately 1.25 acres which afford a high degree of privacy and seclusion. A long private drive leads to a parking area, ample for several vehicles, next to a detached stone barn providing useful dry storage. 

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: 

CONSERVATORY 17' 9" x 5' 9" (5.41m x 1.75m) A south facing lean-to conservatory of timber framed construction taking full advantage of the views over the garden. French doors to dining room; glazed entrance door with fanlight above to: 

ENTRANCE HALL Plaster cornice; corbelled arch; dado rail; turning stairs to first floor; useful understairs storage cupboard; two radiators; doors to: 

SITTING ROOM 11' 10" x 11' 9" (3.61m x 3.58m) Ornate cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled inserts in a slate surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; window to front overlooking the garden. 

DINING ROOM 15' 10" x 12' 9" (4.83m x 3.89m) Woodburning stove in stone fireplace recess with ornate slate surround and slate hearth; original fitted cupboards and display shelves to either side of chimney breast; plaster cornice; picture rail; two wall light points; radiator; multi-paned French doors to the conservatory and the garden beyond.  

VESTIBULE Door with glazed fanlight above to: 

DRAWING ROOM 14' 2" narrowing to 10' 9" x 12' 10" (4.32m narrowing to 3.28m x 3.91m)
Ornate cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts in a painted wooden surround; picture rail; fitted shelved glass-fronted storage/display cabinet; radiator; cord sash window to side. 

BOOT ROOM 10' 5" x 7' 5" (3.18m x 2.26m) Useful boot and shoe storage; ample space for coat hanging; radiator; opaque window to rear; door to outside. Internal door to: 

CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin; opaque window to rear. 

KITCHEN 13' 8" x 10' 6" (4.17m x 3.2m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; two-door foodstore; built-in fridge; plumbing for automatic washing machine; former fireplace recess now housing a Stoves 110cm range cooker with two ovens, warming and pan drawers, six gas burners and wok burner; original built-in shelved housekeeper's cupboards; space for table and chairs; picture rail; radiator; slate flagged floor; cord sash window to rear. Door to: 

UTILITY ROOM 17' 10" x 8' 4" (5.44m x 2.54m) overall A large storeroom with whitewashed walls and a large former fireplace, now used for the cold storage of provisions; space for additional white goods including freezer and tumble dryer; the oil fired Worcester Heatslave 20/25 floorstanding boiler is sited here; dual aspect windows to side and rear; doors to both front and rear gardens. 


HALF LANDING Cord sash window above the half landing allows natural light into the stairwell. Door to: 

BATHROOM Panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and shower handset; separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over; pedestal wash handbasin; low flush WC; chrome heated towel rail; radiator; opaque window to side; window to rear.  

LANDING Picture rail; dado rail; radiator; doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 13' x 11' 5" (3.96m x 3.48m) Cast iron fire in painted surround; fitted wardrobe to side of chimney breast; radiator; cord sash window to front. 

BEDROOM TWO 13' x 10' 10" (3.96m x 3.3m) (Plus door recess)
Picture rail; radiator; dual aspect cord sash windows to side and rear. 

BEDROOM THREE 13' x 10' 9" (3.96m x 3.28m) Ornate cast iron fire in painted surround; fitted wardrobe to side of chimney breast; picture rail; two radiators; cord sash window to front. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' x 10' 9" (3.96m x 3.28m) Ornate cast iron fire with dog grate in painted surround; fitted wardrobes to side of chimney breast; picture rail; two radiators; cord sash window to rear. 

BEDROOM FIVE 8' 10" x 8' 4" (2.69m x 2.54m) Picture rail; radiator; cord sash window to front. 

OUTSIDE: The property is approached via a private driveway which leads to the rear of the house and the parking area, sufficient for numerous cars, beyond which is the: 

BARN 25' x 16' narrowing to 12' 2" (7.62m x 4.88m narrowing to 3.71m)
A useful outbuilding with garage double door which could be put to a variety of uses but currently provides dry, secure storage. Practical concrete floor; hayloft; power and light supply.

At one end of the barn there is a LOG STORE, whilst to the other there is a LEAN-TO STORE. 

GARDEN Pedestrian side access leads to the front of the house and the large formal garden which is a particularly attractive feature of the property. Sunny and south facing, the garden is shielded from the roadside by well established plants, trees and shrubs which provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The garden is gently sloping and predominantly laid to lawn and includes a paved sun terrace ideally positioned to take full advantage of the sunny aspect.

In all, the grounds and gardens total approximately 1.25 acres. 

AGENT'S NOTE In the south west corner of the garden there is a pedestrian gate leading to the adjoining bridleway and a metal five bar gate. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil fired central heating. LPG gas bottles for the range cooker in the kitchen. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge and turn left at the roundabout on to the A386 heading towards Mary Tavy. Upon reaching the village, pass the post office on the left hand side and then, upon reaching the Royal Standard Public House, continue for another approximately 100 yards where the driveway to the entrance will be found on the left hand side. 

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09 February 2017

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