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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Sydenham Wood

Withdrawn from Market £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Detached Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms - Master Ensuite
  • Spacious & Flexible Accommodation
  • 21ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Sitting Room, Garden/Morning Room, Snug
  • Summer House
  • Grounds of Approximately 4.5 Acres
  • Superb Countryside Views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION The property is set in a delightful rural but not isolated location within Sydenham Woods, close to the popular West Devon village of Chillaton, with easy access to the A30 dual carriage way and within the triangle of towns comprising Tavistock, Okehampton and Launceston. The cottage stands in an elevated position enjoying superb views over the surrounding countryside and is surrounded by its own grounds and gardens which total approximately four and half acres, including a belt of mixed leaf woodland and formal gardens.  

Chillaton is an attractive village with its own local inn. It is situated in good riding and fishing country on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Tavistock is 7 miles away where there are ample shopping, educational and sporting facilities. 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 about 22 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 Formerly part of the Sydenham estate, this attractive detached country cottage is nestled in a delightful rural setting close to the wild beauty of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property has been sympathetically extended and reconfigured by the current owners over a number of years and now provides spacious and flexible accommodation which combines modern comforts such as gas fired central heating and under floor heating in the kitchen/ breakfast room, with characterful features such as exposed ceiling and wall timbers, wooden floorboards, tiled floor and a lovely open fireplace in the sitting room. Whilst the property maintains the feel of a country cottage the accommodation is light and airy and is complemented by the sympathetic extension which complies with building regulations and has full planning approval.

The property has four separate entrances including an entrance porch to the front, a side porch into the kitchen, stable door into the utility room and double patio doors into the garden/morning room. The accommodation comprises a front entrance hall, rear entrance hall, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, sitting room, bathroom, studio, garden/morning room and snug on the ground floor whilst on the first floor there is a master bedroom with ensuite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the property abuts a quiet country lane beyond which there is a large area of formal garden which incorporates a stone outbuilding providing opportunities for development if so required, whilst the main body of grounds lie to either side and behind the cottage mostly comprising mixed woodland enclosed by hedge and fence boundaries. On either side of the cottage paths lead to a series of decked areas which in turn give access to a recently erected wooden Summer House which takes full advantage of the delightful rural views over the Lyd Valley. The woodland provides a haven for wildlife and birdlife and some lovely walks can be enjoyed all around the property. 

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: 

From the country lane, wooden gates open onto a parking area which leads both to the side porch with access to the kitchen and to a path which leads around to the front entrance porch.  

ENTRANCE PORCH Lead pane door with lead pane windows on either side; tiled floor; wooden beams and wooden glazed door into the: 

ENTRANCE HALL Continuation tiled floor; staircase to first floor landing with under stair cupboard; beamed ceiling; stone steps leading to the rear hall; meter cupboard; glazed wooden doors into the sitting room and also to the: 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' x 14' 1" (6.4m x 4.29m) Glazed door giving access to the side porch; double glazed window to front and side aspects; feature glazed window overlooking the entrance hall; tiled floor incorporating underfloor heating; fitted with a range of wall and base units with 'earth stone' granite effect work surfaces; circular stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over; integral dishwasher and integral fridge; tiled recess incorporating a five ring gas fired Rangemaster with electric hot plate and two ovens; inset ceiling lights; feature beam. Glazed door into: 

UTILITY ROOM 10' 5" x 5' 2" (3.18m x 1.57m) Glazed stable door to side aspect; continuation tiled floor; fitted with a range of limed oak wall and base units incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap over; space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier; space for a tall fridge freezer; radiator. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 1" x 13' 0" (4.29m x 3.96m) Lead paned window to front aspect enjoying a delightful view; feature brick and stone fireplace incorporating a cast iron wood burning stove on a brick hearth; doors on one side leading to the snug; beamed ceiling and uprights; exposed oak floor boards; feature lead paned window overlooking the entrance hall; radiator. 

From the entrance hall steps lead up to the: 

REAR HALL Window to the rear aspect; tiled floor; Velux roof light; storage cupboard; glazed door into the studio and door into the: 

BATHROOM 8' 2" x 8' 1" (2.49m x 2.46m) Velux roof light; suite comprising low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin; bath with mixer tap and shower attachment; separate mains shower with bi-folding glazed door; tiled floor; beamed ceiling; radiator. 

STUDIO 12' 7" x 7' 8" (3.84m x 2.34m) Formerly the kitchen of the old cottage this has two Velux roof lights providing a light and airy aspect; tiled floor; alcove enclosing a wall hung Worcester Bosch gas fired boilerwater; steps leading down to the: 

GARDEN/ MORNING ROOM 10' 8" x 9' 3" (3.25m x 2.82m) Double glazed doors leading out onto the gravelled patio area; vaulted 'A' framed ceiling with wooden timbers; tiled floor; radiator; open access into the: 

SNUG 9' 4" x 6' 1" (2.84m x 1.85m) Lead glazed window to front aspect and double glazed window to the side, this is also accessed through doors from the sitting room; vaulted beamed ceiling; tiled floor; radiator. 


LANDING Accessed from the staircase in the entrance hall, there are dividing steps to either side with glazed windows to the rear; a Velux roof light; loft access; airing cupboard enclosing the hot water cylinder; radiator; linen cupboard; wooden floor on one side. 

BEDROOM ONE 12' 10" x 11' 4" (3.91m x 3.45m) A delightful double aspect room with glazed windows to front and side taking full advantage of the views over the Lyd Valley. Fitted with a range of built in wardrobes and cupboards incorporating a recess for the bed; loft access; exposed wooden floor boards; door into the: 

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Comprising low level WC; bidet; pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback; corner shower cubicle with sliding glazed door incorporating an electric Mira Sport Shower; tiled floor; extractor fan; chrome ladder style radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Suite comprising low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over; fully tiled shower cubicle incorporating an electric Mira Sport shower and glazed door; chrome ladder style radiator; extractor fan. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 4" x 7' 1" (3.15m x 2.16m) Double aspect; exposed wooden floor boards; radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 13' 6" x 9' 2" (4.11m x 2.79m) A double aspect room with window seat to the front enjoying delightful views over the Lyd Valley; exposed wooden floor boards; built in wardrobes with a recess on either side; exposed ceiling timbers; radiator. 

BEDROOM FOUR 10' 1" x 7' 2" (3.07m x 2.18m) Glazed window to the front enjoying delightful views over the Lyd Valley; radiator. 

OUTSIDE The quiet country lane opens to a set of wooden gates, giving access to a gravelled driveway with parking for two vehicles as well as a further parking space in front of the gates.

Paths leading from the driveway give access to both the front and rear of the property, which is enclosed by a mixture of hedge and fence boundaries incorporating a delightful gravelled area accessed from the morning/garden room.

The house stands in extensive grounds and gardens which extend to approximately four and a half acres and include a significant area of woodland either side and behind the cottage. The current owner has erected an intricate series of paths and decking areas behind the cottage with steps which lead up to: 

SUMMER HOUSE 11' 10" x 8' 0" (3.61m x 2.44m) Of wooden construction, with glazed doors and windows to the side and rear and ceiling height glazed windows to front taking full advantage of the stunning views over the Lyd Valley and enjoying the quiet situation. 

Across the country lane from the property there is a wooden pedestrian gate which gives access to a further area of garden which is enclosed by hedge and fence boundaries and abuts a neighbouring property as well as open fields beyond.

Sitting centrally in these gardens there is a stone outhouse which would now benefit from restoration and would provide a useful outbuilding. 

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and private drainage via septic tank, LPG central heating. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on O1822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square proceed North bound out of the Town Centre via Drake Road (between the banks) and continue up the hill passing Hurdwick Golf Club on the right hand side and a mile further along bear left signposted for Chillaton. Continue along this road until reaching the village of Chillaton. From Chillaton, continue out of the village for approximately one mile, turning left signposted Sydenham and Portgate. Continue for 0.6 miles and the entrance for the property will be found on the right hand side. 

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