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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Extensive range of traditional stone barns and outbuildings
  • Cobbled courtyard
  • Beautiful riverside gardens, orchard and copse
  • About 600 metres single bank fishing rights on River Tavy
  • 1.26 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming and well presented, Listed, 17th century farmhouse, with extensive barns and outbuildings, enclosed gardens, orchard and courtyard, in an idyllic setting above the banks of the River Tavy.

• Beautifully renovated, period, listed former farmhouse of great character and charm.
• Delightful rural, riverside location.
• Useful range of period barns and outbuildings with possible further potential.
• Lovely mature, well-stocked gardens around the house.
• Fishing rights on the River Tavy.

Peter Tavy is a small and quiet village on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, a couple of miles to the north of Tavistock. In the village there is a church, village hall and the popular Peter Tavy Inn, whilst the nearby ancient stannary town of Tavistock is a thriving market town providing a full selection of local amenities, including pannier and farmers’ market, independent shops, restaurants, galleries and supermarkets and a golf club on Whitchurch Down. In addition, there is a hospital, leisure centre, sports facilities, library, state primary and secondary
schools and private education with Mount Kelly College.
Dartmoor itself is one of Southern England’s last, great wildernesses and is renowned for its spectacular scenery with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and nearby landmarks also include Lydford Gorge and Brentor Church. On the doorstep there are many and varied opportunities for riding, walking, fishing and many other outdoor activities.
There is easy access, via the A386, south to Tavistock and north to the A30 dual carriageway at Okehampton, leading west into Cornwall, and east to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there is access onto the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo) and an
international airport. Also within easy reach to the south, via the A386, is the city of Plymouth where there is a station with mainline rail connections to London, via Exeter, and from where there are ferries to France and Spain.
Distances (approximate)
• Tavistock 2 miles • Plymouth 18 miles

The Property
• Charming, period farmhouse in a stunning riverside location
• Listed as being of architectural or historical interest, Grade II, and stated as being “early 17th century, with later 17th century rear wing and alterations circa 1800, mid to late 19th century and 20th century”
• Well-presented accommodation of considerable charm
• Level, well stocked, lawned, riverside gardens
• Copse and orchard areas
• Enclosed cobbled courtyard
• Extensive range of traditional stone barns and outbuildings
• About 600 metres of single bank fishing on the River Tavy
• Easy access to Dartmoor, Tavistock, A30 etc.

Ground Floor
From the front garden, the entrance door leads into a hall with limestone tiled floor and doors to the cloakroom, with wash basin set into slate surround with fitted cupboards below and WC, and the sitting room, also with limestone tiled floor, inglenook fireplace with granite jambs and doors to the study, again with
limestone tiled floor, fitted wooden bookcases, bureau and cupboards, part panelled walls and a door into the rear porch, with door to the rear courtyard.
Also from the sitting room, a door leads into the dining room, again with limestone tiled floor, stone fireplace with massive granite lintel, built in cupboard and a door into the kitchen/breakfast room, with limestone tiled floor, range of fitted base and wall cupboards with granite worktops, dishwasher, fridge, oven, four ring hob, sink and also a fitted dresser. A door leads into the utility room with fitted base and wall cupboards with wooden worktops and sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, walk in larder and back door to the courtyard.
First Floor
From the sitting room the staircase, with carved spindles, newel posts and hand rail, rises to the landing with walk in linen cupboard and doors to 4 good sized bedrooms, 3 of which have fitted wardrobe cupboards, and 2 bathrooms, each having baths with shower fitments, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The Outbuildings
Adjoining the rear of the house is a single storey stone outbuilding containing the central heating system and further stores, now requiring repair. The entrance driveway leads past the house and gardens to a parking area and then around to a large stone barn with pitched slate roof and further adjoining stone barn, also with pitched slate roof. On the opposite side of the driveway is a further stone garage building.
The Gardens and Grounds
To the front of the house, on the south side, are delightful, level, lawned gardens. Doors from the house open to a paved terrace and the lawn is fringed by well stocked plant and shrub borders and overlooked by mature trees. Alongside one side of the garden is a high stone wall and along the other is a copse area, below which is the bank of the stunningly beautiful River Tavy. Beyond the gardens is a further area of copse, bordered by the river. To the rear of the house is a delightful, enclosed cobbled courtyard and, behind the house, is an orchard area adjoining a steep bank down to the River Tavy.

Property Information
Services: Mains water and electricity, oil fired heating (underfloor heating in ground floor). Private drainage.
Local Authorities: Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX1 3QQ. Tel 01392 382 000.
Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Hay Tor Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ, Tel 01626 832 093.
Fishing: The property enjoys the benefit of approximately 600 metres of single bank fishing on the River Tavy, where brown trout and the occasional sea trout can be caught.
Rights of Way: There is a right of access along the entrance drive and through the parking area, in favour of the owner of the neighbouring fields. There is also a public footpath along the drive to the fields.
Contents, fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale. All others such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate
Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Exeter office: 01392 214 222.

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01 November 2016

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