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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Whitchurch, Tavistock

Sold STC £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country Home
  • Attached
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • Restored
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Super Views
  • Whitchurch Village
  • Walk to Moor

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Conveniently located at the heart of Whitchurch village and within easy walking distance of the post office, Whitchurch Inn and Whitchurch Down, and also well within the catchment area for the highly regarded Whitchurch Community Primary School.

Whitchurch is a small attractive village situated approximately 1.5 miles from the thriving market town of Tavistock which adjoins 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.

DESCRIPTION Of some historical note, this comfortable family home was formerly part of a farrier's workshop and a century ago was at the heart of village life. Parts of the original building remain but later alterations and extensions now provide spacious and comfortable accommodation arranged over two floors with the principal rooms enjoying super views over the garden to open countryside beyond. The accommodation has been much improved by the current owners and is tastefully decorated and furnished throughout.

The beautifully landscaped garden has a sunny aspect and is south facing with countryside views. There is a large workshop and private off-road parking for at least three vehicles. 

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 Solid timber entrance door beneath a deep storm canopy with a courtesy light to side. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 4" x 13' 10" (4.37m x 4.22m) A warm and welcoming room with a woodburning stove set deep within a stone fireplace with slate hearth and timber mantel; beamed ceiling; two radiators; oak flooring; dual aspect windows to front and side. Internal glazed door to: 

RECEPTION HALL Split level with stairs off to first floor; built-in cloaks cupboard; separate built-in airing cupboard; radiator; alcove with bench; multi-paned glazed door to outside and garden. Doors to: 

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 13' 7" x 7' 5" (4.14m x 2.26m) A versatile room currently used as a home office but large enough for use as an additional bedroom. Built-in storage cupboard/wardrobe; painted beams to ceiling; radiator; oak flooring; window to front. 

GARDEN ROOM 12' 8" x 8' (3.86m x 2.44m) Open fireplace (presently not in use but with chimney intact) of granite and stone with a slate hearth; radiator; oak flooring; dual aspect windows to side and rear; French doors to outside and garden.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' x 12' (4.57m x 3.66m) Undoubtedly the heart of this home is this large family sized farmhouse-style kitchen complete with gas fired Rayburn used just for cooking and background heating, set in a brick surround with timber mantel and tiled splashback; a range of solid wooden kitchen units have painted frontages and oiled iroko hardwood worksurfaces over, incorporating a twin bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over, integral dishwasher; cupboard concealing the gas central heating boiler; beamed ceiling; ample space for family-sized dining table and chairs; spotlighting; oak flooring; dual aspect windows to side and rear; half glazed timber door to: 

UTILITY ROOM 9' 4" x 7' 3" (2.84m x 2.21m) Fitted with a range of wall and base units with cream frontages and square edged worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel butler's sink with mixer tap over; tiled splashback; electric single oven; five ring gas hob; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; space for American-style fridge and freezer; access to roof space; radiator; practical tiled flooring; dual aspect windows to side and rear. Multi-paned glazed door to outside and garden.  

PANTRY Providing cool storage for food and provisions and fitted with storage shelving; space for additional white goods; wash handbasin; Velux skylight.  

BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with mains rainhead shower over with separate handset, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; towel rail; opaque window to side. 


LANDING A split level landing with fitted storage cupboard; bench seat overlooking the stairwell; window overlooking the garden; radiator. Doors to: 


VESTIBULE With 'his & hers' wardrobing. 

BEDROOM 15' 1" x 13' 1" (4.6m x 3.99m) Vaulted ceiling with painted purlins; radiator; dual aspect windows to side and rear overlooking the garden with views to open countryside; additional Velux window; door to: 

ENSUITE White suite comprising close coupled WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains rainhead shower and separate handset; chrome heated towel rail; spotlighting; extractor fan; tiled floor; window to side.  

BEDROOM TWO 15' 3" x 14' 1" (4.65m x 4.29m) A large room with exposed A-frame; radiator; two windows with window seats to front. 

BEDROOM THREE 11' 1" x 7' 8" (3.38m x 2.34m) Radiator; access to roof space; window to front. 

OUTSIDE: A gravelled driveway provides off-road parking sufficient for at least three vehicles. Adjacent to the house is a lean-to log store and from here a path leads to the front door. More convenient pedestrian access is provided via an attractive lychgate leading to the beautifully landscaped garden which lies to the side and rear of the house and includes close cut shaped lawns edged with well-stocked flowering beds and borders, plants, ornamental trees and shrubs. Within the garden are several seating areas designed to make the most of the sunny, southerly aspect with a large paved patio perfect for outdoor eating and entertaining, a separate raised seating area with views over open countryside and a further seating area to catch the evening sun. A new addition to the garden is: 

WORKSHOP 16' x 7' 8" (4.88m x 2.34m) Internally A substantial timber-built workshop; large, lockable double doors and windows to front and side. 

The garden is fully enclosed by mature hedging and post and rail fencing, and is safe for pets and children. 

SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge, turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and after passing Whitchurch Post Office on the right hand side, continue straight ahead, down the hill where the property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side. 

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15 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Gunnislake (4.1 mi)
  • Calstock (4.2 mi)
  • Bere Alston (4.4 mi)
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Mansbridge Balment, Tavistock

Bedford Court, 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AY

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Nearest stations

  • Gunnislake (4.1 mi)
  • Calstock (4.2 mi)
  • Bere Alston (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Mansbridge Balment, Tavistock

Bedford Court, 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AY

01822 454021 Local call rate

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