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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Whitchurch, Tavistock

Guide Price £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Cottage
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Church Hill
  • Rare Opportunity
  • Two Barns
  • Potential Development
  • Ample Parking
  • Formal Gardens
  • Close to Whitchurch Down
  • Near to Pub

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Occupying a prominent plot on Church Hill, within easy and convenient walking distance of The Whitchurch Inn, the post office and general store and Whitchurch Down. In addition, the property is in the catchment area for the well regarded Whitchurch Community Primary School.

Tavistock is approximately 1.5 miles away, 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.
 

DESCRIPTION For sale for the first time in over sixty years, Alma Cottage represents a rare opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining, truly unmolested houses on Church Hill in Whitchurch.

A handsome house of some historical note, dating in parts from the Sixteenth Century and much altered thereafter, the accommodation is charming and full of period character, whilst the house occupies a generous plot including well tended formal gardens, private driveway and parking, single detached garage and two large stone barns: The Tythe Barn and The Shippen, which, in our opinion, may be suitable for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. 

PORCH DOOR Half glazed timber entrance door with stained and etched glass panes. 

ENTRANCE PORCH Providing shelter from the elements with granite step; deep mat well; windows to side elevations. 

ENTRANCE DOOR Solid timber entrance door with brass furniture. 

SITTING ROOM 15' 1" x 12' (4.6m x 3.66m) Open fire in stone fireplace over a raised stone hearth; beamed ceiling; timber framed wall with exposed stone infill; ornate and highly polished tessellated tiled floor in excellent condition (probably the original hall floor); quarry tiled floor; French doors to front garden. Half glazed timber door with stained and etched glass panes to hall. Door to: 

DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 11' 7" (3.68m x 3.53m) Open fire in stone fireplace over a raised stone hearth; fitted cupboard and display shelving to side of chimney breast; plaster ceiling rose; picture rail; French doors with working shutters to outside and garden. 

HALL Carpeted turning stairs to first floor; doors to: 

SNUG 10' 4" x 8' (3.15m x 2.44m) A cosy room which could suit a variety of uses, warmed by multifuel stove (also serving the domestic hot water system) set deep in its fireplace beneath a timber mantel; fitted desk and storage cupboards; beamed ceiling; tiled floor; window to rear. 

BREAKFAST ROOM 8' 3" x 8' (2.51m x 2.44m) (Plus door recess)
Useful understairs storage cupboard; beamed ceiling; window to rear. Half glazed timber door to: 

KITCHEN 13' 3" x 7' (4.04m x 2.13m) Fitted base storage units with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel double drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; electric cooker point with extractor canopy over; space for fridge; space for freezer; wall mounted electric bar heater; two windows to side. Door to pantry. French doors to: 

GARDEN ROOM 10' 10" x 5' 10" (3.3m x 1.78m) Of good quality PVCu construction on a solid masonry base with opening windows; quarry tiled floor; door to outside and garden. 

FIRST FLOOR:  

LANDING A window over the half landing allows natural light into the stairwell. Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 14' x 12' 1" (4.27m x 3.68m) Window to front.  

BEDROOM TWO 12' x 11' 8" (3.66m x 3.56m) Radiator; window to front. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 9" x 9' 7" (3.28m x 2.92m) Fitted storage cupboards; window to rear. 

BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and shower handset, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; heated towel rails; built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted linen shelving and a separate storage cupboard above; two wall mounted electric bar heaters; access to roof space; window to rear. 

OUTSIDE: Vehicular access is via a secure five barred gate leading to a gravelled driveway, parking and turning area. Pedestrian access is via a separate wrought iron gate in the hedge, leading to the entrance porch and the ornamental rose garden, which is neatly arranged in well tended beds providing an array of seasonal colour, well-known and much admired by the local residents of Whitchurch. At the side of the cottage, next to the garden room, are further flowerbeds, well stocked with more roses and other plants and shrubs. There is an outside tap here and a pedestrian gate providing side access to the: 

REAR COURTYARD At the rear of the house is a gravelled drive and hardstanding, accessed via secure timber gates and leading to the: 

DETACHED GARAGE 16' x 8' (4.88m x 2.44m) Of concrete sectional construction with up and over door; light.

To the side of the garage is a lean-to lockable tool store. Steps lead from here up to the rear garden, again arranged in neat well tended beds, stocked with a variety of specimen plants, trees and shrubs. The garden is intersected by gravelled pathways, one of which is covered by a timber pergola complete with wooden benches. The garden is private, sheltered and bordered on all sides by an attractive mature stone wall. A gate in this wall leads to a further area of garden, tidy but less formal, ready to be used or repurposed, as required. A second five bar gate returns to the driveway. 

THE BARNS: To the side of the cottage are two large stone-built barns. Both are well preserved and have been reroofed to safeguard their structures and provide usable dry storage. It may be that the barns are suitable for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, and interested parties are advised to consult West Devon Borough Council. The barns are as follows: 

THE TYTHE BARN Presently split into three sections by easily removed wooden partitions, measuring as follows: 

SECTION ONE 31' x 15' 4" (9.45m x 4.67m) With a mezzanine floor and hayloft door; separate door to rear. 

SECTION TWO 14' 6" x 11' (4.42m x 3.35m) Independently accessed from the roadside. 

SECTION THREE 14' 10" x 13' 5" (4.52m x 4.09m) With an up and over door; currently in use as a garage. 

THE SHIPPEN Arranged in two bays, measuring approximately: 

BAY ONE 26' 5" x 12' 3" (8.05m x 3.73m)  

BAY TWO 13' x 8' 10" (3.96m x 2.69m)  

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. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 

AGENT'S NOTE Prospective purchasers should note that the property is to be sold as seen and our clients have not and do not intend to make enquiries of West Devon Borough Council regarding the possibility of converting the barns on the site. Interested parties should make their own enquiries in this regard. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square passing over Abbey Bridge and turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Proceed along Whitchurch Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Pass the Whitchurch Post Office on the right hand side and turn left immediately thereafter into Church Hill. Proceed up Church Hill for a short distance where the property will be found on the left hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board. 


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  • Gunnislake (4.2 mi)
  • Calstock (4.3 mi)
  • Bere Alston (4.5 mi)
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Mansbridge Balment, Tavistock

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

01822 454021 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Gunnislake (4.2 mi)
  • Calstock (4.3 mi)
  • Bere Alston (4.5 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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