7 bedroom country house for sale

INC. SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION / POTENTIAL B&B - DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK - TAVISTOCK 6.5 MILES

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully Renovated Victorian Country House
  • Luxuriously Appointed Accommodation, In Excess of 3,000sq.ft
  • Self-contained 5* Holiday Accommodation Providing a Healthy Income
  • Up to 7 Bedrooms, 4 Receptions, 1 Bathroom, 3 Ensuites, Separate WCs
  • Located Within the Stunning Dartmoor National Park
  • Walking, Riding & Exploring all on the Doorstep
  • Other Uses Possible - Would Suit a Boutique B&B
  • Attractive Garden with Lanscaped, Sunken Patio & Terrace
  • Popular Village with a Thriving Community
  • Mount Kelly Boarding and Day School Nearby

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION
Chaplains House is located within the picturesque setting of the Dartmoor National Park, amongst the thriving village community of Princetown which is an extremely popular destination for visitors to the area due to its accessibility and striking moorland surroundings. The village itself caters for all day-to-day requirements, offering shops and cafes, The Plume of Feathers Inn, the Dartmoor visitor centre and The Dartmoor Brewery. The National Park, extending to 368 square miles of spectacular, heather-clad moorland and rugged tors, with deep wooded valleys and rushing streams, provides unlimited opportunities for walking, riding and fishing literally on the doorstep. Sporting pursuits in the area are second-to-none, whilst the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall are both within easy reach.

Tavistock, 6.5 miles away, is a vibrant market town in West Devon, rich in history and tradition dating back to the 10th century, and famed for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Today, the town offers a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities, including the sought-after private and independent school, Mount Kelly, whilst the largely 19th century town centre is focussed around the Pannier Market and Bedford Square, in which regular farmer's markets are held. Tavistock straddles the river Tavy and borders with the Dartmoor National Park along its eastern edge, making it an extremely popular destination for lovers of the outdoors. The cathedral city of Exeter lies 27 miles to the northeast, providing transport connections to London and the rest of the UK via M5 motorway. Mainline railway links can also be found at Exeter and at nearby Totnes, 21 miles away on the eastern side of Dartmoor.

DESCRIPTION
It is rare to find a house of this type in such stunning condition and in such a wonderful location, and we would strongly encourage a viewing in order to appreciate all that it has to offer.

This beautiful, granite-built Victorian villa-style country house, dating to c.1850, boasts some extremely spacious and superbly presented accommodation arranged over four floors. The house has been lovingly and extensively restored by the current owner to an exacting standard, blending period style and detail with modern influences to include bathstone fireplaces, oak parquet and Victorian tiled flooring, with Farrow & Ball paintwork throughout. In addition to the 5-double bedroom, 3-bathroom principal accommodation, the entirety of the lower ground floor has been converted into a magnificent, self-contained 2-bedroom apartment which is presently utilised exceptionally well to generate a healthy income through Air BnB holiday letting.

A key feature of the house, the ancillary accommodation has been booked solidly over the past 12 months and has received over 90 reviews, with an outstanding 5-star rating. Further details about the letting opportunity, including details of the income generated, are available upon request following a viewing of the property. Alternatively, the self-contained element could serve equally well for a dependent relative or for two-family occupancy, with its own separate external access. Further possibilities exist to utilise the apartment as owner's accommodation in order to offer the main house as a luxury boutique Bed and Breakfast, making the most of the ensuite bedrooms.

ACCOMMODATION
This substantial residence, commanding in its appearance, is approached over granite steps from the parking area. An entrance vestibule leads into the reception hall, which features a Victorian-style tiled floor with underfloor heating and leads into the reception rooms through oak doors. The ground floor is comprised of a study with a laundry room off, a sitting room, dining room and kitchen. The sitting and dining rooms, which, combined, are very much the comfortable hub of this home, each have a bathstone fireplace with an inset multi-fuel burner and are finished to an exceptional standard, with oak parquet flooring throughout. Two large windows look south over the front garden and across the village towards the surrounding moorland. From the dining room, sliding doors lead to the stylish, contemporary kitchen, which is very well-equipped with high-gloss cupboards and Corian work surfaces on two sides, whilst featuring a matching central island incorporating a contemporary designer stainless steel sink, wine cooler and breakfast bar. In addition, the kitchen units are finished with downlighting and a range of built-in Smeg appliances including a fridge/freezer, stainless steel oven and grill, 5-ring gas hob and extractor hood over. Moving from the ground floor, the attractive turning staircase in the reception hall firstly leads to a half-landing, on which a cloakroom can be found. The first and second floors carry the theme of delightfully presented accommodation, with the former being comprised of two bedrooms with shower rooms en suite and a third double bedroom overlooking the front aspect. The family bathroom is again luxuriously appointed, fitted with a freestanding oval bath and shower attachment, concealed-cistern low-level WC, a wash basin set into a vanity unit, and porcelain-tiled flooring. The staircase continues to the second floor, where two further bedrooms with eaves storage space can be found, both with scope for the addition of further ensuite facilities.

As mentioned, the lower ground floor apartment is self-contained and can be accessed through an internal staircase and a door from the reception hall, which is curtained off and can be securely internally locked from the main residence. In keeping with the rest of the house, the accommodation is tastefully finished and presented immaculately. The reception room features a former fireplace - now a display recess - and French doors to the property's sunken garden, whilst oak internal doors lead to the two bedrooms, one with a typically well-appointed shower room. There is a separate kitchen which, as with the main kitchen above, comes with its own high-gloss cupboards and fixtures, this time coupled with timber-effect work surfaces. Again, a built-in contemporary designer stainless steel sink, oven, hob and extractor hood are also included.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Outside, Chaplains House is approached via two imposing, handmade double wooden gates which open into a sizeable drive and gravelled parking area, offering comfortable space for 5 vehicles and providing ample space for the erection of a carport or garage, subject to the necessary consents. A tree-lined boundary to the roadside gives a good degree of privacy and young laurel hedging has been planted on two sides to increase the privacy further still for the house's future owner, along with additional mature trees and fencing to the other sides. An attractive sunken garden has been created, incorporating timber decking and seating areas with a paved patio, ideal for a hot tub, entertaining guests or simply enjoying the outside space. There is a front lawn and a pond extending away from the house on its southeast side which overlooks the neighbouring, historic churchyard, with an attached outside store room to the southwest completing the picture of this wonderful family home.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
West Devon Borough Council. We understand that the house is in Band E for Council Tax.

SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, electric and gas are connected.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendor's appointed Agents, Stags.

DIRECTIONS
From Tavistock's town centre, proceed northeast on the A386 and after a short distance take the right-hand turn for the B3357, signposted to Princetown. Continue for approximately 6 miles, crossing the moors, where another right turn for Princetown will be found. Proceed along this road for a further mile, whereupon the property will be found on the right as you enter the village.

AGENT'S NOTE
Some photos included within this listing are not specifically of the subject property but show general shots of Dartmoor.


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2 Market Street, Tavistock, PL19 0DA

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2 Market Street, Tavistock, PL19 0DA

01822 454017 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Bere Alston (9.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Tavistock

2 Market Street, Tavistock, PL19 0DA

01822 454017 Local call rate

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