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Vale Down, Lydford - Western edge of Dartmoor National Park

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£550,000
Added on 24/10/2021
John Colton, Yelverton
PROPERTY TYPE
Character Property
BEDROOMS
×4
BATHROOMS
×2
SIZE
1,900 sq. ft.
(177 sq. m.)

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION
Original in design and form a fine detached family home which takes full advantage - with all principal rooms double-aspect - of its views of over some of Devon's most spectacular, scenery which it sits amidst. The property enjoys a favoured east-west aspect, the views to the rear over the Lyd Valley and Fernworthy and from the frontage to Brat Tor and Widgery Cross (the footpath from Vale Down to the latter is adjacent)
Fitted with hardwood-framed anodised double-glazing throughout, the property is entered by a full-height glazed front porch, the parquet-floored hallway connects to all principal rooms. Straight on a pair of glazed doors open into a large (17'8" × 14'4" sitting room with a stone open fireplace, exposed beams with a triple aspect bay-window (opening on to the terrace) overlooking the rear garden.
Off the hallway to the left, a corridor leads to a bathroom with over-bath shower and wc. Further along on the same elevation is bedroom four and opposite, a study overlooking the rear garden.
From the hallway to the right on the front elevation is a large fitted kitchen which includes a 'Stanley' range cooker (incorporating a boiler for central-heating). The dining room (which also connects to the adjacent sitting room) is off the kitchen which also leads to a utility room (with adjoining WC with hand basin) and garden access via a rear lean-to porch.
Stairs off the hallway lead to a landing. All upstairs bedroom feature fitted wardrobes. To the right is bedroom three whose fitted wardrobe incorporates and airing cupboard and emersion heater. Facing the landing and overlooking the rear garden from a balcony is the master bedroom. The far end of the landing leads into Bedroom two and to the left, a shower room.
The property benefits from a deep frontage off the A386 which marks the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park. The site is broadly triangular, tapering off at the rear with a tree-lined boundary, the house enclosed on three sides by a terrace which steps down onto surrounding level lawns. Opposite the entrance to the vegetable garden, is a former stable with hayloft 19' x 9'3 with double doors and internal stairs to hayloft. There is also a small 8' × 6' aluminium greenhouse. Off the front driveway is an 18'0" × 20'0" detached garage and workshop (windows on gable elevations) with inspection pit, eaves storage, taps and additional personal door access.
THE FACTS
The property offers easy access to the moor and the amenities of Tavistock, Okehampton, and further afield, Plymouth and Exeter. With a large choice of public houses and eateries to suit all tastes, the nearest are The Dartmoor Inn (0.5 miles south) and The Fox and Hounds (0.6 miles north).
Village - Lydford village Primary School 0.8 miles; Town - Tavistock 8.5 miles, Okehampton Community Hospital 10.4 miles ; City - Plymouth 23 miles, Exeter 30 miles.
Services - Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage (emptied April 2021). Oil-fired central heating via 'Stanley' cooker. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested these services.
Local Authorities - Dartmoor National Park Authority; West Devon Borough Council.
Postcode/ SATNAV - EX20 4BB Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax - Band E £2616.50 payable until 31st March 2022.
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) - Domestic EPC register reference: 0333 0222 Energy Efficiency Rating band F-37

Vale Down, Lydford - Western edge of Dartmoor National Park

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  • Gunnislake Station11.3 miles
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About the agent

John Colton, Yelverton

Burgoynes, Lovaton, Yelverton, PL20 6PT

Born into a Dartmoor farming family, John Colton has spent most of his working life involved with property in all its different aspects. Experience gained in banking and auctioneering led to a three-year residential estate agency tutelage in Guildford where he established the ethics and principles which guide his business practices. He then moved back home to Dartmoor to run the flagship office of an eight-branch independent agency based in the market town of Tavistock.

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