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2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Higher Mount Pleasant Cot, Harrowbarrow

Guide Price* £120,000

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A BADLY DILAPIDATED SEMI-DETACHED SOUTH FACING COUNTRY COTTAGE, with exceptional Tamar Valley views and approximately 6 ACRES OF LAND, including a former caravan park. FOR SALE BY AUCTION.


SITUATION: The location of Mount Pleasant is superb, as it occupies a prime south facing position, with uninterrupted views across the southern Tamar Valley, incorporating the river and extending as far as Plymouth Sound in the distance. The property is situated at the western end of the village of St Anns Chapel, on the upper slopes of the Tamar Valley, in the area known as Southover. There are local shopping facilities and a public house available in St Anns Chapel, and a primary school of repute and railway station in the neighbouring village of Drakewalls - 1.5 miles. The larger town of Callington is less than three miles away, and caters for most other day to day needs, including a varied shopping centre and Tesco store, senior school and library. The popular market town of Tavistock, in West Devon, is within seven miles, and Plymouth commuters will be aware that the city is only 17 miles from Mount Pleasant, and therefore within commuting distance via the Tamar Bridge at Saltash.The surrounding area is one of outstanding beauty, and will ideally suit those with a love of country life. The Tamar Valley is famous for its horticultural qualities, and the National Trust owned Cotehele House and Quay is only 2.5 miles from this property. There are also many sporting and recreational facilities available in the area, including nearby golf courses at Tavistock, Launceston and the St Mellion International Golf Resort.

DIRECTIONS: From Callington take the main A390, Tavistock Road, for some 2.75 miles and approximately 100 yards before the Southover filling station turn right, down an unmade lane. The gateway into Mount Pleasant is then just 10 yards on the left hand side. A For Sale board is displayed on the gateway.

DESCRIPTION: This represents a rare opportunity to purchase a country property of some 5.987 acres, part of which has been used for many years as a caravan park, although the licence has been allowed to expire. The semi-detached cottage has been neglected for a long time, and is in need of complete renovation and repair, to the extent that most buyers will want to take the cottage back to its shell and start again. The accommodation comprises an entrance lobby with staircase off, former kitchen, two reception rooms, a rear lean-to kitchen and a second staircase on the ground floor, with two bedrooms on the first floor. The floors on the first floor are in a bad state of repair, and viewers must exercise extreme caution - see viewing warning at the end of these particulars. Outside, the gardens and much of the land are badly overgrown, and again great caution is advised when viewing.



Staircase off to first floor.

FORMER BATHROOM: 11'3" x 5'6" (3.43m x 1.68m)

RECEPTION ROOM: 12'9" (recess) x 11'7" (3.89m (recess) x 3.53m) Under stairs cupboard, window to front/south.

RECEPTION ROOM: 11'3" x 11'2" (3.43m x 3.4m) Fireplace, recess cupboard, window to front/south.

SIDE LOBBY: Second staircase to first floor.

LEAN-TO BACK KITCHEN: 15'10" x 6'9" (4.83m x 2.06m) Doorway to rear.


12'1" to 14'4" (recess) x 11'5" (3.68m to 4.37m (recess) x 3.48m) Fireplace. Window to front/south.

BEDROOM TWO: 11'6" to 14'3" (recess) x 12' (3.51m to 4.34m (recess) x 3.66m) Fireplace. Window to front/south. Doorway to second staircase.

OUTSIDE: The former gardens immediately surrounding the cottage are badly overgrown, making access to the front door impossible. There is a small garden area at the front of the cottage, with former buildings on the eastern side, which are badly dilapidated. Further overgrown garden area beyond, which also sites a number of former sheds, largely of prefabricated construction, which most buyers would want to remove.

Narrow utility area at the rear of the cottage, accessed by 12 slate topped steps, with tubular hand rail.

As mentioned previously, the property extends to some 5.987 acres, and a copy of the Deed plan forms part of these particulars, for identification purposes. The property is accessed by a double tubular gate, leading off a private lane, which runs down along the western side of the Higher Mount Pleasant Cottage property. The entrance gateway is at the top of this lane, just 10 yards off the A390 road. There is also a second gateway in the south west corner of the Higher Mount Pleasant Cottage land, although this gateway is rather overgrown, and has clearly not been used in recent times.

The bulk of the land is in three main enclosures, two of which are overgrown. 2.097 acres, or thereabouts, form a former caravan park, established over many years, although the licence has been allowed to expire. This field is laid down to permanent pasture, and in line with the rest of the property, is south facing and enjoys exceptional views.

SERVICES: Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage.


THE AUCTION: Mount Pleasant will be offered for sale by auction, unless sold prior, at The Council Chambers, Town Hall, Callington, on Wednesday October 12th 2011, at 2.30 pm.

AUCTION PROCEDURE: At the auction, the purchaser will be required to sign the binding contract and pay 10% of the purchase price, as formal deposit. The remaining balance (90% of the purchase price) will be required at Legal Completion, which will take place 28 days after the date of the auction.

VENDOR'S SOLICITORS: Messrs Blight Broad and Skinnard, George Place, Callington PL17 7JH Tel: 01579 382213. Mr N P W Skinnard deals with this matter. The Auction Pack will be availible for inspection by prospective purchasers at the offices of the Auctioneers, some 7 - 10 days prior to the auction. In the event of any discrepancy between the Special Conditions of Sale and the Auctioneer's sale particulars, the latter shall prevail.

No representations are made about the planning status of the old dwelling, or the remainder of the site.


ALL VIEWINGS ARE TO BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Mount Pleasant Cottage has been neglected for many years and is considered dangerous. The cottage is in need of complete and total renovation and extreme caution must be observed when viewing the cottage, especially on the first floor, where the floors are not safe.

ALSO the Auctioneers have received unconfirmed rumours that there may be an open cesspit within the grounds of the property. However, its position is not known and the land is badly overgrown.Once again, EXTREME CAUTION WHEN VIEWING THIS PROPERTY IS ESSENTIAL.


The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor. Items shown in photographs are NOT included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. Buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.

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08 September 2011

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