3 bedroom detached house for saleMilton Abbot, Tavistock
High quality country home.
Nestled in a magical location with no near neighbours.
Having been lovingly restored.
Miles of country walks from the doorstep.
Well proportioned and flexible accommodation.
Large mature gardens and stone outbuildings.
Viewing highly recommended.
Fishery Cottage was built by the 11th Duke of Bedford and a plaque on the north gable confirms the date of 1901. Following the death of the 12th Duke in 1953 and sales of the Endsleigh Estate it was sold to the Water Authority. However, by the early 1990s it was not occupied until its purchase by the first private owner. Our clients have owned the property for the past 4 years or so and prior to occupation had completed a loving painstaking restoration of what is today a delightful country home. Every fine detail has been considered and is commensurate of its age and style. This is demonstrated by the handmade wooden double glazed windows and the ornate style radiators which are warmed from the oil fired central heating system.
The internal accommodation comprises of a welcoming reception hallway. The principle reception room (the sitting room) is dual aspect and has the benefit of a marble fire surround with an open fire. The formal dining room is also dual aspect and has a lovely view over the gardens towards the Tamar Valley. The kitchen has been sympathetically designed and has the benefit of a built in electric oven with warming drawer, 3 ring hob and a free standing fridge freezer with a vitamin safe compartment. Located off the large first floor landing/study area there are two lovely dual aspect double bedrooms and the family bathroom/WC which has an enamelled bath and large airing cupboard. The third bedroom is accessed externally through the rear courtyard area and is again a double bedroom and has a large and luxurious en-suite wet room/WC with walk in shower. This area could be suitable for those with a dependant relative to consider.
Externally, the home is approached by a sweeping driveway. There are a good range of fine stone outbuildings including a workshop affectionately known as the pavilion, boiler house and garden shed. The gardens are mature and embrace the tranquil location. The vendors have developed the gardens and planted many fine shrubs, bushes and perennials such as daffodils, primroses, camellias, rhododendrons, roses, acers and magnolias to name but a few. The gardens enjoy a good degree of seclusion and at the rear back onto open farmland. Our clients have a planning permission to erect a double 2 bay garage at the side of the property.
Quote from vendor:
"We first discovered Fishery Cottage empty and forlorn in 1992 whilst staying at Landmark Trust's nearby Swiss Cottage. On subsequent visits over the years we followed its ownership until 2008 when we were able to buy it. After a yearlong restoration we moved into our new home. Only family commitments have now forced us to leave."
Nearby facilities include at the village of Milton Abbott a mile or so away a county primary school, parish church and public house. There are miles of walks along the heart of the Tamar Valley. The stannary town of Tavistock and ancient former market town of Launceston can be reached within 9 miles. They have comprehensive, shopping, commercial and recreational facilities. There are public and private schooling options at various colleges. For further communications the Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 45 miles distant and has a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as access to the M5 motorway, mainline rail network to London (Paddington) and further north. Exeter is served by an excellent regional international airport.
Kitchen 6'5" (1.96m) min x 11'11" (3.63m) max.
Sitting Room 11'9" (3.58m) x 12'4" (3.76m)max exc. bay.
Dining Room 12'11" (3.94m) x 11'10" (3.6m) exc. bay.
Downstairs WC 5'4" (1.63m) max x 3'5" (1.04m) max.
Bedroom 1 17'9" max x 14'9" max (5.4m max x 4.5m max).
Bedroom 2 16'10" max x 15'1" max (5.13m max x 4.6m max).
Bathroom/WC 8'7" (2.62m) max x 14' (4.27m) max.
Bedroom 3 14'5" x 10'9" (4.4m x 3.28m).
Shower Room/WC 10' x 7'3" (3.05m x 2.2m).
Workshop/Pavilion 8'10" x 7' (2.7m x 2.13m).
Boiler House 6' x 3' (1.83m x 0.91m).
Garden Shed 5'5" x 6'2" (1.65m x 1.88m).
AGENTS NOTE Part of the garden at the side of the driveway is maintained and held on a rent free basis with full access rights.
One of the advantages with this property is its hidden away location. We have detailed directions on file and these can be e-mailed to you straight away if required.
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