Detached house for saleTavistock, Devon
- Converted Railway Station
- Four properties and annexe
- Three 5 star holiday cottages
- Grade II listed
- Two Bedroom Annexe
- Laundry Room & Store
- Ample Parking
- Countryside Views
- Former Railway Station
- Stunning Position and Opportunity
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Lovingly restored by the present owners, this home and business has now come to the market offering purchasers the opportunity to live and work in the desirable market town of Tavistock. A unique cluster of property to include a five bedroom owners residence and three 5* holiday cottages, this truly is a perfect example of a residential and a commercial enterprise. The main residence offers a three double bedroom family home with a further 2 bedroom attached annexe. In addition the complex boasts 3 self contained holiday homes presently run as a 5* rated business, all set in an enviable position offering extensive elevated views over the historic town of Tavistock leading towards Dartmoor National Park; this would suit any discerning purchasers looking for a life style change in the West Country.
The owners have lovingly restored this home and their enthusiasm for the project is evident. “As soon as we saw the derelict railway station we just fell in love with it and could see immediately how beautiful it would look once renovated” commented Jenny. “We’ve been very sensitive to its design and use of original materials throughout this restoration and the final result is something for which we’re both very proud”
“It was such a major project with great ambition attached that it was filmed by the Channel 4 programme ‘Property Snakes and Ladders’ hosted by Sarah Beeney, continues Colin. “ No expense has been spared to bring this amazing property back to its former glory – albeit without any trains, however each cottage has a tremendous feel of a bygone age. What we’ve achieved here are three award winning cottages of the highest luxury and comfort. “Once the renovation of the holiday cottages was complete the current owners then moved onto remodelling the house. “ The greatest innovation was to include the annexe," adds Jenny, “ we’ve been able to accommodate family members of our own in this part of the property and as such we can all live independently and still be close if needed."
Not only have Jenny and Colin got a flare for property renovation, they have really taken to running a holiday letting business , having already achieved great success and being rated as 5 * accommodation for all 3 holiday homes. The business could be easily expanded incorporating the 3 bedroom family home and annexe into the business which would increase revenue, or it could be easily run as is, as an excellent lifestyle business.
Located in the popular market town of Tavistock, it offers a host of activities for visitors and residents alike. Positioned in Dartmoor National Park with its stunning scenery and outdoor leisure activities people come from around the world to enjoy what is on offer. It hosts plenty of events throughout the year with the famous Goosey fair and music and art festivals to name a few. With its own pedestrian access leading to the town centre , here you will find an array of boutique shops , pubs and restaurants to explore, as well as the Pannier Market a bustling centre with origins back to the 12th Century.
A truly unique proposition that offers great scope to continue running a high class holiday accommodation business that could easily be taken over by any prospective purchaser.
A delightful three bedroom character property. Offering two reception rooms both featuring stunning fireplaces and ceiling roses. The kitchen is the heart of this home with a delightful hand crafted fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces. Walking through the kitchen you approach two further rooms currently used as offices, boot room with
access to the rear elevation of the property. Through the boot room there is access to a two bedroom annex.
To the first floor of the property the master suite enjoys views to the front aspect. The vendors have added an ensuite wet room to this room which has suitable effects of luxury. A further two double bedrooms occupy the first floor space along with a family bathroom featuring a slipper bath and open shower.
Two bedroom attached annexe
The annexe offers an open plan living room and kitchen, down stairs wet room, stairs to first floor landing approaching a double bedroom with ensuite and a single bedroom. The annex could provide further holiday accommodation.
Luxurious self catering holiday Cottages
A successful blend of Victorian architecture with a contemporary twist. All three cottages are offered equipped and have been tastefully furnished to a 5 star standard. All three cottages have a very different decorative approach making them a unique holiday experience. The Refreshment Hall is a three bedroom cottage having sumptuous antique furnishings, an imposing French crown chandelier and original cast iron fireplace within the open plan living room. The Refreshment Hall accommodates six guests.
The Porters Office and The Ticketing Hall offer two double bedrooms accommodating four guests comfortably.
Each cottage has a divided share of the platform that has also been restored. At the front of the property there is the original car park, and this now incorporates a garden area where you can relax and enjoy the views of Dartmoor and Tavistock over to the Tamar Valley.
VENDOR COMMENTS With the most incredible views across the Tamar Valley, Dartmoor and Tavistock, Station House is a home with a lot of surprises. Completely renovated to include an extension that comprises an office and reception area as well as a 2-bedroom annexe, this is a wonderful family home that also includes the Old Tavistock Railway Station Cottages – the perfect combination of residential and commercial enterprise. “As soon as we saw the derelict railway station we just fell in love with it and could see immediately how beautiful it would look once renovated,” comments Jenny. “We’ve been very sensitive to its design and use of original materials throughout the restoration and the final result is something for which we’re both very proud.”
“It was such a major project with great ambition attached that it was filmed by the Channel 4 programme ‘Property Snakes and Ladders’ with Sarah Beeney,” continues Colin. “No expense has been spared to bring this amazing property back to its former glory – albeit without any trains but each cottage has a tremendous feel of a bygone age. What we’ve achieved here are three award winning cottages of the highest luxury and comfort.” Once the renovation of the holiday cottages was complete the current owners then moved onto remodelling the house. “The greatest innovation was to include the annexe,” adds Jenny, “we’ve been able to accommodate family members of our own in this part of the property and as such we can all live independently but still be close if needed.”
Tavistock enjoys the privilege of being part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listing and has a great deal to offer the visitor. It hosts plenty of events throughout the year from the GooseyFair to a Music and Arts Festival and has many boutique shops to explore. The Pannier Market, a reminder of the town’s 12th century origins by the transportation of foodstuffs.
“To be able to look out onto such a breathtaking landscape every day and watch it change, not just with the seasons, but every day of the year is one of the lasting memories we shall take away with us.”
Colin and Jenny
AREA DESCRIPTION Lying just 15 miles from Plymouth on the River Tavy, Tavistock is the centre of the western moor. A little market town with very pleasing architecture, Tavistock is delightful in itself but also makes a great base for exploring attractions in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts head here for fishing, golfing and walking in nearby Dartmoor.
The history of Tavistock stretches back over 1000 years to the founding of a Benedictine Abbey in 974A.D. Once the largest and wealthiest abbey in Southwest England, the Abbey was dissolved in the 16th century and given to the Russell family, the future Dukes of Bedford. It is to the 7th Duke of Bedford that Tavistock owes its present form. Putting his mining wealth to good use, he became Tavistock's greatest benefactor funding extensive town restoration and building houses for the workers. As such, Bedford Square, the Pannier Market and the Town Hall are all the Duke's work, marked by his signature, an engraved letter B.
The name Tavistock is derived from 'Tavy' the river by which it lies and 'stock' or market. Having received a Charter permitting a market to be held here in 1105, Tavistock has kept up the tradition and was voted Best Market Town in Britain 2004. Despite economical change and growth, Tavistock still serves as a centre for smaller towns in the vicinity. A market is held here every day of the week with shoppers enjoying a range of products from local produce to antiques and crafts.
Whilst far from the madding crowd, the popular ancient stannary town of Tavistock - voted Best Market town in 2005 by the Daily Telegraph and Best Food Town in 2006 – is just minutes away. It provides an excellent variety of educational, recreational, cultural and shopping facilities, primary and secondary schools, State and Private including Mount House and Kelly College, hotels, restaurants, art centre, hospital, public swimming pool, health centres, veterinary practice, banks, pannier market, churches and many other local amenities including the golf courses on Whitchurch Down and Yelverton, three cricket clubs and rugby and football clubs.
Dartmoor with its 368 square miles is renowned for its spectacular scenery, its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and there are many opportunities locally for walking, riding and fishing. Superb sailing and other water sports are available from a number of venues along the South and North coast’s and the North to South Devon cycle path is also easily accessible from the grounds.
DIRECTIONS Travel across Dartmoor for 13 miles/21 km's passing through the hamlets of Lake, Lydford and Mary Tavy. Upon entering Tavistock, Kelly College is located on the right hand side.
Proceed along the A386. At the mini roundabout keep left, taking the first exit onto Dolvin Road. A cemetery is on the left.
At the next roundabout take the second exit, crossing the River Tavy, then keep to the right hand side.
Go straight over the mini roundabout into Bedford Square.
At the next mini roundabout take the second exit, straight over, heading up the hill on Drake Road.
After 200 metres/220 yards pass under a railway viaduct. 15 metres/16 yards later turn sharply right and immediately right again, passing under the viaduct once again and entering Quant Park.
Old Tavistock Railway Station can be found 100 metres/110 yards ahead, at the end of the road.
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