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Property Description

Key features

  • Contemporary Home
  • Architect Designed
  • Superb Specification
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Ensuites
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • South Facing Gardens
  • Private Position
  • Exclusive Location
  • Direct Access to Moor

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Occupying a secluded position in one of Tavistock's most favoured locations, a short distance from Tavistock Golf Club, direct access on to Whitchurch Down and the vast expanse of Dartmoor.

Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and was in 2004 voted the winner of a nationwide survey undertaken by the Council for the Protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. Additional facilities include a hospital, a bustling Pannier Market and a full range of schools both State and Private. Indeed Tavistock can claim to have everything adding up to a quality of life which would be hard to rival.

Plymouth is only 15 miles away with fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.

DESCRIPTION A large and prestigious family home, individually designed and built under architect's supervision by our clients approximately seven years ago to the highest standard with a superb level of fit and finish. The contemporary layout of the house includes stunning open plan living areas and the remainder of the versatile accommodation is arranged over five split levels with high vaulted ceilings and galleried landings. The exacting specification includes a bespoke kitchen by Newton Village furniture with moulded granite worktops and Kupperbusch appliances, stylish bathroom and ensuites with good quality sanitaryware, walk-in Matki shower enclosures and rainfall showerheads. There are solid oak internal doors, engineered oak or travertine floors throughout the living areas and good quality carpeted floors in the bedrooms.  

The property benefits from the best of modern technology, including a fully controllable zoned underfloor heating system, whole-house positive ventilation, programmable room lighting with useful holiday setting mode, fully networked Sonos home audio system with individual room controls, fully networked Cat 5 cabled television, satellite and phone points in every room, integrated vacuum system and aluminium power coated windows with solid oak window ledges.


The house occupies a generous plot, away from the road and offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Ample parking and turning facilities are provided for several vehicles beside a large double garage. The formal gardens are beautifully landscaped and planted with extensive lawned areas, a sunny seating terrace and ornamental beds and borders interconnected by a balau hardwood deck. The garden faces due South and makes the most of its sunny aspect with a gate at the rear providing direct pedestrian access to Whitchurch Down. 

ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows: 

ENTRANCE DOOR Substantial cherry wood entrance door with glass insert and matching side panel sheltered from the elements by a deep storm canopy with courtesy lighting. 

ENTRANCE LOBBY 10' x 9' 8" (3.05m x 2.95m) Spotlighting; practical travertine floor; full length opaque glazed window to side. Internal doors to: 

LAUNDRY ROOM 14' 10" x 8' 6" (4.52m x 2.59m) Wall and base units with high gloss frontages and roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating a twin bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; collecting point for laundry chute serving the upper floors; ample coat hanging; commercial-grade rubber stud flooring; window to side. 

BOILER ROOM Housing the gas central heating boiler with Zenex heat exchanger; two pressurised hot water cylinders; underfloor heating manifolds and heating controls; central vacuum system. 

CLOAKROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; tiled splashback; travertine floor; spotlighting; opaque window to rear.  

LIVING/DINING ROOM 23' 4" x 22' 1" (7.11m x 6.73m) A large open plan space dominated by the high vaulted ceiling and double height South facing window overlooking the garden with a relaxed seating area arranged around the Clearview woodburning stove within a contemporary brick fireplace and sufficient space remaining for family sized dining table and chairs; spotlighting; travertine floor; electrically operated fanlights. Cherry wood steps up to sitting room. Open plan access to: 

KITCHEN 26' 4" x 15' 2" (8.03m x 4.62m) overall The perfect kitchen for entertaining family and friends. Bespoke units supplied by Newton Village in high gloss Parapan solid acrylic with contrasting wood veneers and moulded composite granite worktops and upstands, incorporating an inset stainless steel twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap and waste disposal unit; top of the range German appliances by Kupperbusch including two electric fan assisted ovens, a five ring induction hob with central wok burner and industrial strength extractor canopy above, integral microwave and separate steam oven; Kupperbusch tall American-style fridge/freezer with filtered water ice-maker; wine cooler; central island with inset Franke butler's sink and filtered water mixer tap over; deep pan drawers and carousel cupboard; pelmet and plinth lighting; spotlighting; practical tiled floor; dual aspect windows to front and rear; glazed door with side window to front and decked seating area. 

SITTING ROOM 26' 2" x 15' 1" (7.98m x 4.6m) A more formal sitting room with galleried landing overlooking the living/dining area and a real flame contemporary-style gas fire providing a pleasant focal point; spotlighting; four wall light points; engineered oak floor; walk-in bay window overlooking the garden; French doors with full length side panel to outside. Steps to: 


HOME CINEMA 26' 3" x 15' 2" (8m x 4.62m) A versatile room currently used as a home cinema and games room but could be put to a variety of uses. Spotlighting; wall lighting; cupboard housing a Sonos home audio system; internal window allowing the passage of light between this room and the living/dining area; further window to rear. Sound proofed room with triple glazing and blackout roller blinds. 


LANDING A large galleried landing with chrome and glass balustrade overlooking the living/dining area. Large fitted linen cupboard with slatted shelving (also housing the underfloor heating manifolds); laundry chute; spotlighting; glazed fanlight; engineered oak floor. Steps to second floor. Doors to: 

BEDROOM TWO 15' x 13' 1" (4.57m x 3.99m) Built-in double wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving; spotlighting; three wall light points; dual aspect windows to front and rear. 

BATHROOM Fully tiled with a good quality white suite comprising panelled bath with two slipper ends, mixer tap and handset, vanity wash handbasin with modern square ceramic bowl and wall mounted mixer tap above, low flush WC with concealed cistern, walk-in Matki shower with rainhead shower and separate handset; spotlighting; illuminated mirror; vaulted ceiling with electrically operated fanlight; opaque window to front. 

STUDY 12' 3" x 10' 1" (3.73m x 3.07m) maximum This room could be put to a variety of uses. Spotlighting; engineered oak floor; remote controlled Velux skylight; curved wall with three quarter window overlooking the landing and living areas and Whitchurch Down beyond. 

BEDROOM THREE 13' 5" x 11' 7" (4.09m x 3.53m) (Plus door recess)
Built-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving; spotlighting; three wall light points; dual aspect windows to front and side. Door to: 

ENSUITE Fully tiled with a white suite comprising walk-in shower cubicle with rainhead shower and separate handset, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; heated towel rail; spotlighting; illuminated mirror/cabinet; opaque window to side. 

BEDROOM FOUR 12' x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m) (Plus door recess)
Built-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving; spotlighting; three wall light points; window to rear with views over Whitchurch Down to Rix Hill. Door to: 

ENSUITE Fully tiled with a white suite comprising walk-in Matki shower cubicle with rainhead shower and separate handset, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; heated towel rail; spotlighting; illuminated mirror/cabinet; opaque window to rear. 



BEDROOM 17' 7" x 15' 1" (5.36m x 4.6m) An impressive room. Triple wardrobing with hanging rails and shelving; spotlighting; four wall light points; window with glazed apex and fitted sunblinds overlooking the garden. Door to: 

ENSUITE A large and luxurious ensuite. Fully tiled with a white suite comprising panelled bath with two slipper ends, mixer tap and handset, separate corner shower cubicle with rainhead shower and separate handset, low flush WC, vanity wash handbasin; heated towel rail; spotlighting; illuminated mirror/cabinet; opaque glazed apex window to rear. 

OUTSIDE: Substantial hardwood electrically operated and remote controlled gates provide discreet access from Down Road to the private tarmac driveway which yields in turn to a large gravelled parking area.  

Formal gardens extend to the front, side and rear of the house and are a particularly attractive feature of the property, affording a high degree of privacy and seclusion, and taking full advantage of the sunny southerly aspect. Walking between the house and garage leads to a large lawn edged with flowering plants and shrubs with mature native and specimen trees.

Follow the path along the rear of the house to the side and the South facing garden which has been professionally designed and hard landscaped with dry jointed granite paths and steps and a large balau hardwood deck and walkway edged with ornamental beds of pebble and shingle filled with well-tended flowering plants and shrubs. There is a raised pond and a wooden gate providing direct access to Whitchurch Down. 

Returning to the front of the house and shielded from the driveway by a high wall, is a large decked seating area, perfect for outdoor eating and entertaining, enjoying a sheltered sunny aspect with a large arbour providing welcome shade on the hottest days. 

GARAGE Remote controlled door; power and light supply providing secure garaging or dry storage. 

HARDSTANDING To the side of the garage, out of view, is a useful area of hardstanding for a boat or trailer. 

EXTERIOR LIGHTING The garden and grounds are well lit at night by extensive exterior and security lighting, and additional security is provided by a surveillance monitoring system. 

SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' ' for Council Tax purposes.  

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge, turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue for a short distance and take the second turning on the left into Down Road. Continue along Down Road and up the hill where the entrance gates to the property will be found on the right hand side, just before the cattle grid. 

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