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4 bedroom link detached house for sale

Hartshole, Tavistock

Withdrawn from Market £435,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Home
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Rural
  • Easy Access To Tavistock
  • Single Garage
  • Large Garden
  • Super Views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Located in a rural yet not isolated position and within easy reach of Tavistock town centre and the amenities therein. The property occupies an elevated site and benefits from superb views extending across the surrounding countryside.

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 Originally built in 1962 and extended considerably thereafter, this substantial country home now offers spacious and versatile family living accommodation with rooms arranged over two floors, many of which take full advantage of the superb unobstructed views over the beautiful Devon countryside.

The property stands within its own sizeable garden which is beautifully landscaped and a particularly attractive feature, with ample private parking and hardstanding with a larger than average garage located nearby. 

The name of the house, "Lazy Bench", has interesting geographical origins and refers to a flat piece of land which wraps around the side of a hill. This area of Hartshole is therefore referred to as Lazy Bench. 

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 Canopied glazed entrance door with matching glazed side window and courtesy light above. 

ENTRANCE HALL Turning stairs off to first floor with two large Velux windows above allowing natural light into the hall, stairs and landing; useful understairs storage cupboard; separate housekeeper's cupboard; two radiators. Doors to: 

CLOAKROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, wash handbasin with tiled splashback; Worcester oil fired central heating boiler; radiator; opaque window to rear. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 8' 5" x 6' 1" (2.57m x 1.85m) Plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for tumble dryer and additional white goods, as required; wall mounted storage cupboards; roll edge work surface; window to rear. 

SITTING ROOM 19' 1" x 13' 10" (5.82m x 4.22m) A large room with an unobstructed line of sight through the bay window, conservatory to the super countryside views beyond. Feature fireplace with ornate surround and marble insert and hearth with grate suitable for an open fire although there is also provision for an LPG gas fire if required; coved ceiling; radiator; bay window with French doors to conservatory; double glazed doors to dining room; open access to: 

GARDEN ROOM 12' 8" x 10' 1" (3.86m x 3.07m) Coved ceiling; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and side to take full advantage of the views. 

CONSERVATORY 18' 8" x 8' 4" (5.69m x 2.54m) Recently replaced with a good quality PVCu structure with opening fanlights and French doors at either end; practical tiled floor; radiator for year-round use. The conservatory overlooks the garden and takes advantage of the views beyond. 

DINING ROOM 14' x 13' 10" (4.27m x 4.22m) Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to front. Door to ground floor bedroom. Multi-paned door to: 

KITCHEN 16' 1" x 6' (4.9m x 1.83m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with cream frontages and roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; electric single oven; halogen hob with extractor canopy over; plumbing for dishwasher; spotlighting; dual aspect windows to front and rear. 

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 11' x 10' (3.35m x 3.05m) A useful room which may be suitable as an annexe for an elderly relative. Radiator; window to rear. Door to: 

ENSUITE Fully tiled with a white suite comprising low flush WC, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower and folding screen; opaque window to rear. 


LANDING Built-in airing cupboard, shelved for linen storage with lagged hot water cylinder and solar heating controls; radiator; two large Velux windows. Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 12' 8" x 11' 6" (3.86m x 3.51m) Plus door recess. Large mirror-fronted triple wardrobe; radiator; large Velux window to front with views.  

BEDROOM TWO 12' 10" x 9' 4" (3.91m x 2.84m) Radiator; large Velux window to front with views; glazed PVCu door and full length side window to: 

BALCONY Providing a very pleasant seating area with wrought iron balustrade overlooking the garden and taking full advantage of the panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.  

BEDROOM THREE 15' 9" x 9' 4" (4.8m x 2.84m) Plus door recess Large mirror-fronted triple wardrobe; wall mounted Dimplex heater; dormer window to rear. 

STORE ROOM 13' 9" x 8' 8" narrowing to 6' (4.19m x 2.64m narrowing to 1.83m)
Providing useful dry storage in lieu of an attic. Fitted cupboards; ample power points and lighting. 

BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising panelled bath with mains mixer shower over, low flush WC, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under; heated towel rail; access to loft space; radiator; Velux window to front. 

OUTSIDE: Approached via a quiet country lane which yields to a shared driveway (owned by the neighbouring property but with an unobstructed right of access in favour of our clients) which leads to: 

GARAGE 20' 3" x 12' 1" (6.17m x 3.68m) approximately Larger than average single garage; up and over door. 

A five bar gate leads to a private tarmac parking area to the side of the house which yields in turn to a large concrete hardstanding suitable for additional vehicles, trailer or caravan.

Beyond the hardstanding is the large garden which is a particularly attractive feature of this property, is well tended and has been beautifully landscaped to provide a large shaped lawn edged with well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs which provide an array of seasonal colour. The garden is sunny and South facing and is overlooked by a large decked seating area perfectly positioned to make the most of the superb views. 

Below the conservatory is a second, more sheltered seating area for windier days.

At the lower end of the garden there is a productive vegetable plot with raised beds and stake and wire rabbit fencing, a compost corner complete with bins and a covered woodstore. The garden is fully enclosed by mature hedging and traditional Devon banking and, as such, is safe for children and pets.

Within the garden there are some useful outbuildings including an aluminium framed greenhouse and a separate timber-built summerhouse with opening fanlights, glazed windows and double doors. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, private water supply and private drainage. The property benefits from Hot Water solar panels. 

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345. 

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square and proceed along Plymouth Road before turning left at Drake's Statue. Take the second turning on the right into Crowndale Road and proceed past the entrance to Tavistock College. Continue on this road for approximately 2.5 miles before reaching the hamlet of Hartshole and the right hand turn into a smaller lane. Take this turning and the property is the first house to be found on the right hand side. Vehicular access is at the side, via the five barred gate. 

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25 April 2016

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