3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleCalstock Road, Gunnislake, Cornwall
- Double-fronted Cottage
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Receptions
- In Need of Modernisation
- Sizeable Terraced Gardens
- Garage Parking (no driveway)
- Tamar Valley Views
- No Chain
A characterful 3-bedroom cottage in the heart of the village, now requiring modernisation. Double-fronted cottage, semi-detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions, some modernisation required, sizeable terraced gardens, garage parking (no driveway), Tamar Valley views, no chain. EPC Band: E.
Situation - This characterful 3-bedroom cottage is situated in the heart of Gunnislake village, within reach of all local amenities. The village is positioned adjacent to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border, in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a region rich in history and popular for its picturesque, sylvan scenery and extensive opportunities for walking and exploring. From Gunnislake there is a direct rail service to Plymouth, for those wishing to commute or shop in the city centre, whilst the town of Tavistock is located 4.5 miles to the east by road.
Tavistock is a thriving market town dating back to the 10th Century and famed for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Today, the town offers a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities, including the sought-after private and independent school, Mount Kelly, whilst the largely 19th Century town centre is focussed around the Pannier Market and Bedford Square, in which regular farmer's markets are held. Tavistock straddles the river Tavy and borders with the Dartmoor National Park along its eastern edge, making it an extremely popular destination for lovers of the outdoors with walking, riding, cycling and exploring all on the doorstep.
Description - Offered with no onward chain, this semi-detached, double-fronted cottage is principally of traditional stone and masonry construction, rendered externally beneath a pitched slate roof and with a good size attached garage to the side.
Having been a cherished home in recent years, internally the property offers character, including exposed ceiling timbers and two substantial stone fireplaces, whilst the sizeable rear garden presents huge potential for either an active family or the hobby gardener. Much of the accommodation will likely require updating or cosmetic improvement but the opportunity exists to create a comfortable home in a convenient village location with the added attraction of some picturesque views of the Tamar Valley to the east.
Accommodation - The accommodation is clearly illustrated on the floorplan overleaf, being arranged over two floors and accessed on the ground floor through a uPVC entrance door beneath a canopied porch. Inside, the small entrance hall has a tiled floor, with panelled doors off to the reception rooms on either side and stairs rising through the centre of the cottage to the first floor. The dining room features an imposing stone fireplace with a substantial timber bressumer and a slate-tiled hearth, currently housing an electric stove heater. A fitted display cabinet and additional shelving can be found to the alcoves. Opposite, in the sitting room, is a matching stone fireplace with exposed stonework to the alcoves, a cloam oven and an arched brickwork header. To the rear of the sitting room, a ledged and windowed stable door leads down to the kitchen, which has a relatively low ceiling and is fitted out with a very good range of wall-mounted and base-level cupboards with roll-top work surfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel 1½-bowl sink with a drainer and mixer tap. An integral fridge and separate freezer can be found beneath the counters, whilst to one side of the kitchen is space for a freestanding electric cooker.
A rear door gives access to the garden and located off the kitchen is a useful utility/cloakroom which, to one side, is fitted with a secondary counter and stainless steel sink unit, with a plumbed space for an appliance beneath. To the other side is a wash basin and enclosed-cistern WC.
On the cottage's first floor are the three bedrooms and family bathroom. Both of the two double bedrooms face the front aspect and feature some exposed ceiling timbers. The second bedroom also contains a pair of fitted double wardrobes and an additional single wardrobe, as well as a door to a small galleried landing above the stairwell. The third bedroom and bathroom can be found at the back of the cottage, forming what we believe to be a first floor extension, and both look out over part of the garden to the sylvan Tamar Valley beyond. The bathroom is currently fitted with a 4-piece suite, comprising a panelled bath, a fully tiled corner shower enclosure with a Triton electric shower, a wash basin set into a vanity cupboard and an enclosed-cistern WC.
Outside - The cottage's gardens are accessed via the rear door from the kitchen, or through the GARAGE (22'10 x 10'2 widening to 13'0). The garage, which widens to the rear, benefits from power, lighting and a remote controlled up-and-over door, with work benches to the sides. Directly outside of the kitchen is a raised, paved patio suitable for a small table and chairs and enclosed by stone walling. From here, a pathway then leads on to a level lawned terrace where a pond and a timber SUMMERHOUSE (12'6 x 5'11 (external dimensions)) can be found. From this initial terrace, several pathways meander around the remainder of the tiered sections, which, although somewhat overgrown at present, would, variously, provide numerous areas for planting and hobby gardening, sitting and quiet enjoyment or the cultivation of produce. At the uppermost terrace can be found a timber tool/machinery shed and another pond, whilst a further paved seating area containing a bench, greenhouse and a feature lamppost offer a natural haven from which to take in the vista of the Tamar Valley.
Agent's Note - Please be advised that the only form of off-street parking available with this property is within the attached garage. There is not enough space in front of the garage to park a car.
Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected to the cottage. There is mains gas-fired central heating to radiators throughout. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested these services.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendor's sole agents, Stags.
Directions - From Tavistock, proceed west out of the town on the A390, Callington Road. After 2 miles, continue straight across Gulworthy Roundabout and proceed for a further 1.5 miles, passing over New Bridge into Gunnislake. Upon reaching the traffic lights in the village, bear left following the A390 and take the first left turning into Calstock Road. After 100 yards the track leading up to the cottage will be seen on your right as you pass the junction with Under Road on your left. Viewers may wish to park in the public car park accessible from Chapel Street, which allows two hours free parking.
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