5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bere Alston, Devon

Sold STC £569,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Two Studies
  • One Library
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Potting Shed and Workshop

Full description

A versatile converted bungalow situated within 3.76 acres of organic gardens, woodlands and pasture. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 studies, 1 library, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal gardens, orchard, double garage, potting shed and workshop. EPC Band: E

Situation - The property is located in the hamlet of Rumleigh, just outside of Bere Alston, a perennially popular village nestled in the picturesque countryside of rural West Devon. The village is well-served by local amenities and facilities, including a Co-op mini-market, and also benefits from a direct 25-minute rail service to Plymouth City Centre. Bere Alston forms the hub of an area known as the Bere Peninsula, created by the confluence of the rivers Tamar and Tavy, which itself falls within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The verdant wooded banks of the Tamar Valley, along the Devon/Cornwall border, offer superb opportunities to discover the region's rich heritage.
 
A few miles further to the east is the thriving market town of Tavistock, steeped in history and tradition 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.

Descripton - Little Oaks is a sizeable detached bungalow, built in the 1920's, which has retained many original and characterful features. It has proved to be a productive organic market garden where the current owners have enjoyed living off the produce from the 3.76 acres of ground, in addition to having previously kept a horse and pony.

Accommodation - The accommodation is clearly identified on the floorplan overleaf, being accessed on the ground floor beneath a beautiful verandah (with solar panels on the roof) which opens to an entrance hall with parquet flooring offering access to downstairs rooms and stairs rising to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation offers huge flexibility with two dual aspect double bedrooms and two further double bedrooms which could in turn be used as extra reception rooms should the need arise. A family bathroom comprising a pedestal wash hand basin, wood panel enclosed bath and an enclosed cistern WC. A back door opens into the rear lobby offering access to the kitchen and a useful utility room comprising a range of wall units and a rolled edge work top with space and plumbing under for white goods. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over, inset stainless steel single sink with drainer to either side, part tiled walls, space for electric cooker, fridge/freezer. The kitchen opens into the dining room offering views over the garden and countryside beyond, built in cupboards and sliding patio doors to the garden. The sitting room has a wood burner with slate hearth and surround and also offers views over the garden and valley beyond.
 
The first floor offers a further three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings in some, all with velux windows. A second bathroom comprises a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a mains fed shower. There is also a useful study/ storage room.

Outside - Undoubtedly a principal feature of this wonderful home, the gardens and grounds extend to some 3.76 acres, offering the complete package of both productive and amenity land, bordered by banks and hedging and interspersed with various mature trees. To the west is the entrance from the parish lane, which leads to a parking area sufficient for 2-3 vehicles and the double garage. A pathway to the front door passes through a small orchard, comprised of apple, pear and cherry trees, including local varieties. The pathway continues around the dwelling, where, at the rear, one can find a detached outbuilding, divided into a gardener's WC, log store and workshop/store, which has power and lighting. Beyond here, the pathway leads around the dwelling to a side garden and BBQ area with a pond offering a focal point for garden wildlife. On the southern side of the house are the organic produce gardens, containing four rotational beds, a greenhouse and a herb wheel. A broad range of fruit and vegetables have been grown by the current owners, including strawberries, blackberries, potatoes, tomatoes, various legumes, peas, cabbages, carrots, parsnips and Jerusalem artichokes. There are fruit cages adjacent, recently used for red and blackcurrants, loganberries and gooseberries. To the east of the gardens is a paddock, amounting to approx. 0.75 acres, with frontage on the parish lane, which leads down to the woodland. Offering a sheltered natural haven, there are two streams running gently through the woods, with the lower stream forming the boundary to the site along the southern side. There are riverine rights to Old Tuckermarsh down a path to the River Tamar. Finally, above the woods on the western side is a further area of paddock, left as something of a meadow in recent times.

Services - Mains water and electricity are all connected to the property. There is a private drainage septic tank leading to a soakaway. 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. Roughly 1.5 miles outside of Tavistock, take the left fork adjacent to the Harvest Home guest house, signposted to Bere Alston, and follow the road to the next junction at Morwell, turning left onto the B3257. Take this road for approximately 2.5 Miles, take the the road on your right signposted to Rumleigh and Tuckermarsh. Follow this road passing straight over two staggered cross roads where the property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
29 July 2018

Nearest stations

  • Bere Alston (0.5 mi)
  • Calstock (0.9 mi)
  • Gunnislake (2.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bere Alston (0.5 mi)
  • Calstock (0.9 mi)
  • Gunnislake (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Tavistock

2 Market Street, Tavistock, PL19 0DA

01822 454017 Local call rate

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