Lovaton

Dartmoor hamlet near Yelverton

guide 500,000 Freehold

DESCRIPTION
Tucked away in an idyllic rural hamlet, in Dartmoor National Park, a period cottage of vernacular appearance, dating from the late 1790's, formed by enlarging the original cottage into its adjoining barn (circa 1978), with later extensions. The accommodation is rich in character and well-conceived, consisting of three reception rooms and four bedrooms, extending to 1900sq ft. Barn Cottage sits in approximately an acre of south-facing garden divided between an area around the house and a second parcel of land located opposite across the lane that includes a meadow with stream with various outbuildings.
This attached property is entered via a glazed porch which leads into a well-lit dining room with Rayburn stove, panelled ceiling and wooden floor. Off this space is a large working kitchen.  An adjoining beamed sitting room features a wonderful dressed stone fireplace, typical of its period. This space opens via a pair of sliding doors onto a west-facing decked terrace and the garden.
Three of the four bedrooms and a family bathroom are on the south elevation. The master, which includes a dressing area and leads into a study, is vaulted and double-aspect and enjoys fine views of the Lovaton valley. Next door is an additional shower room/wc.
The garden which further enhances the attractive frontage of the cottage also extends as a pair of lawned stone-retained terraces to the rear. The greater portion, however, sits across the lane where outbuildings include a double garage and adjoining store with hardstanding and adjacent greenhouse. Dotted through this enchanting glade is a pump house, mower shed and chicken house plus a barbeque and summerhouse and Pétanque alley. The curtilage of the land parcel includes Lovaton brook (both banks) coming with associated riparian rights as well as permitted moorland grazing for five sheep.
THE FACTS
Situation
Barn Cottage is situated on a 'no through road' that serves only three other properties within Lovaton before petering out to a track leading to open moorland. The situation, despite being rural is within easy reach of amenities at Yelverton which include a garage/Post Office, pharmacy, vets, co-op, butchers and general store. Further afield, Tavistock and Plymouth are within easy reach.
A pleasant walk via public footpaths leads to the renowned Royal Oak at nearby Meavy (five minutes by car) which was voted Pub of The Year by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) which also serves good food. The area is well served with places to eat and drink to suit all tastes.
Local Schools include the Lady Modiford Church of England Primary at Meavy.
Villages – Meavy 1.3 miles; Yelverton 2 miles ; Town - Tavistock 7.6 miles;  City - Plymouth 11.3 miles;  Derriford Hospital – 7.6 miles.

Services – Mains electricity; Private filtered & pumped water; Septic tank drainage; Grant condensing oil-fired central heating boiler. Rayburn solid fuel cooker in dining room; Wood burner in Sitting room.
Local Authority – Dartmoor National Park Authority; West Devon Borough Council.
Postcode - PL20 6PT    OS MAP – 5607      Tenure – Freehold         Council Tax – Band E
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 033-2853-7852-9805-1171. Energy Efficiency Rating band E-45
 

Important Notice
No information relating to the property, whether written or verbal, given by John Colton or his employees may be relied on as a representation of fact. No part of these particulars constitutes a contract, or part of a contract, for sellers or lessors or any other person or entity.  All photographs are recent and show only certain parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances give are approximate only.