A short stroll to Whitchurch Down, primary school and Tavistock town

guide 475,000 Freehold


Sitting within an intriguing group of half a dozen individual villas built in 1883, this is an exceptionally fine town house with an abundance of intact original features and a surprisingly large garden site of nearly 1/7th of an acre. Its attractive facade boasts a double-width frontage - providing parking forecourt for up to four vehicles -whilst at the rear is a large south-facing garden with a further ‘secret garden’ with a detached, contemporary home office/studio.

The striking façade has beautifully detailed elevations of cut and carved stone and granite lintels with a striking hung bay. With a separate entrance to the lower ground floor, the main entrance is via an ornate entrance hall with period stained glass throughout, into the reception hall. An ornate oak staircase with carved newels and bannister rails, forms a natural artery through the house. This leads to the front sitting room where the windows are almost full-height and which features an open fireplace with carved wooden surround, and a range of fitted bookcases. The adjacent Drawing Room to the rear has similarly high ceilings with an elegant carved marble fireplace with a glorious 11'0" wide five-segment bay window and matching return windows on the west-facing elevation.

Lower Ground floor offers accommodation at the front, currently bedroom 4, that could be converted to a home office – benefitting from the separate access – a cloakroom and a second bathroom with utility area. At the rear is an impressive high-ceiling bespoke open-plan fitted kitchen (with Aga) and dining/living space, bathed in natural light, which opens via French doors to a decked rear terrace with Wisteria-clad pergola.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor takes you straight ahead to a panelled cloakroom with ornate window opening. The remainder of the floor is laid to bedroom two, on the front elevation, with its own wash-hand-basin and built in alcove cupboards, and bedroom three to the rear with built-in study desk and wardrobe. The family bathroom is adjacent with separate 'power-shower' with side-jets.

A further flight of stairs (with an under-stairs storage cupboard) leads to the second floor which is given over entirely to the master bedroom. There are three under-eaves cupboards with a built-in wardrobe and wash-hand-basin and the plumbing is in place for an en suite should future owners wish it.

The garden at the rear, beyond the decking is brick-paved with the remainder leading to a laid to a level lawn. At the far end is a timber-clad modernist-styled home office, installed in 2008 with aluminium sliding doors and birch-panelled interior.



The property sits approximately equidistant between the post office at Whitchurch and the thriving centre of the Tavistock with the lane opposite leading to miles of open moorland, accessed from Whitchurch Down. The town, meanwhile boasts all the amenities that one would expect for its size including several supermarkets, numerous shops, a library, cinema and leisure complex. The area also offers a wide choice of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes.

Cities – Exeter – 39.5 miles, Plymouth – 15 miles;  Derriford Hospital – 11 miles; Town –  Tavistock – 0.9 miles; Villages – Horrabridge – 3.1 miles, Yelverton – 4.9 miles.

Services – All mains services; gas central heating throughout

Local Authority – West Devon Borough Council.

Postcode PL19 9BE    Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band E with £2058.33 pa payable for 2016-17.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 7508-2005-7293-3375-9944 Energy Efficiency Rating band E-46.

Important Notice

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