Sought after village in the Dartmoor National Park
Nearby Burrator Resevoir

Guide of 150,000 Leasehold


Within the moorland village of Dousland stands the imposing structure, built in 1907, that was formerly the Grange Hotel, whilst writing The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, author Edith Holden, stayed here. One of three flats formed from its central portion is No. 7 on the top floor, recently refurbished, with three bedrooms. The property sits in a quiet residential area that offers easy access to open moorland as well as an excellent selection of local shops at Yelverton just a five minute drive away.

The immediate impression is of a bright and airy set of rooms with very fine views of the surrounding landscape especially to the north-east, towards the western tors of Dartmoor and Peak Hill. There are two staircases, the principal access from a beautiful tiled vestibule at the front of the building via a flight of stairs to a private entrance from the first floor landing, whilst the external and more utilised staircase leads from the rear garden rising directly to a covered porch and into the living room.

This generously proportioned flat provides a 28 ft. fitted kitchen/living space features a wood-burner and recessed bookcases plus insulated eave’s storage. There is much borrowed light from a velux window in the large 23’ boarded and insulated loft space above. Two doubles bedrooms open off this space whilst a third single bedroom is adjacent to the main entrance. This third bedroom features an unusual ceiling detail from the leaded cupola above as well as having a built-in raised bed with a desk area beneath and a 3 bay window from which lovely views are gained towards the Walkham valley. A family bathroom comes with an over-bath shower.

To the rear, there is a small lawned and level back garden with well-stocked granite set raised flower beds. There is also a single garage at the end of a block and parking.


Amenities at Yelverton include a Post Office, butcher, garage, CO-OP, doctor and dental practices, a chemist and restaurant/ tea room. There is also a farmers market with local produce and community run coffee shop at nearby Walkhampton. As well as the Burrator Inn there are several good places to eat and drink including the renowned Royal Oak at Meavy about 15 minutes' walk away.

There are attractions on the doorstep with The Garden House, renowned in horticulture, just half a mile distant, and National Trust owned Buckland Abbey 1.7 miles to the south.

Villages –Yelverton – 1.2 miles , Crapstone  2.5 miles; Town – Tavistock 6.7 miles;  City –Plymouth 11.6 miles;  Derriford Hospital – 7.3 miles.


Postcode - PL20 6NN.

Tenure – We are informed that the flat has a proportional 1/3rd of the freehold interest and in turn a third maintenance contribution from each flat - no’s 1,2 & 7 - established on a lease with a remaining term of 980 years.

Services – Mains water, electricity & drainage.  uPVC double-glazing throughout; Bedrooms wired for economy 7 heating; wood-burning stove. Mains gas is available in Merrivale View Road.

Council Tax – West Devon Borough Council band ‘B’ payable Apr 2016- 31st Mar 2017 £1306.80 pa; Tel: (01822) 616939

E.P.C. – Domestic EPC register ref: 8696-7626-4430-3514-1922. Energy Efficiency Rating band F-35.


No description of information given by John Colton  or his employees, whether or not in these particulars and whether written or verbal about the property or its condition or its value may be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact.

These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract, nor shall they merge in any offer of contract which may hereafter be made between the sellers or lessors and the recipient of the information.


The photographs show only certain parts of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only