Buckland Monachorum

In the heart of the village
Views over fields & the Church

excess 250,000 Freehold


An individually designed stone-fronted village house, built circa 1993, on the outskirts of the charming picturesque village of Buckland Monachorum in the development that won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Arnold Sayers Award for Housing and Landscape Design in a Conservation Area for its architect and local-based firm, Farnham Brothers.

The interior accommodation is set over two floors with a generous lounge/dining room that features a stone fireplace with slate hearth and mantelpiece with a mains gas fire insert. A square arch leads into the dining area with double glazed doors opens into a 16’ UPVC conservatory with slate floors and sills. The kitchen is fitted with pine units and looks out through the conservatory to the rear garden. There is an adjacent utility room with access to front and rear and includes a handy wc for the busy gardener. Also accessed from the utility room is a single garage with a large head height storage space above.

The current owners opted, from plan,  for the upstairs to comprise two, rather than three bedrooms and what would have a been the third bedroom now serves the master as a dressing area and an en-suite shower room with Mira shower. The master bedroom which overlooks this attractive development comes with built in wardrobes.  To the rear, overlooking the garden and pastureland beyond is bedroom two, also with a built in wardrobe and the adjacent main bathroom.

The majority of the rooms benefit from UPVC double glazing, central heating radiators feed from a newly installed mains gas fired boiler and are light and well-insulated in line with contemporary building regulations.

The garden is set behind a Devon Hedge and is concentrated at the rear of the property, accessed from the utility room and conservatory room which opens onto a family seating area with 8’ x 6’ timber potting shed. This outside space is notably private and takes full advantage of its westerly aspect providing afternoon sun.



Situation – Historic Buckland Monachorum centres around a Norman church and the sixteenth century Drake Manor Inn.  Located on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, it offers easy access by foot and public transport (see below) to open moorland. 53 Chapel Meadow is also a short walk from the nationally significant (OFSTED ‘outstanding’ rated) St. Andrews Primary School. There are attraction on the doorstep with The Garden House, renowned in horticulture, just 0.7 miles distant, and National Trust owned Buckland Abbey 1.2 miles to the south.

Villages – Crapstone 1.2 miles, Yelverton 3.1 miles ; Town - Tavistock 7 miles;  City - Plymouth 11.7 miles. Derriford Hospital – 8.2 miles.

Buses – Regular Buckland Monachorum to Yelverton shuttle; from Yelverton buses at approx. 20 minute intervals to Plymouth and Tavistock.

Services – Mains water, electricity; drainage and gas with gas central heating(new Greenstar Highflow 440cdi boiler fitted in 2015).

Local Authority – West Devon Borough Council.

Postcode/ SATNAV – PL20 7LR    Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band ‘D’ £1700.48 pa payable for 2016-17.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 0142-2876-7716-9396-5181. Energy Efficiency Rating band D-67.


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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