Buckland Monachorum

An intriguing period house, substantial and full of character set within in a part walled and brook bounded 1/3rd garden providing an oasis within the village.

549,000 Freehold

DESCRIPTION An attractive and historic house of traditional construction with a natural slate roof situated in the centre of the village with sizeable gardens and courtyard parking area with original stables and a car port. We understand the house was built in the early nineteenth century and has in its time served as a Beer house (the Rising Sun), lodgings for local copper miners and a butchers shop. The property now offers ample space for large families with holiday let or rental opportunity. Over the last thirty years it has been thoughtfully and creatively restored and extended whilst still keeping its timeless feel and traditional build.  Situated in the centre of the village the rear garden retains a real seclusion and is bordered by a Devonshire brook with views looking up to the house and to the Church beyond.  The house is not listed and benefits from central heating, insulation measures and wood burning stove along with an Aga which forms the heart of the house. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, living room, rear porch, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry and to the first floor there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The front part of the property is currently available as a holiday let.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us.  Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

From the front garden and path leads to the entrance door into THE COTTAGE

ENTRANCE HALL 26' 3" x 6' 3 maximum" (8m x 1.91m) Stairs rise to first floor; original exposed cloam oven; slate floor; meter cupboards; doors off.

SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN 26' 0" x 13' 10 maximum" (7.92m x 4.22m) Deep sill window to front garden; open fireplace; electric storage heater; opening to:

KITCHEN 11' 3" x 10' 10" (3.43m x 3.3m) Window to side; fitted kitchen with sink and drainer unit with mixer tap; integrated gas hob and gas oven; extractor hood; space and plumbing for washing machine and fridge; door to entrance hall.

An interconnecting door from the hall leads into THE FARMHOUSE section into the :-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 3" x 12' 8 " (4.34m x 3.86m) Windows to side and brook; bespoke kitchen with built in pews breakfast seating area; AGA range cooker for hot water and cooking; sink and drainer unit with mixer tap; space for cooker; doors off.

PANTRY 6' 8" x 4' 10" (2.03m x 1.47m) Window to side and brook; fitted cupboards; space for fridge/freezer; boiler cupboard housing Vaillant mains gas boiler.

UTILITY 8' 3" x 5' 0" (2.51m x 1.52m) Worktop and cupboard; space and plumbing for  washing machine and dishwasher; original wrought iron butchers hooks.

SHOWER ROOM 6' 8" x 5' 1" (2.03m x 1.55m) Window to side and brook; shower cubicle; pedestal wash hand basin; low level wc; radiator; original wrought iron butchers hooks.

DINING ROOM 17' 0" x 10' 4" (5.18m x 3.15m) Windows to rear garden, side and brook; second staircase to first floor; radiator.

LIVING ROOM 20' 0" x 16' 4" (6.1m x 4.98m) Windows to side and rear garden; fireplace feature with wood burning stove; radiator; door to:

REAR PORCH 8' 0" x 5' 3" (2.44m x 1.6m) Slate floor; coat hooks; door to garden.

THE COTTAGE Front staircase leads up to:

FRONT LANDING 19' 2" x 6' 2" (5.84m x 1.88m) Loft access (attic space with partition wall and skylights providing borrowed light into the landing; part boarded for storage); radiator; doors off.

BATHROOM 7' 8" x 6' 0" (2.34m x 1.83m) Window to front; panelled bath with shower over; low level wc; pedestal wash hand basin; radiator.

BEDROOM 1 11' 9" x 11' 0" (3.58m x 3.35m) Window to front; radiator; pedestal wash hand basin; built in wardrobe and storage area.

BEDROOM 2 11' 10" x 11' 2" (3.61m x 3.4m) Window to side; radiator; pedestal wash hand basin; built in wardrobe and storage area. 

Rear staircase leads to:

REAR LANDING Loft access; doors off.

BEDROOM 3 12' 9" x 8' 0" (3.89m x 2.44m) Windows to side and rear garden; radiator; fitted desktop.

BATHROOM 9' 4" x 7' 5" (2.84m x 2.26m) Window to side; panelled bath; low level wc; pedestal wash hand basin; bidet; airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 4 13' 6" x 10' 10" (4.11m x 3.3m) Window to rear garden; radiator; vanity area with wash hand basin; fitted wardrobes.

BEDROOM 5 16' 6" x 12' 9" (5.03m x 3.89m) Window to side and rear garden; radiator; pedestal wash hand basin.


GARDENS The property is approached via two entrances, one to the front on the village road side and another along the property's driveway through a pedestrian garden door which in turn leads to the back entrance. The front garden is attractive with established shrubs and a Devonshire brook. To the side elevation is a driveway which opens to a courtyard area for ample parking with a car port and two original stables. There is a public footpath which goes over the driveway. The rear garden is a true English country garden and offers seclusion and lovely views back to the house with its mature Wisteria and church beyond. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and benefits from two further useful outbuildings and a gardener's wc. The small brook runs along the northern boundary with a variety of aquatic life including small fish and creates a lovely natural water feature.


GARDENERS WC Low level wc; electric light.

STORE 1 7' 4" x 6' 0" (2.24m x 1.83m)

STORE 2 7' 4" x 6' 0" (2.24m x 1.83m)

45' 0" x 24' 0" (13.72m x 7.32m) Courtyard parking area

STABLE 1 11' 4" x 12' 5" (3.45m x 3.78m)

STABLE 2 11' 0" x 5' 9" (3.35m x 1.75m)

CAR PORT 17' 2" x 16' 5" (5.23m x 5m)

SERVICES Mains electricity, gas, metered water & mains drainage.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton Office proceed to the village of Buckland Monachorum and turn down towards the village centre. The property will be found on the left hand side just before the church and the Drake Manor country pub.

EPC RATING Main house 41 Band E
Holiday Let 45 Band E 


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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.


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