Dartmoor National Park

Meavy - 1.5 miles

Guide 500,000 Freehold


Sitting at an enviable vantage point at the head of the Meavy Valley, a newly converted four-bedroom detached family home. One of a cluster of three dwellings, this former dairy farm barn cleverly combines vernacular rural style with modern day conveniences – private yet not isolated - in a large level garden approaching 0.5 acre it captures a spectacular protected view across its garden and  adjoining pastoral landscape towards Ringmoor Down.

Throughout the interior, the sense of place is foremost. The oak front door opens to a galleried dining hall and a sight line carries through this 37 foot contemporary open-plan living area, and its oak-framed windows to the garden and countryside beyond. Velux windows bathe this splendid vaulted space, augmented with the oak roof timbers, staircase and craftsman joinery, in natural light.

Extending to nearly 1500 sq. ft. Swallows Nest maintains an impressive EPC rating due to its insulated external walls; underfloor heating and 22mm thick double glazed windows in oak frames and a modern multi-fuel burner providing an economical home to run. The interior layout is versatile, as seen on the attached floor plan, and with an en-suite shower room plus a full main bathroom and ground floor wet room, it will accommodate a wide spectrum of users.

The majority to the garden is to the rear with a southerly aspect and is lawned and clearly defined with post and rail fencing. Entered off the lane, a sweeping driveway leads to a large parking forecourt for up to six vehicles at the easterly elevation, giving access to the back door and utility area. There would be potential here, subject to the usual planning consents, for the creation of garaging. Located off this forecourt is a block built 14' x 7' garden store.



The hamlet of Lake, midway between Yelverton and Dousland, offers easy, on-foot access to open moorland with its wide range of outdoor activities.  The nearby beauty spot at Burrator reservoir is deservedly popular as is the 16th century Royal Oak pub in the thriving village of Meavy.  Dousland offers local post office/ general whilst Yelverton includes a doctors surgery, dentists, pharmacy, supermarket, butcher and garage/post office. Local attractions include the National Trust owned Buckland Abbey and The Garden House, renowned in horticulture.

Villlages - Horrabridge 2.7 miles, Yelverton 1 mile ; Town - Tavistock 7 miles;  City - Plymouth 10.5 miles. Derriford Hospital – 6.9 miles.

Bus Route – regular buses (from Yelverton) to and beyond Plymouth and Tavistock.

Services – All mains - Electricity, drainage, water (metered); under floor heating from an oil-fired boiler; Charnwood wood burner; oak and Velux double-glazed windows.

Local Authority – Dartmoor National Park Authority; West Devon Borough Council.

Postcode PL20 6LZ     Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band E £2,053.54 pa payable for 2017-18.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 0945-3823-7522-9306-5321. Energy Efficiency Rating band C-72.

DIRECTIONS From Yelverton roundabout take the A386, the exit to Princetown. Leaving Yelverton after approx ½ a mile turn right (directly opposite the left turning for Walkhampton) into Lake Lane. Progress for a further half mile and the entrance can be found on the right hand side.


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.