Dartmoor National Park

Meavy - 1 mile

Guide 675,000 Freehold


A traditional detached late C19th Victorian country home in an outstanding location amid stunning scenery with seven and a half acres of pastureland, with an easy ride-out to open moorland, yet only a few minutes’ drive from Yelverton’s shopping parade. Within the curtilage are several out-buildings including a former 40’ brick stable block which offers tremendous potential – subject to planning permission.

The interior retains much of the detail of its period, the rooms benefitting from large windows and high ceilings with the associated mouldings, and is laid out in the classic ‘four room’ plan over two floors with further rooms located in the roof space. The principal entrance is via a uPVC half-glazed porch on the south-east elevation although in practice the ‘working’ access is via a large porch/utiity space from the opposite side. This leads into a fitted kitchen with ‘Aga’ and dining space in need of up-dating, which in turn lead through to the main L-shaped hallway from which all downstairs rooms and the upper floors are accessed. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large dining room with the original Victorian (non-functioning) range. Next door is a similarly sized, though double-aspect sitting room. At the far end of the hall is the study that could equally function as a fifth bedroom. There is also a large under-stairs cupboard and adjacent fully tiled WC/cloakroom.

The staircase arrives at a central landing. To the right is a fully tiled family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower and sink units and adjacent separate WC. Of almost equal size, bedrooms one and two are both double-aspect and overlook the garden and surrounding pasture. Bedroom one has a pair of oak-finish wardrobes and double chest of drawers. Bedroom three is to the left of the stairs. The tops floor is accessed via a further staircase which includes a large store cupboard. The top landing is well lit by a large window leading into bedroom four which has a pair of successive rooms that could be converted to provide a further bedroom and bathroom or master bedroom suite.

The driveway demarcates the house to the right, which stands in a fairly level, principally lawned garden of half an acre from the outbuildings and fields on the left, passing the original brick stable block (40’ x 18’ – which has been utilised as a workshop) with garaging and carport. Alongside is a nissen hut (36 x 16’) sitting in a vegetable garden enclosure with a greenhouse. The four fields all slope gently south, amounting to 3.03hectares/7.48acres, two have water troughs and two are stream fed. The drive leads up towards the house passing a detached garage and the utility/porch to the rear of the house and a 24’ carport and log store. All the outbuildings are connected with light and power and extend to over 1500sqft of space.



The hamlet of Lake offers easy, on-foot access to open moorland – less than half a mile - with its wide range of outdoor activities.  The nearby beauty spot at Burrator reservoir is deservedly popular as is the C16th Royal Oak Inn in the thriving nearby village of Meavy -only 1 mile distant – which has a popular primary school. Dousland offers local post office/ general whilst Yelverton includes a doctor’s 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.

Villages - 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 – Mains electricity & water together with a bore hole and well.  Private drainage. Central heating via an oil-fired boiler and ‘Aga’ cooker. Solar panel heating panels – redundant. Full uPVC double glazing.

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

Postcode PL20 6LZ     Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band G £2,917.51pa payable for 2018-19.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 8709-8905-7629-2327-9783. Energy Efficiency Rating band F-29.

Map reference – SX5368

DIRECTIONS At the Yelverton roundabout on the A386, the exit to Princetown. At the Burrator Inn, Dousland, turn right, signposted Meavy and Sheepstor. Proceed for half a mile or so short and take a right hand turn, sign posted Lake. The entrance driveway is on the right hand side.

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