Milton Combe

Milton Combe
Yelverton - 3.5 miles
Plymouth City - 10.7 miles
Derriford Hospital - 8 miles

Guide of 450,000 Freehold

Alluring and deceptive, this period detached vernacular stone-built cottage sits in the heart of one of the most sought after and picturesque villages in West Devon yet retains a high degree of privacy within its enchanting brook bordered part-walled and level garden.

Due to their aspect, the interior spaces, which are well-presented, are remarkably private. All of the windows and doors have been recently renewed, the majority fitted by Dartmoor Joinery, with handcrafted oak sealed-unit double glazing. Whilst the main entrance abuts the streetscape from the gable end to the north, the working access from the rear terrace, via the parking courtyard in front of the two-storey detached barn/ garage, leads into the kitchen/breakfast room with 'Aga' cooker. To the left is a large double-aspect sitting room with exposed beams, French doors onto the garden terrace and raised hearth and wood-burner. The dining room lies opposite which enjoys a large fire place with wood-burner, slate hearth and oak lintel. Access to sleeping accommodation on the upper floor is via the adjacent hall – with front door – which doubles as a study space with an adjoining cloakroom/WC.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling exposing its ‘A’ frame roof trusses, being double aspect; it appreciates a view of the village landscape, features an unusual arrow-slit window and provides a bright airy principal bedroom with a private adjoining shower room with sink/ WC with 'Velux' window. Bedroom two enjoys a lovely view following the village brook whilst all the bedrooms benefit from built in wardrobes/cupboards.  Finally, the family bathroom is fully tiled with an over-bath shower and heated towel rail with one of the biggest window openings it captures a fine view to admire whilst brushing one’s teeth!

There is a separate two-storey garage and store (similarly stone-built – with arrow-slit windows) for which plans have been drawn to convert into a utility space with adjacent to a WC/ wet room on the ground floor and via stairs, to a studio space over the garage to feature exposed oak beams. Leading off the country lane, on which the cottage sits, double wooden gates lead into a gravelled parking forecourt in front of the barn. A high stone wall connects the cottage and barn and a pedestrian gate opens into the rear garden which part-lawned garden is entered from either side.  This space enjoys the best of the surrounding environment with the sound of flowing water of Milton brook that meanders past the west boundary and views of the village scene. There are two sitting areas and some well-stocked planting beds with a greenhouse and separate stone-built garden store.


Situation – Milton Combe sits on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, just up the valley from the confluence of the rivers Tamar & Tavy. The village centres around the Church of the Holy Spirit and the adjacent village hall – originally the Church of England Infant School – whilst the meandering Milton Brook winds its way passed the 68 or so dwellings and holding fort at the top of the village is the reputedly 16th century public house the ‘Who’d have Thought It’. A short walk up the hill is the National Trust owned Buckland Abbey with its shop and B.F.G = Buckland Food Growers group with community based allotments should you wish to have your own chickens, bees and produce for the Good Life! The neighbouring village of Buckland Monachorum - 1.7 miles – boasts an Ofsted rated ‘good’ primary school and a recently opened Buckland Beehive Preschool. The busy village hall has monthly market on a Saturday morning and many events including quiz nights and much more info can be found on the village website

Villages – Crapstone 1.75 miles with the exceptional Crapstone Post Office & general stores;  Yelverton 3.5 miles bigger village with supermarket; butcher; health surgery; dentists and all every day facilities. Town – Tavistock 9 miles; City – Plymouth 10.7 miles;  Derriford Hospital –  8 miles.

Buses – Regular shuttle bus from the village via Buckland Monachorum and Crapstone to Yelverton bus stop with connecting buses at approx. 20 minute intervals to Plymouth and Tavistock.

Services – Mains water, electricity and drainage. Wood-burning stoves in dining and sitting rooms. Oil-fired 'Aga' in kitchen heats towel rail in family bathroom and hot water tank in bedroom 1.

Local Authority – West Devon Borough Council   Tel. 01822 618800

Postcode/ SATNAV - PL20 6HP         Tenure - Freehold      

Council Tax – Band E £2,165.17pa payable until 31 March 2018.

EPC – Domestic EPC register rating reference 0370-2879-6222-9268-2641 band F – 28.


No information relating to the property, whether written or verbal, given by John Colton or his employees may be relied on as a representation of fact. No part of these particulars constitutes a contract, or part of a contract, for sellers or lessors or any other person or entity. All photographs are recent and show only certain parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.