Milton Combe

Western edge of Dartmoor National Park
Yelverton village - 3.5 miles
Tavistock Town - 9 miles
Plymouth City - 10.7 miles
Derriford Hospital - 8 miles

Sold Freehold

Beautifully restored detached period house, steeped in history, rich in detail and standing in an exceptional half acre brook side position in picturesque conservation village on Western edge of Dartmoor National Park.


Even the approach is magical, as you cross its own traditional stone-built bridge over Milton Brook and up the garden-flanked driveway, passing a former piggery. Sanguines must surely be one of the most charming vernacular cottages in the area, its rooms set over multiple levels with scarcely a right angle to be seen except in some of its windows. Built sometime before 1603, the property has served various purposes in its long history, including inn, village shop/post office and smugglers house, as documented by a former resident who was responsible for its complete restoration around 1950. Its lovingly created garden, slopes south and west and follows the gentle incline of the descending brook.

An asymmetric arched front door leads into an entrance hall/dining room, off which are a utility room and WC straight ahead, bedroom four/study to the right and to the left, the kitchen/breakfast room which features two original bread ovens. The adjoining hall, which is lit by a large window over the staircase, leads into a double-aspect sitting room with a fireplace fitted with a wood burner and giving access to the garden. Across the lobby is a larder and further on, a family bathroom.

Upstairs, the landing leads to the master bedroom and adjacently, a large drawing room with granite fireplace and wood burner and a smuggler’s squint. This space leads into a bedroom two which is double-aspect. Bedroom three is located off the landing.

The driveway provides ample parking and turning space for several vehicles, leading to a detached double garage & wood store. A large paved terrace delineates the garden, and connects with a long gazebo that captures the view of the architecture and surrounding landscape. The whole site is well-planted with topiary forming an evergreen structure, supplemented with camellias, magnolias and a good range of deciduous shrubs.



Picturesque 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 court 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 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 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 – Buckland Monachorum – 1.7 miles;  Crapstone - 2.5 miles with the exceptional Crapstone Post Office & general stores;  Yelverton - 3.5 miles larger 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.

Local Authority –West Devon Borough Council.

Postcode – PL20 6HP             Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band ‘F’ £2681.70 pa payable for 2018-19.

Services – Mains drainage; electricity & water. Central heating and hot water from oil fired Rayburn. Electric immersion timer on hot water cylinder.


EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – Domestic EPC register reference: 0548-7073-7245-5878-8910. Energy Efficiency Rating – Band F-27.