Dartmoor National Park

515,000 Freehold


This characterful 1950’s detached dormer bungalow occupies one of the best and seldom available south-facing positions in Yelverton. Its approximately half-acre garden enjoys magnificent views across the Meavy valley and surrounding Dartmoor National Park, yet is just minutes’ walk from shops. The property has been modified and extended over the years to accommodate a growing family. The present owners have in January 2019 obtained full planning permission to upgrade the living accommodation re-configuring the ground floor to provide further reception rooms and a self-contained annexe. Upstairs permissions provide for four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The design incorporates a logia on an extended rear terrace and to the front, decorative veranda and separate detached double-garage and upstairs store.

The interior of the present structure benefits significantly from its southerly aspect, both in natural light and ‘thermal gain’. Entered via a 1970s annexe on the west elevation, rooms are set over two principal levels. The hallway leads to bedroom five and adjacently a large well-lit living space (or fourth bedroom) which opens onto the rear garden. From the hallway, three steps lead to the main living accommodation with stairs to the two main bedrooms. To the left bedroom three, currently a study, overlooks the front garden and sits adjacent to a family bathroom (in need of upgrading, currently with sink and over-bath shower). Straight on a door leads to a rear lobby and exterior access, a separate WC and a large work room (former integral garage). The principal rooms, refurbished by the current owners, take full advantage of the panoramic view of fields and moorland. A fitted kitchen includes a ‘Leiber’ drawer-fridge and ‘opens up’ into a large dining and sitting room with ‘Chesneys’ wood burner on a generous slate hearth. The space leads, via a pair of French doors, onto a paved terrace with stepped access to the rear garden.

Upstairs the south-facing master bedroom is across the landing from a WC. Next-door bedroom two includes storage along one side incorporating an ‘airing’ cupboard.

The front garden has been partially landscaped with a lawn sunken for privacy, surrounded by the large well-stocked border. There is a separate open garage (14’×9’) in need of some repair, and garden shed (8’×8’) for further storage. The mainly lawned rear garden backs onto pasture,   and slopes gently south with boundary hedges on either side.



Less than three minutes’ walk from the property are a Bowling club and Tennis club. Yelverton village, located on regular bus route between Plymouth and Tavistock, includes a doctor’s surgery, dentist, pharmacy, supermarket, butcher and post office/filling station. Local attractions include the National Trust owned Buckland Abbey, former home of Sir Francis Drake, and The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, renowned in horticulture. The property is twenty minutes’ walk from one of Dartmoor’s most picturesque village pubs, The Royal Oak at Meavy, on the village green. Slightly further afield are a wide array of other eateries to suit all tastes.

Villages – Horrabridge – 2 miles, Yelverton – 0.6 miles ; Town – Tavistock – 6 miles;  City –Plymouth – 9.7 miles. Derriford Hospital – 6 miles.

Services – All mains – electric, drainage, water (metered); central heating via gas-fired boiler; ‘Economy 7’ storage heaters upstairs; uPVC double-glazing in all spaces except work-room. The main living spaces and sleeping accommodation were re-wired (including a five amp circuit in dining and sitting room) in 2012.

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

Postcode – PL20 6AP             Tenure – Freehold      Council Tax – Band F for Burrator Parish £2776.66 pa payable for 2019/20.


EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – Domestic EPC register reference: 0283-2858-6342-9999-5251. Energy Efficiency Rating – band D-63.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : 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 constitues a contract, or part of a contract, for sellers or lessors or any other person or entity. All photographs are recent and show only certian parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances givenare approximate only.