Buckland Monachorum

Bespoke house in desirable conservation village

348,500 Freehold

 Description – An individually designed village house, built circa 1994, on the fringe of the charming picturesque village of Buckland Monachorum in a sought after development that won the RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects - Arnold Sayers Award for Housing and Landscape Design in a Conservation Area for its architect and local-based firm, Farnham Bros.

This clever interpretation of a period village house boasts an oriel window; open fireplace and good room proportions giving it a gracious nod to the past. Modern day construction methods incorporate thermalite lined inner cavity blockwork walls; full mains gas central heating to thermostatically controlled radiators together with ‘Anglian’ uPVC double glazed windows and doors combine in creating a cosy and cost effective home.

The present owners have stamped their own mark on the property enhancing the architect’s vision, with a study niche on the ground floor, whilst upstairs, fine joinery forms a landing bookcase and all four bedrooms with built in furniture.

The internal configuration of the 1800sqft or so accommodation, set over two floors, is both well laid-out and presented as all the principal facilities have been updated in recent years.

 

Noteworthy of the design aesthetic is the relationship with the aspect of the house and its outside spaces. Sited at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac, a brick pavior driveway leads to the 19’ garage inside of which is an 11’ square loft platform ideal for storage or play space whilst an interconnecting door leads you into the house. However, the surprising element is the rear garden. This enchanting south-facing garden sits at the gable end, accessed off the double aspect sitting room, and in essence is magical, due to being part walled. The sound of a brook over its boundary and the street and landscape visual outlooks, standing adjacent to the ‘village green’ and views towards the church, form a delightful ambience.

 

THE FACTS

 

Situation – Historic Buckland Monachorum centres on a Norman church and the sixteenth century Drake Manor Inn.  Located on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, it offers easy access by foot and public transport (see below) to open moorland and a short walk from well reputed (OFSTED 'good' rated) St. Andrews Primary School.

 

There are attractions on the doorstep with The Garden House, renowned in horticulture, just 0.7 miles distant, and National Trust owned Buckland Abbey 1.2 miles to the south.

 

Villages – Crapstone  1.2 miles, Yelverton 3.1 miles ; Town – Tavistock 7 miles;  City – Plymouth 11.7 miles. Derriford Hospital –  8.2 miles.

 

Buses – Regular Buckland Monachorum to Yelverton shuttle; from Yelverton buses at approx. 20 minute intervals to Plymouth and Tavistock.

 

Services – Mains water; gas; electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating from ‘Vokera’ boiler sited in garage. ‘Anglian’ uPVC double glazed windows and doors – except hardwood front door.

 

Local Authority – West Devon Borough Council www.westdevon.gov.uk   Tel. 01822 618800

 

Postcode/ SATNAV - PL20 7LR         Tenure - Freehold      

 

Council Tax – Band ‘E’ £2,269.13pa payable until 31 March 2019.

 

EPC – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register rating reference 8691-7722-6570-4272-7992 Band D - 65