Dartmoor National Park

Guide 350,000 Freehold

Description - With a pleasing approach from a country lane via double gates onto a gravel driveway,  a three bedroom detached bungalow in a highly desirable location five minute drive from the shops at Yelverton and a stone’s throw from open moorland of scenic Dartmoor National Park.

Commissioned by Mrs Burtenshaw and built by contractors R. Roop & Sons of Horrabridge in 1949, the property retains its original layout and form and there is now scope for a complete renovation with potential to mould the property to suit your personal needs.

Entered via the half-glazed front porch, a spacious hallway offers the possibility for adding a staircase to a future roof conversion as per neighbouring properties. This leads to all the principal rooms; sitting room with chimney breast to the left; bedroom one and two each with built in wardrobes opposite and bedroom three straight on, next to which is a family bathroom. To the left is the kitchen/dining room which leads into the utility room with separate w.c. and scullery to back door. The property has cavity wall insulation and all principal rooms have uPVC double glazing and central heating radiators with thermostats.

Facilities outside include two garages, with a second included in a 30’ outbuilding, currently a 9’ workshop and further store, offering tremendous potential in the future, subject to planning permissions, as annexe or possibly addition to the main building.

The principal construction is of traditional blockwork cavity walls under an insulated pitched tiled roof. The rear tenement forming the rear utility; scullery and seperate w.c. along with the adjoining garage and outbuilding are of single block work, the whole being rough cast rendered.

The garden is approximately one quarter of an acre, mainly lawned and slopes gently west. To the front a mature Oak is complemented with mature planting which include Japanese Maple, camellias and rhododendrons and a two small ponds. The rear is currently divided width-wise into two accommodating a chicken coup in one section with mature Horse Chestnuts to the rear boundary.

Situation – An individual detached bungalow located on the fringe of the moorland hamlet of Dousland, nestled beneath Yennadon Down, over which is a picturesque walk to Burrator Reservoir.

Occupying a delightful spot, set off a quiet no through lane and sitting centrally in a garden, its elevated position appreciates a south-westerly aspect and wide ranging views out over the Meavy Valley.

Dousland offers a Post Office/general store and the Burrator Inn public house – approx. 1.1 miles whilst just under and mile from the property is the village of Meavy with its historic oak tree, and overlooking on the green, The Royal Oak Inn.

Villages – Yelverton 2.3 miles ; Town – Tavistock 8.1 miles;  City – Plymouth 12.5 miles. Hospital – Derriford  8.3 miles.

Buses – Regular Dousland-Meavy- Yelverton shuttle bus to Yelverton bus stop from which -at approx. 20 minute intervals - connecting buses for Tavistock; Plymouth & Derriford hospital.


Services – Mains water: electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating from ‘Danesmoor’ 15/19 boiler sited in kitchen/diner via radiators with thermostatic valves. uPVC double glazed windows to South; West & East elevations & front & back doors. Open fireplace in sitting room. Cavity wall insulation.

Planning Authority – Dartmoor National Park

Postcode/SATNAV - PL20 6ND         Tenure - Freehold      

Council Tax – We understand from West Devon Borough Council the property is Band ‘E’ £2,242.51pa payable until 31 March 2019.

EPC – Domestic EPC register rating reference 9598-8002-7279-6621-2960 Band E -54

IMPORTANT NOTICE - No information relating, 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 contrac, for sellers or lessors or any other person or entilty. All photographs are recent and show only certian parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.