Meavy Bourne

Guide 575,000 Freehold


With an alluring façade, this semi-detached Victorian villa sits in an enviable position in a good-sized established garden, which incorporates a former coach house, in a quiet and little-known enclave, just a gentle stroll from Yelverton village.

Thought to date from 1893, Woodleigh comprises one half, of three pairs of houses, once known as Yelverton Park Villas. These were built near a former railway holt which serviced the Plymouth to Princetown line, and command a fine south-easterly aspect appreciating lovely views over the Meavy Valley on the western flanks of Dartmoor National Park.

With characteristically gracious proportions, the interior is set over only two floors combining the retained elegance of its era with the trappings of modern day living. A rich tapestry of period detail is tastefully enhanced by the present owner’s aesthetic eye for the further detailing for family needs. Noteworthy is a triple aspect 26’ kitchen/dining room which is strikingly akin to a delicatessen! This leads on into domestic offices as well as two enchanting courtyards. Completing the living quarters is a 30’ bay fronted double-depth drawing room, whilst the delightful sitting room with French doors to the garden, has a rare barrel-vaulted ceiling, associated with the playing of musical instruments. Both living rooms have ornate fireplaces with fitted wood burners. The first-floor re-configuration of 5 bedrooms into 4 doubles balances the sleeping provision, with the master and guest bedrooms having en-suites and fine views - and the creation of two well-appointed bath and shower rooms works well for a full household.

The secluded and established garden lies mainly to the front south-easterly aspect and is an exceptional series of outside ‘rooms’ defined by walls, hedges and informal screens. To the rear is a paved courtyard garden (with rear service lane access) and adjacent coach house for which annexe plans have been drawn for future development, subject to planning consents. The rear courtyard leads to an outdoor dining space and a long vista runs the length of the garden, much enhanced by large and attractive informal, multi-layered plantings. At the front of the house a former veranda with tessellated period tiling provides a pretty terrace leading via raised beds with herbs and a pond past a greenhouse (12’ x 8’) to a lawn towards the front boundary. Inside the front gates is shingled parking for one vehicle.



Woodleigh is just a short walk from Yelverton Tennis courts and nearby Bowling Club and Memorial Hall. The village centre provides a useful selection of shops including a Cooperative supermarket, Post Office and petrol station, butcher, pharmacy, doctors surgery, dentist and vets.

There is an excellent village pub 20 minutes stroll away at The Royal Oak, Meavy with casked real ales and good food.

The property is located within the catchment area of a number of well-regarded schools including Meavy Church of England Primary School, Penmoor Nursery School (Yelverton Memorial Hall), Lady Modiford’s Church of England Primary School at Walkhampton and Horrabridge Community Primary School.

Village – Yelverton 0.5 miles ; Town – Tavistock 6.4 miles;  City – Plymouth 9.9 miles; Hospitals Derriford – 6.3 miles.

Buses – Daily from Yelverton to Plymouth and Tavistock at 20 minute intervals and school buses again to Plymouth and Tavistock.

Services – Mains water, gas, electricity – all metered - and drainage. Gas central heating to heritage style radiators fitted with TV’s with WISER Smart control for zoned heating.

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

Postcode/ SATNAV – PL20 6AR         Tenure – Freehold    

Council Tax – Band ‘F’ £2808.81 payable until 31st March 2020.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – Domestic EPC register reference: 0567-2855-7982-9901-0631. Energy Efficiency Rating band E-47.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : No description of information given by John Colton  or his employees, whether or not in these particulars and whether written or verbal about the property or its condition or its value may be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact. These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract, nor shall they merge in any offer of contract which may hereafter be made between the sellers or lessors and the recipient of the information. The photographs show only certain parts of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.