Sydenham Damerel

Horsebridge 0.75 miles
Milton Abbot 2.75 miles
Tavistock 6 miles

360,000 Freehold

Introduction -

This handsome country home comprises the major portion of a former Duke of Bedford farmhouse in Sydenham Damerel, a rural village close to one of the few crossing points of the River Tamar into Cornwall, at Horsebridge.

Thought to date from the Regency period (1820) this is the classic model of design used for the farmhouses' on the Duke's estate, yet the essence of the design emulates that of the earlier Georgian period with it's classic 'four square and true' layout.

During the late 1980's the property which extends to over 2000sqft, was altered internally and exstensively improved. Works included re-roofing, the installation of central heating (new boiler 2009), re-wiring (certified approx. 3 years ago), double glazing and internal refurbishment. Laterly, a new porch was constructed and in 2000 a 'L' shaped conservatory was added by 'Everest' , from which one enjoys delightful views over the garden.

The charming walled garden, which compliments this fine country house, is entered off the country road via a five bar gate into a parking forecourt to the detached double garage. A side pedestrian gate also leads into the garden which slopes gently towards the south and incorperates many delightful areas in which to sit, well stocked flower beds, informal lawns interspered with mature apple trees. The west wall leads you through a wrought iron gate into a courtyard with an old stone barn/workshop, privy and coldframe.

Situation -

Located on the edge of this sought after rural village only 3/4 mile from the Devon/Cornwall boarder, standing within typically unspoiled, rolling farmland of West Devon.

NEAREST VILLAGE SHOP & POST OFFICE : Milton Abbot  approx. .2.5 miles away                      

NEAREST PUB : The Royal Inn, Horsebridge approx. 0.75 miles south by the River Tamar

NEAREST TOWN : Tavistock - 6 miles      NEAREST CITY : Plymouth - 20 miles

PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN NEARBY VILLAGES @ Gulworthy, Milton Abbot and Lamerton

SECONDARY EDUCATION : Both state and private in Tavistock, Launceston & Plymouth

The Facts -

SERVICES   -   Mains water, electricity & drainage. L.P.G gas central heating

LOCAL AUTHORITY  -  West Devon Borough Council ( 01822 ) 618800

COUNCIL TAX  -  Band E  payable 2010/11 £1883.20    TENURE  -  Freehold

GARDEN AREA  - approx. 1/4 of an acre    PARKING - area in front of Double Garage 20' x 16'6  

OUTBUILDINGS  - 12' x 9' Stone Barn/workshop with light & power. Coldframe. Old privy store. Undercroft cellar