Tavistock - 4 miles

259,500 Freehold


Set within a small community of former mine-workers’ cottages, slightly beyond Morwellham Quay, is this particularly charming example of the imaginative reconfiguration of two dwellings into a double-fronted three bedroom family home in line with today’s expectation of interior space.
The property, built in 1859, retains many of its original features from this vernacular ‘Duke of Bedford’ design for housing – built at the time for £96 each! Rich in period detail including ledge and brace doors with ornate iron mongery, deep silled window openings and exposed beams add great ambiance and there is a logical flow of the interior with its outside spaces.
Entered via the hall at the rear is a good sized kitchen dining area which features front to back light opening onto the front garden and a private family seating area. There is an adjacent sitting room with a fitted wood burner.
Bedrooms and bathroom are located upstairs and accessed via a nicely detailed spiral staircase from the hallway. Bedrooms one and two enjoy fined view over the garden and of the surrounding rural aspect.
The gardens which gently slope south, extend to over a third of an acre are in two distinct sections. Across a service lane is a large, currently lawned area where there is also ample parking and a 29’ timber garage/outbuilding and garden shed. Around the house, the garden features attractively weathered paving, mainly to the rear, with a former piggery now a utility shed (with services). To the front, a lawn, with a large pond and mature shrubby plantings, sweeps down to the boundary gate which opens onto a green.

A world heritage site and an area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB), Morwellham sits at the highest navigable point of the River Tamar, in a wooded valley. There is little or no light pollution and a palpable tranquillity.

The Facts

Services – Mains water and electricity. Shared septic tank drainage system - yearly service charge of approx.  £100.00pa.  Oil fired Rayburn cooker in kitchen-currently decommissioned quote in place for replacement. Wood burning stove in sitting room. Ordnance Survey Map Reference – SX4469A        Postcode/Sat Nav – PL19 8JL
EPC – Energy Performance Certificate reference number: 0588-3094-7227-0657-9900 with an energy efficiency rating of F-33
COUNCIL TAX – Band ‘C’ £1427.90pa payable for 2014-15

IMPORTANT NOTICE: No information realting 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 constitutes a contract, or part of a contract, for sellers or lessors or any other persons or entity. All photographs are recent and show only certain parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.