Walkham Valley

Walkhampton village -300 yards

guide 650,000 Freehold


Nestling on the edge western of Dartmoor, on the outskirts of a village and capturing commanding views of rural landscape, this country house is barely visible to passers-by.  Strong detailing with local stone and slate speak of a fulfilled mission on the part of the architect for a property of distinctive vernacular appearance.
Constructed by local builders, Farnham Bros. in 1991, on the site of a former thatched house which burnt down, this fine home boasts character attributes of an older period dwelling yet benefits from modern day building criteria for family living requirements.
Of particular note are the three south-facing reception rooms, each with ornate ceiling plasterwork as well as interconnecting doors create an entertaining space of nearly 50’. French doors lead from the dining room into the designed garden ‘room’ all combine in creating an exceptional inside/outside living area.
In the remaining gable elevations are located a newly-fitted double aspect kitchen/breakfast room - with an island dining unit and granite worktops. This space adjoins a utility room. In the gable opposite there is an inner lobby leading to a double aspect study and cloakroom. A gracious reception hall and staircase lead to a magnificent galleried landing from here and all of the five bedrooms/suites enjoy stunning views of Dartmoor and the Walkham valley.
A discrete break in the Devon hedge off a quiet country lane leads you in over a private cattle grid & electrically operated gates into the driveway and in turn to a parking forecourt and the detached double garage. The surrounding garden is of a sunny aspect and extends to approximately three quarters of an acre.


Standing in a prime edge of village location on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park, just 300yards or so from the heart of the thriving village of Walkhampton.  The village is served by The Walkhampton Inn suited in its hub and nearby is Lady Modiford’s Church of England primary school.  The village hall hosts a weekly Saturday market with local produce and a community run coffee shop as well as other weekly events.
Just a few yards further in the opposite direction lies the moorland hamlet of Dousland which provides a village shop/post office and The Burrator Inn, the second public house within easy walking distance!  Standing over the village at approximately 700’ above sea level is St Mary’s the virgin church located ½ mile away.

Tavistock - 5 miles.  Plymouth - 12 miles.  Yelverton - 1.5 miles.   Derriford Hospital - 7.5 miles

The Facts:
Outside – Leading off the country lane electrically operated gates lead over a cattle grid onto a tarmacked driveway to parking area for 7+ vehicles to a detached double garage. The gardens extend to approximately 0.75 of an acre and surround the house.  Of particular merit is the landscaped terrace with water feature situated off the dining and living rooms.
Postcode - Walkhampton, Yelverton, Devon  PL20 6JN   Tenure- Freehold
Services – Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating & double glazing.
Local Authorities – Dartmoor National Park (01626)832093. West Devon Borough Council (01822) 618800   Council Tax – West Devon Borough Council Band ‘G’ £2654.16 payable for 2014-15.
E.P.C. – www.epcregister.com domestic EPC register ref: 0722-2847-7668-9494-6171 rating band D-65.
Directions – At Yelverton roundabout take the B3212 to Princetown, after a mile or so and directly opposite The Burrator Inn turn left sign posted Walkhampton. 300 yards on the left clearly marked is Midtors.

Important Notice
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