Dartmoor Village

Lydford - 250 yards village edge

guide 300,000 Freehold

An exceedingly rare opportunity to live amidst spectacular scenery ‘in the middle of nowhere’ whilst on the doorstep of a thriving village community on the western periphery of Dartmoor National Park.  Accessed off a lane from the A386, one of only two properties in the area known as High Down, located at the base of the climb to Widgery Cross and Brat Tor. The four bedroom detached home sits in a none-the-less secluded mature garden over which there are excellent views from all the principal interior spaces.
The property, dating from about 1933 and benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout. An exterior glazed porch leads into a hallway and from there into the lounge which features a propane gas fire. Another door opens into a large kitchen/breakfast room which in turn leads into the dining room, both double aspect. The kitchen features traditional built-in cupboards of its period along with a walk-in pantry/larder and utility lobby with an alternative access rear-door access. A Rayburn provides a supply of hot water – supplemented by solar panels. The upstairs layout is currently of four bedrooms and bathroom and a separate WC.
The gently sloping garden faces south-south-west and extends to half an acre and located on the Eastern boundary with the moor is sited a replacement detached garage built in 2005.
Lydford is an historically significant and picturesque village with the remains of the former prison and keep at its centre. There is a choice of two pubs of which The Dartmoor Inn (almost next door) is renowned for its fine dining, The Castle Inn, offering more traditional pub faire. A recent addition has been a farm shop open daily from 8.00am. Lydford Primary School, rated ‘good’ by OFSTED, sits at the village centre whilst nearby visitor attractions include National Trust owned Lydford Gorge.
There is easy access to Okehampton with its own Cinema and a Waitrose and adjacent Lidl supermarket close by, the market town of Tavistock. Both towns offer ample other amenities you would anticipate for their size.
Towns – Tavistock 8.4 miles; Okehampton 8.5 miles. Cities – Exeter 31.1 miles; Plymouth 23.9 miles.
Services – Mains water and electricity; private drainage; oil-fired Rayburn; Propane gas fire in sitting room. Cavity wall insulation.
Local Authority – Dartmoor National Park Authority; West Devon Borough Council.
Council Tax – Band E £1,980.00 pa payable until 31 March 2015.
Postal – Langworthy, Lydford, Okehampton, Devon. EX20 4AZ
Map Ref. OS: SX 48/58  Grid.Ref. 853525.    Tenure – Freehold  
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 9324-2887-7209-950-46251. Energy Efficiency Rating band E-32.

No information relating 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 person or entity.  All photographs are recent and show only certain parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances give are approximate only.