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Dousland, Yelverton, PL20

Offers in excess of £900,000

7 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: EXE180167

Victorian village house in large gardens

THE PROPERTY

A fine, late Victorian village house, within extensive, mature gardens, on the western side of Dartmoor. Summary • Reception hall • Sitting room • Dining room • Drawing room • Conservatory • Garden room • Study • Cloakroom • Kitchen/breakfast room • Utility room • Pantry • Cellars • Principal bedroom/bathroom suite • Loft room • 5/6 further bedrooms and bathroom • Nursery • Garage • Large, mature gardens • Hard tennis court • Woodland area About 2.17 acres Distances (approximate) Yelverton 1.5 miles Tavistock 7.5 miles Plymouth 10 miles Location Dousland is a small village on the South Western edge of Dartmoor National Park, situated between Tavistock to the North and Plymouth to the South. In the village is the renowned Burrator Inn, a small shopping parade and post office, about a mile from the larger village of Yelverton, with an excellent selection of local amenities, including shops, restaurants, garage, doctors' surgery and nearby golf club. Local primary schools can be found in Meavy and Horrabridge, with private schools in Tavistock (Mount Kelly) and Plymouth. The city of Plymouth has a rich naval history, is a flourishing university city, with medical school and award winning international departments. Tavistock, an ancient stannary market town is renowned for its wide range of independent stores and restaurants, as well as pannier market, riverside park, leisure centre and theatre. Dartmoor itself is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and there are many and varied opportunities for walking, cycling, shooting, riding and fishing on the doorstep, including the stunningly beautiful nearby Burrator Reservoir, with its walks, wildlife and history. Also within easy reach to the south is the stunning South Devon coast with its beaches, estuaries and many opportunities for sailing, including marinas on Plymouth Sound. Communications From Yelverton there is quick access north, along the A386, to Tavistock, or south, to Plymouth, where there is a railway station with mainline connections to London, via Exeter, access onto the A38 dual carriageway and ferries to France and Spain. The Property • Attractive late Victorian village house • Spacious family accommodation with well proportioned, high ceilinged rooms, typical of the architectural period • Set at the end of a private entrance drive, within extensive, mature, gardens and grounds • Hard tennis court and woodland area • Easy access to the open moor, Yelverton, Tavistock and Plymouth • Part time use as holiday letting From the parking and turning area beside the house, double doors open into the glazed entrance porch, with patterned tiled floor and entrance door into the reception hall, which is a full height room with parquet floor and panelled doors leading to the sitting room, also with parquet floor and glazed door to the conservatory, with patterned tiled floor and glazed double doors out to the terrace and gardens. Further doors from the hall lead into the dining room, again with parquet floor and bay window and the spacious drawing room with glazed door to the gardens, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle and gas coal-effect fire. Again from the hall, a door leads into a lobby, with doors to the cloakroom, having shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and sauna and bedroom 1 with door into the utility room, having sink and washing machine. From the hall a further door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, with tiled floor, range of fitted wood base and wall cupboards, with tiled worktops, 4 ring hob, oven, double sink and drainer, dishwasher, fridge and door to the large pantry, with patterned tiled floor, original butter cooler, fitted slate shelving and double deepfreeze. From the kitchen two sets of glazed double doors open to the garden room/conservatory with tiled floor and French doors out to the parking area. Another door from the kitchen/breakfast room opens to a glazed rear utility room. The two room cellar, containing the oil fired boiler, is accessed from the main hall. From the reception hall the turned staircase rises to the galleried landing with exposed boarded roof and timbers. Doors off the landing open to bedrooms 2, 3 and 4, all with fitted wardrobe cupboards. From bedroom 4 a door leads into bedroom 5 with wash basin. Also off the landing is the family bathroom, with shower cubicle, bath, twin wash basins and WC and there are panelled doors to the principal suite, having bedroom with fitted wardrobes and bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC. A door next to the principal suite leads to stairs up to a loft room above. From the mezzanine landing a further door leads to bedroom 6, also with fitted wardrobe, wash basin and fitted desk and cupboards housing the immersion heater. From the road the tarmac entrance drive leads over a cattle grid and up to the broad parking and turning area beside the house and attached to the rear of the house is a large double garage. The main south facing faade of the house overlooks level, lawned gardens, French doors from the conservatory open to a paved terrace and a bank slopes down to broad lawns surrounded by mature shrubs and trees and affording complete privacy. To the north of the house and gardens is a fully fenced hard tennis court. Beside the entrance drive is a woodland area of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees which extends around to the tennis court. Services Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired heating.