An imposing 6 bedroom country house with an adjoining 1 bedroom coach house dating back to 1860, in a sought-after location on the western fringes of Dartmoor. Substantial traditional barn with potential and storage barns all in 7.25 acres of attractive gardens, orchard and pasture paddocks. Far reaching views to Dartmoor.
The property is situated on the edge of Mary Tavy in a quiet rural location. The village is served by a post office/general stores, primary school, public house with restaurant and places of worship. The property lies within the Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery, there are many options locally for walking, riding, golfing and fishing.
Tavistock is 4 miles to the south west, offering an excellent selection of individual shops, supermarkets, traditional pannier market, restaurants, public houses, hotels, doctors, dentist surgeries and leisure facilities. Tavistock also provides a good selection of private and state education, including Mount Kelly and Tavistock College. Plymouth lies approximately 18 miles to the south and provides a more comprehensive range of shops and leisure facilities and main line railway station.
A most appealing and characterful 6 bedroom country house and has the potential to create a further self-contained annexe.
The house is believed to date back to 1860 when it was built on the site of a medieval farmhouse, mentioned in the Doomsday book as land of Wagesfella which was attached to the manor of Mary Tavy held by Nigel Judhael of Totnes. The property then passed to Reginald Pole-Carew who is related the Pole-Carew's of Anthony House in Cornwall which is now owned by the national Trust. During World War II as the house was unoccupied the American army rented the house and positioned a sentry box outside the main gate. In 1944 The Royal Devonport Dockyard Orphanage rented the house until 1946 when they purchased North Warne, it was sold to the current owners in 1992.
The house has many character features with semi-circular bay windows, granite mullion windows, granite surround arched front door, ornate mosaic floor, fireplaces, alongside the modern benefits of double glazed windows, central heating and solar panels.
The front entrance is a particularly notable feature creating an impressive welcome to this imposing country house.
From the quiet parish road, the drive sweeps through a small, wooded area opening to the front of the house opening to a parking and turning area, central island planted with rhododendrons. A gated entrance with ornate granite pillars opens onto a gravel path leading up to the front of the house with flower bed borders on either side and large lawned gardens which continue round to the side of the house. To the rear is a brick paved patio courtyard, steps lead up to a terraced lawn and vegetable garden.
The land is divided into 3 easily managed enclosures, at the front of the house is a 2 acre paddock with mains water, a field shelter 6m x 3.5m (19'8 x 11'6) and Stone building 2.8m x 2.8m (9'2 x 9'2) over the well. At the rear of the house the land extends to 2.60 acres with mains water and at the side of the house is the paddock and orchard of 1.14 acres.
Divided into 4 rooms with a lean to on the end.
A substantial two storey barn, providing storage and stables loose boxes on the ground floor and a full length first floor ideal as a games room or entertaining space with potential for conversion.
Water - Mains
Electricity - Mains
Telephone and Broadband BT Connection
Heating Central heating Oil fired boiler (requires attention), woodburning stoves and open fires.
Renewable Energy Solar photovoltaic array with a feed in tariff (fit circa £1600 per annum)
Council Tax Band G
West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BZ Tel: Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9JQ. Tel:
The property benefits from 7 units of commons rights which will be transferred to the purchasers following completion.
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Strictly by appointment with D. R. Kivell Country Property Tel:
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. There are numerous power points throughout the property although not individually listed. All figures, measurements, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.
Agents Notes: None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only & are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. All figures, measurements, floor plans & maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements & wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||8.4%||£242,643||2.8||1.3|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£103,750 (2)||£220,975 (26)||£263,475 (55)||£463,804 (37)||£594,167 (6)|
|Flats||£163,300 (11)||£218,552 (24)||£275,000 (2)||-||-|
|All||£154,138 (13)||£219,812 (50)||£263,880 (57)||£476,598 (38)||£594,167 (6)|