An attractively presented and peacefully located detached house with elevated 180-degree views over the Tamar Valley. Modern detached house, finished with character, 3 beds and 2 baths, garden with southwesterly aspect, parking, Tamar valley views, edge-of-village location, additional land/buildings negotiable. EPC Band C.
This superb, 3-bedroom detached house has been finished to a high standard and occupies an enviable, commanding position overlooking the River Tamar within the peaceful riverside village of Calstock. A former inland port on the tidal path of the river, it is now enjoyed by sailing enthusiasts who use the quay and mooring facilities, with the village enjoying a good community spirit and a regular, 35-minute train service to the City of Plymouth. The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), along the Devon/Cornwall border, offers superb opportunities to discover the region's rich heritage. The village of Gunnislake is 2 miles away and the town of Callington, with a wider range of shops, supermarkets and secondary educational facilities to A-level standard, is 6 miles to the west.
A few miles to the east, in West Devon, is the thriving market town of Tavistock, rich in history and tradition dating back to the 10th century, and famed for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Today, the town offers a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities, including the sought-after private and independent school, Mount Kelly, whilst the largely 19th-century town centre is focussed around the Pannier Market and Bedford Square, in which regular farmer's markets are held. Tavistock straddles the river Tavy and borders with the Dartmoor National Park along its eastern edge, making it an extremely popular destination for lovers of the outdoors with walking, riding, cycling and exploring all on the doorstep. The city port of Plymouth is some 14 miles to the south with deep water marina and regular ferry crossing serving northern France and Spain. DESCRIPTION
The property occupies part of the site of a former plant nursery, having been converted from redundant agricultural buildings. With an impressive and attractive look, the house is solidly built, mostly of natural stone, with part-rendered elevations which are slate-hung at first floor level and sitting beneath a natural slate roof. Internally, the accommodation is bright with a contemporary country style, perceptible through the solid oak doors, stripped oak flooring at first floor level, timber-framed double glazing with matching sills, and recessed spotlights throughout, plus the high-quality kitchen, bathroom and shower room fixtures. The owners have just redecorated much of the interior and recarpeted the sitting room. There is oil-fired underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
Outside, the house boasts some striking views of the Tamar Valley and the banks of the river itself, which are visible from many parts of the garden. With an elevated position and south-westerly aspect, both the house and garden will attract sunlight throughout much of the day. There is ample parking to the side and rear of the house.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is clearly shown on the floorplan overleaf, being accessed on the ground floor through a timber door into an entrance porch. Beyond the porch lies the dining room, which in turn leads in an open-plan fashion to the dual-aspect, country-style kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a full range of fitted wall and base units providing ample storage space and extensive work surface areas.
In addition, there are an integral dishwasher and fridge, inset sink unit and fitted stainless steel 5-ring LPG-fired range cooker with double oven beneath. There is also space for a washing machine beneath the counter. Along the hallway leading to the sitting room are the boiler room and a ground floor shower room, with the latter benefitting from a glass-fronted double shower cubicle, automatic lighting, a pedestal washbasin and low-level WC. The sitting room itself features patio doors leading out to the front of the house and a fireplace recess (which could be properly utilised for either an open fire or a log burning stove, subject to the extension of the existing flue out through the roof coverings).
From the sitting room, stairs rise to the first floor landing, off of which can be found three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The dual-aspect principal bedroom has built-in double and single wardrobes, whilst the river views are on full display to the front aspect. The second bedroom also features dual-aspect windows and a fitted single wardrobe, whilst the bathroom is complete with a panelled bath, round-bowl washbasin set into an open vanity unit, low-level WC and automatic lighting.OUTSIDE
The property is set well back from a quiet parish road and is approached over a tarmacadam driveway, owned by a neighbouring property, over which there is a right of way for Oak Tree Cottage. A 5-bar wooden entrance gate leads into its own private car parking area. There is a lawned garden to the side of the house, enclosed by fencing, natural banks and hedgerows. From here, and also from the gravelled seating area to the front of the house, one can take advantage of the attractive southerly views over neighbouring properties to the river Tamar and rural Bere Peninsula beyond.SERVICES
Mains water (metered), electricity and drainage are all connected. There is oil-fired underfloor and central heating. Bottled LPG cooking. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested these services.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's agents, Stags.DIRECTIONS
From Tavistock, proceed out of town on the A390 Callington Road and continue through the village of Gunnislake. Continue on the main road past the train station and then take the third left-hand turning after the petrol station. Follow this road through Albaston to Calstock and proceed down the hill into the village. Turn left at the foot of the hill along Fore Street and follow the road as it turns into Harewood Road, where the lane leading to the entrance to the property will be found on the left-hand side after approximately 200 yards. Proceed up the lane and bear left to approach the property.AGENT'S NOTE
A small, varied selection of outbuildings, including a modern, 48'x24' nissen hut-style store, a 28'x15' storage shed (requires a new roof) and a 19'x14' open-fronted garage with an open-plan studio space over, plus a canopied hardstanding suitable for barbeques and outside entertainment, are all available as a package to be included by separate negotiation. Part of a neighbouring pasture field, directly behind the open-fronted garage, is also available to be included in negotiations.