A fine Country House set within attractive grounds with far reaching views over the Walkham Valley. 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, swimming pool complex, ample parking, historic ice house, stable barn, pasture paddock and parkland. 5.774 Acres in all. EPC Band D
The property is located in the highly popular hamlet of Grenofen on the southern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park, with excellent road access to Tavistock town centre and the city of Plymouth. This is an enviable and most convenient location.
Tavistock has a good and interesting range of shopping faciities including notable boutiques and delicatessens, various state schools and renowned public schools. Recreational facilities include golf courses together with the Wharf Cultural Centre.
The property is in a private setting, in its own grounds but not isolated. It enjoys fine views over the Walkham Valley and beyond to West Down. It is adjacent, and has direct access to Drake's Trail (National Cycle Network Route 27), providing scenic, virtually traffic-free access to Plymouth and Tavistock.DESCRIPTION
A fine Country House that has been a cherished family home for several years and subject to considerable expenditure, now providing a home of rare quality and comfort. This spacious house, ideal for family occupation, is set in beautiful countryside close to the River Walkham, providing good walking and riding on West Down.ACCOMMODATION
The beautifully presented accommodation is illustrated on the floor plan overleaf. It is, in brief, comprised on the ground floor of an entrance porch, reception hallway, ground floor bedroom with adjacent shower room, kitchen/living room, sitting/dining room, a useful study and utility room. The large, dual-aspect sitting/dining room is a real feature, with five sets of full-length, sliding glazed doors opening onto the extensive patio, making it perfect for entertaining. To one side, a character granite fireplace houses an inset Saey multi-fuel burner. The kitchen comprises a comprehensive range of maple wall and base units with tiled work surfaces over, complete with an integrated induction hob, triple oven incorporating a microwave, and a fridge/freezer. A matching island houses an integrated dishwasher and inset composite 11/2-bowl sink. The stunning breakfast/living area features a unique mill wheel structure incorporating a multi-fuel Wood Warm burner and double full-length glazed doors again giving access to the patio. The floor is tiled in limestone over under-floor heating. These generous sized rooms provide ideal space for family living and entertaining.
From the kitchen a door leads to a boot room, with a back door to the outside, and access into the utility room that comprises a comprehensive range of fitted cupboards and composite 11/2 -bowl sink unit with swan mixer tap, space and plumbing for an American fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. From the utility room there is a corridor giving access down a flight of steps to the Swimming Pool Complex.
At first floor level can be found a triple-aspect master suite offering commanding views over the grounds and the Walkham Valley beyond, particularly from the accompanying balcony. The room benefits from an ensuite bathroom comprising "his and hers" pedestal wash-hand basins, low-level WC, bidet and massage shower. Stairs rise to the 2nd floor attic room which has been cleverly adapted to be used as a dressing room, with extensive wardrobe and hanging space. There are two further double bedrooms with vanity sinks and built-in wardrobes, one of which also has access to the balcony. At the end of the landing is a extremely spacious guest suite which would, alternatively, make a glorious master bedroom but is currently configured for guests with its own sitting area, and also features built-in wardrobes and a fully tiled shower room en suite. The family bathroom, beautifully tiled in marble, comprises a P-shaped Jacuzzi massage bath with a shower over, twin sinks set into a marble-topped vanity cupboard, an enclosed-cistern WC and under-floor heating.SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
A magnificent addition to the main house, the end elevation of which incorporates five sets of fully glazed sliding doors, reached either through a covered walkway leading from the house, or from the lower patio. The open-plan pool area has been completely refurbished and the whole floor area has been tiled in travertine. It includes: the heated pool (29'8" x 14'7"), fully tiled in ceramic mosaics with curved access steps; a Spaform Hot Tub for 6 persons in a cedar wood gazebo, incorporating a bar and seating; a boiler/pump room housing a multi-pass Grant boiler dedicated to the pool complex and the filtration system; a shower/changing area with a large walk-in shower, and; a further room suitable for the installation of a sauna. The sliding doors lead onto the patio area, perfect for al fresco dining with views over the lower grounds and woodland.
There is an additional room within the complex, currently used as a studio but which has previously been used for a gym, and this also gives access to the large INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE (30'7" x 25'5") suitable for three cars in addition to much storage.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed through a gated entrance, with ample parking for several vehicles provided to the front of the house on a private driveway. The drive then splits off and sweeps down the side of the property to the double garage and to the FORMER STABLE BLOCK (53' x 18'), which consists of a single blockwork building with a corrugated steel roof. There are two stables (18' x 10' and 18' x 12') along with a fodder/machinery storage area (30' x 18'). Plans have been drafted to convert this building to a holiday let but this avenue has not been pursued and would be subject to the necessary planning consents. The land and grounds are mainly laid to pasture, presently split into a paddock enclosed by fencing and an expanse of parkland. At the bottom of the parkland is a wooded area with a variety of mature trees and a spring-fed pond providing a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife. Finally, to the side of the property, nestled in between the house and the former stable block, sits an historic, stone-built Ice House.SERVICES
Private spring-fed water supply, mains electricity, private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. An 8-panel Solar PV array is installed over the gym/studio with maximum Feed-in Tariff, generating approximately £1,000 income per annum.VIEWINGS
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' appointed agents, Stags.DIRECTIONS
From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed southwest on Plymouth Road (A386) to the roundabout. Take the first exit, continuing on the A386, and proceed straight over the following two mini-roundabouts. Follow this road out of Tavistock and upon reaching Grenofen turn right opposite Drakes Cafe, and then take the first lane on your left. Follow the drive down and bear right-handed, keeping the former manor house on your left, where the gated the entrance to The Lodge will be found.