A newly renovated, off-grid moorland residence with stables, workshop and stone barn, stunningly set in approx. 4.27 acres. Detached moorland home, superbly renovated, 3 beds - 2 baths - 2 receptions, stables & outbuildings, approx. 4.27 acres inc. paddocks, off-grid lifestyle purchase, Duchy leasehold, viewing essential. EPC Band: F
This cottage is situated in a genuinely spectacular location, tucked into a sheltered fold amongst rolling moorland with stunning views available in every direction. The former farming and peat cutting hamlet of Peat Cot is situated 2 miles to the south-east of Princetown. The historic former mining hamlet of Whiteworks is sited approximately 2.5 miles to the southeast of Princetown, with just a handful of properties spread across a few miles comprising the settlement as it stands today. The majority of the access to the cottage from Princetown is over a 1.5-mile, council-maintained tarmac road, which is a real advantage for a location such as this.
Famed for its links to the Duchy of Cornwall, the late 17th-century village of Princetown offers a lifestyle that few other nearby locations could claim to match, and is perfectly positioned for exploring Dartmoor and all that it has to offer. All day-to-day amenities are close at hand, including shops, cafes and two popular public houses. Far enough onto the high moor to boast stunning, uninterrupted surroundings of granite-topped tors and heather-clad valleys, Princetown is yet close enough to the thriving town of Tavistock and coastal city of Plymouth to have every desirable convenience and facility on offer. These include a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational options, including the sought-after private and independent school, Mount Kelly.DESCRIPTION
Having recently been totally renovated to a high standard, this unique, off-grid residence is a veritable one-off. Standing within its own gardens and grounds amounting to (4 acres), and complete with several outbuildings, two moorland paddocks and a stream, this property offers an exceptionally rare lifestyle opportunity. Built, we understand, of local granite beneath a pitched slate roof in the early 1900s, on the site of an historic former Dartmoor farmstead, the cottage and its location are steeped in history. Now on offer to a new owner is the chance to live in truly glorious surroundings, within a distinctive and comfortable moorland home which is packed with character and charm.ACCOMMODATION
As mentioned, the property has been comprehensively and tastefully renovated by the current owner, with improvements including: new wiring; new boiler, central heating and plumbing; floor coverings throughout the property; the kitchen, bath and shower rooms; internal plasterwork and decoration; external rendering and paintwork; replacement external doors and, notably; some extremely attractive, handmade sequoia wood Gothic-arched and multi-paned windows, many of which have slate sills.
The accommodation, which is bright and neutral throughout, is clearly shown on the floorplan overleaf, being entered on the ground floor through a porch on the western elevation, which has a tiled floor and part-exposed stone walls, and which leads into the central hallway. From the hallway there are doors leading to the reception rooms, kitchen and cloakroom, with an attractive, turning staircase rising to the first floor. A beautifully scenic outlook is available from every room, with the three principal rooms on the ground floor all having a dual aspect, allowing for lots of natural light. The sitting room is positioned to benefit from the morning sun, boasting a substantial fireplace with stone hearth and arched brickwork header, with an inset log-burning stove. The adjacent dining room, attracting the evening sun, features a similar fireplace and log-burning stove, with a timber surround and slate hearth. The kitchen, accessible from the outside via a rear porch, is equipped with a new range of wall and base-level cupboards, with solid timber work surfaces over which incorporate a sink with side drainer as well as an integral dishwasher and fridge, with space for a laundry appliance beneath. To one side of the kitchen is a "CDA" range cooker with 6-ring, LPG-fired hob and electric double oven. Furthermore, a significant feature of the kitchen is the highly efficient, Norwegian log-burning stove. Lastly on the ground floor is the cloakroom, which also features a further space for a laundry appliance.
At first floor level, the superbly bright and open landing gives access to the three bedrooms, the bathroom and shower room. The bathroom comprises a wash basin, WC and claw-foot bath, with the separate shower room fitted with an open, tiled shower cubicle and wash basin. Of the three bedrooms, the two larger are dual-aspect and feature former fireplaces. The third bedroom faces the rear aspect attracting afternoon and evening sunshine.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the adopted lane over a 1/2-mile track to the front door. A 5-bar gate provides access to a sizeable, open parking and turning area, where the cottage sits opposite a WORKSHOP (26'10 x 12'5) with adjoining STONE BARN (15' x 30'). To the side of the Workshop is an enclosed concrete yard, accessed via a timber gate and which leads to the STABLE BLOCK, comprised of two loose boxes (both 12'2 x 11'8) and a generator room/battery store. There is an inverter in the battery store equipped to take 8 Photovoltaic Panels to feed into the electricity supply. Beyond the yard is a small area of garden from where one can take in the vista of the north and central moors. Located by the 5-bar entrance gate are the footings of two former stone barns which are now in need of re-roofing and reinstatement. Surrounding the cottage on three sides are some formal gardens, enclosed by fencing and dry stone walling. Beyond the garden, accessed from the parking area, are two moorland paddocks, again mostly enclosed by fencing and dry stone walling, which have direct access from the property and stable yard. A stream flows from south to north through to two paddocks, providing a natural water supply. There is also a pleasant wildlife pond with a seating area.SERVICES
New "Kubota" diesel-fired generator supplying the electricity. Borehole private water supply. Septic tank providing private drainage. LPG-fired central heating (to radiators throughout) and hot water.TENURE
The property is being offered with a Housing Act 1988 lease granted by the Duchy of Cornwall and running for a term of 20 years from 25th March 2000 although our vendor is currently extending it. The rent is £5,400 per annum exclusive. Please note that Duchy Leases are generally not mortgageable. For further details on the terms of the lease, please contact Stags.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the vendors' Agents, Stags.DIRECTIONS
From Tavistock, proceed east out of the town on the B3357 for approx. 6 miles and turn right where indicated for Princetown. Proceed along this road into the village centre and turn left at the roundabout by the Plume of Feathers Inn. Take the first right turn into Tor Royal Lane and drive for half a mile, before following the road as it bears to the right in front of Tor Royal Farm. Follow for a further 11/2 miles, where the driveway can be found on the left-hand side, as indicated by our For Sale board.