This landmark property is located in the very heart of Tavistock, occupying a sheltered and private plot just 350 yards from the town centre and 700 yards from the vast expanse of Dartmoor. This is one of the town's most notable and convenient positions, having the full range of Tavistock's facilities and amenities immediately at hand. Primary and secondary schools, including Mount Kelly, are less than a mile away, with the stunning River Tavy, Tavistock Cricket Ground, Golf Course, Tennis Club and Mount Kelly Swim Centre all just a short walk from the house. Tavistock is a thriving market town, rich in history and tradition dating to the 10th century. Today, the town offers a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities, whilst the largely 19th-century town centre is focused around the Pannier Market and Bedford Square. Plymouth is 15 miles to the south and the city of Exeter lies 40 miles to the northeast, providing transport to London and the rest of the UK via its railway links and the M5.DESCRIPTION
This extremely handsome Victorian townhouse is a property of remarkable stature and superior design, built by the Duke of Bedford and finished in 1852. Its first occupant was the Duke's architect, Edward Rundle. Today, having been comprehensively refurbished by our clients, it is a home of outstanding quality and comfort, full of classical period finishing and detailing throughout. The house sits within a plot amounting to 0.38 acres in all and is sheltered by established walled gardens, perfect for an active family. To the side of the house is a garage and coach house in a block-paved driveway, offering additional potential.ACCOMMODATION
There are striking character elements throughout the four floors of wonderfully appointed accommodation, such as shuttered sash windows, bespoke joinery, slate and granite tiling, cast iron fireplaces, detailed ceiling mouldings and timber flooring. A tiled entrance vestibule leads into the hallway, off of which are the spacious sitting room, dining room and kitchen/family room. The bespoke kitchen is fitted with a range of high-quality cupboards and cabinets beneath black granite worktops, which incorporate a 1.5-bowl sink with Quooker tap and an integrated dishwasher. Across the central island and breakfast bar is an impressive electric Dual Control AGA with three cast iron ovens and an independent integrated AGA module consisting of a 4-ring gas hob and two separate electric ovens beneath. French windows from the kitchen lead out to the flagstone slate patio and side garden, and there is internal access into the adjoining family room. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large separate utility room with a double Belfast sink and a very useful pantry. Also off the entrance hall is a side hall, currently a study area, and cloakroom. A beautiful staircase leads to the split first floor landing, off of which are five bedrooms (one en-suite) and two bathrooms. The principal bathroom features a tiled shower enclosure with exposed granite lintels, plus a clawfoot bath and slate-topped vanity unit with his and hers basins. An inner door leads to a useful storage loft above. The second bathroom is part-panelled and features a 3-piece suite. On the second floor are two further beautiful double bedrooms, one of which is served by an en-suite shower room. The lower ground floor has been fully tanked and decorated, and comprises two useful storage spaces and two large ancillary rooms, currently used as a games room and gym.OUTSIDE
Surrounding the house are mature walled gardens planted with an array of specimen trees and shrubs, providing a very good degree of privacy and shelter. Outside of the kitchen is a flagstone slate patio leading around the house to the driveway and outbuildings, including a wet suit room, a bike store and coach house. The coach house features two original doors on the lower level, now providing good storage, with a double garage at the upper level and further rooms behind. Significant development potential may exist for the coach house (STP).SERVICES
All mains services. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested these services.