This most appealing property is nestled into a private and sheltered position on the northern outskirts of Bere Alston, at Tuckermarsh. Surrounded by its own land on all sides, the cottage has no direct neighbours and enjoys some spectacular, far-reaching views down the Tamar Valley. The river Tamar is close by to the north and there is footpath access to Tuckermarsh Quay from within the property.
Bere Alston is a perennially popular village located in the picturesque countryside of rural West Devon. The village is well-served by local amenities and facilities, including a Co-op mini-market, and also benefits from a direct 25-minute rail service to Plymouth City Centre. Bere Alston forms the hub of an area known as the Bere Peninsula, created by the confluence of the rivers Tamar and Tavy, which itself falls within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The verdant wooded banks of the Tamar Valley, along the Devon/Cornwall border, offer superb opportunities to discover the region's rich heritage. The thriving market town of Tavistock, forming part of a designated World Heritage Site, is 7 miles away.DESCRIPTION
This extended, detached cottage offers an extremely rare and attractive opportunity for those seeking the country lifestyle in a secluded, yet not isolated location. The land accompanying the cottage is diverse, has stream frontage and extends to 6.71 acres, including gardens, paddocks, meadow, woodland and five ponds, which should appeal to those with equestrian interests, those seeking to operate a smallholding and those whose interests otherwise include wildlife and ecology. Within the plot are several outbuildings including, most notably, a stable block, workshop, machinery shed and a general-purpose outbuilding.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is accessed on the ground floor beneath a canopy porch into a sizable utility/boot room, with cloakroom to one side. The kitchen/dining room is equipped with a range of units incorporating a ceramic sink and granite work surfaces, plus a central island. The dining area has fitted seating and patio doors leading out to the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen, the characterful, triple-aspect sitting room features exposed beams, tiled floor and a stone fireplace housing a log burning stove. Off the first floor landing there are three double bedrooms and the well-appointed family bathroom. Additionally, a small study area and several large wardrobes have been created from what was originally the fourth bedroom. Views of the surrounding land and/or of the Tamar Valley to the north are available from every room.OUTSIDE
The cottage is approached over a long, private driveway, at the head of which is the workshop, machinery store and stable block, and at the foot of which is a sizeable parking area and another versatile outbuilding, currently a kennels. The surrounding land is undoubtedly the property's key feature; with its varied range of areas and environments, including stream-frontage and several ponds, the land is suitable for keeping a variety of livestock and is a haven for local wildlife, including birds, ducks, deer and rabbits. Immediately adjoining the cottage is a south-facing garden, ideal for entertaining or alfresco dining, and a young orchard containing apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. To the west of the cottage are several fenced paddocks, one of which includes a goat shed. To the south and east of the cottage are more natural and wild areas including a terraced meadow. North of the cottage is an area of light woodland leading down to the stream.SERVICES
The property is served by unmetered mains water, mains electricity, oil to the Aga, biomass central heating and a septic tank. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested the services.AGENT'S NOTE
Interested parties should be aware that a public footpath runs partway through the woodland to the north and east of the property. The Bere Alston to Tavistock railway embankment, currently disused, lies to the south.VIEWING
Viewing is strictly by prior arrangement with Stags. Interested parties are asked not to approach the house or the driveway unaccompanied. Any parties visiting the property without an appointment will be discounted from submitting any interest.