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Lydford
Offers in excess of £550,000 | 2 bedrooms | 0.64 acres

Property features

• Stone-built Mid-Victorian Lodge House
• Two Double Bedrooms
• Picturesque, Verdant Setting
• Beautiful West-facing Gardens
• Several Outbuildings
• Purpose-built Home Office
• Extensive Parking, Garage, Carport
• Adjacent to Lydford Gorge
• 0.64 Acres in All
• No Onward Chain

SITUATION
This beautiful former lodge house is located to the south of the village of Lydford, on the western fringe of Dartmoor National Park, within some extremely attractive, verdant surroundings on the very edge of the National Trust-owned property at Lydford Gorge. Open moorland is accessible within 1.5 miles to the northeast, with access to the A30 4.5 miles further on. Tavistock is 8 miles away to the south.

Lydford is served by two pubs, an Ofsted "Good"-rated Primary School and a popular farm shop. The village is almost equidistant between the towns of Tavistock and Okehampton which, collectively, offer a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. Furthermore, the cathedral city of Exeter lies some 32.5 miles to the east, providing transport connections to London and the rest of the UK via its railway links and the M5 motorway, in addition to an international airport.

DESCRIPTION
This charming, unlisted mid-Victorian lodge house stands in beautiful gardens and grounds of 0.64 acres, and is offered together with several outbuildings including a substantial garage and carport with home office over, plus an original 1920's brick-built pump house. Solidly built of ironstone with brickwork detailing, circa 1865, the property formerly served as the gatehouse to neighbouring Bridge House, and has also previously been in the ownership of the National Trust whose Lydford gorge premises is directly adjacent. Offering an extremely appealing lifestyle opportunity in a very quiet and scenic setting, today the property is offered for sale with no onward chain having been in our client's ownership for over 20 years.

ACCOMMODATION
The characterful, two-storey accommodation is accessed on the ground floor via a porch into the hallway, from where there are doors to the sitting room and kitchen/dining room. The dual-aspect sitting room is a very cosy reception room featuring a log burning stove within a stone surround. The adjacent kitchen is equipped with a range of cupboards and units, incorporating a Belfast sink and with space beneath the counter for a dishwasher and to one side is an oil-fired Aga. Off of the kitchen are a utility room/pantry with space for the laundry appliances and a large boot room with WC off. At first floor level are two good sized double bedrooms, both with exposed beams, and the family bathroom, which is finished with travertine tiling and a three-piece suite, incorporating a bath with shower over.

OUTSIDE
A sweeping drive leads to a tarmac parking area, sufficient in size for several vehicles, and also to the detached garage and adjoining carport. Over the garage is an exceptionally useful, purpose-built home office with fitted workstations, power and lighting. A stepped pathway leads up through terraced lawn borders to a large paved patio which surrounds the house on three sides and provides a sheltered and private area in which to dine alfresco, or from which to take advantage of the surrounding views. Here one can also find a stable-style outbuilding presently divided into three useful storerooms, one of which could serve as a workshop. Across the tarmac drive from the house are the property's principal gardens. With something of a "secret garden" feel, these are an undoubted highlight and include several areas of lawn and light copse with interconnecting pathways. The gardens are sheltered and private, and bordered on one side by a gentle stream feeding a wildlife pond and small area of wetland. Set towards the end of the garden is the brick pumphouse, now a useful garden store. The gardens are a natural haven for wildlife and should interest those whose highest priorities include space, peace and privacy. In all, the plot amounts to 0.64 acres (see our location plan).

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage via septic tank. Fibre broadband is available. Please note that the agents have neither inspected nor tested these services

AGENT'S NOTE
Please note that a right of way exists along the driveway for access to the neighbouring property, Bridge House.
 

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