- Detached Victorian Cottage
- Circa 7.5 acres
- Detached barn currently set up as office/studio space
- Edge of village location just inside Dartmoor National Park
- No near neighbours
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Potential for multi-generational living
- Large open double garage and attached store room/workshop
- Stunning rural views (including Dartmoor)
Property Description: PRICE
Guide £950,000 to £1,000,000 DESCRIPTION
Slade Mill Cottage was built in 1876 on the site of a former mill as a pair of semi-detached cottages. The two cottages then became one dwelling in the mid-twentieth century, yet retain the two staircases to the first floor meaning that the property could be suitable for those looking to partition it again for multi-generational living.
The property boasts wonderful countryside views towards Dartmoor to the North and over the majority of the 7.5 acres to the South of the property. There are no near neighbours, but the thriving village of Cornwood lies around three-quarters of a mile from the property and the A38 South Devon Expressway within a 10 minute drive.
Inside, there is a wealth of beautiful character features including ornate tiled fireplaces, exposed stonework and floorboards. The accommodation comprises four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen, downstairs WC, cellar and store room. Outside there is a large Victorian style greenhouse, a generous open double garage with attached store room/workshop and detached barn currently used as a home office/studio space. ACCOMMODATION
From the front door, the entrance hall features period style encaustic tiles, doors to the sitting room and cloakroom and stairs to the garden room on the lower ground floor. The floor tiles continue into the generous cloakroom with high level WC and pedestal basin.
The sitting room boasts stunning views down the valley over the garden, barn and the majority of the land. Local cut granite frames the fireplace with woodburner, which provides a cosy focal point in the evening. Doors lead to the West side staircase and the dining room. The dining room has a twin aspect with windows looking towards Dartmoor and over the garden and majority of land. The fireplace (not in use) is framed with local cut granite. An opening leads to the kitchen area which features views to Dartmoor across farmland. Solid wood cupboards, drawer fronts and doors (some with glass inset) accompany a granite work surface with solid wood drainer and double Belfast style sinks. A modern electric Aga in 'Pistachio' has two ovens and hot plates. Integrated appliances include a Neff oven, microwave, dishwasher, freezer and under-counter fridge. A door opens to a staircase to the cellar (limited ceiling height), currently used as a boot room, storage cupboard housing the boiler.
The first floor is divided into two sections each accessed by a separate staircase. The 'East' side, accessed from the dining room staircase, has two double bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom enjoys views over the garden, paddock and lower field and features a period fireplace with brick surround and wooden mantel, stripped wood floorboards and views over neighbouring farmland to the village and Dartmoor, whilst the other bedroom has a built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The generous bathroom features a bath, WC, pedestal basin and window with views over the countryside to the moorland beyond.
The 'West' side of the first floor, reached from the sitting room, features two double bedrooms, a good sized bathroom and separate WC. The WC could be converted into a separate shower room, as the bathroom has sufficient space for a WC to be added. The larger of the two bedrooms enjoys views down the valley to over the garden, barn, paddock and lower field and has a period fireplace with tiled surround and wooden mantel. The other bedroom looks out over neighbouring farmland to the village and Dartmoor, and also features a period fireplace with tiled surround and wooden mantel. The bathroom looks out over the lane to the upper field and boasts a bath and pedestal basin. OUTSIDE
The property sits in a garden of circa 0.3 acres, which includes the driveway, open double garage and store/workshop (power connected), large Victorian greenhouse, hexagonal garden shed, vegetable garden and well-established formal gardens with lawns, shrubs and trees.
Double gates open from the driveway into an adjacent paddock used as an orchard and arboretum. Extending to circa 1.9 acres, this grassed paddock boasts fruit trees (pears, apples and plums) plus a range of other trees from small ornamental ones to a large mature oak. The paddock can be seen directly from the house and stretches down to the banks of the River Yealm.
Across the lane from the house and behind the detached stone barn is the 'Lower Field' which is used as pasture for livestock. Circa 3.3 acres, the field also has a pond and a few mature tress providing shade in the summer. The field is accessed via a gate in the lane and a further gate opens to the 'Upper Field'. A track passes through this field providing access to and owned by the adjacent private forest. The 'Upper Field' of circa 2 acres also has independent access from the lane, and provides further pasture. SITUATION
Situated approximately three-quarters of a mile from the village of Cornwood, the property is close to the hamlet of Corntown. Cornwood is a thriving village with a strong sense of community just inside the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. The are is popular for walking and riding out on the open landscape of Dartmoor. Amenities include a church, public house (community owned), primary school and shop/café. The local cricket team boasts a beautiful ground with club house and a large active membership supporting four men's teams and a ladies' team. The South Devon Expressway is just a 10 minute drive away at Lee Mill, where there is also a large Tesco Extra (24 hour except Sundays).
The nearby town of Ivybridge is approximately 2.5 miles from the property and has a range of independent shops, bank, secondary school, library, sports centre with pool, mainline train station with parking and sporting clubs (golf, football, rugby and tennis). The centre of the city of Plymouth is around 12 miles and can be reached in about 30 minutes by car. This historic waterfront city has a large range of shops, department stores, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, grammar schools, independent schools, continental ferry port and superb sailing facilities. TENURE
Freehold. COUNCIL TAX AND LOCAL AUTHORITY
Band F. South Hams District Council. SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating (new boiler 2022) and hot water cylinder. Private drainage (new system installed March 2022). VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye Estate Agents: Tel. 01752 880044. Email Yealmpton@luscombemaye.com