- Detached Victorian period cottage
- First set of viewings from 27th and 28th April for proceedable
- 3 Useful outbuildings with potential for multiple uses e.g. studio / home office
- Large South facing garden (approx. 0.2 acre plot)
- Quiet rural location and buyersBeautifully presented throughout with an abundance of character featu
- Woodland and Tamar River walks a short walk from the property (Tamar Trails)
- Oil fired central heating
- Conveniently located for Tavistock (less than 15 minutes by car)
- Gunnislake Train Station approx. 12 minutes
- Kitchen/diner plus separate sitting room with woodburner
Property Description: SITUATION
Wheal Maria is a charming row of Grade II listed Victorian Cottages (circa 1870) purpose built for the workers of the nearby copper mine, which has long since closed. Accessed via a private road, the houses enjoy rural views with a sense of peace and tranquillity. At nearby Gulworthy, there is an Outstanding primary school, church and village hall, with local pubs in some of the other surrounding hamlets and villages, including the well regarded 'Horn of Plenty'. A train station at Gunnislake is some 5 miles away and offers services to Plymouth.
The thriving market town of Tavistock (10 to 15 minutes by car) is well known for its independent shops, wonderful Pannier market and farmers market. The town also boasts a leisure centre with swimming pool, hospital with minor injury unit, Tavistock Wharf arts centre (art gallery / cinema / theatre / live venue facility), secondary schools, pubs, cafes and pubs. Tavistock is also a gateway to Dartmoor, offering walking routes, the Drake cycle trail, horse-riding and climbing. Local attractions include Morewellham Quay Heritage Centre, part of the Unesco World Heritage site, and National Trust Houses such as Cotehele and Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake.
The city centre of Plymouth is about 40 minutes by car and offers a larger range of shops, department stores, a major hospital, theatres, cinemas, university, water-sports and sailing facilities, main line rail station and continental ferry port. The South Cornish coast can be reached in under an hour. DESCRIPTION
This beautifully presented and charming detached period cottage retains many character features including exposed floorboards, slate floors, window seats, wood burner in a granite fireplace, plank doors and stained glass inserts. Set in a good sized plot of about 0.2 acres with Southerly views across the majority of the garden, the property is ideal for those wanting a rural lifestyle within a small community or as a second home. In addition to the three bedrooms, kitchen/diner, sitting room and bathroom, the property boasts three useful outbuildings: a studio, a home-office and a utility/store with 'gardener's WC'. A private parking area is adjacent to the property.
The pretty entrance porch to the far side of the property has space for coats and shoes and opens into the kitchen / diner. The bespoke fitted kitchen includes an island unit with granite worktop over cupboards, with further workspace, cupboards and Butlers sink. Complimenting the traditional style of the kitchen, an electric Esse cast iron range has a five-ring induction hob and three ovens. Windows overlook the front and rear. A plank door opens into the double aspect sitting room which also has windows to the front and rear. The former fireplace has a granite surround and cast iron wood burner.
Wooden stairs lead to the first floor landing which opens to the three bedrooms, bathroom and airing cupboard. The first floor boasts exposed waxed floorboards, wooden plank doors with beautiful stained glass inserts and stained glass transom windows above. Two of the bedrooms enjoy southerly views across the garden with the bathroom and remaining bedroom situated to the rear. The bathroom enjoys a large walk-in shower with tiled surround, pedestal basin and WC. OUTBUILDINGS
To the rear of the property is a stone outbuilding with slate roof, housing the utility room, oil fired boiler (Grant), storage, worktop and a WC. The building has water, drainage, power and space/plumbing for a washing machine. Alongside is a covered (clear Perspex on a timber frame) paved area with washing line and on the other side is a log-store.
To the rear of the parking area is a timber outbuilding with vaulted ceiling, solid floor and windows, currently used for storage but easily adapted for use as a studio or home office.
Steps lead up behind the Utility to the third outbuilding currently used as a home office / studio with electricity and broadband connected. This timber framed building has uPVC double glazed windows with views towards Kit Hill and across farmland to the rear. GARDENS
The larger garden is to the front of the property overlooking the woods with views to Kit Hill in Cornwall. Facing a Southerly direction, there is a terrace directly outside with a covered area (timber frame with Perspex) looking down over the garden. Directly below the terrace is a well stocked border and a large lawn featuring mature apple trees.
Behind the utility outbuilding, steps lead up to a lawn with raised beds ideal for vegetables, as this area also benefits from a sunny South facing aspect. PARKING
The property is accessed via a private road. The property enjoys a right of way over the neighbour's driveway leading directly to the house to the private parking area. The driveway and parking area are laid with stone chippings. TENURE
Private water supply, private drainage, mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. COUNCIL TAX
Band C. West Devon Borough Council. VIEIWNG ARRANGEMENTS
Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye.