As you approach the stone faced frontage from the parking area there is an original storm porch with the original tiles still welcoming guests all these years after being laid. You enter into the property and straight away know you are in a country residence of significant grandeur. The entrance hall has solid wooden floors, as does the majority of the ground floor whilst a feature fireplace creates a welcoming atmosphere that will immediately set family and friends at ease when they visit. From the hallway you have access to the entire ground floor and staircase to the first floor.
Ground Floor (cont/d)
The kitchen is, quite simply, splendid with its bespoke wooden cabinets, polished granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink as well as incorporated 'Neff' dishwasher and fridge. A ‘Falcon’ range with electric ovens and gas hob provides plenty of space for rustling up your favourite dish whilst within the kitchen is lots of room for family dining. From the kitchen is a walk-in larder offering extra storage as well as a utility area with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and the boiler room which houses the oil fired boiler and offers space for further white goods, if required. A door from the kitchen takes you out to a glazed verandah and boot room.
Ground Floor (cont/d)
The main living room is located at the other end of the house and is full width with windows to three aspects allowing natural light to pour in creating a bright and spacious room. A feature of this room is the curved wall containing a large window which overlooks the extensive garden whilst the fireplace with wood burner will radiate plenty of heat on a cold winter's night. Two further rooms provide space for a study with views over the garden, perfect for inspiring you whilst working from home and also a snug, again with a wood burner creating a cosy feel as well as a window and original doors to the open verandah. Also off the hallway is a cloakroom WC with entrance to a cool pantry with slate shelving and original meat hooks still in situ.
From the main staircase the first floor landing is spacious and is bathed with light. A shower room eases congestion in the mornings whilst the four double bedrooms, three of which, including the master bedroom overlook the garden and command far reaching views with glimpses of Brentor Church. The master bedroom has the unusual feature of the curved wall and large windows. It also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with a period cast iron roll top bath, walk-in shower, WC and basin; a welcome retreat to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the vista. The family bathroom with bath, WC and basin can also be found from the landing area along with a secondary flight of stairs that take you back down to the ground floor. From the landing a further flight of stairs takes you to the roof space where a single bedroom with the most spectacular views of all can be found.
To the front is a gravelled parking area with space for a number of cars as well as a double garage with power connected. To the rear of the property are the expansive gardens. If you look back at the property you will notice this elevation is painted with a full covered verandah which creates charming character and welcome shade. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with a range of mature trees, shrubs and plants. A number of areas are found within the garden which are perfect for children to play, enjoy the wildlife and keep busy building dens. A truly magnificent beech tree is a real feature of the garden and creates a wonderful area for crocus to flourish as well as acting as a great tree for climbing for an adventurous child. Beyond is a small orchard with a range of young fruit trees. A second entrance from the Lydford road gives access to a garage/small barn which provides useful storage with power and water connected. Although some updating to the garage/small barn is required, it offers storage for garden equipment and has potential for development (STPC). Now, beyond a stone wall is one of the most beautifully maintained and varied vegetable gardens we have ever seen with a number of raised beds providing space for berries, currants, flowers, root vegetables, peas as well as a greenhouse with various other produce. The perfect partner to the country kitchen, you can certainly create some home grown culinary masterpieces and live the good life.
The current vendors love this property for many reasons. The house is full of character and offers a fantastic space for living and entertaining. The garden brings endless joy and fresh garden produce. Our child has spent many hours playing and studying the array of wildlife in the garden. Its location offers a perfect balance of village life and access to the Moor, coast and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter. Within a couple of minutes we are on open moorland with the nearby iconic Widgery Cross and River Lyd. The National Cycle Network Route 27 "The Granite Way" runs through Lydford and Lydford Forest offers an alternative to long moorland walks. As local residents, we have free access to the magnificent National Trust Gorge, an ancient river gorge with the famous White Lady Waterfall and Devil's Cauldron. Moor Lodge is within a minutes' walk of the award winning Dartmoor Inn which offers fantastic food using fresh, local produce. The Lydford Farm shop is equally close and offers local meats and tasty homemade cakes and pasties as well as daily essentials. The nearby towns of Tavistock and Okehampton offer a range of independent shops, supermarkets and cinemas. The village has a primary school and there are many choices for secondary schools, both state and private. There is a very active village community.
Mains electricity. Mains metered water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired heating.
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