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One of only four three storey Duke of Bedford Cottages, this property has been lovingly extended to increase the scale of this wonderful semi-detached period family home which was built in 1847 and is situated within generous, beautifully maintained gardens. The property is located on the Western fringes of Dartmoor whilst a short distance from the ancient market town of Tavistock. Honeysuckle Cottage has maintained a number of original features throughout with the most intriguing being the ‘Bakers Oven’ and ‘Washing Copper’, believed to be the only original example remaining.
As you walk through the front door into the entrance hallway you are welcomed into what was once the original kitchen where the aforementioned baker's oven and washing copper can be found; it is a striking welcome into this character home. On your left is a small cupboard for coats which also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. The entrance hall takes you into both the family room and into the living room in the original part of the house. The living room is cosy in nature down to its wood burner which provides further heat on those cold, winter's nights. Beyond the living room is a room currently utilised as a study/music room with stairs to the first floor, this could easily become a secondary living room or children's play room.
The kitchen is a bright room as it opens up into the family room. A range of wooden units provide plenty of storage whilst the southern pine worktop provides plenty of space for food preparation whilst cooking your favourite meal. The family room has a breakfast bar as well as space for a sizeable family dining table and room to entertain means this part of the house has become the hub of the home. On those long nights you don’t need to fear that this spacious room will become cold as along with radiators it is blessed with a wood burner providing extra heat and a cosy atmosphere. Two doors lead you out to the garden via a decking area which entices you out to enjoy the best of the weather.
From the stairs in the study/music room you can find bedroom two, a bright, south facing room it is spacious and boasts an ensuite shower room for your convenience. The family bathroom is also found on this level comprising of a bath with shower over, WC and basin. A further staircase leads you up to two further bedrooms, both of which are generous double rooms with pleasant outlooks over neighbouring farmland and gardens.
From the living space a further southern pine staircase leads you up to the master suite where you are welcomed into a sizeable dressing area with bespoke, hand crafted wardrobes. This is a quiet space where you can sit, relax and take in the vista from the window. You are then led into the master bedroom which benefits from being spacious as well as having dual aspect windows making the most of the property's location. Once again, bespoke wardrobes are found providing plenty of space for your clothes. An ensuite bathroom complete with bath, shower, WC and basin allows you to have a completely private space.
The garden has been designed to create a number of areas in which you can find yourself relaxing. Immediately to the front of the property is a south facing lawned area perfect for children to play or for the adults to sit and relax with a vegetable patch where you can grow some produce to combine with the fruit from the fruit trees. A striking feature of the garden is the pond which is currently stocked with a number of fish. In addition to the spacious gardens parking can be found for numerous cars whilst a hardstanding is also found where a garage could potentially be built subject to the necessary consents.
Mains electricity. Oil fired heating. Bottled gas (for cooking). Private water from shared well (owned by D. Legassick). Private drainage via shared septic tank.
Ellworthy Park, 4 Harris Close
Frome (01373) 482900
Radstock (01761) 252700
Gillingham (01747) 440080
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