Sold STC 5 Bed Period Detached House
Higher Metherell, Callington
"Old Brooklands" is a fine country home situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley, this substantial Grade II listed family home has origins dating back to the mid-17th century with subsequent later additions (dated by The Commissioner for Ancient Monuments). The barn was used by the local wheelwright until the late 19th century. The property has a wealth of charming period features such as mullion windows, large open fireplaces, flagstone floors, wood panelled walls and countless beams. The layout is versatile and could be divided to provide an annexe or holiday let. The accommodation comprises; Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, utility room and walk-in larder, boot room, cloaks and shower room, five bedrooms (master en-suite) and family bathroom.
The property is set off a country lane close to the charming village of Metherell. There is an old country inn, The Carpenters Arms close by, that can be accessed on foot via a private gate at the bottom of the land. There are lovely well stocked informal gardens surrounding the house, with a flagstone terrace, a pergola, waterfall and stream. Sweeping lawns and a paddock with water adjoin the stone built double garage and private drive.
The nearby towns of Tavistock and Callington with many amenities are close by. The famous St Mellion International golf and leisure complex is within a ten minute drive. The Maritime City of Plymouth lies approximately twelve miles to the south and offers plenty of opportunity for sailing enthusiasts with several marinas. There is a wonderful shopping centre and a wide variety of waterfront shops, restaurants and bars. The beautiful beaches of the rugged Cornish and Devon coastlines are within easy reach. From Plymouth main line train station there is access to London, Paddington. Exeter International airport is about a forty-five minute drive and cross channel ferries operate to France and Northern Spain.
Period wooden front door leads to:
17' 9" x 6' (5.41m x 1.83m)
With quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling, two wall light points and single radiator. Door to:
13' x 3' 6" (3.96m x 1.07m)
With slate floor, working period water pump, window overlooking rear garden and door to garden. Door to:
11' 6" x 7' (3.51m x 2.13m)
With tiled floor, Butler sink unit with cupboards under, "Worcester Danesmoor" oil fired boiler, plumbing for washing machine and window to side.
Double aspect, split level space with a range of custom built base units in wood with tiled work surfaces fitted by Treyone Kitchens, slide in electric cooker with ceramic hob, red oil fired twin oven AGA, built-in "AEG" dishwasher, built-in "Panasonic" microwave, one and half bowl "Asterite" sink unit, beamed ceiling, telephone point, original period granite fireplace surround, mullion windows with views over the garden, tiled floor with two granite steps and exposed stone walls. Door to side hallway (with door to rear garden).
8' 6" x 7' 2" (2.59m x 2.18m)
Tiled flooring, shelving and wine rack.
20' 10" x 18' 4" narrowing to 16' x 14'3"(6.35m x 5.59m)
With superb granite open fireplace with exposed stone wall and recess, bay windows, half wall wooden panelling, sash window and second window with window seat overlooking the front, granite and flagstone floor, beamed ceiling and telephone point. Door to:
14' 3" x 12' 6" (4.34m x 3.81m)
With exposed fireplace with "Villager" wood burning stove and granite lintel, casement window with slate sill and double radiator. Steps up to:
With telephone point and window.
Door from kitchen/breakfast room, stable door to garden, "Amtico" wood flooring and door to vaulted and galleried drawing room.
Half tiled walls, tiled shower cubicle with "Triton" wall mounted shower unit, folding glass door, wash hand basin, low level WC, extractor fan and heated towel rail.
GALLERIED AND VAULTED DRAWING ROOM
26' 6" x 17' 2" (8.08m x 5.23m)
A stunning dual aspect room which was formerly a wheelwright's barn with galleries to either end, exposed "A" frame, stripped wooden floors, stone fireplaces with solid fuel burner, original exposed wooden lintels, original double barn doors to rear garden, granite display recesses, two radiators, door to bedroom 5, and stairs to:
GALLERIED SITTING/STUDY AREA
16' 7" x 12' 5" (5.05m x 3.78m)
With natural light.
16' 6" x 9' 4" (5.03m x 2.84m)
Door from Galleried Drawing Room, with stripped wooden floor, rear aspect with views over the rear garden.
12' 10" x 10' 2" (3.91m x 3.1m)
Front aspect, telephone point and radiator.
Stairs to half landing that split to left and right, exposed trusses, mullion window, stripped wooden flooring and feature stained glass window.
14' 9" x 14' (4.5m x 4.27m)
Dual aspect with views over the rear garden, mullion windows, feature original wood panelled wall, stripped wooden floors, recessed fireplace with granite lintel and opening with steps to:
View over rear garden, two built-in cupboards, stripped floor and door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM
9' 0" x 6' 0" (2.74m x 1.83m)
Opaque window with front aspect, with white suite comprising free standing cast iron enamel roll top bath with claw feet and hand held shower head, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank.
15' 2" x 12' 7" (4.62m x 3.84m)
Sash window to front with slate sill, beamed ceiling, access to loft, radiator and stripped wooden floor.
14' 4" x 8' 2" (4.37m x 2.49m)
Sash window to front, telephone point, radiator, built-in wardrobe, vaulted ceiling and stripped wooden floor.
12' 9" x 10' 8" (3.89m x 3.25m)
Sash window to front, radiator and timber staircase with restricted head height to:
GALLERIED LOFT/PLAY AREA
14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m)
With natural light, restricted head space, mullion window and exposed "A" frame.
10' 3" x 7' 11" (3.12m x 2.41m)
With white suite comprising enamel bath with wall mounted shower unit over, wash hand basin with shelving below and adjoining granite surfaces to either side, mirror with shaver point, radiator, opaque window to front, large airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank, immersion heater and shelving.
A five bar gate to the driveway provides parking for several vehicles with a good turning area. Detached Double GARAGE and adjoining workshop/store; 21'10" X 16'9" Timber folding doors to the front, light and power. There is a low wall between the driveway and garden and immediately to the rear of the house is a flagstone terrace which leads along to the large pergola with seating area. There are steps down from here to the lower level with gardens fronting the stream and waterfalls, the stream runs along the entirety of the grounds, where there are extensive areas of lawn. There is a further five bar gate providing vehicular access from the lane. There is a greenhouse, garden shed and further single garage. In all the ground extend to approximately one and a half acres, the majority enjoys a south-westerly aspect and is well stocked with a variety of trees, shrubs and plants too numerous to mention.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
Currently Band E.
From our Tavistock office, proceed out of Tavistock on the A390 Callington Road and after approximately four miles you will cross the River Tamar and enter the village of Gunnislake. Continue up the hill and go through the traffic lights in the centre of the village and drive up the hill towards Callington. Proceed through St Anns Chapel and go past the first turning on the left signposted Metherell and take the second left turn signposted Metherell and the Donkey Park. Pass the Donkey Park on your left and at the staggered crossroads go straight across. Continue past the holiday park; the road bears to the left but take the lane to the right between the two cottages to a T-junction at the end, turn right. Continue past the entrance to Nicholas Meadows on the left and take the next left unmade road. The property can be found beyond Brooklands Farm as indicated by our For Sale board.
By appointment through Salisbury Henderson on either:
01822 611122 - 1 West Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AD or
01579 382260 - 12 Fore Street, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7AA