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St Johns, Tavistock Guide Price £550,000

  • Semi-detached Victorian House
  • Arranged Over 3 Storeys
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Ensuites
  • 2 Formal Reception Rooms
  • Scope to Further Improve
  • Generous Lawned Gardens
  • Large Terrace
  • Off Road Parking
  • Walking Distance of Town

Understood to have been built in 1865 by the Duke of Bedford for his draftsman, this beautiful Victorian house was once one dwelling and likely the most prominent in the immediate area. Subsequently in this property's history, it was subdivided creating this striking and imposing semi detached residence. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with a generous garden and a tree-lined backdrop beyond. There is a huge amount of character externally including granite quoins, exposed stone elevations, sash windows and an impressive chimney stack. The property is situated in a very convenient location within walking distance of the town, doctors, park and moors. Now in need of modernisation, the property has a huge amount of untapped potential to further improve. Offered for sale with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

St Johns
Tavistock PL19 9HA
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DAT00930

Ground Floor

Quicks Garden has a formal entrance to the front of the property where a large original door provides access to the hallway. For convenience, our vendors choose a secondary approach at the rear of the property which opens into a vestibule with ample space for shoes and coats. From here you are guided into the hallway where access is given to the ground floor accommodation. The dual aspect kitchen enjoys a great view over the rear garden, ideal for keeping an eye on children and pets. The spacious sitting room has large fully glazed French doors providing access to the terrace and lovely views over the formal garden. This generous room also has a fireplace to one side which, subject to investigation, has scope for a multi-fuel burner.

Ground Floor Cont/d

To the rear of the property is a sizeable dining room which is perfect for family gatherings. A set of glazed French doors open out into a private and sheltered courtyard area perfect for a summer's barbeque. Our vendors have considered relocating the kitchen into the dining room and extending out into the courtyard to create a wonderful large open plan kitchen/dining/family room and this option could be explored further (subject to the necessary consents). From the dining room a further hallway takes you around to the front door. In this hallway is a hatch providing access to the cellar room which may have scope for further development (subject to the necessary consents). Currently, our vendors use the cellar room for dry storage.

First & Second Floors

A dog leg staircase leads you up to the first floor where there is a large window allowing natural light to flood the half landing. On the first floor are two large double bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities and built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobes. The master bedroom has original sash windows overlooking the rear garden. The split landing has a further staircase to the second floor accommodation where two further double bedrooms and a bathroom are located.


The property has a sizeable terrace to the front which can be accessed from the sitting room and provides a great space for outside dining or just to relax after a hard day's work. Steps take you down to the large expanse of lawn which extends to an area of mature trees and shrubs. The garden has the potential to be transformed into something very special for green-fingered types wanting to create their own oasis. To the rear of the property is a driveway which has recently been laid to tarmac and leads to some steps down to a second courtyard which is paved and suitable for potted plants or seeking solace from the hot summer sun. Leading off this courtyard are two stone sheds which are currently used for storage.




Mains electricity. Mains gas. Mains water. Mains drainage.

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St Johns
Tavistock PL19 9HA
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DAT00930
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