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Property Details

Guide Price £635,000
4 bedrooms
Poundsgate, Nr Ashburton
Recently Sold
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Attractive Kitchen
  • Four Bedrooms
  • En-Suite Shower
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Gardens
  • Office-Store Building
  • Paddock With Stables

Nestled by the roadside within the small moorland community of Poundsgate, The Old Post Office is surrounded by the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Dartmoor National Park.

There is stunning riding, walking and cycling country on the doorstep yet the location is by no means remote and is just a short ten minute drive of Ashburton and the A38 for Plymouth, Exeter and the motorway link beyond.

Poundsgate has a traditional pub, The Tavistock Inn, which is just a few hundred yards along the road and a bus service runs to the primary school at nearby Widecombe where there is a church, two pubs and cafes/tea rooms.

Ashburton provides a great range of everyday shops such as a post office, butchers, delicatessen, bakers, fish deli, iron mongers, Co-op and Spar stores. It also has a choice of schools and many clubs and societies plus well supported community arts centre.

The larger towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot are each around a thirty minute drive and have comprehensive shopping centres and mainline railway stations to London Paddington

Believed to probably date back around two centuries, The Old Post Office is a traditional granite and thatch Devon Cottage.

As the name suggests the property is understood to have originally house of the village post office as well as the telephone exchange and bakery.

The accommodation has been upgraded to a high standard in recent times and features oak flooring, two traditional granite fireplaces with log burners, a stylish kitchen with sand blasted granite work tops, and oil fired central heating with a modern, efficient external boiler.

One end of the cottage has a separate entrance and staircase and has been used for Airbnb and there is scope for creating a self-contained annexe, subject to consents.

Directly opposite the cottage there is a former smithy, with granite mounting blocks, which provides a useful store/workshop and office. Also on this side of the road is some 2.20 acres (as measured on pro-map) including a garden and paddocks, with stream, copse and modern timber stable block.
Open Fronted Porch
Granite trough to side of porch. Wide timber door with glazed inset to
Entrance area
Matwell. Door to Living room. Wooden staircase to first floor. Direct access to
Living Room
14’ x 12’7’’ Wood floor. Window with window seat. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Two further windows. Timbering to ceiling. Understair storage cupboard. Door to
Reception Room
17’4’’ x 9’8’’ Windows on three sides and stable door to the outside. Wood floor. Wood staircase to the upper floor with cupboard beneath. Timbered ceiling.
White wc and wash basin with cupboard beneath. Window. Timbered ceiling.
Dining Room
14’ x 13’10’’ Window with window seat. Large granite fireplace with wood-burner (also heating hot water). Oak flooring. Timbering to ceiling. Second window. Door to
13’9’’ x 11’6’’ Windows on three sides. Range of cream fronted floor and wall units with sand blasted granite worktops and composite sink, Rangemaster electric cooker range. Integrated dishwasher, space for washing machine and dryer. Integrated fridge. Slate effect tiled floor. Ceiling timber. Spotlights. Door to Side Porch with door to the outside.
First Floor Landing
Exposed timber roof supports. Two windows. Wood flooring. Access hatch to roof space.
Bedroom 1
14’4’’ x 9’10’’ to built-in wardrobes. Window to two aspects with country views. Wood floor. Exposed timber roof supports.
Contemporary white suite of shower enclosure, wash basin and WC with concealed cistern. Tiled floor with under-floor heating.
Bedroom 2
11’3’’ x 10’6’’ to front of built-in wardrobes. Window with views over fields. Wood floor. Exposed timber roof supports.
Bedroom 3
8’ x 7’10’’ Window with outlook over fields. Wood floor. Exposed timber roof supports. Book shelving units. Airing cupboard.
White suite of three quarter bath with separate shower, wash basin, WC and bidet. Tiled walls and floor. Window.
Inner Landing
Staircase down to the ground floor reception room.
Bedroom 4
10’9” x 10’4” Exposed ceiling timbers. Linen cupboard. Window.
Bathroom 2
11’3” X 10’ A luxurious spacious bathroom with contemporary white suite of bath tub with side mounted taps, large shower enclosure wash basin with cupboards beneath and WC with concealed cistern. Two windows. Towel radiator. Ceiling spotlights.
Granite courtyard at one end of the property. Access along the rear with external oil fired boiler.

Pull-in area at the opposite end of the cottage with large shed and oil storage tank.

On the opposite side of the road:

DETACHED GRANITE BUILDING divided into two areas including STORE/WORKSHOP 11’9’’ x 11’ with velux roof window. Power and light connected. Halogen ceiling spotlights. OFFICE 13’8’’ x 12’3’’ Two windows and velux roof windows. Wood floor. Telephone point (separate line to the house). Halogen ceiling spotlights.

A five bar gate opens to a garden area with growing beds and access to two adjoining paddocks, ideal for grazing animals and with a MODERN TIMBER STABLE BLOCK. There is a greenhouse, two sheds, amenity wooded copse area and the lower paddock is bounded by a stream and has vehicular access with five bar gate. South West Water have access through this gate over the drive to the sewage works beyond.
Travelling on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth take the Peartree exit at Ashburton. Join the River Dart Road towards Holne/Poundsgate and after four miles you will reach Poundsgate Village. The Old Post Office is the fourth property on the left after The Tavistock Inn.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.