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Property Details

Guide Price £625,000
4 bedrooms
Poundsgate, Nr Ashburton

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 new 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, if desired.

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.


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.