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APRIL / MAY 2018

Property NEWS Opening doors since 1971

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ON THE MARKET Love this property? See page 5 for more details

CELEBRATING

TEN YEARS

in Okehampton

PHOTOGRAPHY

How fabulous images enhance your property

DOUSLAND £182,000

TAVISTOCK £650 PCM

MEETH £365,000

YELVERTON £975,000


WELCOME MANSBRIDGE BALMENT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION AND LEADING THE WAY FOR ESTATE AGENCY IN THIS AREA FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS. While we have moved into the ‘digital world’ and adapted our marketing methods accordingly, we still recognise what the essential ingredients are to successfully selling or letting residential property. The key is combining local expertise, knowledge, and traditional people skills with modern marketing techniques and the ability to access the global marketplace at the click of a mouse. As part of that balance, we recognise the importance of some of those more traditional methods including the printed page. Here, within Mansbridge Balment’s first Property Paper we have included a selection of properties across our local branches covering west and mid Devon, Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley, and into eastern Cornwall, In 2017, these offices of Mansbridge Balment agreed sales with a combined value well in excess of £100 million. So, there is plenty of activity in the local market and no one is better placed to provide up to date advice to sellers and landlords enabling them to maximise the potential from their properties. The beginning of 2018 has demonstrated further strong demand within both the residential sales and lettings markets. Interestingly, although there has been much speculation over the exit from the EU, the present demands are not reflecting this in negative terms. To find out how present market conditions are affecting your property, contact your local branch of Mansbridge Balment today for a free market appraisal from the experts. NICK HENDERSON

NEWS & VIEWS

Richard Guilor is based at our Tavistock office – (01822) 612345

CHEAP FEES – “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?” RICHARD GUILOR, SENIOR VALUER, TAVISTOCK OFFICE ON WHY CHEAP FEES COULD END UP COSTING YOU MORE… Have you noticed the rise of Internet Agents offering cheap fees and a promise which seems too good to be true?

bring the skill and effort needed to persuade a reliable buyer to part with the fullest price possible. This may cost you a little more in fee, but the net result could be the difference between a sale or no sale, a good price or a disappointing one.”

The rise of the Internet Agent has brought fees down and given the public more direct access to the market than ever before but how can you be sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck?

“Recently we have been instructed by a number of clients who, having initially succumbed to the charms of a low fee agent, have become disillusioned by the lack of results and support and now recognise the value of a more complete service. Our clients get the benefit of our collective expertise; from accompanied viewings by staff skilled in the art of extracting the very best offers from buyers, through to the attention and care of our dedicated sales progressors, who will liaise with all parties and use their expertise to help overcome any obstacles along the way.”

“Pick wisely” says Richard “not all estate agents are the same - make a mistake at this stage and it will cost you dear in the long run. Cheap agents arguably have their place, particularly in locations where demand for property outstrips supply and agents don’t have to work so hard, but they often lack the knowledge, experience, or coverage of a quality agent who will

It is this focus which ensures clients of Mansbridge Balment always achieve the best results from what is often a challenging market. “I have been in the business for more than 20 years now and am proud to say we have always had a very different ethos at Mansbridge Balment. It is no accident that we continue to dominate our local market after 47 years.”

Well if you have, Richard Guilor, Senior Valuer at Mansbridge Balment says this is nothing new. “Competition amongst agents is healthy, good for clients and good for agents alike. We don’t fear it, we relish it.”

GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE KEY

Managing Director

Dan Bryant is based at our Yelverton office – (01822) 855055

TEN YEARS IN OKEHAMPTON! IT IS NOW 10 YEARS SINCE MANSBRIDGE BALMENT OPENED IN OKEHAMPTON.

OUR OFFICES: TAVISTOCK 01822 612345 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AY YELVERTON 01822 855055 The Roundabout, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DT OKEHAMPTON 01837 52371 Bridge House, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1DL BERE PENINSULA 01822 840606 19 Fore Street, Bere Alston, Devon PL20 7AA RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS 01822 617171 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8AY

PROPERTY NEWS is written by Mansbridge Balment Ltd and published by Olijam Ltd. For further information please contact Nick on 01822 612345. www.mansbridgebalment.co.uk tavistock@mansbridgebalment.co.uk

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DAN BRYANT, EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN ACHIEVING THE BEST RESULTS FOR PROPERTY SELLERS. “I started in the business as a professional property photographer, plying my trade in central London for many of the top end agencies. A successful period there led me to being given the opportunity to move into other areas across the country including the South West. This introduced me to Mansbridge Balment and a role based at the Yelverton office. The housing market in this area is a niche, as many properties are individual and need individual advice reflecting expert experience of the market, village to village, street to street. Local knowledge is vital. Also vital is the ability to visually show property not just at its best, but accurately. Property photography is a clever use of angle, lighting, and knowing how to frame an image to maximise the attraction for potential buyers. This is gained through experience – knowing what to include and what to leave to be discovered when visiting for the first time. I am extremely fortunate to be able to visit such a diverse range of properties - we live in a beautiful area and we should celebrate this for others looking to join us. Here at Mansbridge Balment we take great pride in all aspects of our work and have done so for many, many years.”

Having acquired the highly prominent town centre offices at Bridge House, the company are now established as one of the leading estate agencies in the town. Covering a huge area, the office has been equally successful in selling town, village, and rural properties. 2017 was one of the most successful for the team who continue to go from strength to strength, providing the very best professional advice through extensive local knowledge. The highly experienced team, led by Associate Directors Jonathan Mansell and Martyn Cox, are perfectly at home handling the sale of rural farms and cottages, as well as apartments and townhouses. Not all estate agents are the same – be sure to find out what Mansbridge Balment in Okehampton can do for you.


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GRADE II LISTED | 2 BEDS | PARKING

TAVISTOCK £149,950 01822 612345 ELEGANT APTMNT | 3 BEDS | EPC E

TAVISTOCK £790 PCM 01822 617171 4 BEDS | ENCLOSED | GARDEN | EPC C

OKEHAMPTON £310,000 01837 52371 LOVELY COTTAGE | 2 BEDS | EPC D

MILTON COMBE £225,000 01822 855055 3 BEDS | EXTENSIVE VIEWS | EPC C

BERE ALSTON £219,950 01822 840606 5 BEDS | 14 ACRES PASTURE | EPC E

MARY TAVY £595,000 01822 612345

RENOVATED | 4 BEDS | 2.5 ACRES | EPC E

POSTBRIDGE Guide £324,950 01822 855055 GRADE II COTTAGE | REFURBISHED

MEETH £365,000 01837 52371

FREE VALUATION

£? For a FREE market appraisal and valuation of your property for sale, or rent, contact your nearest branch of Mansbridge Balment today. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE

LOWER METHERELL Guide £190,000 01822 612345 DETACHED BUNGALOW | EPC F

DOUSLAND Guide £385,000 01822 855055

HOLIDAY PROPERTY | 1 BED | EPC E

HIGHAMPTON £70,000 01837 52371 WELL PRESENTED | 3 BEDS | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £195,000 01822 612345 VICTORIAN HOME | 6 BEDS | EPC F

TAVISTOCK SOLD 01822 612345 VALLEY VIEWS | 2 BEDS | EPC D

GUNNISLAKE £169,950 01822 612345 5 BEDS | ANNEXE POTENTIAL | EPC D

TAVISTOCK Guide £550,000 01822 612345 GRADE II LISTED BARN CONVERSION

CHICHACOTT £615,000 01837 52371


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3 BEDS | COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS | EPC E

BLACK TORRINGTON £245,000 01837 52371 4 BEDS | PANORAMIC VIEWS | EPC E

MARY TAVY £375,000 01822 612345

4 BEDS | 1.34 ACRES | EPC E

DOUSLAND Guide £599,000 01822 855055 2ND FL APT | HEART OF TOWN

TAVISTOCK £120,000 01822 612345

FORMER RECTORY | 6 BEDS | EPC F

HIGHAMPTON SOLD 01837 52371 DET LODGE | EXCLUSIVE DVLPMNT

2 BEDS | CLOSE TO TOWN | EPC TBC

TAVISTOCK £199,000 01822 612345 PERIOD COTTAGE | 3 BEDS | EPC D

BERE ALSTON Guide £219,950 01822 840606 END TERRACE | 3 BEDS | EPC D

LONDON SHOWCASE

BERE ALSTON £155,000 01822 840606 2 DBL BEDS | GARDEN | RURAL VIEWS

We will be in London, talking with buyers this April and can take your property with us! To find out more about our London connection and Mayfair Office, call us today on HEATHFIELD £103,000 01822 612345 DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE | EPC F

YELVERTON Guide £975,000 01822 855055 REFURB DET BUNGALOW | EPC E

OKEHAMPTON £220,000 01837 52371

(01822) 612345 SEMI-DETACHED | 3 BEDS | EPC F

CALSTOCK £325,000 01822 612345 RETIREMENT BUNGALOW | 2 BEDS

TAVISTOCK Guide £250,000 01822 612345

NORTH TAWTON £165,000 01837 52371 MID TERRACE | 4 BEDS | EPC E

TAVISTOCK £249,950 01822 612345 COTTAGE | 2 BEDS | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £650 PCM 01822 617171


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MANSBRIDGE BALMENT IN YELVERTON HAVE TAKEN INSTRUCTIONS TO MARKET THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY, WHICH LIES CLOSE TO THE GOLF COURSE, AND HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL VIEWS ACROSS THE MEAVY VALLEY AND THE SOUTH WESTERN SLOPES OF DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK.

STYLISH LIVING ON THE EDGE OF DARTMOOR 5 BEDS | 4 RECPS | 2.5 ACRES | EPC D

Unique and modern, this energy efficient country home enjoys over two and a half acres of landscaped gardens and has further land available by separate negotiation. The property enjoys panoramic views from all elevations across the Meavy Valley, the surrounding countryside, golf course and tors of the nearby moor. Situated away from busy roads, but easily accessible, the good range of village facilities in Yelverton are approximately a mile away, where they include a supermarket, butcher, hairdresser, garages, cafés, and The Rock public house and hotel. Plymouth City with mainline rail and international ferry port are a few miles to the south. Offering contemporary and stylish living with light, airy rooms, and part vaulted ceilings, the attention to detail includes wiring for a sound system and centralised mood lighting. Specifically positioned glazing and skylights allow sunlight to enter the house throughout the day while enjoying the uninterrupted vista. The property is warmed with underfloor heating, wood burning stoves in the reception dining room, snug and lounge/music room, plus there is plumbing for an air source heat pump. The kitchen has been fitted with exceptional cooking equipment and is ideal for people who love to entertain and cook for family and guests. The private and secluded gardens are a particular feature - mainly laid to lawn, the grounds offer established specimen shrubs and trees and colourful flower beds. There is also a sublime Japanese water garden with distant views over the surrounding landscape. There is ample hard standing for parking and entertaining along with a sizeable garage workshop with a first floor store room offering

scope as a studio. The accommodation includes five bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. Dan Bryant, from our Yelverton office says: “This is one of the most exceptional properties we have handled in recent years. The combination of high quality accommodation, together with the excellence

of location and delightful outside space, will provide the right buyer with a beautiful home. The attractions of the moor and west Devon generally continue to bring buyers here from far and wide, we look forward to introducing the new owners to the home of their dreams.”

For sale with our Yelverton office Guide £1,600,000 01822 855055


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4 BEDS | 3 RECEPTION ROOMS | SEPARATE COTTAGE

BELSTONE £795,000

DETACHED HOME WITHIN DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK Independent road access to secondary 2 bedroom cottage Situated within Dartmoor National Park, overlooking the Taw Valley, St Anthonys’ location in a remarkably unspoilt part of Devon still enjoys excellent communication links and access to local amenities, and the village of Belstone is but a stroll away. Believed to have been built in 1912, and subsequently extended, the main residence comprises three reception rooms, four bedrooms, and a south facing conservatory. Within the grounds is a detached cottage with two bedrooms. Both dwellings have

3 BEDS | BACK ONTO FIELDS | EPC D

WALKHAMPTON Guide £275,000 01822 855055 DET COTT | APPROX 1/4 ACRE | EPC E

GUNNISLAKE Guide £279,950 01822 612345 3 BEDS | CONSERVATORY | PARKING

TAVISTOCK NOW LET 01822 617171

parking and garaging and there is a further range of outbuildings. The extensive, southerly facing, gardens are a true delight. Extending to approximately one acre, the gardens offer a good deal of privacy whilst enjoying the outstanding Dartmoor scenery. St Anthonys is a versatile property suitable for multi-generational occupancy, with an income option, situated in a highly desirable location. EPC: House Band G, Cottage Band E

NEW DETACHED HOME | EPC B

CALLINGTON OIRO £245,000 01822 612345 CHARMING COTT & GDNS | EPC D

BRENTOR £239,950 01822 612345 3 BEDS | PRIVATE REAR GDN | EPC E

HATHERLEIGH £180,000 01837 52371

For more information about this property, contact Mansbridge Balment in Okehampton or check our website www.mansbridgebalment.co.uk

01837 52371 VICTORIAN VILLA | 4 BEDS | EPC E

TAVISTOCK £490,000 01822 612345 GROUND FLOOR FLAT | 1 BED | EPC C

TAVISTOCK £550 PCM 01822 617171 4 BEDS | LANDSCAPED GDNS | EPC D

YELVERTON £399,950 01822 855055


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2, 3, 4 AND 5 BEDROOM HOUSES

YELVERTON FROM £199,950

FIRST NEW HOMES IN YELVERTON FOR MANY YEARS

THE TORS is a mixed development of 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom houses situated close to the centre of Yelverton. This long-awaited development is the first sizable new build in Yelverton for the best part of 15 years and provides an excellent range of properties. The site, adjacent to Briar Tor, on the northern side of Dousland Road, is just a few hundred yards from all Yelverton’s facilities including supermarket, butchers, chemist, and doctors, together with a number of other shops and garages. The Tors will allow some views toward the nearby moors, hence the name. Built to the very latest standards, the properties will range from two bedroom starter homes through to four and five

UNIQUE DET BUNGALOW | EPC D

HORRABRIDGE £475,000 01822 855055 4 BEDS | PATIO & GARDEN

TAVISTOCK NOW LET 01822 617171 IMMACULATE | 3 BEDS | EPC B

OKEHAMPTON £235,000 01837 52371

bedroom family houses. The first homes are expected to be completed later this Spring. Mansbridge Balment in Yelverton are the sole agents for Quoinstone developers, who are working closely with Classic Builders, of Plymouth. A total of 22 open market houses are being built, which will include terraced, semi-detached, and detached styles. The first phase to be released will see prices starting at £199,950 for the two bedroomed mid-terrace house with three bedroomed houses starting at £229,950.

EX FARMHOUSE | ANNEXE | EPC F

SOUTH TAWTON £575,000 01837 52371 DETACHED | 5 BEDS | EPC D

YELVERTON £595,000 01822 855055 4 BEDS | APPROX 1 ACRE | EPC E

YELVERTON OIEO £700,000 01822 855055

For more information about The Tors, contact Mansbridge Balment in Yelverton or check our website www.mansbridgebalment.co.uk

01822 855055 MILL | 4 BEDS | GRADE II LISTED

WALKHAMPTON Guide £449,950 01822 855055 FF APARTMENT | 2 BEDS | EPC E

DOUSLAND £182,000 01822 855055 APARTMENT | 2 BEDS | EPC D

HATHERLEIGH £550 PCM 01822 617171


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