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Property NEWS Opening doors since 1971

EDITION 2

THATCHED

GEM

in South Tawton

CELEBRATING

TOP AGENT

at the British Property Awards

See page 5 for more details

NEW BUILD

Is it time for something new?

TAMAR VALLEY see page 5

CALSTOCK see page 4

LEWTRENCHARD see page 6

TAVISTOCK see page 4


MANSBRIDGE BALMENT – TOP AGENT IN TAVISTOCK! WINNERS OF THE GOLD AWARD AT THE 2018 BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS FOR BEST ESTATE AGENT IN TAVISTOCK ARE… MANSBRIDGE BALMENT! The Tavistock team were judged as the best following assessment by the independent panel. Branch Manager Kevin Lethbridge was delighted to receive the accolade: “The team here work so hard to provide the very best service to sellers and buyers alike. The experience and local knowledge we have in this office is second to none. The location of the office is superb – everyone coming to Tavistock know where we are! Being the longest-established estate agency in Tavistock we are proud of the role we have within our community and will continue to ensure that we live up to our reputation for professionalism and service.”

NEWS & VIEWS SLEEPLESS IN LONDON REPORTS SUGGEST THAT THERE MAY BE AS MANY AS 20,000 PARROTS, INCLUDING PARAKEETS, LIVING WILD IN GREAT BRITAIN. Regular visitors to our capital city will know they are a familiar sight as they flit from tree to tree in the great parks and tree-lined squares. And so it was that our MD, Nick Henderson, was awoken by the squawk of one such bird while visiting our London office earlier this year. “Nightingales in Berkley Square are one thing, but Parrots are something else!” The London office of Mansbridge Balment provides us with a literal ‘shop window’ in the heart of the nation’s capital. That said, the Mayfair Office provide Mansbridge Balment with much

NICK HENDERSON Managing Director

more than a shop window. The team in Thayer Street work tirelessly with their network of estate agents across the country and, indeed, across the world. Constantly liaising with the national press to provide members with the very best property advertising rates, they also obtain tens of thousands of pounds worth of free editorial coverage for firms like Mansbridge Balment. “We spent the day with the team in London, speaking with buyers and sellers alike” says Nick. “To provide our clients with the comprehensive service and coverage they need, it is essential that we extend our reach as far and wide as possible. Our London office, together with our membership of the Relocation Agent Network, enable us to promote our properties on the broadest possible platform. Contact your local Mansbridge Balment office for more details about how our marketing can work best for you.”

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW? Tavistock is home to Mansbridge Balment’s head office. Established in the town in 1971, the firm has gone from strength to strength and has further offices in Plymouth, Yelverton, Okehampton, and the Bere Peninsula. The Mayfair office, in London, complements the local coverage to ensure Mansbridge Balment leave no stone unturned.

KEVIN LETHBRIDGE Tavistock Branch Manager

AS DEMAND CONTINUES TO OUTSTRIP SUPPLY, WE SEE MORE NEW DEVELOPMENTS SPRINGING UP HERE AND THERE – BOTH RURALLY AND WITHIN OUR MARKET TOWNS. Tavistock is due to see a number of sites breaking ground in the coming months – some of which have already commenced. We have been particularly busy in 2018 providing advice to developers small and large, all looking to fulfil the increasing needs of the buyers. Whether it is the specialist retirement market, first time buyer homes, large family houses or properties to rent, there will be plenty of opportunities to acquire a brand new home in west Devon in the coming months and years. More people living in the area does help to secure

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As the leading firm in our area, Mansbridge Balment will be handling a significant number of new homes in the coming years. For more information, contact your nearest branch today.

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 Links Magazines. For further information please contact Nick on 01822 612345. www.mansbridgebalment.co.uk tavistock@mansbridgebalment.co.uk

the future of our communities, but the infrastructure needs to keep pace. It is not enough for the planning authorities to take a more relaxed approach to granting permission for these developments to go ahead, there has to be serious thought to how these additional adults, children, and vehicles will impact the existing facilities. This is especially the case in Tavistock, where the road network is already strained to say the least. Education is hugely important and it is not enough to seek a contribution from the developer towards costs, there has to be serious thought before we see these numbers increase substantially. The case in smaller villages will vary hugely from village to village – some are in danger of losing their heart and being unable to sustain a shop or school. These villages need families and children and the right balance of new property will allow this. Other villages are experiencing similar difficulties to the towns and infrastructure needs to be looked at before more planning applications are approved. All this, of course, needs careful and sympathetic understanding so as to retain the magical reasons for living here in the first place.

KNOT YOUR PROBLEM?

HOW JAPANESE KNOTWEED IS BECOMING MORE OF AN ISSUE… The chances are that you may not have come across Japanese Knotweed, which is, in some respects, good news. If you do come across it, it may be bad news.

Japanese knotweed was introduced to this country in Victorian times. Increasingly, the plant is widely found along the banks of our rivers, verges of our roads, and along railway cuttings. But it is when found close to our houses and buildings that the problems can be found. In winter the plant dies back to ground level but by early summer the bamboo-like stems emerge from rhizomes

deep underground to shoot to over 2.1m (7ft), suppressing all other plant growth. Growing at a rate of as much as 10cm a day, the plant can cause damage to building structures and substructures. Underground is where the damage can be done as it works its way through cement, tarmac, and other man made materials. The presence of Knotweed can severely affect the saleability of a property as it can be very hard to eradicate and requires a managed plan to ensure its removal. The problem of Japanese Knotweed is one that will increasingly affect the property market in the UK. It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to cause it to grow in the wild, so the greater awareness and understanding of what this plant is all about, the better. If you are aware of the existence of Knotweed at your property, now is a good time to take the first steps to eradicating it! To find out more visit: www.rhs.org.uk/advice


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5/6 BEDS | LANDSCAPED GDNS | EPC F

2 BEDS | COTTAGE | COURTYARD | EPC D

WHITCHURCH £675,000 01822 612345 2 BEDS | EXTENDED COTT | EPC D

HORRABRIDGE £127,000 01822 855055 1 BED | GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT

BERE ALSTON £189,950 01822 840606 4 BEDS | LARGE GDNS | EPC D

HATHERLEIGH £500 PCM 01822 617171

RESIDENTIAL

2 BEDS | SEMI-DET | GARDENS | EPC C

GERMANSWEEK £295,000 01837 52371 EXCLUSIVE NEW DEVELOPMENT

LAMERTON From £275,000 01822 612345 3 BEDS | DET COTT | VIEWS | EPC F

LETTINGS

HORRABRIDGE £280,000 01822 855055 2 BEDS | FF RETIREMENT APT | LIFT | EPC C

Everyone is different, therefore an individual approach is required to best serve the needs of landlords and tenants. LEISA COPPER,

NORTH DIMSON £215,000 01822 612345 GRADE II | 5 BEDS | PERIOD PROPERTY

Residential Lettings.

TAVISTOCK £145,000 01822 612345 4 BEDS | SEMI-DET. COTTAGE | EPC E

SYDENHAM DAMEREL £370,000 01822 612345 2 BEDS | DET COTT | LGE GDNS | EPC G

PRINCETOWN Guide £249,000 01822 855055

To register or arrange for a FREE rental appraisal call us on 01822 617171 today. We look forward to meeting you. 4 BEDS | DET | GENEROUS PLOT | EPC C

KELLY BRAY Guide £350,000 01822 612345 2 BEDS | SEMI-DET | NEAR TOWN | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £195,000 01822 612345

NORTH TAWTON OIRO £495,000 01837 52371 5 BEDS | DETACHED | VERSATILE | EPC D

WHITCHURCH Guide £365,000 01822 612345 3 BEDS | BARN CONV | PADDOCK | EPC D

THROWLEIGH £420,000 01837 52371


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5 BEDS | PERIOD PROP | SOLAR | EPC D

OKEHAMPTON £385,000 01837 52371 3 BEDS | CORNER PLOT | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £325,000 01822 612345

3 BEDS | DET BUNG | 2/3 OF ACRE | EPC D

YELVERTON £650,000 01822 855055 4 BEDS | DET FAMILY HOME | EPC D

CALSTOCK £1,700 PCM 01822 617171

GRADE II MILL | 6 APARTMENTS

OKEHAMPTON £165,000 01837 52371

BERE ALSTON £152,500 01822 840606

FURNISHED HOLIDAY HOME | EPC E

MILTON ABBOT £149,950 01822 612345

3 BEDS | GDNS | EPC D

2 BEDS | DET HOME | GARDENS | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £130,000 01822 612345

2 BEDS | CHARACTER COTT | GDNS | EPC F

YELVERTON Guide £895,000 01822 855055

TAVISTOCK £275,000 01822 612345

GRADE II COTT | GARDEN | COURTYARD.

OKEHAMPTON £945,000 01837 52371

6 BEDS | DET HSE | OVER 1 ACRE | EPC F

3 BEDS | SEMI-DET | LGE GDN | EPC D

HIGHAMPTON £65,000 01837 52371 3 BEDS | GARDENS | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £198,000 01822 612345 2 BEDS | GARDENS | EPC G

BRENTOR £229,950 01822 612345

3 BEDS | GARAGE/WORKSHOP EPC G

MILTON ABBOT £350,000 01822 612345 5 BEDS | 1/2 ACRE | EPC D

YELVERTON Guide £770,000 01822 855055


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RENOVATED 4 BED GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE

An idyllically situated renovated four bedroom Grade II Listed stone farmhouse set in about three acres of grounds with a barn suitable for conversion to a holiday let, paddock, woodland and magical formal gardens, enjoying attractive views and just a short walk from the River Tamar. This immensely characterful and beautifully presented house, which is thought to date from the mid 17th Century, is set in a peaceful but not remote location just

inside the Cornish border surrounded by the attractive wooded countryside of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river itself can be reached by a pleasant walk down the lane by footpath leading on down to the river some 600 yards away.

TAMAR VALLEY Guide £575,000 01822 612345

2 BEDROOM GRADE II LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE

A delightful two bedroom Grade II listed thatched cottage with many character features including inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and deep-silled windows. The roof was completely rethatched in 2014. The accommodation is well presented throughout and is arranged over three floors with oil fired central heating and good quality bespoke wood-framed windows. There is a gated driveway providing off-road parking for 2 cars and leading to a

generous carport and adjoining wc and a further small workshop/utility room, all with power and lighting connected. South facing lawned rear garden, offering a high degree of privacy, with greenhouse and some part views to nearby countryside.

SOUTH TAWTON £260,000 01837 52371

DETACHED 5 BEDROOM COTTAGE

A charming detached five bedroom cottage built we understand in the 1800’s offering character and comfort for a family with attractive gardens, 1.5 acre paddock and driveway leading to a stable block, tack room and garage and suitable for use as a smallholding. The house is not listed and formed part of the historic Roborough Estate, (originally two farm workers cottages) with features of the period . The property benefits from oil fired central

heating, wood burning stove and double glazed windows, with many of the windows looking out over the valley.

MILTON COMBE £600,000 01822 855055

3 BEDROOM RENOVATED CHARACTER COTTAGE

A charming, recently renovated detached character cottage set on a large level plot with delightful gardens, driveway parking and large garage/ workshop, situated within a small hamlet close to the market town of Launceston. This well presented cottage retains many period features with its lovely accommodation briefly comprising entrance porch, entrance hall, 20’ dual aspect kitchen/dining room with open fireplace, sitting room

with open fireplace, study, three double bedrooms and refitted shower room. The rear garden is enclosed by natural Cornish banks and some attractive picket fencing, mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature flowerbeds with a designated area for fruit and vegetables.

NEAR LAUNCESTON £285,000 01822 612345


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GRADE II LISTED VICTORIAN VILLA

A magnificent Grade II Listed Victorian villa conveniently located on the edge of town centre overlooking parkland, on a good sized plot, including attractive mature gardens with seating areas, and parking for several vehicles. The beautifully presented four storey accommodation briefly comprises conservatory, reception hall, high quality kitchen, dining room, sitting room, cloakroom and library/snug, four double bedrooms, (two ensuite) and family

4 BED GRADE II LSITED DARTMOOR PROPERTY

bathroom. To the lower ground floor is a self contained one bedroom apartment. A separate two storey detached building provides a gym and family room. No onward chain.

GRADE II | 2 BEDS | ATTRACTIVE GDNS

LEWTRENCHARD £350,000 01822 612345 4 BEDS | GDNS | EPC C

YELVERTON Guide £395,000 01822 855055 3 BEDS | LINK DET | VIEWS | EPC B

OKEHAMPTON £235,000 01837 52371

TAVISTOCK £750,000 01822 612345

A delightful four bedroom Grade II Listed Dartmoor property, dating back to the 15th century, situated in a small, pretty and peaceful hamlet, a short distance from Chagford, with a good range of useful outbuildings, lovely gardens and paddock, of approximately 3 acres, with a further 12.5 acres available in four further lots by separate negotiation. The accommodation provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, which is only found in

3 BEDS | GARDENS | EPC D

OKEHAMPTON £185,000 01837 52371 2 BEDS | GFF | PARKING | EPC C

TAVISTOCK £565 PCM 01822 617171 4 BEDS | 1.5 ACRES | EPC F

POSTBRIDGE £595,000 01822 855055

buildings of this type. The property includes a range of outbuildings, two of which are thatched and listed in their own right as of historical interest. The buildings lend themselves to a variety of uses for storage, workspace, poultry, small livestock or stables.

CHAGFORD £715,000 01837 52371

GRADE II DET COTT | GDN | EPC E

MEAVY Guide £325,000 01822 855055 4 BEDS | ANNEXE | 9.5 ACRES | EPC F&G

SOUTH ZEAL £770,000 01837 52371 5 BEDS | 1.1 ACRES | EPC F

MARY TAVY Guide £595,000 01822 612345


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4 BED CONVERTED VICTORIAN COACH HOUSE

Well situated close to the town centre and within easy reach of all its amenities, a charming converted Victorian former coach house with a one bedroom selfcontained annexe set in private grounds of approximately quarter of an acre. The property has been well maintained and updated and offers interesting and generous accommodation which briefly comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, sitting room, snug, four

5 BEDROOM DETACHED FORMER FARMHOUSE

double bedrooms and family bathroom to the main dwelling and kitchen, sitting/ dining room, bedroom and ensuite shower room in the annexe. The mature gardens have been cleverly landscaped and there is garaging with workshop and parking for three vehicles.

BRAND NEW DETACHED HOMES

YELVERTON COMING SOON 01822 855055 2 BEDS | RETIREMENT BUNG | EPC D

BRIDESTOWE £190,000 01837 52371 DEVELOPMENT SITE - 5 DWELLINGS

LAMERTON Guide £450,000 01822 612345

TAVISTOCK £485,000 01822 612345

An immaculate five bedroom detached former farmhouse positioned within the Dartmoor National Park and close to open moorland. Originally built as a dairy farm in the early 1900s and then extended in the 1970’s providing a comfortable and versatile home with scope for an annexe or rental income. The current owners have created a light and airy living space which has superb views out to the gardens and surrounding countryside. The gardens

3 BEDS | NEW DET BUNG | GARDENS

BERE ALSTON £245,000 01822 840606 3 BED FIRST FLOOR FLAT | EPC D

PRINCETOWN £620 PCM 01822 617171 4 BEDS | FORMER CHAPEL | EPC D

HOO MEAVY OIEO £399,995 01822 855055

extend to approximately 0.68 of an acre, en-compass the house and enjoy a south westerly aspect at the rear, providing stunning shrubs and flowering plants interspersed with lawns, fruit trees, seating areas and a wildlife pond.

SAMPFORD SPINEY £750,000 01822 855055

4 BEDS | 0.25 ACRE | EPC F

PRINCETOWN £320,000 01822 855055 4 BEDS | 2 ACRES | EPC E

CASEYTOWN Guide £695,000 01822 612345 3 BEDS | CONSERVATORY | EPC C

BERE ALSTON £210,000 01822 840606


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4 BEDS | DARTMOOR COTTAGE | 0.4 ACRE

SAMPFORD SPINEY £425,000 01822 855055 2 BEDS | COTTAGE | EPC D

BUCKLAND MONACHORUM £179,950 01822 855055

3 BEDS | GARDENS | EPC D

TAVISTOCK Guide £250,000 01822 612345 3 BEDS | RURAL VIEWS | EPC E

BERE FERRERS Guide £250,000 01822 840606

3 BED VICTORIAN VILLA | EPC G

3 BEDS | CONSERVATORY | EPC D

OKEHAMPTON £330,000 01837 52371 2 BED APARTMENT | EPC D

GUNNISLAKE £600 PCM 01822 617171 2 BED APARTMENT | PARKING | EPC D

Mansbridge Balment lead the way...

CLEARBROOK £395,000 01822 855055 3 BEDS | CONVERTED CHAPEL | PARKING

TAVISTOCK £130,000 01822 612345

BETTER COVERAGE,

WIDER CHOICE

3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | EPC E

MORE LOCAL OFFICES than any other Estate Agent in our area* TAVISTOCK £299,500 01822 612345 3 BEDS | GRADE II | LARGE GARDENS

SOUTH TAWTON £425,000 01837 52371 3 BEDS | DET BUNG | CORNER | EPC D

TAVISTOCK £395,000 01822 612345

CALLINGTON £165,000 01822 612345

*PL19, PL20, EX20

3 BED DESIGNED HOME | EPC B

TAVISTOCK Guide £400,000 01822 612345 2 BEDS | GRADE II COTTAGE

STICKLEPATH £275,000 01837 52371

3 BEDS | WATERSIDE | MOORING | EPC E

CALSTOCK £279,950 01822 612345 3 BEDS | DET HOUSE | GDNS | EPC D

MILTON ABBOT £259,950 01822 612345

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