Savills | Golf Links Road, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6BN | Property for sale
512.55 sq m
Excess of £1,250,000

Golf Links RoadYelverton, Devon, PL20 6BN

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2021
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Former billiard room with potential for conversion
  • Self-contained annexe
  • Triple garage and ample parking

A substantial Victorian family home with self-contained annexe set in approximately one acre of grounds

About this property

  • Down Park House is an elegant Victorian home set in just under an acre of grounds on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Built by the former Mayor of Plymouth for his own occupation it is typical of its period and features beautiful high ceilings and large windows which maximise the views over the garden and the surrounding countryside. The front door leads through to a spacious entrance hall with four reception rooms on the ground floor. The sitting room with open fireplaces and large bay window is a lovely, cosy room while the drawing room which is open plan to the dining room with adjoining, south facing sun room with French doors to the terrace and overlooking the gardens, benefits from a number of period features including decorative cornices and recessed arches. Again, the large bay window creates a wonderful feeling of space and light. The well equipped kitchen / breakfast room is integrated with a number of appliances and there is also a gas fired Aga, walk-in larder cupboard and utility / boot room. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor and a former games room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, offering potential to create additional living space (subject to any necessary planning consents). From the inner hall, stairs rise to the first floor offering a stunning, dual aspect principal bedroom which enjoys far reaching views across the moor as well as a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a further en suite guest bedroom on this floor as well as two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stairs rise from the first floor rear landing to the second floor which comprises 4 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a kitchen. This floor can be accessed externally via steps to the balcony, meaning that the whole second floor and first floor guest bedroom could be a self- contained annexe.
    Outside, the property is approached via a private shared driveway with electronic gates providing access to a tree lined driveway leading to ample parking as well as a triple garage. The well-established garden is largely laid to lawn with paved seating areas, an ornamental pond and a garden shed.

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Local information

  • Down Park House approached from a private road from Golf Links Road, a desirable area near Yelverton Golf Club which fronts Roborough Down and forms the boundary of Dartmoor National Park. The popular village of Yelverton is about a mile away and offers an excellent range of amenities including shops, a Post Office a butchers as well as a dentist, doctors' surgery and a pharmacy. About 6 miles to the north is the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock, which provides a full range of local shopping and other amenities, including excellent restaurants, and a local hospital. There are good state and private schools including Mount Kelly, which has an Olympic size swimming pool open to the public. For golf enthusiasts, Yelverton Golf Club is within walking distance from Down Park House while the challenging 18-hole Tavistock golf course is situated on Whitchurch Down about 6 miles away. Dartmoor National Park which is renowned for its spectacular scenery Down Park House is well placed for all that it has to offer. The beautiful South Devon coastline with its estuaries, beaches and coastal walks is within easy reach.
  • Derriford Hospital is about 5 miles to the south and the A30 dual carriageway is easily reached giving direct access to the M5 motorway. Plymouth provides regular Intercity services to London Paddington including an overnight sleeper train. Tavistock and Plymouth provide excellent private and state schooling for children of all ages.
  • For sailing, Plymouth has a number of marinas as well as the Royal Western Yacht Club, and provides not only a safe estuary but also a perfect stepping off point for crossing the Channel or sailing up and down the coast of Cornwall or Devon.

Additional information

  • Mains electricity, gas and water. Private drainage
  • Directions: From Plymouth proceed towards Yelverton on the A386. Turn left after approximately two and a half miles into Golf Links Road towards Yelverton Golf Club. Proceed for about 0.6 miles and travel past the golf club. The private gravelled drive will be found on the left. Proceed along the drive, keeping to the right and Down Park House will be found at the end of the drive on the right.
  • EPC Rating = E