Country house for sale in Morwell Barton, Tavistock, Devon PL19

Offers over £4,500,000
Country house for sale - 8 bedrooms 8 4 3
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Property features

  • Morwell House - A five bedroom Grade 1 listed house
  • Integral three bedroom cottage
  • Range of traditional farm buildings
  • Further range of modern farm buildings
  • Formal gardens and grounds
  • Arable, grass and woodland in a ring fence
  • About 243 acres

Property description

Morwell House is a captivating Grade I listed property as being of outstanding architectural and historic interest. Morwell House itself has some wonderful examples of carved granite door surrounds, mullioned windows with leaded lights and fireplaces.

The house, cottage and traditional buildings are arranged around a central quadrangle, which makes an exciting and impressive approach to the main house.

The traditional buildings have a range of uses and would lend themselves well to alternative uses.

The house is surrounded by very well kept gardens with interesting planting of mature trees and shrubs.

The traditional stone buildings are located directly to the north east of the house. These buildings were formally the base of a dairy unit and now provide an excellent opportunitiy for conversion into office, ancillary accommodation etc subject to the necessary planning consents.

Beyond the traditional buildings, heading north east are a good range of modern stock buildings which also benefit from their own access.

The land is gently undulating pasture and arable interspersed with mature woodland and copses. The land has a southern facing aspect and the well-drained soils are a fertile medium loam.

The property is available as a whole or in three lots as show on the plan attached.

Morwell House is a wonderfully peaceful compact estate situated just three miles away from the former Stanary town of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor. It is secluded, but easily accessible with Plymouth only 15 miles away giving access to fast trains to London. The property enjoys privacy and seclusion with stunning rural views particularly south and westwards towards the Tamar Valley and surrounding woodland. Morwell House is situated within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The main drive leads past the modern and traditional farm buildings which have their own separate entrances. It then turns through a gateway to a gravelled parking area to the north of the house. Adjoining this area are mature shrub borders including camellias, magnolia, rhododendrons and azaleas.

A door opens from the main hallway to the south of the house onto a level front lawn which runs to a ha-ha; with granite steps leading down to a grassy track below and secondary ha-ha. A splendid magnolia tree grows against the house with herbaceous borders and specimen trees surrounding.

The current owners have planted an extensive collection of trees including Hollies, Acers and English Elm in considered formations throughout the grounds.

An archway with wrought iron gate leads to more formal gardens with a central lawn, sun terrace and herbaceous borders – a second gate links through to the cottage’s private garden. A further gate opens to steps which lead down to a potting shed/pool plant room.

A formal Yew hedging design featuring a selection of trees planted within creates a feature beyond the vegetable garden. A Beech avenue leads to an octagonal summerhouse giving wonderful views towards the Tamar Valley and at the end of the lawn lies the swimming pool, now used as a fish pond with views over the estate beyond.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan Map

Floorplan View original

Nearby transport

  • Gunnislake (1.4 miles)
  • Calstock (1.7 miles)
  • Bere Alston (2.3 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (37.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (71.0 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (87.6 miles)
  • Devonport Ferry Terminal (9.8 miles)
  • Torpoint Ferry Terminal (9.8 miles)
  • Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal (10.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Gulworthy Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • Gunnislake Primary Academy (1.3 miles)
  • Calstock Community Primary School (1.6 miles)
  • Tavistock College (2.2 miles)
  • Callington Community College (5.5 miles)
  • Brook Green Centre for Learning (SEN) (7.1 miles)
  • Quay View School (SEN) (2.4 miles)
  • Mount Kelly (3.5 miles)
  • Mill Ford School (SEN) (6.9 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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