Peter Tavy

Harford Bridge
Tavistock - 2 miles
Mount Kelly - 1.5 miles

Guide of 650,000 Freehold


Sitting in an enchanting garden of an acre and a quarter above the bank of the River Tavy (which forms the property's east boundary) in a type of situation that rarely becomes available, this late 17th century house is a truly sublime example of a grade II listed and beautifully renovated stone-built country house (dated by a fireplace inscription to 1686).  Approached via a long drive next to Harford Bridge, the property includes a large two-storey 50’ barn (in need of some remedial work) with potential for conversion, subject to relevant permissions, an adjoining 32’ workshop and detached garage.

Passing its large stone barn and workshop, the main access is to the rear, via a cobbled courtyard where beautiful joinery is immediately apparent and typifies the whole interior. Stunning views run, as a theme through the entire house and a large bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room enjoys southerly view over the garden, leads into a dining room (formerly the hall) with a large stone fireplace with a door accessing the exterior south terrace. This room, in turn, opens into the sitting room, again with a feature fireplace and garden views. To the right, a small lobby provides additional access to the garden and a WC, with stunning river views! Across the sitting room, two steps and an ancient door lead into a sumptuous half-panelled study with a fitted bureau and bookcase with views of the river and pastureland on the opposite bank.

A splendid oak staircase divides in its upper section to lead to accommodation on either side. To the right, the double-aspect Master bedroom, with an adjacent bathroom, has river view from both windows. Next to the bathroom is a single bedroom. The left branch of stairs leads to two further bedrooms, a further bathroom and a linen cupboard.

Accessed from outside is a large store which houses the central heating system. The lawned, level ornamental garden, mainly to the front with borders containing a variety of shrubs and small trees. Around the corner from the terrace that runs the length of the south elevation is a west-facing pergola with vines and a large Fig. At the rear of the house is a large former orchard with a vegetable garden surrounded by drive-side walls and Devon hedging.

The property comes with single bank fishing rights for approximately 600 metre stretch of the Tavy which is known to be a good area for brown trout and also the occasional run of sea trout.



This one-of-a-kind property sits on the outskirts of the village of Peter Tavy, on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. There numerous well-regarded places to enjoy traditional pub fayre through to fine dining with the Peter Tavy Inn being well-renowned and an easy walk. Slightly further afield, near Mary Tavy is the Elephant's Nest and at Lydford, the excellent Dartmoor Inn.

The nearby thriving market town of Tavistock offers all the amenities one would expect with several supermarkets, shops, library, The Wharf entertainment venue and adjacent leisure complex.

Cities – Exeter – 37 miles; Plymouth – 16 miles. Derriford Hospital – 13 miles; town –  Tavistock – 2 miles.

Services – Mains electricity and  water; Underfloor hating on ground floor; oil-fired central heating upstairs; Klargester sewage treatment system.

Local Authority – Dartmoor National Park Authority; West Devon Borough Council.

Postcode PL19 9LS     Tenure – Freehold    Council Tax – Band F £2535.70pa payable for 2016-17.

EPC – Exempt.

Important Notice

No information relating to the property, whether written or verbal, given by John Colton or his employees may be relied on as a representation of fact. No part of these particulars constitutes a contract, or part of a contract, for sellers or lessors or any other person or entity.  All photographs are recent and show only certain parts of the property. Any areas, measurements or distances give are approximate only.