This countryside cottage for sale was once a dairy for the neighbouring farm and sits in nearly an acre of grounds. 

Scrubtor Cottage, near Tavistock, is mostly of stone and masonry construction under a slate roof, with brickwork window surrounds and granite quoins. 

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The entrance to the property. (Stags)

There are period features throughout the interior of the property, with exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings and timber floorboards. 

Entering the property, there is a boot room with a high vaulted ceiling and underfloor heating, leading into the principal living room, which features a freestanding log-burning stove and bi-fold doors. 

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The sitting room. (Stags)

The hallway includes large flagstone slates, and leads to the kitchen, with traditional cupboards and a pantry cupboard. 

Across the hall is a dining room, and a snug sitting room with solid timber floorboards, a log-burning stove on a brick-built hearth and a tiled surround. 

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One of the bedrooms, with a Juliet balcony. (Stags)

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes and a Juliet balcony, and a bathroom. 

The cottage sits in approximately 0.86 acres of grounds, including a vegetable garden and a greenhouse to the front. 

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The grounds include a wildlife pond. (Stags)

To the rear are various lawned areas, a wildlife pond, a timber summerhouse and a fruit cage, as well as the remnants of a former model railway line which used to run throughout the gardens on a circular track which included a stone arched tunnel and a raised platform structure. 

The building is being sold by Stags for a price of £599,950. 

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The model railway track in the grounds. (Stags)

The agent commented: “A beautifully presented, detached countryside cottage providing comfortable and characterful, yet extremely bright and versatile two-bedroomed accommodation including various traditional features such as slate and timber flooring, plus exposed stonework and lintels. 

“Externally the cottage enjoys a tremendous amount of peace and privacy, being located in a very quiet woodland setting within the Tamar Valley. 

“The property’s plot amounts to 0.86 acres in all and features a double garage, summerhouse, a further outbuilding and is comprised of extensive, varied mature gardens and wildlife pond. 

“This property would make a wonderful home for keen horticulturists and those with an affinity for wildlife and the natural environment.”