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Launceston, Cornwall

Added on 07/08/2021
D. R. Kivell Country Property, Tavistock
Manor House

Key features

  • Most impressive manor house
  • 5 bedroom principal residence
  • 20 letting units
  • Opulent ballroom
  • Significant income
  • Further land available

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Launceston 4 miles * Bude 17 miles * Exeter 43 miles * Truro 52 miles

39 Beds 24 Receps 25 Acres

Most impressive manor house
5 bedroom principal residence
20 letting units
Opulent ballroom
Significant income
Further land available

Launceston lies approximately 4 miles to the south and offers a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure amenities and access to the A30. There is also a good selection of state and private education, and central to the town, the medieval castle and grounds remain.
Nearby Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park provide excellent facilities for riding and walking. The North Cornwall and North Devon coastlines are within easy driving distance and provide superb opportunities for swimming, surfing and walking along the South West Coast Path.

The Polapit Tamar is a most impressive country house offering a unique opportunity for multiple family occupancy or to run a business venture with significant income streams already in place and potential to increase further.

The manor house is approached over a long, impressive drive which sweeps through attractive and extensive parkland. This most impressive grade II listed manor house dates to 1866 and was later extended in 1901. Built from local stone featuring dressed granite mullion windows, sash windows, Delabole slate rooves and ornate Copper dome cupolas creating a unique roofline.

In the early 20th century, an extension was added to create a grand ballroom with additional bedrooms above. The opulent ballroom features oak panelling, polished marble pillars, parquet flooring, ornately marble carved fireplaces with hand carved wooden inlay of Launceston Castle and the original Tamar house. Its extravagant features include ornate moulded ceiling with decorative cornice, leaded windows and stained-glass windows.

The manor house has previously been run as a hotel and in earlier years as a school. The house was purchased in 1966 by its current owners' family and part of the house with the adjoining converted stables and carriage houses which are divided into 20 residential units.
This most impressive manor house provides a rare opportunity to acquire an established letting business portfolio with a lucrative income or a stunning family country house.

The Manor House
Polapit Tamar house offers a wealth of opportunities from a grand country residence, a hotel, retreat, golf course with club house hotel or as a care home, the opportunities are endless. The house is currently divided into an extensive 5 bedroom units comprising a grand entrance hall with a galleried staircase wooden panel walls, kitchen / living room a double aspect room with fitted kitchen, central island, exposed wooden floor and ornate open fireplace. Drawing room with wooden panelled walls and ornate open fireplace, an adjoining door to the adjoining majestic ball room, open fireplaces to the to either end with delf tiled surrounds and a large ornate conservatory, central raised pond water feature. On the first floor: large landing, 5 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. The adjoining doors to the remainder of the house are easily re-opened to incorporate more of the house into the main residence. The opulent ball room could provide a lavish setting as a wedding venue and function room with stunning photo opportunities on the lawned terraces at the front of the house. The remainder of this vast house is currently divided in to 13 units (6 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bedroom & 2 x 3 bedroom) which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies along with a further 7 units in the former stables and coach house, all providing a significant income. Details of the most attractive income for this lucrative property are available on request.

The Coach House & Stables
The Grade II listed former stables and carriage houses are situated in the courtyard on the northwest elevation of the main house. The stables have been converted to provide a well-appointed 4 bedroom cottage and the carriage houses into 6 units (2 x 2 bedroom & 4 x 1 bedroom) which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

The Land
The land extends to approximately 25 acres of attractive of parkland, amenity wood and grounds.

Letting Units Summary
5 bedroom main house
10 x 1 bedroom units
7 x 2 bedroom units
2 x 3 bedroom units
1 x 4 bedroom cottage

The property is offered for sale freehold.

Water - Private with mains available
Drainage - Private
Electricity - Mains
Telephone & Broadband - BT Connections

Local Authority
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY.

The significant income for this most lucrative property is available on request from D. R. Kivell Country Property.

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by arrangement with D. R. Kivell Country Property. All viewings are to be accompanied without exception.

Agent's Notes
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. There are numerous power points throughout the property although not individually listed. All figures, measurements, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.

Launceston, Cornwall

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D. R. Kivell Country Property, Tavistock

Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0NW

D.R. Kivell are the premier country property specialists in Devon and Cornwall.

Acting for a discerning clientele either buying or selling property, we recognise that our clients want very detailed local market knowledge as well as proven professional expertise.

Senior Partner David Kivell FRICS, FAAV, has more than 30 years experience in Devon and Cornwall working on behalf of clients selling or acquiring farms, equestrian property and houses with land. By specialising in the Dev

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