A charming old lodge that once belonged to the National Trust has been put up for sale near Tavistock.
Bridge House Lodge in Lydford has two double bedrooms, a car park, outbuildings and an original 1920s brick pumping station. The unlisted property also has ‘secret gardens’ which offer direct access to the Lydford’s magical gorge.
With a spectacular 30-meter waterfall, Lydford Gorge is the deepest gorge in the southwest.
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According to the National Trust, many stories from the gorge tend toward the mystical, including stories that the gorge was once the lair of a band of lawless savages and that the waterfall is haunted by a white lady.
Built circa 1865 and once serving as a gatehouse for the nearby Bridge House, Bridge House Lodge was previously owned by the National Trust.
The beautiful property is now on the market for the first time in over two decades and has a guide price of Â£ 565,000.
Located on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, the magnificent old lodge offers an attractive lifestyle in a quiet and picturesque setting.
The mid-Victorian house is full of character and has a dual aspect living room with a cozy log burner, a kitchen with an Aga, a utility room and pantry and a large storage room on the ground floor. The two bedrooms each have exposed beams and are on the first floor with the family bathroom.
Outside, a wide driveway leads to a paved parking lot and detached garage with a specially designed home office above and an adjoining carport.
Follow a stepped path through the terraced lawns and you will find a large patio on three sides of the house where you can enjoy the views. The main gardens across the tarmac road with access to Lydford Gorge are also worth a visit.
Stags marketing agents said, âWith something akin to a ‘secret garden’, these gardens are definitely a highlight.
âThe gardens are sheltered and private, and bordered on one side by a gentle stream feeding a wildlife pond and a small wetland area. They are a natural refuge for wildlife and should be of interest to those whose highest priorities are space, peace and privacy.
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