3 Mine Cottages, Princetown £275,000

  • Front of House
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  • Moorland views
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  • Kitchen
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  • Moorland
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  • Moorland
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  • Sitting Room
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  • Dining Room
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  • Bedroom 3
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  • Bedroom 1
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  • Bedroom 2
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  • Bathroom
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  • A superb opportunity to live 'off grid' in a spectacular moorland setting
  • Borehole water, private drainage, solar array and high spec generator for electricity with battery storage
  • Peaceful location with glorious views in every direction and direct moorland access
  • A granite built semi detached home with three double bedrooms
  • Generous bathroom with space for a shower
  • Recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Klover wood pellet fired cooking and central heating range and propane gas fired conventional cooker
  • Dining room, conservatory and garden room
  • Cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove and great views
  • Workshop, car port and greenhouse
  • Power supply and control room
  • Approximately one acre of formal and moorland garden
  • Devon County Council maintained road

At the very end of a tarmac Devon County maintained road and built in 1871, 3 Mine Cottages was part of a tin mining community and on the nearby moor you can see the part restored walls of other parts of the Whiteworks settlement. It is a granite built home beneath a slate roof and the property is double glazed and highly insulated and has been adapted to run extremely efficiently and virtually off grid. The accommodation is well presented with a new fitted kitchen/breakfast with a high efficiency Klover wood pellet central heating and cooking range, a dining room, a cosy sitting room with woodburner and an entrance lobby, conservatory and garden room on the ground floor. Upstairs is a landing, three double bedrooms and a good size modern bathroom with space for a shower. Outside the grounds extend to about one acre of garden and moorland area and there are glorious views in every direction as well as direct moorland access for walking and riding. The property will have a new Duchy lease from 25th March 2018. Fowlers Properties most strongly recommend viewing to appreciate this home. NOTE - this property is a Duchy Leasehold. Please read the guidance notes for an explanation of this type of tenure.



3 Mine Cottages is in a truly spectacular location surrounded by the heart of Dartmoor and with very far reaching views as well as direct access onto the moor for walking and riding. The property sits at the end of the public highway and enjoys an extraordinary peace and tranquility. The house faces south east at the front and has a large breakfast deck whilst the rear garden and moorland garden face west to catch the afternoon and evening sun. The moorland town of Princetown, the location of the Dartmoor headquarters of the Duchy of Cornwall, is about 21/2 miles away where there is a store, post office, school, pubs and regular bus services. The city of Plymouth is about 12 miles away and an easy drive, whilst the county town of Exeter is about 25 miles.


Entrance lobby - 9' 6'' x 8' 8'' (2.89m x 2.64m)

Double glazed Upvc wood effect double doors lead into this entrance lobby which is concrete floored with a high ceiling and with a pendant light point. There is space for a large freezer, an automatic washing machine and dryer, two double glazed wood effect side windows and three granite steps up to the kitchen/breakfast room door. A further door to one side leads into the downstairs w.c.

Downstairs w.c.

Double glazed and with timber clad walls and ceiling, a low level w.c., a wash hand basin and a vinyl floor.

Kitchen/breakfast room - 22' 1'' x 9' 5'' (6.73m x 2.87m)

This lovely room has two large double glazed wood effect Upvc windows looking out westwards to the garden. There are three downlighters fitted and one wall light point. There are base and wall cabinets with grey wood grain effect doors and drawers and solid oak work surfaces with some worktop lighting and a 11/2 bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps and tiled splashbacks. There is space for an automatic dishwasher and fridge and at the heart of the house is a Klover wood pellet fired high efficiency stove for cooking, central heating and hot water which has a hot plate and a large single oven. In addition, there is a propane gas fired conventional cooker. The floor is laid to tile, there is a double panel radiator, built in shelving and space for a breakfast/dining table by one of the windows. In addition to the electric lighting there are plumbed wall mounted gas lights which are fitted and serviceable but not currently connected to the propane gas supply. A door leads to the dining room and another to the sitting room.

Sitting room - 16' 0'' x 12' 1'' (4.87m x 3.68m)

A generous room with a Upvc double glazed wood effect window, an oak sill and glorious views to the moor. There is a fitted woodburning stove with a lined flue set into a recessed fireplace with an oak mantel and there is a large cast iron radiator. A ceiling light point is fitted, a T.V. point, corner shelving, built in lighting panels with back lighting to illuminate recesses and there are eight power points. A part glazed door leads into the dining room.

Dining room - 14' 2'' x 8' 10'' (4.31m x 2.69m)

This has a staircase to the first floor and a ceiling mounted spotlight fitment, built in pine cabinets and shelving, a single panel radiator, a large Upvc double glazed wood effect window and pine panelled door to the conservatory, two power points and storage beneath the stairs. A doorway leads out to the conservatory.

Conservatory - 11' 9'' x 8' 0'' (3.58m x 2.44m)

A double glazed conservatory with a triple glazed polycarbonate roof letting in plenty of light. It has a ceramic tiled floor, doors to the garden and a further door to the garden room. In one corner is the water plant which has a large storage cylinder, an acidity balancer, cotton filter and a UV filter.

Garden room - 12' 6'' x 9' 3'' (3.81m x 2.82m)

A timber built and timber clad garden room with a felt roof, double glazed windows and double doors leading out to the garden and with lovely views. There is one double power point.

First floor landing

The stairwell is fitted with a handrail and a double glazed window to the rear provides natural light to brighten the staircase. There is a short corridor which services bedroom 3 and then widens to a bigger landing which has panelled doors to two further bedrooms and to the bathroom. There is a fitted spotlight cluster and ceiling light point.

Bedroom 3 - 12' 4'' x 8' 6'' (3.76m x 2.59m)

Facing to the rear, this double bedroom has a latched door and a view to the garden and the moor. There is a double panel radiator, a built in closet with shelving and a former fireplace currently covered over but still with its wooden surround and mantel. There is an internal window letting a little light through to the staircase and there is fitted wooden shelving.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 8'' x 10' 3'' (5.08m x 3.12m)

A panelled door leads into this good size double bedroom which is large enough for a king size bed. It is a spacious and bright room with two large Upvc double glazed wood effect windows looking out to the spectacular views across the moor. There is a decorative recess, a double panel radiator, two double power points and a telephone point.

Bedroom 2 - 15' 0'' x 9' 6'' (4.57m x 2.89m) narrowing to 6' 6

Currently used as a dressing room and fitted with wooden shelves and lots of space for freestanding wardrobes. There is a pine sill set beneath the Upvc double glazed side window which overlooks the garden and the moor. There is a double panel radiator.

Bathroom - 9' 7'' x 7' 3'' (2.92m x 2.21m) plus door recess

A modern suite comprising a white corner bath with a seat and side mounted shower/mixer taps, a matching low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin. There is room in one corner of the bathroom for a shower stall if required. The bathroom has a white Upvc double glazed window with super views from the bath and loo to garden and the moor. There is a dual fuel plumbed and electric heated towel rail and a built in hot water cupboard with a Roth Helio Heat factory insulated cylinder and adjacent central heating controls. The floor is laid to wood effect vinyl, there is a central ceiling light point and loft access to the heavily insulated roof void.


Workshop - 20' 1'' x 9' 2'' (6.12m x 2.79m)

Fitted with power and light and with space for work benches, etc. There are two windows and an opening through to an adjoining shed.

Shed - 12' 1'' x 9' 5'' (3.68m x 2.87m)

Built of granite and currently housing an older and currently unused Petter generator.

Open front car port/lean to - 20' 6'' x 8' 9'' (6.24m x 2.66m) plus lean to

This is large enough for a long wheel base Landrover, has power, a corrugated roof and a gravelled base. Attached to it is a tool store.

Generator shed - 13' 1'' x 9' 9'' (3.98m x 2.97m)

This is timber framed and metal clad and features a Lister Petter TS2 10 kilowatt diesel powered generator.

Greenhouse - 9' 1'' x 7' 5'' (2.77m x 2.26m)

Upvc and double glazed and with access to the power control room.

Power control room - 5' 2'' x 5' 1'' (1.57m x 1.55m)

This room is professionally wired and prepared to a high standard to control the solar heating and water, the generator and the electricity management system. There is a small door to the battery store which has a multi cell 1000 amp battery.

The gardens

Extending to approximately one acre and principally laid to lawn close into the house, but with a delightful moorland section with stones, gorse and grasses. There is a level grassed area with a small summerhouse and cut paths running amidst the moorland section. There is a gated pedestrian and vehicular access leading in from the moor whilst at the front there is a Dartmoor bank and a large breakfast deck facing south east into the morning sun and which still gets the sun until about 3.30pm in the afternoon. At the side of the house there are two coal bunkers, a wood pellet store and a propane gas store. The driveway has ample space behind the gates from the public road for two cars.

Council tax band



Private water, private drainage and private electricity. Oil by contract. The property currently attracts a feed in tariff. The waste treatment plant is built by Marsh Industries.


The property will have a brand new Duchy lease running from 25th March 2018 for 21 years.


The rent is £420 per calendar month.


Upon arriving at the roundabout in Princetown locate the Plume of Feathers pub and take the B3212 towards Two Bridges and Exeter. Just a few metres along the B3212 is a lane signposted to Tor Royal Farm. Take this lane and continue past Tor Royal Farm for about 21/2 miles following the DCC maintained lane almost to its end where you will find No 3 Mine Cottages on the left.

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Name Location Type Distance
Mine Cottages Whiteworks
Princetown PL20 6SL
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000194
Jayne Woof
Fowlers Estate Agents
  01647 433595