Tankins, Whitstone, Holsworthy, EX22

Under Offer Guide Price £480,000

Tankins, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Devon

Offers invited in excess of £480,000.00

Open House North Cornwall & West Devon are privileged to bring this fine property for sale. Tankins is wonderful example of a traditional Devon Longhouse and bursting with charm and character. The first time this property has come to market in almost twenty years, and it has been cherished by its current owners.

The property stands in approximately half an acre of its own lawns and gardens, some of which are mature fruit gardens and there is a good growing area for the keener gardener.

Tankins is originally a Devon longhouse style property, parts of which we are told date back to the 1700's. The property has been lovingly and extremely well maintained over the years and is presented in immaculate first-class order.

One would be hard pressed to find a property which has kept so many Devon longhouse features.

It is centrally located on the outskirts of the village of Whitstone, yet being conveniently located for Bude, Holsworthy and Launceston and only some ten to fifteen minutes to the coast at Widemouth Bay and easily accessible to what those towns and beaches have to offer.

The property has the benefit of a large garage, a further outbuilding, another storage shed and workshop and an additional garage, as well as a building to the rear of the property which at some point may present an opportunity to create a granny annexe or even an Air bnb - style conversion, subject of course to all planning requirements.

The property is approached from the road over a gravelled drive with ample parking for a number of cars. Tankins has recently been externally decorated and all in all will be found in tip-top order.
The property has the benefit of a recently installed brand-new treatment plant.

Probably the most striking aspect of this property from an exterior point of view are the spacious gardens which add a real depth of beauty to the property.
Tankins has a front door, but more commonly the entrance is via the conservatory/sun room to the side of the property.

Sun Lounge

With a riven slate floor, oak-coloured, double-glazed sliding doors which were fitted some two years ago. Half height relatively new double-glazed window with over vents which open out and at the rear of the room there is a door with access to the garden.

Kitchen / Breakfast room 34' 6” x 19' 2” (10.3m x 5.8m) overall approx

The kitchen / Breakfast room has a natural slate floor and a feature fireplace with a lintel over in hard wood, it is a beamed room in the first part leading to then a higher roof in the second part. The kitchen/dining room provides ample space for a table and would probably be the daily focal gathering point. The kitchen has a double drainer stainless steel sink unit and has space for a standard sized cooker. The kitchen units are light oak fronted with a roll-top granite effect worktop and slate splashbacks with over storage in the same style. To the rear of the kitchen there is the boiler. The ceiling has the benefit of built-in spotlights and in the beamed section there are wall lights. There are central heating radiators in two locations in the room and windows to the rear of the property.

Utility Room 8' 10” x 7' 8” (2.69m x 2.34m)

Which has a natural rag slate floor with a point for a washing machine and a fridge freezer, windows to two elevations, and a high ceiling with a central pendant light.

Lounge / Sitting Room 14' 3” x 14' 8” (4.34m x 4.47m)

With sliding sash double-glazed window to the front elevation of the property, a fully fitted carpet, a Jotul Scandic style wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace with a large feature lintel to the front and a slate hearth with a slate surround. This room has a very distinct feature ceiling which is made of wooden planks. The walls are extremely well decorated and there is a window seat and a central heating radiator. There is also from this room an under stair cupboard which is handy for storage of various items. This room has two solid, part-stripped pine doors.


The hallway of the property has a double front door, behind it is a painted wooden door with a centre leaded stained-glass feature. There is a slate floor, a radiator, a coat-hanging area and from here the stairs go to the first floor.

Study / Office / Further Bedroom 11' 4” x 14' 2” (3.46m x 4.31m)

Again has featured Devon longhouse beams and there is a built-in storage area with pine-fronted doors. The room has stripped pine doors to both walls and there is a window seat with a sliding sash wooden window which is double glazed. There is a central heating radiator, ample power points and a phone point, hence this is used as the office. The room enjoys the benefit of a reasonably good quality fitted carpet. Equally this room could make another bedroom if a downstairs room were required.

Dining Room 14' 5” x 15' 11” (4.39m x 4.84m)

With riven slate floor and the most fantastic, beamed feature Devon longhouse style ceiling, a perfect example of Devon longhouse beams. There is partial wood panelling to the wall and there are uplighters. There is a window to the end elevation of the property with a window seat in pine below it, and there is also a door to the outside of the property with wooden lintels above. This is a spacious dining room, and the current table would comfortably seat eight to ten people.
To the first floor

Going upstairs now, we come to a first-floor resting spot with two steps up to the upper landing and the master bedroom to the right.

Master Bedroom 16' 9” x 14' 6” (5.11m x 4.43m)

A spacious bedroom which has a window to the front elevation of the property, a low-level radiator and a good quality fitted carpet. This bedroom features the fabulous wooden Devon longhouse style to one wall. The room then leads into the:

Master En-suite 16' 9” x 8' 6” (5.11m x 2.60m)

Which has a low-level bath, a toilet and a wash hand basin. This room also has a Velux style window and access to storage within the roof eaves. The bathroom has a fully fitted carpet and a further window to the side elevation of the property.

Bedroom two 11' 9” x 10' 6” (3.58m x 2.95m)

Another spacious bedroom with a window to the front elevation of the property and another wooden feature wall with power points, a centre pendant light in the Art Deco style, and a fully fitted carpet.

Bedroom three 14' 8” x 7' 11” (4.46m 2.40m)

With a window to the front elevation of the property, a quality fitted carpet, central heating radiator and power points and a centre pendant light.

Family bathroom 11' 8” x 5' 10” (2.56m x 1.78m)

A deep bath, a toilet, a bidet, a wash hand basin and a step-in electric shower. The bathroom is part-tiled and has a central heating radiator and a wall light and a double-glazed window to the end elevation of the property from which you can see over open farm land.


Garage 13' 2” X 19' 0” (4.0m X 5.8m)

The garage has ample parking for one car and is of a concrete block construction under a tiled roof with a concrete floor. This building is in very good condition and has been well-maintained with a window to both side elevations. This garage has a power point and lights and has double, full width, wooden twin doors.

Garage Two / Garden playroom 14' 5” x 25' 2” (4.4m X 7.7m)

This is currently used as an entertainment room for the children and has a table tennis table and a dartboard. It is also a very secure room with power and light and has the potential to become a fabulous garden room or equally could be used as a second garage. It has full width, wooden, twin doors at the front, a concrete floor, a tiled roof and to the garden elevation are twin French doors which open directly on to the lawn, making it the ideal place to store all your summer bits and pieces.

Workshop and store 16' 7” x 26' 6” (5.10m x 8.10m)

The first section is a well-equipped workshop with a bench, power and light. It would also serve ideally as a garage as it has a concrete floor, windows to two elevations, and is a sound building with a wooden sliding door.
At the rear of the workshop is a “lean to” and this is a galvanized and timber building, probably in need of a little reparation, but still a sound log shed, clearly this was a feature of the farm building some years ago.

Greenhouse 380 x 250

The garden accommodates a good-sized greenhouse which is in perfect condition and reasonably well-equipped greenhouse.

Outside shed / toilet

A solid brick-built outside toilet, this room has power and light and again is another very useful and very cool room.

Gardens generally

Some feature steps under a pergola take you into the higher lawn area, which also has a garden shed. This area is mainly laid to lawn but has an area for vegetable and fruit growing. The garden here would be reasonably prolific. There is an abundance of mature trees, some of which are apple and other fruits, and the view from here looks directly onto open farmland.

The property has twin iron gates and a front wall from the road.

Tankins has oil fired central heating with a well-maintained boiler and a relatively new oil tank which is hidden behind a brick and trellis enclosure.


Viewing is strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agent


Water mains
Private drainage
Mains electricity
Oil fired central heating
Telephone is BT Connection
Broadband is BT connection

Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold and with Vacant Possession on completion.

Local Authority

The property is sold subject to all local authority charges and is council tax band D The local authority is Cornwall County Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AY Telephone: 0300 1234 100

Agents Notes

None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps, plans including floor plans used on the details are for identification purposes only. All figures, measurements, are for guidance purposes only.

There may be items of furniture and equipment available by further negotiation.

None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way; easements & way leaves there may be, whether or not mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale

Floorplan for Tankins, Whitstone, Holsworthy
EPC Graph for Tankins, Whitstone, Holsworthy

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