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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Fore Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth

Sold by Us £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedroom Grade II Listed Residence
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage
  • Walled Grounds (Approx. 1.25 Acres)
  • Many Fine Original Features
  • Now In Need of Some Modernisation
  • Original Coach House
  • Coachman's Cottage (Now Disused)
  • Spectacular South Facing Grounds
  • Victorian Greenhouse
  • Ample Private Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

'St Maurice House' is a splendid Grade II Listed, south facing, gentleman's residence, standing within its own high walled gardens extending to some 1.25 acres with a detached coach house with coachman's cottage, now disused, on the southern boundary.

It is difficult to put a precise date on when St Maurice House was constructed but it is believed that the main part of the current house is early 17th Century with later additions in the Queen Anne, Georgian and Victorian periods.

'St Maurice House' enjoys magnificent grounds which include a large sweeping lawn which was formerly a tennis court. The spectacular specimen magnolia tree has now encroached over the main lawn. There are a variety of specimen tree including a Conker tree, shrubs, apple, fruit trees, a handkerchief tree, various rose beds and a splendid Victorian greenhouse. The lower half of the garden was cultivated for the kitchen. The middle part of the garden features the ancient Longbrook, ornamental pond and a nearby holly tree. The gardens are completely enclosed with high stone walling.

The original detached coach house and stable (still intact) with attached coachman's cottage (now disused) lies at the bottom of the garden, accessed via Back Lane, and offers garaging for 2/3 vehicles. This two storey building, which has a lapsed Planning consent for conversion to a single dwelling, was re-roofed in the late 1980's. In preparation of any future development a reinforced concrete 'ring beam' was cast and tie rods installed at the same time. There is also further gated off-road access to the garden by the side of the coach house.

The accommodation is particularly versatile and was originally arranged as a six bedroom house with an additional 2 bedroom cottage annexe. Whilst there are a plethora of fine original quality features including marble fireplaces, coving and dado rails, the property is now in need of some modernisation.

To the front of the property, adjoining the main Fore Street, is a parking area which belongs to St Maurice House and has parking for some 2/3 vehicles.

Plympton St Maurice is an ancient stannary town and the early church together with the remains of a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle are situated close by. Amongst the many other notable buildings within the village is the old grammar school where Sir Joshua Reynolds' father was headmaster and the young Reynolds a pupil.

Mr and Mrs John Cranch who owned St Maurice House at this time were, it is understood, the young Reynolds benefactors funding his 'Grand Tour' as was the fashion in this era. The most recent addition to the property was the cottage upper floors by Admiral Woolcombe (1868-1930) and now St Maurice House comes to the market after 55 years of the Wheeldon family ownership. 





MAIN HALL 16' x 9' 3" (4.88m x 2.82m)  

DINING ROOM 21' 2" x 16' 5" (6.45m x 5m)  

STUDY 12' 10" x 11' 11" (3.91m x 3.63m)  

DRAWING ROOM 21' x 20' 1" (6.4m x 6.12m) plus 11' x 10' 9" (3.35m x 3.28m)  

CONSERVATORY/DATURA HOUSE 17' 7" x 10' 11" (5.36m x 3.33m)  

POTTING SHED 13' 4" x 12' (4.06m x 3.66m)  




INNER HALL 12' 2" x 9' 5" (3.71m x 2.87m)  

BREAKFAST ROOM 22' x 20' 6" (6.71m x 6.25m)  

STORE 11' 10" x 9' 1" (3.61m x 2.77m)  

KITCHEN 20' 7" x 14' 5" (6.27m x 4.39m)  

WINE CELLAR 9' 2" x 7' 8" (2.79m x 2.34m)  

OLD KITCHEN 17' 9" x 12' 3" (5.41m x 3.73m)  

'SIBERIA' COLD ROOM 10' 7" x 8' 11" (3.23m x 2.72m)  



MASTER BEDROOM 20' 11" x 20' 1" (6.38m x 6.12m)  

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 10' 10" x 9' 10" (3.3m x 3m)  

GUEST BEDROOM 21' 4" x 15' (6.5m x 4.57m)  

DRESSING ROOM/NURSERY 12' x 9' 7" (3.66m x 2.92m)  

BEDROOM 3 12' 11" x 12' 6" (3.94m x 3.81m)  



BEDROOM 4 17' 2" x 16' 9" (5.23m x 5.11m)  

BEDROOM 5 14' 11" x 13' 8" (4.55m x 4.17m)  

BEDROOM 6 11' 11" x 8' 1" (3.63m x 2.46m)  



ENTRANCE HALLWAY 17' 2" x 8' 11" (5.23m x 2.72m)  

KITCHEN (DISUSED) 14' 6" x 12' 4" (4.42m x 3.76m)  


TELEVISION ROOM 22' 5" x 15' 9" (6.83m x 4.8m)  

PLAY ROOM 23' 6" x 11' 5" (7.16m x 3.48m)  


BEDROOM 13' 3" x 12' 8" (4.04m x 3.86m)  

BATHROOM 10' 2" x 9' 6" (3.1m x 2.9m)  




COURTYARD With log store and external w.c. 





COACH HOUSE 36' 1" x 15' 11" (11m x 4.85m) With internal parking for 2/3 cars and access to Back Lane. 

COTTAGE (DISUSED) 17' 1" x 12' 11" (5.21m x 3.94m)  


HAYLOFT (now removed). 

COTTAGE (DISUSED) 17' 1" x 12' 11" (5.21m x 3.94m)  

IMPORTANT NOTICE Under Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 we hereby disclose that a Director of Waycotts is personally connected with this property. 

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19 January 2017

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