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East Wing, Maristow House, South Hams, Devon

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful house
  • Stunning location
  • River Tavy views
  • Communal woodland
  • Two acre private garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

East Wing forms the principal part of the Grade II* Listed former manor house and is the largest of the conversions. Many original features remain including high ceilings; the stunning reception hall; unique marble wall panels and fireplaces; architectural plasterwork; oak flooring and original
wooden shutters. The current owners have beautifully maintained the property and updated the kitchen, creating a wonderful space in keeping with the house.

The ground floor comprises an entrance vestibule with the original double door; stone floor and book matched marble wall panels. Glass pane double doors lead into an impressive reception room with double height ceiling, Georgian plaster work,
shutters, oak flooring and an open fire with the original red Devon marble chimneypiece, through columns to the dining hall with a coffered ceiling and original flooring.

A door leads to the large kitchen/breakfast room with twelve-pane Georgian windows, door to garden and a flag limestone floor; Chalon freestanding solid wood breakfront and larders with classical marble work surfaces; timber framed Rangemaster double door fridge freezer; porcelain sink unit with Quooker tap, food waste disposal unit and integral Miele dishwasher. A French limestone wall, an induction hob Rangemaster Classic 110sm cooker and decorative hooded extractor and a large freestanding island with solid oak complete the kitchen. Surrounded by an oak balustrade is an original stone staircase
rediscovered during the restorations, which leads down to a wine cellar. Off the kitchen is the sunny morning room with vaulted ceiling, an open fireplace and Carrara marble chimneypiece, bay window and door to the garden. Adjoining the morning room is the bright inner hall with Georgian windows and stairs to the first floor, a useful laundry room and cloakroom, housing the
oil-fired boiler.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and the drawing room. The spacious drawing room, which could be used as a fourth bedroom, was the former Lord Roborough’s principal bedroom and has French doors onto a Juliet balcony with open views over the front and fields down to the river. The master bedroom with open views to the front has an en suite shower
room with a walk in shower and pyramidal glazed skylight. The guest bedroom and en suite bathroom enjoy views over the garden. Bedroom three, currently used as a dressing room, is served by the third bathroom.

The estate is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 42 acres of private woodland and pastureland. The fields are let to a local farmer for sheep grazing and the conserved woodland provides delightful exclusive walks.

The property includes two acres of private garden.

East Wing is the principal part of Maristow House, set in 42 acres of private and beautiful parkland overlooking the surrounding countryside along the
River Tavy in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house has access to many wonderful walks amid the Tamar Estuaries.

Milton Combe and Buckland Monachorum are the nearest villages situated in the River Tavy Valley.
In Milton Combe there is the renowned 16th century ‘Who’d Have Thought It Inn’, whilst in Buckland Monachorum there is the ‘Drake Manor Inn’, a 16th century pub, primary school and church.

The historic naval port of Plymouth is 7½ miles away and offers extensive cultural, recreational and educational facilities including three theatres,
Drakes Circus shopping centre, many sporting facilities and a fine university. The Barbican area has retail art galleries, numerous bars and eating places including the Barbican Kitchen and River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard. The port
has regular cross-channel ferry services to Brittany and northern Spain. There is also a mainline railway service from Plymouth to London Paddington.

Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. Amenities include a hospital, bustling town centre shopping area and historical Pannier Market, a wide range of well-regarded state and private
schools, including renowned Mount Kelly private school, and the Plymouth grammar schools in close proximity.

The A38 Expressway is approximately 7 miles from Maristow House and offers dual carriageway access to Plymouth and Cornwall to the west, and Exeter and the M5 motorway to the east.

East Wing, Maristow House main entrance is approached from a gravelled driveway and circular forecourt, enjoying beautiful views over the communally owned fields down to the River Tavy.

East Wing’s expertly planted two-acre garden is a wonderfully secluded addition to the property and lies to the south facing rear of the house. A gravelled terrace is accessed from the kitchen and morning room. The garden is mainly laid to lawn
with flowering shrubs and gravelled pathways leading to the fish pond and wooded copse. In the centre of the garden the original Victorian cast iron fountain and water lily pond.

The lawned garden is surrounded by a large variety of mature trees including gingko, cedar, poplar, silver birch and seasonally flowering rhododendrons, hydrangeas and camellias, amongst others.

A 19th century chapel, still under the ownership of the Roborough family, stands at one end of the garden. Behind the chapel, surrounded by an Italianate terrace is a pool and large garden store with the original slate potting table and old pool
heating machinery. Currently used as a fish pond, the pool could be reinstated, using the garden store as a pool room.

A double garage with electric door for the property is discreetly found beside the house.

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14 July 2017

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