Paternoster Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5RY | Property for sale | Savills
249.72 sq m(2,688 sq ft)
Guide price £1,150,000

Paternoster LaneIpplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5RY

    Key features

    • Grade II Listed Georgian house
    • Popular and vibrant village setting
    • Superb walled gardens of about one acre
    • Self contained guest studio (in need of work)
    • Good range of outbuildings and garaging

    Grade II Listed and well proportioned Georgian house with over an acre of gardens, situated in a delightful village setting.

    About this property

    • Paternoster House is a handsome Grade II listed Georgian house dating from the early 19th century. Originally a much smaller property, Paternoster House was extended in the early 1800s and the well-proportioned layout was much the same as it is now. The Heritage Listing for the property describes it as an 'attractive house and little has altered since the 19th century both externally and internally'. The house has remained in the same ownership for over 30 years and has been a well-loved family home. At the time of purchase, the house was significantly refurbished and works included a new roof, new wiring and plumbing and although beautifully kept and presented is now in need of some updating. A wide central hall leads to three spacious reception rooms, the sitting room with wood burning stove, the dining room with exposed floorboards and large chimney recess and the drawing room with an open fire. These rooms are spacious and bright with natural light flooding in through 12 or 16 pane sash windows, complete with original shutters. A door leads form the drawing room to the terrace and gardens. The kitchen / breakfast room is fitted with a range of farmhouse style units and a large inglenook recess houses a range style cooker. A large walk in pantry and utility / boot room complete the ground floor accommodation. A beautiful Georgian staircase rises to the first floor and galleried landing, which in turn leads to the principal bedroom, with en suite bathroom and wonderful views across to Dartmoor, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. In addition to the house is a self contained one bedroom apartment, which is in need of modernisation and a very pretty stone built 'one up, one down' Folly with leaded light arched windows, again in need of repair.

      Outside, the walled gardens extend to about an acre and beautifully complement the house. The gardens are designed to offer different types of enjoyment with well-kept lawns, al fresco dining terraces, orchard, rose garden and an impressive traditional walled kitchen garden, which is still productive. The walls of the kitchen garden are decorated with espalier fruit trees and there is a good range of greenhouses and outbuildings.

      The horseshoe gated driveway is accessed off Paternoster Lane, which is rather narrow, and the wider and more appealing approach off North End Close. There are three garages in total.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Loved by the same family for over 30 years and you can see why... this house just gives you a great big hug when you walk in!

    Tom BedfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ipplepen is a thriving, bustling and much sought after village. The village centres around the highly regarded primary school, village pub, general store, post office, doctors surgery and church. Ipplepen, which is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, is situated between the market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot, both of which offer a wide range of amenities, secondary education and mainline rail links to London. The A380 dual carriageway to Exeter, the M5 and beyond is some 7 miles distant.

    Additional information

    • Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.
    • Council Tax Band G, Teignbridge District Council 01626 361101
    • Directions: DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV! From Totnes, proceed along the A381 towards Newton Abbot for about 4 miles before turning left towards Ipplepen, signposted 1 mile. Follow the road into the village and at the second junction, turn right towards 'village centre'. At the post office and war memorial, turn left into North Street and after a short distance, left again into North End Close. At the end of the close, proceed through the five bar gate and bear left into the private drive to Paternoster House.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G