An iconic & historical 4/5 bedroom Grade II listed family home with self contained annexe, beautiful secluded level garden and off roading parking situated in the heart of the town and within a moments stroll of the shops.
Described in the Whites Directory of 1850 as "the handsomest building in the town" with its Palladian style exterior. This iconic and important Grade 2 listed property was originally built by Richard King, who was born in Modbury but made his fortune in New York. Built in the early 1840's to house the Literary and Scientific Institution to promote literature and knowledge, serving as both a social meeting place and supplying higher education to the local men. The two world wars saw a decline in membership, so the institute was wound up in 1954 and the property was converted to a private dwelling.
Kingsland is a well proportioned, substantial 4/5 bedroom family home with attached annexe, retaining many original features with high ceilings and attractive plaster cornicing, fireplaces and several working window shutters. The entrance lobby opens to the central hall with double doors to an inner hall with turned staircase to the first floor. The sitting room has a full height window to the front with fireplace. The dining room has dual aspect windows with a feature stainglass window to the side, open fireplace and opening through to the kitchen. There are a range of fitted units with a double belfast sink, a range cooker set within a recess, understairs storage and door to the inner hall. To the rear is a study/ bedroom 5, a modern wet room and utility room. From the hall there is access through to the adjoining annexe which has its own entrance to the front and a rear lobby giving access to the rear garden. The annexe comprises of a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, with vaulted ceilings with exposed roof timbers. The impressive main staircase leads to a study on the half landing and 3 further double bedrooms and a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom which also serves as an en-suite to bedroom 1. Formerly used as a guesthouse there is a further kitchen/ living room with staircase to an impressive loft with potential to convert to additional accommodation, subject to local planning. To the front there is a wrought iron gate and railings opening to a lawned garden with central pathway to the front door. The level, rear garden is laid to lawn with mature planting, leading through to a delightful brick paved patio area with greenhouse and potting shed.
Modbury is a picturesque Georgian town situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', and is only about 4 miles from the nearest beach. Receiving world wide media coverage, it became the first town in Europe to become plastic bag free. There is a good range of local shops including a butcher, baker, grocers, hardware store, chemist, delicatessen and a number of gift shops and art galleries. Other amenities include a primary school, health centre, dentist, veterinary surgery and mobile library. For more comprehensive shopping, Kingsbridge is to the South and Plymouth is about 12 miles to the West. Modbury is also on the main bus route and only about 5.5 miles from the A38. Nearby there are fine cliff top and coastal walks, beaches and coves, with sailing at Salcombe and Newton Ferrers, 18 hole golf courses at Thurlestone and Bigbury and Dartmoor National Park is several miles to the North.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.
Fixtures & Fittings
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: 01548 831163. Please contact the office to make an appointment.
From the main road through Modbury travelling in the direction of Plymouth turn right up Brownston Street and the entrance to the property can be found a short distance up on the right hand side.
Kingsbridge 8 miles, A38 5.5 miles, Plymouth 12 miles (distances approximate)
4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 831 163