Brownston Street, Modbury, Ivybridge, PL21

Brownston Street

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house under offer

  • Reference Number MOD200032
  • Agent Marchand Petit Modbury
  • Agent Number 01548 831 163

Guide price £750,000

About this property

A historic 5 bedroom Grade II listed home situated in the heart of the town and within a moments stroll of shops and amenities. With a beautiful, secluded level rear garden and off road parking.

Described in the Whites Directory of 1850 as "The handsomest building in the town" with its Palladian style exterior, this iconic and important Grade II 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, the property served as both a social meeting place and a higher education facility for local men. The two world wars saw a decline in membership, so the institute was wound up in 1954 and the property was converted into a private dwelling.

The home has been renovated in recent years by the current owners, retaining many original features including high ceilings, attractive plaster cornicing, fireplace and several working window shutters. Kingsland is a well-proportioned, substantial 5-bedroom family home, set in a prominent position on Brownston Street. To the front there is a wrought iron gate and railings opening to a lawned garden with central pathway leading to the front door. The entrance lobby opens to the central hall with doors to all principal rooms and a turned staircase to the first floor. The sitting room is a beautiful room that has a full height window to the front together with a wood burner. The dining room has dual aspect windows with a feature stain glass window to the side, open fireplace and opening through to the kitchen. There are a range of fitted units with a double Belfast sink, an electric oven with induction hob set within a recess and a window offering lovely views out to the garden. From the hall there is access through to an inner hallway which has its own entrance to the front and a rear lobby giving access to the rear garden. The inner hallway leads through to a light and airy double bedroom leading through to an en-suite shower room. The impressive main staircase leads to a study on the half landing and 4 double bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room and a separate family bathroom. The level, rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature planting, leading to an outbuilding. The property further benefits from parking for 3 vehicles, with an electric car charging point, located to the side of the house.

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 worldwide 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 gas, electricity, water & drainage. Gas fired central heating system


South Hams District Council. Band F.

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/ Ivybridge 5.5 miles, Plymouth 12 miles (distances approximate)

Key Features

Brownston Street, Modbury, Ivybridge, PL21
  • An impressive Grade II listed historic family home
  • Located in the heart of Modbury
  • Original attractive features
  • Two charming reception rooms
  • Separate kitchen & utility room
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Level lawned gardens with mature plantings
  • Off street parking for 3 vehicles and electric car charging point



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4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01548 831 163