Roborough, Plymouth

3 beds | 3 baths | 4 receptions | Offers over £800,000

  • Unique and Impressive Home
  • Forming Part of Maristow House
  • Three Ensuite Bedrooms
  • Dining Room, Snug, Garden Room and 25ft Billiard Room
  • Attractive Walled Garden
  • Garage with Studio Space
  • Set in Approximately 42 Acres of Parkland

UNIQUE and IMPRESSIVE HOME forming part of one of Devon's finest country houses and set within TRANQUIL PRIVATE PARKLAND of approximately 42 acres, this beautifully presented CHARACTER Grade II* listed property has three ensuite bedrooms, 25ft feature billiard room, GARAGE with STUDIO space, attractive WALLED GARDEN.

Forming part of one of Devon's finest country houses, a beautifully unique property, set within approximately forty-two acres of private parkland, overlooking the upward tidal reaches of the Tavy estuary.

Lantern House is a fine Grade II* listed residence, with its own private garden.

The original house was built circa 1560 and rebuilt by the Heywood family in the 1760's, creating an imposing Georgian mansion. In 1798, the house and estate were purchased by the son of a wealthy plantation owner, whose family became the Lords of Roborough. After the family left, the house served a variety of purposes, until fires destroyed sections just after World War II. Thankfully the house was saved, lovingly restored, and converted in the late 1990's by Kit Martin of Country House Rescue using local award-winning builder Farnham Brothers (Youldon & Barratt) for the restoration works allowing the original elegance to remain

This impressive home is privately tucked away in a quiet position. The property is set over three floors, with the original Drawing Room on the top floor from which the views are magnificent. The house is beautifully presented with character features and detailing to be seen in every room. The two glass lanterns are superb allowing sunlight to stream through the property. The current owners have recently installed a glass mezzanine floor in the library/study and created a third bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The addition of a garden room offers a real outside in feel throughout the year, double glazed roof with blinds and doors overlooking the garden and pond area.

A wooden entrance door leads into the hallway, from which you can look up to view one of the galleried landings. To the left is the guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The hallway then leads through to the kitchen and dining room, from both of which the garden room can be accessed. From the dining room panelled doors lead to the snug. A wood burner has been added in the snug creating a cosy relaxing space. The snug benefits from the light from the lantern above which can be seen through the glass flooring installed in the library/office above. The wall murals in the snug depict the Maristow Parkland and its wildlife.

Staircases to the first-floor lead from both the dining room and the snug.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room and utility room. A galleried landing leads to a further staircase, from which you can access the second guest bedroom, with ensuite shower room and the impressive library/office. Both of these rooms feature the beautiful glass lanterns.

The galleried landing stairs lead to the Drawing Room. The Drawing Room is a true delight and features the original ceiling. There is a wood burning stove as well as picture windows, showcasing the wonderful surroundings.

Externally the property is a approached via a pathway from the parking area. The garden has been landscaped with a patio area and feature pond. The oil tank is tucked away at the rear of the garden.

The garage is approached via a shared driveway, Lantern House has the central garage within the old coach house with clock tower. There is a very useful study/storage area above the garage and parking to the front. The garage its own private electric and water supply and has wall storage heaters upstairs.

The property is heated by oil fired central heating with wood burning stoves in both the snug and Drawing Room. The snug and office/library and guest bedroom also benefit from underfloor heating.   Exposed wooden flooring is present in several rooms.

ACCOMMODATION    Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:


DINING ROOM 15'2" x 13'2" (4.62m x 4.01m).

SNUG 20'7" x 13'5" (6.27m x 4.1m).

GARDEN ROOM 20' x 9'7" (6.1m x 2.92m).

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/DINER 20' x 9'7" (6.1m x 2.92m).

GUEST ROOM 18'10" x 11' (5.74m x 3.35m).





BEDROOM ONE 16'7" x 14'5" (5.05m x 4.4m).


GUEST BEDROOM 11'4" x 10'8" (3.45m x 3.25m).


OFFICE/LIBRARY 19'10" x 13'9" (6.05m x 4.2m).

DRAWING ROOM 25'7" x 23' (7.8m x 7m).

GARAGE GROUND FLOOR 19'5" x 8'7" (5.92m x 2.62m).

GARAGE FIRST FLOOR/WORKSHOP 18'7" x 8'9" (5.66m x 2.67m).

AGENT'S NOTE    There is a charge of approximately £900 per year for the upkeep of the communal grounds. Carpets, light fittings and curtains are available by separate negotiation whilst the dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier are included.

SERVICES    Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating - new boiler installed 2022. Ultra-fast fibre internet connected to the house in 2022.

OUTGOINGS    We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING    Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.

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