One of Plymouth’s oldest stately homes sold for £1m
Advised by Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, a local Plymouth family has purchased a £1m, Grade I listed, 18th Century stately home which is steeped in a fascinating history.
Located in Plympton St Maurice, the Plympton House Estate was built in the early 1700s by Sir George Treby. A grand stately home it later became a lunatic asylum (1835-1934) before being acquired by a community of Augustinian nuns and becoming St Peter’s Convent and Care Home (1934 – 2012).
The impressive building will now go back to its roots and be used as a family home, as well as an office and an exclusive appointment only hair salon. The salon will be run by new owner, Letitia Moreno, who purchased the home with her husband, a local businessman.
Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, advised the Moreno’s on the one million pound purchase and dealt with all various legal aspects. This included variation and assignment agreements, retention contracts related to outstanding building works and the sale of other properties to help to fund the purchase.
Tony Dupreez, partner of GA Solicitors and the commercial property solicitor who advised on the purchase, commented: “Plympton House is steeped in history and is noted as having outstanding architectural and historical interest. As well as the property itself being Grade I listed, its gardens are also Grade II listed on the National Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.
“It will undoubtedly make for a beautiful family home and the additional use of a salon and office allows the building to be fully utilised. Due to the scale of the purchase, the heritage of the property and the recent upgrades this was a somewhat complex matter to advise upon – but one of which I am very pleased to have been involved.”
Juan Moreno, new owner of Plympton House, is delighted to have bought a house so intrinsically linked to Plymouth’s illustrious history: “Plympton House is remarkable. Despite numerous upgrades over the last three centuries many original features have been retained. It is the perfect place to make our home and run a business.
“This was a very important purchase for us and Tony Dupreez worked hard to ensure all aspects were covered and our investment protected.
“We will now strive to bring the house back to its former glory and develop the commercial aspects in a manner which is sympathetic to the heritage of the building.”
GA Solicitors has more than 200 years of heritage and employs one of the largest commercial property teams in Plymouth. Tony Dupreez is a partner of the firm and specialises in development land and property acquisition and disposal and has a decade of experience in the sector.