John Paul Jones Mansion On Sale For $12.5m

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The former countryside mansion of Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is now for sale at £9.75 million ($12.5 million USD). Located in Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon, this enchanting eight-bedroom estate named Old Rectory sits on 5.75 acres of land and provides a splendid retreat.

Nestled on a rolling hill overlooking the serene banks of the River Dart, the property exudes timeless charm. Although the original construction dates back to 1760, the home has undergone extensive renovations to incorporate modern amenities seamlessly.

The ground floor greets you with a grand lobby, spacious reception hall, cozy sitting room, home office, elegant drawing room, practical boiler room, and laundry area. The highlight is the expansive entertainment area that seamlessly connects the generously sized kitchen, breakfast room, and formal dining room for hosting guests.

While, upstairs are five stylish bedrooms with accompanying bathrooms, while the top floor features three additional bedrooms, more bathrooms, and a spacious family room for relaxation.

The property’s enchanting gardens feature manicured meadows, vibrant wildflowers, and diverse trees and shrubs. The veranda offers captivating swimming pool views, while a tennis court sits away from the main house. Other amenities include a spacious garage, a boathouse, a charming cottage, and a schoolhouse used by John Paul Jones for rehearsals.

During the 1980s, the renowned Led Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones, resided in this splendid home. Subsequently, in the 1990s, it was owned by Michael Berrow, manager of Duran Duran, until he sold it in 2007.

While the property listing does not explicitly mention its previous association with a rock star, it notes:

“This is an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an elegant and spacious period residence set in delightful grounds commanding outstanding river views and access to the water.”

The 18th Century home has been refurbished


Large sash windows allow light to flood through


A large kitchen/breakfast room overlooks a terrace and private pool


The house has access to the river Dart


John would rehearse for Led Zeppelin in a former School House on the estate


The stunning home sits on 5.75 acres of land


It was refurbished and restored in the early nougties


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