Led Zeppelin fans will be amazed at how trad and tranquil this band member's country home is

It's the opposite of rock 'n' roll

Living room, exterior, dining room
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Led Zeppelin's bassist John Paul Jones is selling his beautiful, tranquil home, a restored Georgian rectory with eye-catching views in the UK's South West. 

With Jones' rocker status, you might have expected the interior design to be a little on the... wild side. Instead, the house is incredibly elegant and traditional. It also has a dreamy, elevated view of the river Dart and rolling hills beyond. 

The house was built in the 1760s and has been kept up to date with interiors that complement the beautiful Georgian bones of the property. It has an inviting and bright feel, with high ceilings and grand sash windows, allowing natural light to flood into the rooms.

Brick house, pool, grass, hedges

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The house once belonged to Michael Berrow, the British record label owner and manager of Duran Duran, and reportedly was of interest to Kate Winslet when it was last on the market in 2007. Here, we take the tour.

River view from house

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The house has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and four reception rooms. It has a swimming pool, tennis court, and boathouse, as well as additional outbuildings. These include a stable cottage, a former Sunday school, and a garage located on the waterfront. 

White rig, grey armchairs, white framed windows

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Reception rooms include the snug (above), with gallery wall ideas creating an intriguing, layered space that is inviting and cozy.

Grey sofas, wooden coffee table, grey cabinets

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There is also an open-plan kitchen, diner and living room, with a clever kitchen island banquette that provides casual breakfast dining.

White dining table, black chairs

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A south-facing sun terrace is one of the top-selling points of the house, a beautiful suntrap is accessible through French doors and overlooks the swimming pool. This would be the perfect area for dining.

Grass lawn, pool area, house

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The house is located on the edge of the village of Dittisham in Devon. This village is a particularly desired location, known for its charming cottages and narrow streets. The Village has two Inns, and for all those who are keen boaters, it has a sailing club.

The village is around 6 miles from Dartmouth, making it a village that has relatively easy access routes to London (Paddington), Bristol, Birmingham and more. The village is also easily accessible via the A38. 

Stone steps, trees, stone house

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The house is on market for £9,750,000. To book a viewing visit Knight Frank

Round, gravel driveway

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Lola Houlton
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Lola Houlton is a news writer for Homes & Gardens. She has been writing content for Future PLC for the past six years, in particular Homes & Gardens, Real Homes and GardeningEtc. She writes on a broad range of subjects, including practical household advice, recipe articles, and product reviews, working closely with experts in their fields to cover everything from heating to home organization through to house plants. Lola is a graduate, who completed her degree in Psychology at the University of Sussex. She has also spent some time working at the BBC.