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7 bedroom detached house for sale

St Leonards, Exeter, Devon

Guide Price £1,590,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Accommodation Summary

Stunning atrium
Drawing room through to Music room
Family room
Dining room
Superb kitchen/breakfast room
Games room
6 double bedrooms (2 en-suite)
Smart family bathroom
Separate WC
Utility/boiler room
2 store rooms
Wine cellar
Garden store
Self-contained flat with 1 bedroom, sitting room & bathroom
Front and rear level landscaped gardens with good degree of privacy
Ample parking


Exit the city via Magdalen Road and then at the traffic lights, turn right into St Leonards Road. Follow this road until it bends around to the left. You will then see St Leonards Place on the right. The property is the last one of four houses on the right, set back in the corner.


Located in the heart of St Leonards close to the hospitals and excellent local amenities. The property is only a short level walk into the City, which provides a number of excellent private and state schools at all levels together with a red brick university and expanding college. The City affords excellent sports and leisure facilities being situated on the river and offering a selection of theatres, cinemas, museum, cathedral, football, rugby and leisure centres. Rail links to London Paddington about two hours. Exeter Airport is about five miles away providing regular air services to the UK and International destinations.


The Cedars is a substantial elegant Grade II Listed family home of over 6000 square feet, with a one bedroomed self-contained flat, superbly presented throughout having undergone major restoration work by the current owners including being rewired and replumbed.
The accommodation is well proportioned and arranged over four floors and retains a wealth of original detail including a lovely turning balustrade staircase, beautiful fireplaces, windows complete with shutters, as well as a verandah to the front which has Wisteria growing on it.
On entering the property one can only be impressed by the stunning atrium. Also on the ground floor is a beautiful drawing room with large opening through to the music room, which creates a great living space, family room, dining room, exceptional kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom.
On the first and second floors there are six double bedrooms (two of which are en-suite) and a smart family bathroom and a separate WC.
On the lower ground floor there is a games room, study, utility/boiler room, larder, two store rooms, wine cellar complete with wine bins, workshop and garden store as well as a one bedroomed self-contained flat with a sitting room and bathroom.
Outside to the front the property is accessed by automatic gates which open onto a gravelled driveway which provides ample parking and there is planning permission for a garage to build. To the rear is a private landscaped enclosed garden.

Ground floor Front door with glazed panels over and a sash window to either side opening to...

ATRIUM24'5" x 11'4" (7.44m x 3.45m). Quite stunning with travertine flooring. Muriel painted on all walls depicting rural landscape. Pitched glazed roof. Door to...

ENTRANCE HALL Turning balustrade staircase to first floor with part-glazed door under giving access to the lower ground floor. Two radiators. Two ceiling roses. Coved ceiling. Panelled doors to...

DRAWING ROOM21'5" x 15' (6.53m x 4.57m). and large opening through to...

MUSIC ROOM15' x 10'6" (4.57m x 3.2m). which creates a wonderful living area. Lovely open fireplace with cast iron insert, slate hearth and white marble mantel over on carved supporting columns. Wood flooring. Four radiators complete with marble covers. Coved ceiling. Two ceiling roses. Three full length French windows opening onto the verandah at the front, which has a Wisteria growing on it.

DINING ROOM17'2" x 16'4" (5.23m x 4.98m). Another attractive open fireplace with cast iron insert, marble hearth and mantel over. Built-in cupboards fitted to either side. Built-in bookcases to three sides. Two radiators. Coved ceiling. Ceiling rose. Two windows to the side.

Opening from entrance hall to...

LOBBY9'3" x 7'10" (2.82m x 2.39m). Built-in cupboards to one side. Panelled surround. Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Door to...

FAMILY ROOM20'6" x 12'9" (6.25m x 3.89m). A lovely dual aspect room in panelled white marble surround. Open fireplace with cast iron insert and white mantel over on carved supporting columns. Two radiators complete with covers. Recessed downlighters. Two arched windows through to the Atrium and sash window to the rear overlooking the garden.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM35' x 25'8" (10.67m x 7.82m). L shaped room. An amazing living area. Glazed to the rear and to the side overlooking the garden and with views over the city to the cathedral. Marble work top surfaces with built-in cupboards under and further built-in cupboards to the side. Inset double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Rangemaster stove with 4 ring gas hob and hot plate to one side with two ovens and grill under. Built-in dishwasher. Built-in microwave. Space for large American fridge/freezer. Feature open marble fireplace. Five radiators. Recessed downlighters. Double doors through to the dining area and a door to the rear which gives access to the garden.

From the entrance hall, stairs down to...

Lower ground floor with built-in cupboard under the stairs.

LOWER HALLWAY With built-in louvre-fronted cupboards. Radiator. Spot lights. Panelled doors to...

GAMES ROOM18'8" max x 15' (5.7m max x 4.57m). Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Two windows to front.

STUDY18'10" (5.74m) x 12'9" (3.89m) narrowing to 8'1" (2.46m). Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Window to front.

LARDER11'10" x 5'8" (3.6m x 1.73m).

UTILITY/BOILER ROOM16'3" x 10' (4.95m x 3.05m). Roll edged worktop surfaces with cupboards and drawers under. Inset double stainless steel single unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Two free-standing Potterton gas boilers with two hot water tanks to side. Flagged flooring. Window and door to side.

STORE7' x 6'8" (2.13m x 2.03m). Part flagged flooring. Window to side. Door to...

WORKSHOP10'6" x 6'10" (3.2m x 2.08m). Work bench. Part flagged flooring. Window to side. Door to...

GARDEN STORE10'4" x 10'3" (3.15m x 3.12m). Door to either side. From the lower hallway, door to...

STORE ROOM13'5" x 8'2" (4.1m x 2.5m). With door opening to...

WINE CELLAR24' x 11'5" (7.32m x 3.48m). Complete with wine bins.

Part glazed door to...

Self-contained flat

SITTING ROOM18'7" (5.66m) max x 11'3" (3.43m) narrowing to 6'9" (2.06m). Radiator. Two windows and door to rear opening on to the garden.

BEDROOM 719'6" x 12'1" (5.94m x 3.68m). Stripped wood flooring. Two radiators. Recessed downlighters. Window to rear.

SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle, WC and white matching pedestal wash hand basin in tiled splashback. Mirror and light over. Radiator with towel rail over. Extractor fan. Downlighters. Window to rear.

From entrance hall, stairs to...

HALF LANDING Window to rear with window seat. Door to...

CLOAKROOM WC. Wash hand basin. Radiator. Extractor fan. Window to either side.

First floor

LANDING Turning balustrade staircase to second floor. Built-in linen cupboard. Two radiators complete with covers. Coved ceiling. Two ceiling roses. Window to rear. Panelled doors to...

BEDROOM 120' x 15' (6.1m x 4.57m). A beautiful dual aspect room with built-in wardrobes fitted to two sides. Three radiators complete with covers. Picture rail. Coved ceiling. Ceiling rose. Two sash windows to front with shutters and far-reaching views to the Haldon hills. Sash window to side.

EN-SUITE12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m). Beautifully appointed with marble tops. Inset oval wash hand basin with cupboards under. Large shower in marble surround . Panelled bath. WC. Bidet. Radiator. Downlighters. Sash window to front.

BEDROOM 217'3" x 16'3" (5.26m x 4.95m). Another beautiful dual aspect room. Two radiators with covers. Coved ceiling. Ceiling rose. Sash window to side and to rear with shutters.

BEDROOM 320'3" (6.17m) max x 13'1" (3.99m) narrowing to 5'10" (1.78m). Dual aspect. Radiator. Picture rail. Sash window to front and to rear overlooking the garden.

EN-SUITE Corner shower cubicle. WC. Matching white pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator Extractor fan. Downlighter. Sash window to front.

FAMILY BATHROOM Beautifully appointed with marble tops. Inset oval wash hand basin with cupboards under. Walk-in shower. Panelled bath with central mixer tap. Matching white WC. Ladder style towel rail. Radiator. Downlighters. Window to side.

Second floor

LANDING Panelled doors to...

BEDROOM 422'6" x 11'7" (6.86m x 3.53m). Built-in wardrobe and work top. Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Arched window to side with views over the city to the cathedral.

BEDROOM 512'10" x 12'1" (3.91m x 3.68m). Radiator. Hatch to roof space. Recessed downlighters. Dormer window to front with lovely views of the Haldon hills.

BEDROOM 616'10" x 8' (5.13m x 2.44m). Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Window to side. Door to... STORAGE CUPBOARD which houses the water tank.

SEPARATE WC WC. Matching white pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor fan.

Outside To the front, ornate automatic wrought iron gates open onto a gravelled DRIVEWAY which provides ample parking. To one side is a hard standing which has planning for the erection of a garage. There is a circular lawn to the front of the property with a well stocked border to one side. A gravelled path leads to the front door, as well as giving access to...

The PRINCIPAL GARDEN which is at the rear of the property, has been beautifully landscaped and measures approx 100' x 37'. There is a paved area adjoining ideal for sitting out. Beyond this is a circular lawn and a circular pond with well-stocked borders to three sides. The garden is fully enclosed and provides an excellent degree of privacy. Outside lights and tap.

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Added on Rightmove:
10 November 2009


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