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6 bedroom detached house for sale

St.Leonards, Exeter, Devon

Guide Price £1,590,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

An elegant period residence of architectural and historical importance in a prestigious conservation area being within walking distance of the City Centre and some of Exeter's best schools.

• Atrium • Reception Hall   • Drawing Room   • Sitting Room   • Music Room   • Family Room   • Kitchen Breakfast Room   • Master and Guest Bedroom Suites   • Three Further Bedrooms   • Bathroom   • Separate WC   

Lower Ground Floor: One Bedroom Apartment with Sitting and Shower Rooms   • Office   • Gym/Games Room   • Laundry Room   • Extensive Range of Storage Rooms.

• Landscaped Gardens   • Parking

Situation and Description: Believed to have built around 1796 as part of a small estate, this quite exceptional family home is grade II Listed being of historical and architectural importance. Situated in a tucked away position in one of the most sought after locations in the conservation area of St. Leonards, the position allows easy access to the City Centre and the historic Quay side area with its extensive social and recreational amenities. The Royal Devon and Exeter and Nuffield Hospitals are also nearby as are a number of highly regarded schools. A superb range of local facilities can be found at nearby Magdalen 'village'. For commuters, Topsham Road and Countess Wear roundabout connects to the M5 Motorway and the A38 Devon Expressway. The mainline railway station at St Davids is a short distance away and from here a train service operates to London Paddington and other destinations.

. Arranged over four floors the accommodation is presented in excellent decorative order with all the well proportioned rooms having good ceiling heights. A comprehensive programme of restoration and improvement has been carried out to sympathetically blend a wealth of character with modern additions. There are beautiful fireplaces, shuttered windows, ornate ceiling friezes and a lovely turning staircase. The house is entered via an impressive Atrium, superbly decorated with Trompe-l'oeil wall murals. The large L shaped kitchen breakfast room is a real focal point for the family having extensive glazing to the rear and side providing ample natural light and also giving stunning views over Exeter and of the Cathedral. The master and guest bedroom suites are situated on the first floor whilst three further bedrooms and a cloakroom are located on the second floor from where panoramic views can be enjoyed.

. On the lower ground floor of the 'The Cedars' is an apartment ideal for as home and income, dependant relative or au pair.

. This level also provides an office, gymnasium/games room and a number of storage rooms. Outside the landscaped gardens provide a good degree of privacy and there is gated access to a sweeping driveway providing ample parking. We understand that planning permission has been granted for a double garage.

. Front door with glazed panels over and sash windows to either side opening to:

Atrium:24'3" x 11'2" (7.4m x 3.4m). A most impressive entrance to the property having Travertine flooring and hand painted murals to walls depicting a rural landscape. Pitched double glazed roof. Glazed inner door to:

Reception Hall: Lovely turning balustrade staircase rising to the first floor. Two radiators. Corniced ceiling with ceiling rose. Part glazed door giving access to the lower ground floor. Doors to:

Drawing Room:21'4" x 15'1" (6.5m x 4.6m). This lovely reception room is South Westerly facing having twin shuttered French windows opening onto a Loggia and a marble and cast open grate fireplace with slate hearth. Ornate ceiling frieze and central ceiling rose. Three radiators. Exposed timber floor. Archway through to:

Music Room:15'1" x 10'6" (4.6m x 3.2m). Another South Westerly room with shuttered French windows opening onto the Loggia. two radiators. Exposed timber floor. Corniced ceiling with ceiling rose.

Sitting Room:17'1" x 16'5" (5.2m x 5m). Two windows to side with fitted cabinets under. Marble and cast open grate fireplace with marble effect hearth. Range of fitted display cabinets and bookcases. Two radiators. Corniced ceiling with ceiling rose. Shuttered double doors with bevelled glass panels opening onto the kitchen breakfast room.

Inner Hallway:9'2" x 7'10" (2.8m x 2.39m). Accessed from the reception hall with built in cupboards on one side. Panelled surround. Radiator. Recess ceiling downlighting. Door to:

Family Room:20'4" x 12'10" (6.2m x 3.91m). A pleasant dual aspect room with two arched windows to the Atrium and further window overlooking the rear garden. Open grate, cast and marble fireplace. Two radiators. Panelled walls. Television aerial point. Picture rail. Recess ceiling downlighting.

Kitchen Breakfast Room:35'1" (10.7m) x 25'7" (7.8m) (maximum being L shaped). A wonderful L shaped room having views over the rear garden and of the Cathedral. The kitchen area comprises a comprehensive range of modern base and eye level storage units with pewter fittings. Double stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap incorporating a hand spray attachment. Adjoining marble worktop surfaces with upstands. Fitted Range cooker with four ring gas hob and electric hob to side. Space for an American style fridge freezer. Built in dishwasher and microwave. Fitted storage and corner display shelving. Two double radiators. Feature archway through to BREAKFAST AREA with period cast and marble fireplace. Double glazed sash windows with a North Westerly aspect to the Cathedral. Wainscott panelling. Radiators. Recessed ceiling downlighting. Door and stairs leading to the garden.

First Floor Landing: A lovely Georgian turning staircase with Wainscott panelling to side leads to a half landing with window and seat under. Further stairs to:

Main Landing: Window to rear. Two radiators. Built in linen cupboard. Wainscott panelling. Ceiling cornicing. Two ceiling roses. Stairs rising to the second floor. Doors to:

Cloakroom: Close coupled WC. Hand wash basin. Window to side.

Master Bedroom Suite:

Bedroom:17'5" x 16'1" (5.3m x 4.9m). A spacious dual aspect room with shuttered windows to rear. Window to side with seat under enjoying views over the City and of the Cathedral. Two radiators. Corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Ceiling Rose. Door to:

Dressing Room:20' x 15'1" (6.1m x 4.6m). Two shuttered windows to front with seats under. Further shuttered window to side with views of the Cathedral. Extensive range of matching fitted wardrobes and drawers. Radiators. Wall lights. Picture rail. Corniced ceiling. Door to:

Ensuite Bathroom:12'2" x 9'10" (3.7m x 3m). Superbly appointed with suite comprising; panelled bath in tiled surround with central mixer tap and hand spray attachment, twin hand wash basins within a granite surround and with a vanity unit under, close coupled WC, bidet, double width shower cubicle and shower unit, double radiator, recess ceiling downlighting and window to front.

Guest Bedroom Suite:

Bedroom:20'4" (6.2m) (maximum) x 13'1" (4.0m) reducing to 5'11" (1.8m). Window overlooking the rear garden. Further window to front. Double radiator. Picture rail. Door to:

Ensuite Shower Room: Fully tiled shower cubicle and shower unit. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash basin. Double radiator. Extractor fan. Window to front.

Bathroom: White suite comprising; panelled bath in tiled surround with central mixer tap and hand spray attachment, close coupled WC, inset wash hand basin within a marble surround and with vanity cupboards under, shaver point, tiled shower enclosure with shower unit and recessed ceiling downlighting, wall mounted ladder towel rail, extractor fan and window to side.

Second Floor Landing: Turning staircase rising from the first floor with Wainscott panelling to side. Recess ceiling downlighting. Smoke detector. Doors to:

Bedroom 3:22'8" x 11'6" (6.9m x 3.5m). Arched window to side having views over the City and of the Cathedral. Double radiator. Fitted wardrobe and adjoining worktop. Hatch to roof space. Recess ceiling downlighting.

Bedroom 4:12'10" x 12'2" (3.91m x 3.7m). Window to front with views towards the Haldon Hills. Double radiator. Hatch to roof space. Recessed ceiling downlighting.

Bedroom 5:16'9" x 7'10" (5.1m x 2.39m). Window to side. Double radiator. Door to walk in storage room housing the hot water tank. Recessed ceiling downlighting.

WC: Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash basin. Extractor fan.

Lower Ground Floor:

Lower Landing: Double radiator. Fitted linen cupboard. Cupboard under stairs. Ceiling spotlights. Doors to:

The Apartment: Comprising:

Sitting Room:18'8" (5.7m) (maximum) x 11'2" (3.4m) reducing to 6'11" (2.1m). Double radiator. Door and window to the rear garden. Door to:

Bedroom:19'4" x 12'2" (5.9m x 3.7m). Window to rear. Two double radiators. Timber floor. Recess ceiling downlighting.

Shower Room: Tiled shower cubicle and shower unit. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin in tiled splashback. Extractor fan. Recessed ceiling downlighting. Part obscure window to rear.

Games Room/Gym:17'9" x 15'1" (5.4m x 4.6m). Two windows with front aspect. Double radiator. Recessed ceiling downlighting.

Office/Study:18'8" (5.7m) x 12'10" (3.9m) reducing to 8'2" (2.5m). Two windows with front aspect. Double radiator. Recessed ceiling downlighting.

Larder Room:11'10" x 5'7" (3.6m x 1.7m).

Utility/Boiler Room:16'1" x 9'10" (4.9m x 3m). Original ceiling meat hooks. Two free standing gas boilers with factory lagged hot water tanks to side. Double stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap with storage cupboards and drawers under. Roll edge worktop surface. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Additional appliance space. Flagged floor. Window to side. Connecting door to:

Storage Room:6'11" x 6'7" (2.1m x 2m). Flagged floor. Door to:

Workshop:10'6" x 6'11" (3.2m x 2.1m). Flagged floor. Window to side. Door to:

Garden Store: Doors to either side.

Storage Room:13'5" x 8'2" (4.1m x 2.5m). Accessed from the lower hallway with door leading through to:

Wine Cellar:23'11" x 11'6" (7.3m x 3.5m). Brick pavioured floor.

Outside and Gardens: The property is accessed from St. Leonard’s Place via a pair of wrought iron electronic main and side gates into a sweeping gravelled parking and turning area for a number of vehicles. There are areas of lawn with mature trees and shrubs including Tasmanian ferns and a stunning Wisteria to the front Loggia. We understand that the current owners have planning permission to erect a double garage to one side of the garden and have laid a hard standing. The rear garden has been sympathetically landscaped and offers a good degree of seclusion and privacy. A colonnade of pillars support wires on which grow a kiwi vine fruiting in late summer. There is a paved patio, semi circular lawn and delightful pond edged by shrub borders and a variety trees including a fine Mimosa and Copper Beech.

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Added on Rightmove:
23 July 2010

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