4 bedroom house for saleMamhead, Exeter, Devon
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Excellent location for commuting to Exeter and surrounds
- Fantastic views over open countryside
- No chain
- Character property with period features
Westley Manor Farmhouse was once part of Westley Farm and part of the extensive Mamhead Estate. This property and the adjoining Westley House were rebuilt in 1829 to the design of Anthony Salvin, a pioneer of Gothic revival architecture. The house contains evidence of this with chamfered windows and Gothic doorways, which add to the character of the property.
The house contains well-proportioned rooms, a number of which enjoy enchanting far-reaching views across the valley and the current owners have refurbished and maintained the property to a high standard.
The ground floor comprises a sitting room with large open fireplace and a dining room with doors leading to a sun room, which has electric Velux windows and doors leading to the outside decking area. There is a family room and a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with oak flooring, granite work surfaces and a 2-oven oil-fired Aga. There is also a utility room and shower room. There are four bedrooms to the first floor, one with an ensuite shower room and a further family bathroom.
Westley Manor Farmhouse and its neighbouring properties create a small hamlet, tucked below the Haldon Hills. This little hamlet is in a very tranquil and rural location. The property lies towards the head of a broad valley and the scenery is beautiful and varied with a patchwork of fields stretching away to the south.
Exeter, approximately 11.5 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatre, a museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis and a Waitrose, and also a wide range of restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter, notably including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
Communications from Westley Manor Farmhouse are excellent with easy access to the A38 and the M5 via the A380. Intercity rail services to London Paddington, London Waterloo and to the remainder of the country are found at Exeter St David's station. Exeter Airport also provides a large number of domestic and international flights.
For those with a lively interest in sporting and leisure activities Westley Manor Farmhouse is well placed. Horse riding, walking and mountain biking can be enjoyed in the nearby Haldon Hills; horse racing takes place at Exeter and Newton Abbot racecourses; sailing, watersports and bathing is popular on the Exe Estuary at Starcross and the coast at Dawlish and Torbay; golf is well provided for at the Teign Valley Golf Course and at Exminster.
The secluded gardens form a particular feature
of the property and are well-landscaped. The property is approached over a gravelled driveway to a paved terrace with pergola to the front of the house. To the south east of the house is an area of decking, ideal for entertaining and for use as a barbecue area.
The landscaped garden is mainly laid to lawn. It is screened by hedging and mature trees, including silver birch and poplar. There are mature flower beds containing a number of shrubs and flowering plants and water from a small stream is pumped underground to a delightful pond.
The lawns lead through to an area of paddock with a greenhouse and garden shed and there is also a vegetable bed and fruit cage. The views from the gardens over the countryside are spectacular.
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