4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleCleve Lane, Exeter
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- 4 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- communal gardens
- tennis court
Clyve House is a beautiful property forming part of what was originally a large country house that accommodated two families. The main property was built during the Georgian period and has typical features of that era, including shutters, ornate high ceilings and cornicing including the Grade II* Listed ceiling, in the style of Robert Adam. The current owners have made considerable improvements to the property in the last few years, including renovating the shutters and adding heritage standard draft exclusion to the sash windows, redecorating throughout and redoing the lead work on the balustrades. The property is an ideal lock up and leave and is fitted with an alarm system.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors. The ground floor comprises a grand entrance hall with the original tiled floor from 1690, panelling and moulding and an open fireplace, a dual aspect drawing room with a new oak floor, an open fireplace and window seats and a utility/laundry room with fitted units. A guest bedroom is also found off the entrance hall with a shower room and separate WC. Stairs lead up to the gym on the half landing and the first floor, comprising of a dual aspect sitting room featuring an open fireplace and views over the gardens and tennis court, the kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, a Lacanche range and granite work surface and a study. Upstairs is the master bedroom with an ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms and a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.
Clyve House is located in an elevated position above Exwick and the city of Exeter. As part of a converted Georgian Manor house, Clyve house has the benefit of being set in 3 ½ acres of communal gardens and parkland. The house is also located adjacent to Exwick Heights Primary School, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Exeter is the most thriving city in the south west and offers a wide choice of cultural resources, theatres, art centres and museums. There is a further variety of excellent state and private schools for both primary and secondary level in Exeter, including St Leonards primary school, Exeter School, Maynard Girls School, and the Cathedral School; whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. Exeter's historic quay, the River Exe and surrounding countryside are a short walk or bike ride from the property, with Dartmoor and miles of beautiful coast being within easy reach. The M5 motorway provides links to Bristol and London, the A38 to Plymouth and the A30 to Cornwall. Exeter St David's offers regular train services to London Paddington in just over two hours and Exeter Airport has daily flights to City Airport London as well as international destinations.
Clyve House is approached over a private driveway to a private parking area, through metal gates, behind the house. A private garden of approximately ¼ acre lies to the front of the house with an area of lawn surrounded by espalier trees, gravelled paths and flowering shrubs, including lavender. The communal grounds extend to 3 ½ acres with some lovely and extensive private park like gardens which offer an unusual haven and include a tennis court, built by the current owners. There is also a garage and additional visitors' parking.
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