Kennford, Exeter, Devon
- Outstanding views
- Rural location
- Spacious and light family home
Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the principal bedroom suite. The principal bedroom is exceedingly spacious, benefiting from some of the best views of the house towards Exmouth, Topsham and towards the estuary; of which it takes full advantage with large glass sliding doors and a Juliet balcony. There is a dressing room and an en suite bathroom with yet more magnificent views.
Accessed via a separate staircase is the first floor drawing room which has an open fireplace and a triple aspect. There is also a neighbouring office, or fifth bedroom, as well as a shower room.
The Hunting Lodge has a very well-maintained annexe with a separate entrance to the house; perfect for guests or additional family members. The annexe has a kitchen with integrated appliances including an electric oven and hob, as well as ample space for a good size breakfast table. There is a double bedroom, a separate sitting room and a shower room.
Services: Mains electricity. LPG gas. Mains and private water. Private septic tank drainage. LPG central heating. Zoned intruder alarm fitted.
Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council.
The Hunting Lodge is situated in an unrivalled elevated position approximately a mile from the popular village of Kenn, surrounded by some of Devon’s prettiest countryside, yet only six miles from the vibrant city of Exeter. Its elevated position affords truly spectacular views from all sides, with no neighbouring properties. Kenn has a beautiful church and a thriving local pub, The Ley Arms, whilst the nearby village of Kennford has a popular primary school and a village store/post office.
The opportunities for outdoor pursuits in the local area are endless: there is excellent walking, cycling and riding direct from the property. The Exe Estuary and South Devon coastline are within easy reach, offering some of the best sailing in the UK. Exeter Racecourse is also close at hand, as is Haldon Forest, Teignmouth Golf Club and also Dartmoor, which offers many miles of beautiful walks, rivers for fishing and a selection of historic villages to explore.
Exeter, just six miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural, recreational, educational and business facilities. Recreational facilities include the theatre, RAMM museum, Phoenix arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping including John Lewis and Waitrose. Many good schools are located in Exeter including Exeter School, The Maynard and Exeter College. Exeter University is known as one of the best universities in the country.
The property is exceedingly well located for communication links, having easy access to the A380, A38, A30, Exeter and the M5. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter St. David’s, with journeys taking just over two hours. Exeter International Airport provides a good number of domestic and European flights.
The property is approached via a long private drive which leads to the house and a large parking area with ample space to accommodate multiple vehicles or a boat. There is also a double garage and adjoining workshop. Exterior lighting provides an impressive night-time ambience. The gardens surround the property on all sides, sympathetically landscaped to create a Mediterranean-feel, with colourful all-seasons planting and a wide variety of flora including Japanese acers, magnolias and a walnut tree. There is also a vegetable garden area with raised beds and a greenhouse. The majority of the garden is formed by landscaped lawns behind the house which could provide space for a helicopter if required, one currently used as a croquet lawn, and a rotatable summerhouse is cleverly positioned to take full advantage of the wonderful views. A paved terrace adjacent to the house provides the perfect space for al fresco dining, entertaining and enjoying the tranquil surroundings.
Kennford, Exeter, Devon
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Topsham Station2.6 miles
- Exton Station3.2 miles
- Lympstone Commando Station3.3 miles
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