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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Cowley, Exeter, EX5

Sold STC £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom house
  • 2 bedroom annexe
  • Level gardens
  • Fine rural views
  • Potential for improvement
  • Double garage
  • Convenient location
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A spacious Edwardian house with secondary accommodation, set well back from the road, in an elevated, semi-rural position close to Exeter. The property enjoys private gardens of about 1 acre with far-reaching rural views. Accommodation of over 4,300 sq ft and a detached double garage.


Cowley: Exeter City Centre about 3 miles, Exeter St David's Station about 1.8 miles, M5 (Junction 30) about 6 miles, Crediton about 6 miles.

The property is situated in the hamlet of Cowley, about 3 miles to the north of the centre of Exeter. The property is well located, being within easy reach of the city centre, Exeter St David's train station and communication links, whilst also being surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and many pretty villages including Upton Pyne, Brampford Speke and Newton St Cyres.

Exeter is the regional capital of the South West and offers great business and retail opportunities together with open air markets, restaurants, cafes and wine bars. There is a range of leisure and sporting facilities in the area, including the River Exe, canal and quayside offering sailing, canoeing, rowing and fishing. There is also a network of waterside pathways enabling both cyclists and walkers to enjoy the natural surroundings.

There are many excellent primary, secondary and private schools in the area, including Exeter School, The Maynard School, Exeter Cathedral School, the Bramdean School, Exeter College and the Exeter Steiner Academy to name but a few. Exeter University is also highly regarded as being one of the best academic and sporting universities in the UK.

Communications are excellent with access to the motorway network via the M5, an expanding international airport with daily flights to London City Airport and two mainline stations providing services to London Paddington and Waterloo.


Annes Park is a spacious detached Edwardian House, set in enerous gardens of over an acre, enjoying fine views over the surrounding countryside. The house dates from 1912 and has great potential for future improvement. The building faces due east at the front and west at the rear, with a south facing garden that wraps around the building offering much privacy and seclusion.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors, with four double bedrooms in the main house and two further bedrooms in an annexe, which can either be incorporated into the main house, or self contained to generate an income if required.

From the front door and entrance porch, a secondary door opens to the reception hall leading to a dining room, sitting room and garden room. Both the dining room and sitting room have fireplaces with wood burners inset. The garden room opens onto a terrace overlooking the gardens. The kitchen has a four oven gas Aga, a range of fitted units and serving area. From the kitchen, a door leads to a utility room with larder, access to a rear lobby and secondary staircase. There is also a study/office with wood burning stove.

On the first floor, there is a wide landing, a master bedroom with
ensuite shower room, three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a store room and airing cupboard. There is a further shower room on the ground floor. The annexe, which has its own separate access and can be self-contained if required, has a large living and dining area, a kitchen, bathroom and two double bedrooms on the first floor.

The house is approached via a gated driveway, which leads to a large parking and turning area in front of the house and detached double garage. The gardens lie predominantly to the south and west of the house and enjoy far-reaching views in all directions. Much of the gardens have been laid to lawn, interspersed with mature borders, trees and shrubs. Within the gardens there is a vegetable garden, selection of fruit trees, a greenhouse, polytunnel and a fenced chicken run. Mature hedges border the property on each side, contributing to the overall feeling of privacy and seclusion.

Square Footage: 4,311 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
20 July 2016

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