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Silver Street, Thorverton, Exeter, Devon, EX5
Offers invited £775,000 | 6 bedrooms | 0.5 acres

Property features

• South facing Georgian house
• 4 Reception rooms
• 6 Bedrooms
• 3 Bathrooms (2 en suite)
• Farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga
• Traditional coach house
• Secluded walled gardens
• Edge of sought after village

A beautifully proportioned Grade II Listed village house, set in delightful walled gardens. South facing Georgian house of earlier origins. 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga. Traditional coach house. Secluded walled gardens. Edge of sought after village.
 
SITUATION
Thorverton lies midway between the market town of Tiverton (9 miles) and the university and cathedral city of Exeter (7 miles).
Thorverton is an historic village with an array of interesting period properties. The village has two pubs, church, chapel, primary
school with pre-school, village hall, community-run village shop and post office plus a farm shop on the outskirts. There are
numerous clubs and societies and a great community.
 
There is good access to the M5 with junction 27 beyond Tiverton and excellent rail links to London Paddington and Waterloo at Tiverton Parkway and in Exeter.

THE HOUSE
Brienstown House comes to the market for the first time in over a quarter of a century. It is one of the principal houses of the
village in a quite attractive south facing location, elevated and set back from the road, and enjoying an attractive outlook over
fields. Listed Grade II of architectural and historic interest. The notes state it is probably an early C19 remodelling of an earlier
house. There are beautifully proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights, many having sash windows. The house has modern amenities including three bathrooms and oil-fired central heating, though would benefit from a degree of updating.


Front door into hallway with coat hooks and glazed door into a reception hall with attractive old tiled floor, cloaks cupboard
and further cupboard housing a Grant oil-fired boiler. Cloakroom with wc, and basin. The dining room faces east with an outlook to the coach house. It has a window seat. The study, on the south side has a sash window overlooking fields
plus an extensive range of book shelving and cupboards, sealed fireplace plus further storage cupboards off. The sitting room
also faces south with two sash windows and similar views plus ornate marble fireplace. The drawing room is also on the south
side with similar views through two sash windows and glazed French doors. Raddon stone fireplace with wood burner fitted.
Exposed beams. The kitchen, overlooking the coach house, has an historic flagstone floor, oil-fired Aga in wide fireplace and
an extensive range of fitted cupboards and drawers. Space for washing machine, dishwasher, upright fridge and freezer. Built-in electric cooker. Archway to utility with double stainless steel sink unit with tiled worktops to side under which are a range of oak-fronted cupboards and drawers. Further wall and floor cupboards. Door to garden. Quarry tiled floor.


Attractive, gently rising oak staircase with panelling and half landing with arched window. Landing which includes a music area at the far end with ornate fireplace and staircase to the 2nd floor. Bedroom 1 faces south and is a well-proportioned
room with wonderful views enjoyed through two sash windows. Four sets of double wardrobes. En suite bathroom with panelled bath, bidet, wc and wash basin. Bedroom 2 enjoys similar southerly views with two sash windows and with two double wardrobes. Bedroom 3 also faces south with corner cast iron fireplace. Family bathroom of panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and wash basin. Decorative tiled walls. Bedroom 4 is a dual aspect room with two double wardrobes.
Outlook through historic window to courtyard. Alcove with book shelving. Bedroom 5 has a sash window overlooking the rear garden with double wardrobe plus an en suite bathroom with coloured suite of panelled bath, wash basin and wc. Airing
cupboard with hot water cylinder.


A staircase leads up to the second floor with three attic rooms, two providing basic storage whilst the third upgraded to be a bedroom or studio, with velux windows plus window in gable end. Sloping ceilings.

THE GROUNDS
Via a pair of wooden gates, a tarmac drive leads up to a parking and turning area with attractive ornate cobbled areas. Traditional coach house building of rendered walls under slate roofs which provides a double garage with two up-and-over doors (part cobbled floor), single garage with high ceiling height and cobbled floor, and garden machinery store with stairs up to an extensive attic, extending over the whole building.
 
The property is set within a beautiful walled garden of nearly half an acre. To the east of the house is a lawn with well-stocked borders and ornamental trees plus concealed compost bins. The gardens continue on the north side with paved patio, lawns
plus ornamental trees and shrubs. The lawn and shrub areas continue around the west side of the house and then dropping down to the gardens on the south side with further lawns, shrubs and a paved patio.
 
Overall the property amounts to 0.45 of an acre.

SERVICES
Mains water, mains electricity, mains drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Oil-fired Aga.

DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed north on the A396 continuing through Stoke Canon and turning left at the Ruffwell Inn signposted Thorverton. Continue over the River Exe and into the village with the property being on the right hand side, just after the village hall and prior to the centre of the village.
 

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