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Stoke Hill, Exeter
Guide price £1,250,000 | 5 bedrooms | 1.67 acres

Property features

• Elevated with stunning views across the Exe Valley
• Set in 1.67 acres of landscaped grounds
• Approaching 4,000 sq ft of versatile accommodation
• Charming period features
• Private drive leading to a generous parking area
• 2 garages and garden store rooms
• Edge of city location

SITUATION
Culm Leigh is in an elevated position on Stoke Hill, a semi-rural location 4 miles north of the centre of Exeter. The property is on the edge of both Exeter and Stoke Canon, with stunning views over the Exe Valley. The village has a church, shop, primary school (Ofsted - good), community run pub (Stoke Canon Inn) along with a range of community activities. Though in a rural location, the village lies on the A396, the main road between Exeter and Tiverton. Exeter University and the cathedral city of Exeter (4 miles) have an impressive range of amenities befitting a centre of its importance including excellent shopping, dining, theatre and sporting and recreational pursuits. Exeter has mainline railway stations on the Paddington and Waterloo lines and an international airport with daily flights to London. The grounds of the highly successful Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and of Exeter City FC are within easy reach, as are the M5 and A30.

DESCRIPTION
Culm Leigh is a striking period property in an elevated position with panoramic views over the Exe Valley. This extensive and versatile home is full of charm and character with almost 4,000 sq. ft. of accommodation which includes 5 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, study, snug, morning room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, garden room and 3 bath/shower rooms. A private drive leads up to a large turning area with parking and two garages. The landscaped grounds are set in just over 1.5 acres of sweeping lawns, well stocked flower beds, vegetable plots and seating areas to enjoy the far reaching views on offer.

ACCOMMODATION
An entrance porch leads through to a spacious inner hall with stairs leading to the first floor, a rear aspect window and guest cloakroom. To the right is a formal dining room enjoying a dual aspect with two sets of French doors, timber shutters, built in display units and a feature fireplace with an inset woodburner. The charming sitting room has a dual aspect with garden views, French doors leading out, built in display units and a feature fireplace with an inset woodburner. Left of the entrance hall is a delightful morning room with a front aspect with French doors and timber shutters, a feature fireplace with inset woodburner, built in display units and timber flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room has a front aspect bay window with a 2nd staircase leading to the first floor. The kitchen has an array of matching base and wall units, electric hob, double oven and access to the rear courtyard. Off the kitchen is a generous utility and boot room with access from the front of the property, sink, space for white goods. A further reception room on the ground floor offers a multi-functional space previously used as a music room or snug. The study has a rear aspect window with garden views.

The master bedroom has a dual aspect with rural views, built in cupboards and a generous ensuite providing a bath, corner shower, His & Hers basins and an array of fitted cupboards. Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect with rural views and an ensuite shower room providing a corner shower, wc and basin. Bedroom 3 has a rear aspect window with rural views and a built in storage cupboard. Off the inner first floor landing is a bathroom arranged with a bath with shower unit, basin and storage cupboards. Adjacent is a separate wc and basin. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have front aspect windows one of which has a vanity basin. A unique feature is a wonderful garden room enjoying a rural aspect, garden views and double doors leading out onto a patio.

THE GROUNDS
Culm Leigh is set in approximately 1.67 acres, a key feature are the impressive grounds with the back drop of stunning rural views. A private drive leads to a generous parking area and two garages. Immediately to the rear of the property are some useful garden store units off the rear courtyard. The grounds offer sweeping lawns, well stocked flower beds full of colour and texture, specimen trees, established shrubbery and a well stocked vegetable plot. On the upper level of the plot is a former lawned tennis court and patio areas.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and mains water. Private drainage and oil fired central heating.

DIRECTIONS
From the centre of Exeter proceed north on the Old Tiverton Road, crossing the round about onto Stoke Hill. Continue on this road for 2.5 miles where the property will be located on the left.
 

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