The picturesque village of Ide lies two miles south west of Exeter, with easy access to the city, the A30 and the M5 motorway. The beautiful setting of Ide offers a wide range of properties from striking, architect-designed homes through to charming period thatched cottages, surrounded by active farmland. The strong and favoured community is a draw for all ages, providing community shops and groups, two pubs and primary school. The cathedral and university city of Exeter affords excellent sporting and leisure facilities as well as a selection of theatre, cinema, museum, football and rugby clubs, leisure centres, private and state schooling, shopping and excellent dining. Exeter has two mainline railway stations on the Paddington and Waterloo lines. To the east of the city is junction 29 of the M5 motorway which links to the A30 and A38 trunk roads.Description
Approached along a private driveway, Ashgrove is a striking and substantial architect-designed family home in a private position in the sought-after village of Ide. The house, which is part cedar clad with rendered elevations under a zinc roof, provides a unique layout of accommodation with light and spacious open plan living areas along with 5 bedrooms divided over two floors. In addition to the main house is a detached double garage including a 1 bedroom, first floor annexe with ensuite shower room. The property is set in spacious level grounds of 0.3 acres.Accommodation
The generous and inviting oak floored entrance hall, with spiral stairs to the first floor, seamlessly flows into an open plan, glass fronted sitting room with vaulted ceiling, modern gas fireplace and full length bi-fold doors to a partially covered sun terrace. The stylish Alno kitchen has an array of units with integrated appliances, electric ovens and a striking central island. To the far side of the kitchen is the dining room with double doors to the gardens. From the entrance hall are two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and single bedroom, which is currently used as an office. There is also a useful utility room with fitted cupboards, a door to a rear patio and a separate clockroom/WC.
The first floor landing has an impressive vaulted ceiling with an extended 'floating' balcony over the sitting room, which is currently used as a games area. The substantial master suite has a rear aspect picture window, ensuite bathroom with double sink, and built in cupboards. There is a further double bedroom with ensuite shower room and eaves storage area.Annexe and garage
Detached from the main house is a double garage with electric 'up and over' door. To the side of the garage is the access to the annexe with a ground floor kitchen and first floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room.Gardens
A generous driveway leads to a parking and turning area for several vehicles. To the front and the side are level lawns with mature specimen trees and shrubs. A paved pathway surrounds the house with a glorious paved sun terrace to the side.Planning permission
There is planning permission for a rear extension to the main house. Plans are available on request.Services
Mains drainage, electricity, gas and water.
Gas central heating. Boiler supplying both the main house and annexe
Unico A/C units in all bedrooms.Directions
From Exeter head southwards on the A377/Alphington Road. At the A30 roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted to Ide. Continue on the A377 turning left into the village of Ide. Continue up the High Street and at the roundabout turn right onto Station Road. Take the first right onto The Green and the property entrance will be on the right after 300 feet.
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