The Mid Devon market town of Crediton offers an extensive range of amenities including places of worship, library, health centre, hospital, post office, banks, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, garages and sports facilities including a modern leisure centre and the well-regarded 1,000 year old Queen Elizabeths Academy. The weekly farmers market is the largest in the area and the community is proud of its Arts scene centred around the Arts Centre holding events and classes such as theatre, dance, films, talks and music.DESCRIPTION
Powne's House is a grand Grade II* Listed Georgian house house situated in the heart of this popular market town. Believed to date back to the 1770's, largely intact of its original features and construction. The current owners have carefully restored the property to highlight the extraordinary design of its time. This extensive 5-bay fronted house offers over 3,700 sq ft of versatile accommodation and rich in striking period features including fine plaster work, ornate fireplaces and sash windows. The layout flows over two storeys with a generous attic, which includes 5 bedrooms sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study, bathroom and cloakroom. To the rear of the house is a south facing terraced garden incorporating a gravel parking area and an outbuilding offering potential renovation for ancillary use (subject to the necessary consents). Expired permission was granted for conversion in 2015.ACCOMMODATION
A grand porticoed door opens to an inviting entrance hall with a decorative arch framing an elegant sweeping staircase, with storage beneath, and laid with early Victorian floor tiles. To the left is the study with a front aspect sash window with wood shutters, ornate cornicing, an Italian marble fireplace with an inset burner and alcove shelving. To the right of the hall is the dining room which has two front aspect sash window with seats, Victorian oak fire surround with cast iron grate, fitted cupboards, serving hatch and exposed timber flooring. The striking sitting room has a rear aspect with charming arched windows looking out to the garden. The stunning craftsmanship of Georgian panelling, the intricate design of the pillared fireplace with marble surround, the deep ceiling mouldings and exposed timber flooring make this a truly impressive room. A half glazed door from the hall opens to the rear passage with panelled walls, an under-stairs cupboard and access to the garden. The kitchen remains untouched during the renovation apart from restoring the original layout. The kitchen has a rear aspect with garden views, a selection of units, sink, space for appliances and a recently installed boiler.
The panel lined stair-case leads to the first floor with a delightful rear aspect arched window with coloured glass, a cloakroom on the half landing and a deep airing cupboard on the first floor corridor. The bright and spacious master bedroom has a rear aspect with two sets of tall windows with garden views and revealed timber flooring. Bedroom 2 has a front aspect with two sash windows, a feature fireplace, built-in storage and exposed timber flooring. Bedroom 3 has a front aspect sash, a feature fireplace and exposed timber flooring. Bedroom 4 has a front aspect sash and exposed timber floors with an inner door connecting to bedroom 5/2nd study. The 5th bedroom has been used as a 2nd study with a front aspect sash, exposed timber flooring and inner doors connecting the adjacent bedrooms. The fashionable family bathroom has been designed with a Victorian style arranged with a claw foot bath, 2 basins, wc, shower cubicle and a feature fireplace.
A further flight of stairs lead to a generous attic, a vast space spanning the length or the property, fully boarded with exposed timbers. The attic is believed to have formed part of the servants living area, hence the fireplaces and skylights.OUTSIDE
To the rear of the property is a delightful south facing terraced garden. Gated access to the gravelled drive provides parking for 2 cars. The garden has two sets of steps leading up to a lawned area with a perimeter stone wall and areas of established flowerbeds and borders.OUTBUILDING
The stone and brick built outbuilding provides a two storey project for someone to create a wonderful ancillary unit to the main house. Currently used for storage with power and light but requiring structural work. In 2015 Listed Buildings Consent was granted for the conversion of the outbuilding to a residential annexe, this has now expired. The reference of this consent is 15/01084/LBCSERVICES
All mains connected. Gas central heating.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter head north out of Exeter on the A377. Pass through the villages of Cowley and Newton St Cyres. Upon reaching Crediton, continue into the town centre. After passing the shops on the High Street the property is located on the left.