Exeter Road, Crediton

Offers in the Region Of £700,000

  • house - Detached
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Receptions 4
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Introduction

    Elegant Grade II listed Georgian detached family house set in about three quarters of an acre of gardens and grounds, well proportioned 6 bedroomed accommodation full of original period features, large cellar, recently converted self-contained annexe, heated swimming pool, outbuildings including barns, workshop and detached timber office building, spacious parking areas

    • Elegant Grade II listed Georgian detached family house
    • 3/4 of an acre of mature gardens and grounds
    • Well proportioned 6 bedroomed accommodation
    • Self-contained annexe, heated swimming pool, outbuildings EPC : F
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    Elegant Grade II listed Georgian detached family house set in about three quarters of an acre of gardens and grounds, well proportioned 6 bedroomed accommodation full of original period features, large cellar, recently converted self-contained annexe, heated swimming pool, outbuildings including barns, workshop and detached timber office building, spacious parking areas

    The Dower House is the main house in Fair Park, an exclusive gated development being developed on the outskirts of Crediton.

    Built in 1784 the Dower House sits at the top of the hill looking down over the central lawns of the estate and across to the green hills south of Crediton. It is a classic Georgian house that retains all its original features including inner working wooden shutters at ground and first floor levels, wooden floors, marble fireplaces, beautiful doors and ornate plaster ceiling cornicing. It has rendered colour-washed elevations with white painted quoins under a slate roof, and wooden sash windows and a lovely wooden columned entrance portico. It has been well maintained and is presented in good decorative order.

    An open porch with a panelled wooden front door opens into a very welcoming front hall with a wide staircase to the first floor. The reception rooms are very spacious and both the living room and dining room have white marble open fireplaces and ornate corniced ceilings. The kitchen/breakfast room adjacent to the dining room has a lovely feel to it and has a fireplace recess with space for a range style cooker, Belfast sink, wooden work surface and slate floor plus range of fitted cupboards. The present owners have recently upgraded the central heating which includes a new mains gas boiler.

    From the inner hall granite steps lead down to the cellar, which has stone walls and a concrete floor and is perfect for storing wines.

    On the first floor there are four bedrooms (one is currently used as a dressing room), a family bathroom and a separate shower room, with the main bedroom having an en-suite bathroom. Part of the landing provides a first floor study. The second floor has two bedrooms and a central sitting room, all with exposed roof timbers, a shower room and a separate WC. The first floor windows in particular enjoy distant country views.

    The self-contained annexe has been recently converted from a barn, and is beautifully appointed with a fitted kitchen, shower room, dining area and bedroom area – all centrally heated.  There is permission to extend the accommodation to the first floor, which would provide further bedroom accommodation if required.  The annexe looks out over a large terrace and lawn.

    The Dower House is set in gardens and grounds to about three quarters of an acre in all.  The entrance to Fair Park is through private gates and the house is approached up a long winding private driveway shared with the neighbouring properties on the estate.

    The driveway leads into a huge parking and turning area with space for several vehicles (plus caravan, trailer or boat etc).    Steps lead down to a large lawned area to the south, part of which is level and would be ideal for croquet.

    The heated swimming pool is surrounded by a sociable paved terrace, with all the filtration and air source heating units housed in the adjoining outbuilding.

    Overlooking the pool is a detached timber office which is insulated and has lighting and power – perfect for someone working from home who needs a “get away”!

    To the eastern side of the house there is a lovely stone walled garden with large, well maintained lawned area surrounded by mature planting, a patio and access to the barns at the rear.

    To the west of the house lies an additional ancient walled garden which has lawn, large paved patio area and is sheltered by a lovely old wall, believed to have been used as battlements in the defence of Crediton during the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549.

    Adjoining the annexe are additional barns which could (subject to planning) be converted into further accommodation if desired.

    Council Tax:       G
    Utilities:             Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband enabled
    Drainage:           Mains drainage
    Heating:             Mains gas central heating
    Listed:                 Yes Grade II
    Tenure:               Freehold

    DIRECTIONS :  From the centre of Crediton proceed to the lower end of the town. The driveway leading into Fair Park will be seen on your left just above the row of thatched cottages in Exeter Road.  

    If approaching from Exeter on the A377, proceed past Tesco and the Shell garage. On your right is a row of thatched cottages. At the top end of the terrace you will find the driveway into Fair Park.

    CREDITON : An ancient market town, with a contemporary feel – only a short, 20-minute drive NW from the city of Exeter. Set in the Vale of the River Creedy, amongst gentle, rolling hills and verdant pastures. Sincerely picture postcard. Once the capital of Devon, Crediton is famed for its inspiring sandstone church and for being the birthplace of Saint Boniface in 680 AD. Its high street is a vibrant place, abuzz with trade – artisan coffee shops, roaring pubs, a farmers’ market and bakeries, jam-packed with mouthwatering delights. For those commuting it has hassle free transport links into Exeter and for schooling a prestigious community college (Queen Elizabeth’s) – with an Ofsted “outstanding” sixth form. In addition, it boasts a brilliant gym & leisure centre for New Year’s resolutions, two supermarkets for the weekly shop and a trading estate for any practical needs. All neatly held in a single valley. 

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    Postcode: EX17 3BJ
    Latitude: 50.7869911193848
    Longitude: -3.64843940734863

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Crediton is an old Mid Devon market town with a wealth of history just 7 miles from Exeter. The town is surrounded by unspoilt farmland in an area of great natural beauty. Great transport links and excellent schooling facilities make the town a very desirable place to live.

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