An elegant, semi-detached Georgian townhouse with a self-contained flat, walled garden, double garage and parking
Victoria Park Road is one of the most sought-after roads in Exeter and has relatively light traffic, is lined by attractive townhouses and Exeter School and its playing fields. The property, which is Grade II-listed, is an elegant townhouse probably dating back to the George II era, with a Victorian extension on one side. As such it displays many of the distinct features of this period of British architecture. It has a stuccoed and painted exterior under a Welsh slate roof, an east-west axis and four storeys including the basement and attics. Inside it has well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and tall sash windows that allow natural light to flood in throughout the day. It has been the much-loved home of the current owner for the past twenty years. During this period, the house has undergone a programme of sympathetic refurbishment and improvement, whilst ensuring that its original architectural features were retained. These include plentiful Georgian joinery, fine coving and ceiling roses, picture and dado rails, working shutters, a graceful main staircase and many fireplaces, including beautiful, Adam-style examples in the drawing and dining rooms. On the ground floor are three reception rooms off the reception hall. Of these the drawing room is particularly fine with a floor to ceiling bay window fitted with working shutters that looks out over the rear, walled garden. Beyond the reception hall is the rear-facing garden room with its own balcony with steps down to the garden below. Within the basement is the kitchen/breakfast room that has sufficient space for family-centric dining and seating areas, a storeroom fitted with original wine bins and a tandem, double garage. Off the first-floor galleried landing are the principal bedroom with en-suite dressing room, three further double bedrooms and the family bathroom with separate shower. In the attics is a self-contained flat comprising a living room, double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with a fantastic view of the hills beyond the city.Parking, Garaging & Walled GardenThe house has a wide entranceway off Victoria Park Road leading to a generous, brick-paved parking area with space for up to four cars. From the parking area a flight of stone steps with elegant, wrought iron handrail and railings rise to the porch and on the house's open side a lockable side gate leads round to the rear, walled garden. This is a restful, well-screened area bound by medium-height stone walling. At its centre is a square lawn surrounded by wide, brick-paved path. Fringing the walls are raised borders planted with a rich variety of flowering shrubs, interrupted by a seating area facing back towards the house and sheltered by a neighbour's screen of poplar trees. Immediately behind the house and beneath the garden room and balcony is a sheltered area with direct access to the kitchen via a pair of French windows. In all measuring approximately 50' x 43.5' (15.5m x 13.2m).
Exeter city centre 0.9 mile ô Exeter Central station (Waterloo 3 hours 17 minutes) 1.1 miles ô Exeter St. David's station (Paddington 2 hours 7 minutes) 1.9 miles ô Junction 30 M5 2.5 miles ô Exeter Airport (London City Airport 1 hour) 4.7 miles (Distances and times approximate)