Magnificent Regency Grade II listed House in Secluded Position
Plus Six Self-Contained Apartments Generating £51,700 PA
Porch, Entrance Hallway and Reception Hallway
Family Room/Dining Room
Cloakroom, Laundry Room and Boot Room
Games Room, Gym, Wine Store
Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom
Guest Bedroom with Further Integral Double Bedroom
Three Further Double Bedrooms
Bathroom and Shower Room
Attached Double Garage and Parking Area
Fabulous Garden Totalling Approximately 1.5 AcresDirections
From John Lewis, Exeter go straight up Longbrook Street which leads onto Pennsylvania Road. At the crossroads of Union Road and Prince of Wales Road continue for 400 yards and then take a sharp left onto the shared driveway. Proceed up the drive and park on the parking area in front of the garage.Situation
Hoopern House lies in a secluded position on the edge of the University of Exeter Campus and Duryard Valley, just a mile from the citys High Street and Cathedral. It enjoys a private position just a short walk from the extensive facilities of the university, with Exeter squash and cricket clubs nearby. Exeter is well served with a selection of theatres, museum and cinemas and offers excellent restaurants and shopping facilities, good private and state schools together with a mainline train station to London (approx. 2 hours), Bristol and The North. An excellent local road network provides easy access to the M5, A road intersection and coastal routes. Exeter International Airport also lies just 15 minutes from the city. Dartmoor and Devons beaches are within easy reach.Description
Believed to have been built around 1831 and enlarged in 1860, this imposing Grade II Listed Regency house is understood to have been occupied as a single private resident until the 1960s when ownership transferred to the university. Hoopern House was sold in 2001 and underwent a comprehensive programme of renovations and improvement, which included the conversion of the coach houses and offices to the rear of the house to create six quality apartments with independent separate access.
The house offers exceptionally spacious accommodation of approximately 6,000 sq feet arranged over three floors, bearing all the hallmarks of its architectural origins whilst benefiting from considerate, worthwhile, modern improvements. This striking building features a Doric porch, walls of white painted Stucco, large sash windows and slate roof concealed behind a moulded parapet.
The rooms are a very generous size throughout, with a wonderful feeling of light and space with tall ceilings and enhanced by the south facing front. The high quality modern finish blends perfectly with the Period architectural features including extensive internal joinery, fireplaces, a finely carved broad staircase and working shutters.
Hoopern House affords versatile, adaptable living space. The ground floor has an impressive entrance hall with wonderful Period detail. The large central reception hall with two rooms on either side. On one side are the elegant sitting room with fireplace and wood burner and a large study/reception room with wood burner. On the other side the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with large folding doors opening to a superb dining room and family living room, creating an ideal space for entertaining. The high quality kitchen is well equipped with contemporary units and features a central island, a breakfast bar and four-door AGA with additional gas rings. French windows overlook the garden and open out to the decking terrace.
A laundry room and boot room make ideal storage and connect to the substantial attached double garage. The basement has been adapted to create a large games room, gym and wine store and has separate access to the outside.
The first floor, approached by the elegant, carved, turning staircase features six double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has an integral dressing room and ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom has a further integral double room and there are three further double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. There are good views of Exeter and the surrounding countryside from the first floor.
|GARDEN & GROUNDS|| Hoopern House is accessed along a shared, curved tarmac drive leading to a private brick paved parking area beside the house and in front of the attached double garage. The formal garden extends out from the west side of the house with privacy afforded by mature trees and hedging. The well-tended gardens comprise a gradually sloping lawn that meanders between borders planted with shrubs, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. The garden has recently been landscaped to include an extensive split level decking area with an impressive sunken seating area with a gas fired fire pit and water feature.|
Extending out from the kitchen is a high-quality Millboard decking terrace with a flight of steps down to the garden and walkway off to one side which passes under a pergola covered with jasmine, passion flower, chocolate vine and roses and leads to the vegetable garden. In all, the garden and grounds extend to about 1.5 acres and provide a wonderful area for family entertaining, recreation and relaxation.
|AGENTS NOTE|| The vendor advises that there are private rights of way over the access driveway for 99 Pennsylvania Road, Hoopern Lawn 101b Pennsylvania Road and the six flats to the rear of the property.|