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Exeter | Devon

Guide Price £850,000

Detached | 3
Accommodation Summary

GUIDE PRICE £850,000 - £900,000
No onward chain
Individual architect designed
Countryside views
Underfloor heating with hard flooring throughout
Large aluminium framed double glazed windows throughout
Wrap around private gardens
Impressive free flowing living space
Garaging and private drive
Council Tax Band: G
EPC/EER rating: C

Directions

Proceed north from the city centre on Cowley Bridge Road, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Tiverton Road (A396) and continue to Stoke Canon. Before reaching the bridge turn right on to Stoke Hill the properties entrance drive will be found after a short distance on the right.

Situation

Stoke Canon is a relatively small village lying just to the North of Exeter with an active and very friendly community. It is well placed with good access to the Exe Valley villages as well as lovely countryside walks yet only a short journey by car to Exeter High Street. The village amenities include a post office/convenience store, frequent bus service to Exeter and Tiverton. Excellent primary school, church and community owned public house.

Description

The Round House is a fabulous architect designed property amongst well maintained established gardens. Designed by Peter Blundell Jones and Gillian Smith the property was built around 1976. Having undergone significant enhancement in 2013, this stunning detached property maximises a light and spacious feel whist embracing the surrounding gardens. Welcoming entrance with exposed brick inner wall and roof light. Well equipped open plan kitchen/dining room with separate boot room/utility. Free flowing comfortable sitting room with bi folding doors to the garden plus a circular snug area with bespoke seating and open fire. The property also benefits from three double bedrooms with ample storage plus a modern en suite to the master. Completing the property is a home/work office. Outside there is a private drive with ample parking. Integrated garage with workshop area. The gardens are a real joy and surround the property. Mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and climbers. There are numerous seating areas maximising the all-day sun including a terrace from the master bedroom and a walled area with wisteria for the afternoon/ evening sun.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES Solid wood door to

ENTRANCE HALL A light, welcoming entrance hall with full length double glazed roof light and exposed brick. Door to garage.

CLOAKROOM Modern white suite comprising low level WC. Inset wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard beneath. Extractor fan. Towel radiator. Access to the loft space.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM21'4" x 16'1" (6.5m x 4.9m). A very impressive contemporary kitchen/dining room enjoying impressive countryside outlook. Extensive range of soft close cupboards and drawer units with curved central island. Corian work surfaces, tiled splashback and two open shelves. Four ring induction hob with stainless steel extractor hood. Double oven. Space for fridge freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. LED lighting. Television point. Large dining area. With doorway and steps down to sitting room.

SITTING ROOM20' x 16'10" (6.1m x 5.13m). A fabulous light spacious room with aluminium bi-folding doors with windows to the garden enjoying a pleasant outlook of the gardens and Exe Valley countryside beyond. Exposed feature brick wall.

SNUG AREA15'5" x 12'5" (4.7m x 3.78m). In the heart of this amazing home is a circular open plan snug with bespoke fitted seating. Brick chimney breast with ‘Jetmaster’ open fire and raised hearth. Television point. Feature high level ceiling and clerestory windows.

HOME/WORK OFFICE13'2" x 8'4" (4.01m x 2.54m). Useful home/work office with two built in workstations. Window overlooking garden and birdbath. BT point.

UTILITY ROOM16'3" x 14'5" (4.95m x 4.4m). In the basement is a generous utility/boot room with direct access out to the garden. Extensive range of units with work surface. Inset stainless steel sink with mono mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Vaillant gas boiler serving the underfloor heating and hot water.

BEDROOM 115'2" x 13'1" (4.62m x 4m). A pleasant and genuinely double bedroom with circular feature window and door to the patio and garden. Bespoke fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.

EN SUITE WET ROOM A modern white suite comprising walk-in tiled shower cubicle with twin headed shower. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with mono mixer tap and cupboards beneath. Attractive modern tiling to walls and floor. Extractor fan, towel radiator and mirror.

BEDROOM 214'6" x 13'3" (4.42m x 4.04m). A double bedroom with two built in double wardrobes with hanging rail, shelving and cupboards above.

BEDROOM 315'5" x 14'9" (4.7m x 4.5m). A double room with two windows to the rear. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving plus storage above.

BATHROOM A modern quality bathroom with spa bath, mixer tap and shower over. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with mono mixer tap and cupboards beneath. Tiling and wall mounted mirror. Towel radiator. Extractor fan.

GARAGE26'5" x 15'5" (8.05m x 4.7m). Electric up and over door power and lighting plus a recessed workshop area with roof light.

OUTSIDE Paved driveway approaches the property and opens out with parking for several vehicles. Beside the drive is a brick and timber mower/bike shed with slate roof and a timber garden shed is situated near the boot room.

The well-maintained mature gardens of around 2/3 acre surround the property and are not overlooked. They are laid to well-kept lawns, mature shrubs, borders and inset trees. Tiered on numerous levels the gardens are a joy to walk around.

Beside the front door there is a raised brick terrace with herb border. Beside the sitting room is a walled seating area with wisteria and from the bedroom is another terrace that catches the morning sun.

There are useful power sockets, lights, outside taps and water butts in various positions for easy access around the garden.

AGENT NOTE Blundell Jones, was a noted architectural writer and Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, described the design in an Architectural Review article on the house as having "a room in the middle where the family can sit around the fire on a winter's evening". He went on to add that "this is the dominant element to which all else relates, wound round this heart of the matter is the circulation… Beyond lie all the other rooms, each of which overlooks the garden". The house is singled out for a special mention in the celebrated 'The Buildings of England' architectural guides by Nikolaus Pevsner.

SUMMARY

GUIDE PRICE £850,000 - £900,000

IMPRESSIVE HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL ARCHITECT-DESIGNED modern detached home set in WONDERFUL ESTABLISHED GARDENS just three miles or so from the city centre. (contd...)... Read more

Accommodation Summary

GUIDE PRICE £850,000 - £900,000
No onward chain
Individual architect designed
Countryside views
Underfloor heating with hard flooring throughout
Large aluminium framed double glazed windows throughout
Wrap around private gardens
Impressive free flowing living space
Garaging and private drive
Council Tax Band: G
EPC/EER rating: C

Directions

Proceed north from the city centre on Cowley Bridge Road, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Tiverton Road (A396) and continue to Stoke Canon. Before reaching the bridge turn right on to Stoke Hill the properties entrance drive will be found after a short distance on the right.

Situation

Stoke Canon is a relatively small village lying just to the North of Exeter with an active and very friendly community. It is well placed with good access to the Exe Valley villages as well as lovely countryside walks yet only a short journey by car to Exeter High Street. The village amenities include a post office/convenience store, frequent bus service to Exeter and Tiverton. Excellent primary school, church and community owned public house.

Description

The Round House is a fabulous architect designed property amongst well maintained established gardens. Designed by Peter Blundell Jones and Gillian Smith the property was built around 1976. Having undergone significant enhancement in 2013, this stunning detached property maximises a light and spacious feel whist embracing the surrounding gardens. Welcoming entrance with exposed brick inner wall and roof light. Well equipped open plan kitchen/dining room with separate boot room/utility. Free flowing comfortable sitting room with bi folding doors to the garden plus a circular snug area with bespoke seating and open fire. The property also benefits from three double bedrooms with ample storage plus a modern en suite to the master. Completing the property is a home/work office. Outside there is a private drive with ample parking. Integrated garage with workshop area. The gardens are a real joy and surround the property. Mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and climbers. There are numerous seating areas maximising the all-day sun including a terrace from the master bedroom and a walled area with wisteria for the afternoon/ evening sun.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES Solid wood door to

ENTRANCE HALL A light, welcoming entrance hall with full length double glazed roof light and exposed brick. Door to garage.

CLOAKROOM Modern white suite comprising low level WC. Inset wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard beneath. Extractor fan. Towel radiator. Access to the loft space.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM21'4" x 16'1" (6.5m x 4.9m). A very impressive contemporary kitchen/dining room enjoying impressive countryside outlook. Extensive range of soft close cupboards and drawer units with curved central island. Corian work surfaces, tiled splashback and two open shelves. Four ring induction hob with stainless steel extractor hood. Double oven. Space for fridge freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. LED lighting. Television point. Large dining area. With doorway and steps down to sitting room.

SITTING ROOM20' x 16'10" (6.1m x 5.13m). A fabulous light spacious room with aluminium bi-folding doors with windows to the garden enjoying a pleasant outlook of the gardens and Exe Valley countryside beyond. Exposed feature brick wall.

SNUG AREA15'5" x 12'5" (4.7m x 3.78m). In the heart of this amazing home is a circular open plan snug with bespoke fitted seating. Brick chimney breast with ‘Jetmaster’ open fire and raised hearth. Television point. Feature high level ceiling and clerestory windows.

HOME/WORK OFFICE13'2" x 8'4" (4.01m x 2.54m). Useful home/work office with two built in workstations. Window overlooking garden and birdbath. BT point.

UTILITY ROOM16'3" x 14'5" (4.95m x 4.4m). In the basement is a generous utility/boot room with direct access out to the garden. Extensive range of units with work surface. Inset stainless steel sink with mono mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Vaillant gas boiler serving the underfloor heating and hot water.

BEDROOM 115'2" x 13'1" (4.62m x 4m). A pleasant and genuinely double bedroom with circular feature window and door to the patio and garden. Bespoke fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.

EN SUITE WET ROOM A modern white suite comprising walk-in tiled shower cubicle with twin headed shower. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with mono mixer tap and cupboards beneath. Attractive modern tiling to walls and floor. Extractor fan, towel radiator and mirror.

BEDROOM 214'6" x 13'3" (4.42m x 4.04m). A double bedroom with two built in double wardrobes with hanging rail, shelving and cupboards above.

BEDROOM 315'5" x 14'9" (4.7m x 4.5m). A double room with two windows to the rear. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving plus storage above.

BATHROOM A modern quality bathroom with spa bath, mixer tap and shower over. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with mono mixer tap and cupboards beneath. Tiling and wall mounted mirror. Towel radiator. Extractor fan.

GARAGE26'5" x 15'5" (8.05m x 4.7m). Electric up and over door power and lighting plus a recessed workshop area with roof light.

OUTSIDE Paved driveway approaches the property and opens out with parking for several vehicles. Beside the drive is a brick and timber mower/bike shed with slate roof and a timber garden shed is situated near the boot room.

The well-maintained mature gardens of around 2/3 acre surround the property and are not overlooked. They are laid to well-kept lawns, mature shrubs, borders and inset trees. Tiered on numerous levels the gardens are a joy to walk around.

Beside the front door there is a raised brick terrace with herb border. Beside the sitting room is a walled seating area with wisteria and from the bedroom is another terrace that catches the morning sun.

There are useful power sockets, lights, outside taps and water butts in various positions for easy access around the garden.

AGENT NOTE Blundell Jones, was a noted architectural writer and Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, described the design in an Architectural Review article on the house as having "a room in the middle where the family can sit around the fire on a winter's evening". He went on to add that "this is the dominant element to which all else relates, wound round this heart of the matter is the circulation… Beyond lie all the other rooms, each of which overlooks the garden". The house is singled out for a special mention in the celebrated 'The Buildings of England' architectural guides by Nikolaus Pevsner.

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