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Accommodation Summary

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A spectacular home in an elevated and semi-rural position on the edge of Woodbury Common and Exmouth
Incredible town and coastal views from all principal rooms, terrace and garden
Marley House sits on the site of an original Victorian mansion and retains many historical features
Six reception rooms, seven bedrooms and five bathrooms
The original Victorian wall, steps and archway still stand and have been lovingly restored
Over 2.25 acres of beautiful gardens with circular driveway
Two bedroom annexe suitable as additional accommodation or for guests or holiday lets

Directions

Proceed through Woodbury on the B3179 and on leaving the village after about half a mile, turn right at the signpost to Budleigh Salterton. Proceed up the hill and turn right at the T-junction and proceed along the road for approximately a mile. Just after the Lympstone / Exmouth turning, turn right into Higher Marley Road. Continue down the road and just before the traffic calming section, the entrance to Marley House will be located on the right hand side of the road.

Situation

Ideally situated at the mouth of the River Exe, Exmouth is surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside, yet is only twelve miles by road or rail from the Cathedral City of Exeter, with its Intercity railway station, airport, connection to the M5 motorway, all major shops and facilities and home to the European championship winning rugby team Exeter Chiefs. The town of Exmouth boasts over three miles of golden sands and a huge estuary and east Devon coastline, including excellent facilities of Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club. A range of other amenities, including boating, sailing, water skiing, walking, modern sports centre, swimming pool and marina are all available. Exmouth has its own thriving shopping centre and a variety of restaurants such as the Michelin Star Lympstone Manor and River Exe Cafe.

Description

Sat on the original site of a former Victorian marble mansion and built by the High Sheriff of Devon, Marley House is part of Exmouth's history and is located in a commanding position on the outskirts of Woodbury Common and Exmouth.

Benefitting from its elevation, the current Marley House enjoys breath-taking views over the town and southern coastline from all principal rooms, balcony, terrace and garden.

The spectacular reception space is divided into no less than six reception rooms, facing in a south-westerly direction with ample light supplied by roof lanterns in the rooms to the front and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The rooms include; sun room with adjacent study, dining room, drawing room with feature fireplace and wood burner, kitchen, summer kitchen and a further reception linking to the hall. In addition the ground floor provides an en suite bedroom (16'10 x 25'4), suitable also as a games/cinema room or home office/work space, entrance hall and vestibule, utility and cloakroom.

The first floor provides a further five double bedrooms including the main bedroom with en suite and access to the decked terrace and a guest bedroom with en suite. In addition there is a family bathroom and access to the upper floor which provides the final en suite bedroom with two Juliette balconies.

Outside, the beautifully maintained gardens extend to over 2.25 acres and include the original Victorian steps and balustrade wall which surrounds the main house on three sides. The current owners have complimented the wall by adding a York stone terrace. Also there are extensive lawns, a circular driveway with original archway, summer house and two bedroom annexe with storage shed, garage and greenhouse.

The twin en suite bedroom annexe provides additional guest accommodation or could be suitable for income generation via holiday lets.

The grounds are accessed by electric iron gates and to the right of the entrance there is a section of land bordered by a variety of trees and a water feature.

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE15'9" x 8'2" (4.8m x 2.5m). Double doors to front, window to side, roof lantern, tiled floor and radiator.

ENTRANCE HALL28'7" x 8'2" (8.71m x 2.5m). Stairs to first floor with storage under, solid oak flooring and two radiators.

RECEPTION ROOM13'1" x 10'2" (3.99m x 3.1m). Double doors from entrance hall, solid oak flooring and opening in to...

DINING ROOM21'8" x 15'1" (6.6m x 4.6m). Two roof lanterns, windows to rear and sides and French doors to terrace, all with fitted blinds, solid oak flooring and two radiators.

KITCHEN21'8" x 14'5" (6.6m x 4.4m). Enjoying views to the sea and Exe estuary. Electric fire with feature surround, a range of Beechwood floor-standing units comprising cupboards and drawers with work surfaces and a central island with granite wood block work surface. Four oven Aga with two hot plates and twin ceramic hobs to one side. Integrated dishwasher, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and single drainer, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, down lighting, radiator and Roman blind to window.

SUMMER KITCHEN19'8" x 15'1" (6m x 4.6m). Roof lantern, windows to rear and side and double doors to terrace all with Luxaflex blinds. Sea and river views, tiled flooring, radiator, comprehensive range of floor-standing cupboards and drawers with work surfaces and central island with granite work surface over and cupboards and drawers. Integrated dishwasher, fitted oven and hob, stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap and integrated wine fridge.

DRAWING ROOM21' (6.4m) x 13'9" (4.2m) (19' (5.8m) to bay). Window to side, window and double doors to sun room, solid oak flooring, wood-burning stove and two radiators.

SUN LOUNGE30'2" x 16'1" (9.2m x 4.9m). Bi-fold doors plus two sets of French doors to the middle and windows to rear and sides, solid oak flooring and door to...

STUDY12'6" x 9'10" (3.8m x 3m). Built-in cupboards, door to garden and windows to front and side.

GUEST BEDROOM/OFFICE25'3" x 16'9" (7.7m x 5.1m). With its own lobby entrance. Window to front and side with fitted blinds, solid Oak flooring, three radiators and door to...

DOWNSTAIRS EN SUITE5'7" x 5'3" (1.7m x 1.6m). Walk-in shower, hand basin in vanity unit, WC and towel rail.

UTILITY ROOM11'10" x 7'7" (3.6m x 2.31m). Door to outside, window to front, radiator and door to...

BOILER HOUSE6'7" 4'7" (2m 1.4m).

WC5'7" x 4'3" (1.7m x 1.3m). Window to side, WC, hand basin and radiator.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Two radiators.

MAIN BEDROOM16'9" (5.1m) x 13'9" (4.2m) (18'4" (5.6m) to bay). Bay window and French doors to terrace.

TERRACE A decked terrace with glass and stainless steel, marine grade, balustrade.

MAIN BEDROOM EN SUITE13'1" x 6'11" (3.99m x 2.1m). Large walk-in shower, hand basin, WC, towel rail, built-in two door wardrobe and ample storage.

BEDROOM 218'1" X16'9" (5.51m X5.1m). Window to front. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 EN SUITE6'11" x 6'7" (2.1m x 2m). Walk-in Jacuzzi shower, hand basin in vanity unit, WC and towel rail.

BEDROOM 313'9" x 11'6" (4.2m x 3.5m). Window to rear with view. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 EN SUITE7'3" x 5'11" (2.2m x 1.8m). Walk-in shower, hand basin in vanity unit. towel rail.

BEDROOM 413'10" x 10'2" (4.22m x 3.1m). Window to rear, built-in wardrobe, radiator.

BEDROOM 513'10" x 9'7" (4.22m x 2.92m). Window to rear, built-in wardrobe, radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM8'2" x 7'7" (2.5m x 2.31m). Corner bath with hand shower, hand basin in vanity unit, towel rail.

SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM 623'11" x 11'6" (7.3m x 3.5m). A splendid guest and children's suite with two defined sleeping areas of limited head height commanding excellent sea views towards Berry Head and across the River Exe. Radiator, double aspect to front and rear, plus useful walk-in store room.

BEDROOM 6 EN SUITE7'10" x 7'10" (2.39m x 2.39m). Freestanding bath, hand basin in vanity unit, WC and towel rail.

OUTSIDE Marley House is approached over a long gravel driveway and by-passes the front lawns and side lawns leading back to the GARAGE / ANNEXE block. There are a fine array of flowers and shrubs including Hydrangea, Acers, Weeping Cherry, Palm, Lavender, Pittesporum and fine specimen trees. There is a circular part of the driveway that leads to the house through the original ornate arch from the old house.

GARAGE21' x 18'8" (6.4m x 5.7m). Power and lighting.

ANNEXE

KITCHEN10'6" x 7'7" (3.2m x 2.31m). With stainless steel sink, cupboards and drawers and dishwasher, cooker and fridge/freezer.

SITTING/DINING ROOM26'3" x 19'6" (8m x 5.94m). Storage cupboard and double doors to courtyard.

WC10'1" x 2'11" (3.07m x 0.9m). Utility space with plumbing for washer/dryer and door to WC with basin and WC.

BEDROOM 116'5" x 12'6" (5m x 3.8m). With its own staircase, window and door to...

EN SUITE 18'2" x 5'7" (2.5m x 1.7m). Shower, hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 212'6" 11'10" (3.8m 3.6m). With its own staircase, window and door to...

EN SUITE 27'3" x 6'7" (2.2m x 2m). Panelled bath with shower over, basin and WC.

WORKSHOP 110'6" 8'10" (3.2m 2.7m).

WORKSHOP 218'8" 4'11" (5.7m 1.5m).

POTTING SHED19'4" x 7'10" (5.9m x 2.39m).

SUMMER HOUSE15'1" x 9'2" (4.6m x 2.8m).

AGENT'S NOTE: There is a triangle of land at the beginning of the driveway over which the neighbouring property "Coppers Glow" has a right of way.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating and domestic hot water. Private drainage to own septic tank. The annexe has its own central heating by LPG.

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