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Topsham | Devon

Guide Price £2,250,000

Detached | 5

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Accommodation Summary

Beautiful period house in the heart of the conservation area
Stunning South-facing garden
River views from the first and second floors
Driveway parking and garage
A short walk from the estuary
Less than 0.5 miles from the train station and town centre

Directions

From the Topsham office of Wilkinson Grant, walk along Fore Street and at the mini-roundabout by The Lighter Inn, continue straight across onto Strand. Follow the road past Hannafords Quay and Lower Shapter Street is along on the left hand side.

Situation

Topsham is a well-regarded, pretty estuary town, just 4 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter. Recently named by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in the South West of England, Topsham’s excellent amenities range from a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs to churches, doctor’s surgery, primary school, museum, bowls club, tennis courts and sailing club. There is an open-air swimming pool open in the warmer months, with further sports facilities available at Exeter Golf & Country Club, David Lloyd Leisure and Woodbury Park. Part of the ‘Route 2’ cycle path goes through Topsham; the ‘Exe Estuary Trail’ from Exmouth to Dawlish Warren. Well connected, Topsham offers easy access to the M5 at Junction 30 and also benefits from a train station and regular bus service.

Description

Located in the heart of old Topsham, Conway House is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed house believed to date back to the early part of the 18th Century and was possibly 3 separate cottages at one time. Presented in wonderful condition throughout, the house has been lovingly and sympathetically upgraded by the current owners, whilst retaining a large number of fine period features, creating one of the best houses in the town. The accommodation is spacious and well planned with most of the windows overlooking the stunning gardens, while some offer views over the River Exe. The accommodation in brief comprises on the ground floor; two splendid reception rooms, a hobbies room, utility, boot room and the kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening onto a lovely covered patio overlooking the garden. The first floor has a drawing room with wood-burning stove, a rear landing; currently used as a spacious study area and 3 bedrooms, including two with en-suite facilities. Stairs rise to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and a shower room. One of the main features of the house is the stunning, South-facing walled garden; one of the largest in the town. There are a great number of mature shrubs and trees, a large level lawn with well stocked borders, an elegant kitchen garden and a pretty sunken rose garden with a covered seating area. A large patio sits adjacent to the house and accessed from the kitchen, is a lovely covered area for sitting and outside dining. There are also a number of outbuildings including a greenhouse and good sized potting shed. To the front, a driveway provides parking and there is a garage.

ENTRANCE Solid wood door opens into the...

HALL Window to front. Limestone flooring. Stairs to first floor and doors to...

REAR LOBBY Door to garden. Limestone flooring. Door to storage cupboard.

SITTING ROOM16'10" x 16'3" (5.13m x 4.95m). A lovely period room with wood-burning stove, solid wood flooring and two windows overlooking the garden. Arched opening through to snug area with window to garden.

DINING ROOM15'10" x 16'1" (4.83m x 4.9m). Limestone flooring and feature period fireplace. Dual aspect, with window to front and window to garden. Door to...

REAR HALL 'Back' stairs to first floor. Door to garden and doors to...

CLOAKROOM Pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and window to side.

KITCHEN21'2" x 11'2" (6.45m x 3.4m). Four oven electric Aga with two hot plates. Double stainless steel sink. 5-ring induction hob. Double oven with microwave. Fitted dishwasher. Fitted storage cupboard. French doors to garden.

HOBBY ROOM / STUDIO12'6" x 10'8" (3.8m x 3.25m). Obscure glazed window to side, limestone flooring, former fireplace recess and door to...

UTILITY ROOM8'10" x 8'6" (2.7m x 2.6m). Stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Worktops. Double width space for fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine. Window to side. Limestone flooring. Door to...

BOOT ROOM Door to driveway. Shoe storage area. Gas boiler. Limestone flooring.

First floor LANDING Stairs to second floor. Doors to...

BEDROOM 216'5" x 15'1" (5m x 4.6m). Two sash windows to garden, feature period fireplace and door to...

EN-SUITE TO BEDROOM 2 Shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

DRAWING ROOM16'4" x 15'7" (4.98m x 4.75m). Wood-burner. Sash windows to front and rear. Doors to bathroom and rear landing.

BATHROOM Panel bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

REAR LANDING / STUDY AREA Currently used as a study with stairs to ground floor and 'back' stairs to second floor. Doors to...

BEDROOM 121'4" (6.5m) x 20'4" (6.2m) narrowing to 12'10" (3.91m). A splendid master bedroom; triple aspect with lovely views over the garden and glimpses of the estuary. Feature period fireplace. Fitted wardrobe. Door to...

EN-SUITE TO BEDROOM 1 Large panel bath with marble surround, shower cubicle and twin wash hand basins with storage drawers under. Window to side, with privacy glass in the bottom panes and the top panes offering estuary views.

BEDROOM 316'3" x 8'11" (4.95m x 2.72m). Sash window to side.

Second floor A fabulous GALLERIED LANDING with wood flooring. Window overlooking the garden. Door to airing cupboard and doors to...

BEDROOM 414'3" x 14'2" (4.34m x 4.32m). Window to side with beautiful river views. Door to walk-in wardrobe. Back staircase to first floor. Door to...

SNUG / DRESSING ROOM12'8" x 10'11" (3.86m x 3.33m). Exposed beams and views from window.

SHOWER ROOM Corner cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator and tiled flooring.

BEDROOM 513'10" x 11'1" (4.22m x 3.38m). Window overlooking garden. Door to fitted cupboard.

CELLAR Providing very useful storage space.

Outside One of the factors that sets Conway House ahead of others in this part of Topsham is the beautiful South-facing garden, with the overall plot measuring just under 0.25 acres. Well stocked with a large variety of plants, shrubs and trees including apples, pear, plum. apricot and fig, there is a sunken rose garden, overlooked by an attractive covered seating area, a kitchen garden with greenhouse and a brick-built potting shed. The main garden is lawned, with paving adjacent to the house and a covered seating area, accessed from the kitchen; ideal for outside dining. A side gate gives access onto a lane which leads around to the front of the property, where there is a GARAGE and OFF-ROAD PARKING.

SUMMARY

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL DETACHED PERIOD HOME just 100 yards from the RIVERFRONT in the SOUGHT-AFTER conservation area. Offering OVER 4,000 SQ FT of accommodation, presented in FABULOUS DECORATIVE ORDER THROUGHOUT with BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERLY-ASPECT WALLED GARDEN, driveway parking and garage.
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Accommodation Summary

Beautiful period house in the heart of the conservation area
Stunning South-facing garden
River views from the first and second floors
Driveway parking and garage
A short walk from the estuary
Less than 0.5 miles from the train station and town centre

Directions

From the Topsham office of Wilkinson Grant, walk along Fore Street and at the mini-roundabout by The Lighter Inn, continue straight across onto Strand. Follow the road past Hannafords Quay and Lower Shapter Street is along on the left hand side.

Situation

Topsham is a well-regarded, pretty estuary town, just 4 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter. Recently named by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in the South West of England, Topsham’s excellent amenities range from a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs to churches, doctor’s surgery, primary school, museum, bowls club, tennis courts and sailing club. There is an open-air swimming pool open in the warmer months, with further sports facilities available at Exeter Golf & Country Club, David Lloyd Leisure and Woodbury Park. Part of the ‘Route 2’ cycle path goes through Topsham; the ‘Exe Estuary Trail’ from Exmouth to Dawlish Warren. Well connected, Topsham offers easy access to the M5 at Junction 30 and also benefits from a train station and regular bus service.

Description

Located in the heart of old Topsham, Conway House is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed house believed to date back to the early part of the 18th Century and was possibly 3 separate cottages at one time. Presented in wonderful condition throughout, the house has been lovingly and sympathetically upgraded by the current owners, whilst retaining a large number of fine period features, creating one of the best houses in the town. The accommodation is spacious and well planned with most of the windows overlooking the stunning gardens, while some offer views over the River Exe. The accommodation in brief comprises on the ground floor; two splendid reception rooms, a hobbies room, utility, boot room and the kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening onto a lovely covered patio overlooking the garden. The first floor has a drawing room with wood-burning stove, a rear landing; currently used as a spacious study area and 3 bedrooms, including two with en-suite facilities. Stairs rise to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and a shower room. One of the main features of the house is the stunning, South-facing walled garden; one of the largest in the town. There are a great number of mature shrubs and trees, a large level lawn with well stocked borders, an elegant kitchen garden and a pretty sunken rose garden with a covered seating area. A large patio sits adjacent to the house and accessed from the kitchen, is a lovely covered area for sitting and outside dining. There are also a number of outbuildings including a greenhouse and good sized potting shed. To the front, a driveway provides parking and there is a garage.

ENTRANCE Solid wood door opens into the...

HALL Window to front. Limestone flooring. Stairs to first floor and doors to...

REAR LOBBY Door to garden. Limestone flooring. Door to storage cupboard.

SITTING ROOM16'10" x 16'3" (5.13m x 4.95m). A lovely period room with wood-burning stove, solid wood flooring and two windows overlooking the garden. Arched opening through to snug area with window to garden.

DINING ROOM15'10" x 16'1" (4.83m x 4.9m). Limestone flooring and feature period fireplace. Dual aspect, with window to front and window to garden. Door to...

REAR HALL 'Back' stairs to first floor. Door to garden and doors to...

CLOAKROOM Pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and window to side.

KITCHEN21'2" x 11'2" (6.45m x 3.4m). Four oven electric Aga with two hot plates. Double stainless steel sink. 5-ring induction hob. Double oven with microwave. Fitted dishwasher. Fitted storage cupboard. French doors to garden.

HOBBY ROOM / STUDIO12'6" x 10'8" (3.8m x 3.25m). Obscure glazed window to side, limestone flooring, former fireplace recess and door to...

UTILITY ROOM8'10" x 8'6" (2.7m x 2.6m). Stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Worktops. Double width space for fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine. Window to side. Limestone flooring. Door to...

BOOT ROOM Door to driveway. Shoe storage area. Gas boiler. Limestone flooring.

First floor LANDING Stairs to second floor. Doors to...

BEDROOM 216'5" x 15'1" (5m x 4.6m). Two sash windows to garden, feature period fireplace and door to...

EN-SUITE TO BEDROOM 2 Shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

DRAWING ROOM16'4" x 15'7" (4.98m x 4.75m). Wood-burner. Sash windows to front and rear. Doors to bathroom and rear landing.

BATHROOM Panel bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

REAR LANDING / STUDY AREA Currently used as a study with stairs to ground floor and 'back' stairs to second floor. Doors to...

BEDROOM 121'4" (6.5m) x 20'4" (6.2m) narrowing to 12'10" (3.91m). A splendid master bedroom; triple aspect with lovely views over the garden and glimpses of the estuary. Feature period fireplace. Fitted wardrobe. Door to...

EN-SUITE TO BEDROOM 1 Large panel bath with marble surround, shower cubicle and twin wash hand basins with storage drawers under. Window to side, with privacy glass in the bottom panes and the top panes offering estuary views.

BEDROOM 316'3" x 8'11" (4.95m x 2.72m). Sash window to side.

Second floor A fabulous GALLERIED LANDING with wood flooring. Window overlooking the garden. Door to airing cupboard and doors to...

BEDROOM 414'3" x 14'2" (4.34m x 4.32m). Window to side with beautiful river views. Door to walk-in wardrobe. Back staircase to first floor. Door to...

SNUG / DRESSING ROOM12'8" x 10'11" (3.86m x 3.33m). Exposed beams and views from window.

SHOWER ROOM Corner cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator and tiled flooring.

BEDROOM 513'10" x 11'1" (4.22m x 3.38m). Window overlooking garden. Door to fitted cupboard.

CELLAR Providing very useful storage space.

Outside One of the factors that sets Conway House ahead of others in this part of Topsham is the beautiful South-facing garden, with the overall plot measuring just under 0.25 acres. Well stocked with a large variety of plants, shrubs and trees including apples, pear, plum. apricot and fig, there is a sunken rose garden, overlooked by an attractive covered seating area, a kitchen garden with greenhouse and a brick-built potting shed. The main garden is lawned, with paving adjacent to the house and a covered seating area, accessed from the kitchen; ideal for outside dining. A side gate gives access onto a lane which leads around to the front of the property, where there is a GARAGE and OFF-ROAD PARKING.

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