Higher Shapter Street, Topsham Exeter Devon EX3

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 receptions

A beautifully presented 4/5 bedroom Grade II Listed townhouse in a sought-after position in Topsham

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25 Higher Shapter Street is a delightful Grade II Listed townhouse, with beautifully presented accommodation, set in a highly desirable location close to the banks of the River Exe in sought-after Topsham. The house has been completely renovated by the current owners. The property offers smart, flexible living space, spread across three storeys, with four to five bedrooms.

The front door opens into an entrance porch and a long hallway with tongue and groove panelling. On the ground floor is a welcoming sitting room with a light and airy feel, afforded by the large sash window to the front, the wooden flooring and the room’s pleasant neutral décor. There is an attractive fireplace with a wood burner, and a walkway through to the spacious dining room, with slate flooring and shelving in the alcoves. The galley kitchen, to the rear of the house, is well-equipped with a Mercury Range cooker, double drawer dishwasher, Plain English kitchen units, granite worktops and an integrated refrigerator and freezer. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen.

On the first floor there is a family room, a double bedroom with a window seat, an elegantly furnished family bathroom and a study, which could also be utilised as a fifth bedroom. The family room could also be used as a sixth bedroom, if required. The master bedroom, with its en suite shower room, is found on the second floor, together with two further bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms on the second floor has fitted wardrobes.


At the front of the property there is a paved driveway with parking space for up to two vehicles, while at the rear there is a walled courtyard garden, with a pleasant paved terrace and seating area, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, plus a small shed.


25 Higher Shapter Street occupies an exceptional position in Topsham, just moments from the water's edge. Topsham has a number of excellent shops and services and is well known for its restaurants and inns. The town has a thriving sailing community and is close to both Exeter Golf and Country Club and Woodbury Park Golf Course. A foot ferry runs from Topsham across the River Exe, giving access to walks and cycling along the Exe Estuary Way. Topsham’s 25m open-air swimming pool is open from April to September and there are several playgrounds, a skate park and tennis courts.

The property is just over half a mile from Topsham train station. There are frequent direct trains from Topsham to Exeter St David’s, which is just over two hours from London Paddington. Major roads link Exeter to Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol and London. Exeter International Airport offers domestic and international flights, with two departures a day to London City Airport.

Exeter, approximately 4 miles away, offers a lively cultural scene, with theatres, cinemas, a museum, arts centres and first-class shopping facilities including John Lewis and Waitrose. Local schools of note include Exeter School and the Maynard.


From Exeter, follow Topsham Road in the direction of Topsham. Entering Topsham, continue along the High Street and a the roundabout, take the second exit to follow Fore Street. Pass the shops until the next roundabout. Take the third exit onto the Strand. Take the second left turn onto Higher Shapter Street and the property is found on the left hand side.

Other Features

  • Sought-after position near to the estuary
  • Beautifully presented
  • Four to five bedrooms
  • Flexible living accomodation
  • Charming period features

This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.

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