A detached family home with large attractive gardens situated in a highly desirable location.

Built in the 1920's, Beechcroft offers light-filled, attractive and flexible accommodation. All reception rooms and bedrooms overlook the extensive gardens to the rear. The property could benefit from some modernisation, providing the prospective purchaser with the ideal opportunity to create a superb rural residence, whilst being conveniently located for Lympstone Village, Exmouth and Exeter.

The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming porch and reception hall to a spacious dual aspect sitting room with an open stone fireplace and patio doors to the garden terrace. There is a well proportioned snug (also with patio doors) and a good sized dining room. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has an adjacent utility room and larder. A connecting porch provides external access from the utility room to the garage. On the first floor, the property offers a spacious dual aspect master bedroom, three further well-proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and a W.C.

This property has 0.43 acres of land.


Set on a large plot extending to approximately 0.43 acres, Beechcroft enjoys a spacious and tucked-away position. The house has a garage and a driveway, offering private parking for multiple vehicles. The landscaped rear gardens are laid mainly to areas of level lawn, interspersed with mature shrubs and trees, and bordered by mature flowerbeds. There is also a small wooded area and a large paved terrace that provides the ideal space for entertaining and al fresco dining. There are a number of useful outbuildings that include a workshop, garden store and log store.


Beechcroft is located in highly desirable Higher Lympstone, which is just two miles from the popular village of Lympstone. The property offers the opportunity for rural living, but is excellently located not only for Lympstone, but also Exmouth, Topsham, Exeter and the East Devon coastline.

Lympstone has a very good range of facilities. There is a local primary school in the middle of the village, with St Peter's independent school on its outskirts, plus a GP surgery, two churches, three public houses, two cafes, a hairdressers and a well-stocked shop. There is a train station with regular services to Exeter and Exmouth. The village also has the acclaimed Lympstone Manor, Michael Caines' hotel and Michelin starred restaurant.

Exmouth, approximately 2.8 miles away, is situated on the coast of East Devon, where the River Exe meets the sea. The town offers a diverse selection of shops, places to eat and things to do, including top quality water sports such as wind-surfing and kite-surfing, and fantastic routes for cycling and walking. The town has a two mile sandy beach and a popular marina as well as a train station with a direct line to Exeter. For keen walkers there is access nearby to many miles of coastal path starting at 'The Needle' at Orcombe Point, which denotes the start of the World Heritage coastline. The Exe Estuary has been designated an 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and offers further exceptional walks and cycle paths leading to Lympstone and Budleigh Salterton.

The popular town of Topsham, approximately 5 miles away, lies on the eastern banks of the River Exe. There is an extensive range of boutiques and shopping facilities in Topsham, which is also well known for its award winning restaurants and inns. The Darts Farm complex, with a variety of shops and cafes, is on the outskirts of the town.

Exeter, approximately 10 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants including John Lewis. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall, and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter taking just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport, approximately 8 miles from Beechcroft, provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights including daily flights to London City Airport.


From Exeter's Middlemoor roundabout, take the first exit onto Sidmouth Road and after approximately 0.9 miles, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Sidmouth Road. Proceed for 2 miles then at the roundabout take the first exit onto B3179. After approximately 2.8 miles turn right, then after approximately 0.7 miles, turn right onto the B3180. After a further 0.8 miles, bear right onto Hulham Road then turn left onto Marley Drive where Beechcroft can be found on the left hand side.

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Other features

  • Approximately 1,710 sq. ft.
  • Peaceful location
  • Approx. 0.43 acre garden

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Ref: EXE190371

Marley Drive, Higher Lympstone Exmouth Devon EX8

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Ref: EXE190371

Marley Drive, Higher Lympstone Exmouth Devon EX8

Guide Price