Associate Director, Residential AgencyExeter Estate Agents
This beautifully-presented family home which is set back from the road in a very desirable street in Exeter, offers light-filled accommodation. The property benefits from an attached self-contained annexe which currently provides opportunities for either multi-generational living or guest accommodation. The house features high ceilings and elegant styling throughout and has a large rear south facing garden with useful outbuildings.
The ground floor reception rooms have wooden parquet flooring and large windows welcoming a wealth of natural light. The generous L-shaped sitting room has a woodburning stove, full-height windows and a door opening onto the rear garden. The spacious formal dining room adjoins the kitchen in a semi open-plan layout. The kitchen has plenty of storage in fitted units to base and wall level, a butler sink, an integrated oven and hob and an Aga. The property benefits from a large utility room providing further space for storage and appliances. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful office space and a downstairs cloakroom.
There are four well-presented double bedrooms on the first floor, including the well-proportioned principal bedroom, which has built-in storage and a dual-aspect allowing for plenty of natural light. The first floor also has a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower unit as well as an additional shower room.
The annexe is self-contained with its own entrance and includes a comfortable sitting/dining room with French doors onto the rear garden, a fully equipped kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom with a bath and an overhead shower.
Local Authority: Exeter City Council Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage Council Tax: Band F Wayleaves and Easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not Tenure: Freehold Guide Price: Offers in excess of £1,200,000
At the front of the house there is an area of well-maintained lawn with border hedgerow and a paved pathway leading to the front of the property as well as parking space for up to two vehicles. The sizeable rear garden extends to more than 100ft and is south facing welcoming plenty of sunlight throughout the day. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and includes a variety of established shrubs, hedgerow, mature trees and border flowerbeds as well as a gravel pathway that leads to the two garden sheds. There is also a large area of paved terracing providing ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Matford Avenue is a quiet road situated in the heart of St Leonards conservation area, being one of the most favoured residential areas of the Cathedral and University City of Exeter. The property enjoys a convenient location for the nearby Magdalen Road which has a village feel and is well known for its selection of quality independent food and gift shops, restaurants, pub and cafes. St Leonards also benefits from a number of excellent private and state schools such as Exeter School, The Maynard and a very sought-after primary school. The hospitals, Waitrose supermarket and John Lewis are all within easy reach. The property is around half a mile from the city centre which offers an abundance of shopping and eateries. Exeter affords superb sports and leisure facilities, an expanding College (rated outstanding by OFSTED) and Exeter University is rated as one of the best in the country. As well as a selection of theatres, cinemas, a museum, cathedral, leisure centres and a football club, there is also Exeter Chiefs, who are one of the UKs top rugby teams. The River Exe and its historic Quayside and canal which is also bustling with restaurants and cafes is close by. Cycling routes to the popular seaside towns of Dawlish and Exmouth beyond are on the doorstep. Exeter was recently named as one of the 20 best places in the country to live by the Sunday Times, labelling the capital of Devon a glorious gateway to the west. A perfectly positioned city, it has two national parks and plenty of scenic coastline locally. Exeter St. Davids railway station links to London Paddington in about two hours and Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights. The M5 motorway at Exeter provides easy access to Bristol and London as well as easy links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall.
From Strutt & Parkers Exeter office, turn right onto Barnfield Road and at the traffic lights, turn right onto Western Way. Continue onto Magdalen Street then keep left and turn onto Holloway Street. Continue onto Topsham Road and after half a mile, turn left onto Matford Lane. Turn right onto Matford Avenue and the property will be on the right-hand side.Read all