Exeter Devon EX4 Poltimore

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Features at a glance

  • 5 bedroom house
  • 3 bedroom annexe
  • 5 bedroom bungalow
  • Outbuildings
  • Walled gardens
  • Village location

A Grade II Listed 5 bedroom family house with a 3 bedroom annexe.

The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed beautiful and substantial Late Regency former Rectory that was built in 1835. The current owners have been in the property for 12 years and over this time have modernised the house, creating a bright and spacious family home, yet retaining the original features such as cornicing and shutters on the sash windows. The accommodation is well-proportioned with high ceilings and outbuildings have been renovated to create additional living areas for entertainment. The West Wing of the house is a self-contained three bedroom annexe, currently used to house additional family.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall with a wooden floor and a sweeping staircase to the first floor, a dual aspect drawing room with a wood burning stove, a dining room with a fireplace, a family room with a wood burning stove, a stunning kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wooden units and a granite work surface, a breakfast island, integrated appliances and an Aga with an electric companion, a garden room off the kitchen with doors out to the sun terrace and a dining area, a study, boot room and utility room. A door under the staircase leads down to a cobbled wine cellar.

Upstairs are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom whilst two of the further bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom and shower room. The bathroom is a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom and is accessed from the hall and bedroom four.

The West Wing The West Wing is an attached selfcontained three bedroom annexe. The West Wing was previously used as a bed and breakfast and has the potential to be used as such again to provide additional income.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living room, kitchen/ breakfast room, family room, bathroom, master suite with a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms, one ensuite, and a laundry room. There are two store rooms on the ground floor which could be converted into further living space or bedrooms.

This property has 4.6 acres of land.


The Old Rectory sits neatly within its own grounds of approximately 3.8 acres and is approached via a private driveway onto a gravelled parking and turning area in front of the house. A courtyard, with a flowering apricot tree, lies to the side of the property and provides access to the West Wing, a store and a single garage, currently used for storage. A more substantial sun terrace lies to the rear of the property and is accessed via the kitchen/garden room, leading out to the games room/gym and a walled area of lawn dotted with established trees. A further area of lawn is found to the side of the property with a patch of woodland, many established trees including oak, apple and monkey puzzles and a walled border providing privacy.

The Old Rectory benefits from many outbuildings with various uses, including; A double garage, a single garage, a bin store housing the oil tanks, a lean to garden store and The Coach House, a further double garage with a studio above. Currently used as a playroom and entertaining space this would make a fantastic office/studio space.

Lot 2 - The Bramleys The Bramleys is a spacious five bedroom family house that was bought by the owners of The Old Rectory five years ago. The house has been stripped back and now provides an opportunity to create a family home or potential income from letting.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room with French doors to the garden, Dining room, Kitchen with a pantry, utility room, cloakroom, five bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom. Stairs lead up to a large loft space which has the potential to create extra living space. The property comes with a summerhouse, garden and two garages totalling 0.8 acres.


The Old Rectory sits in a beautiful secluded location in the hamlet of Poltimore, just outside the city of Exeter with easy access to the M5 motorway. Poltimore is a mainly thatched and Devon red-stone hamlet set in farmland about 5 miles from Exeter city centre.

The village has a charming church and popular farm shop. The village hall which becomes a licensed social club on Tuesdays and Fridays which is run by the villagers. Popular local schools are Clyst Vale community college, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon primary schools.

Exeter is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural resources, theatres, art centres and museums. There is a further variety of excellent state and private schools for both primary and secondary level in Exeter, including St Leonards primary school, Exeter School, Maynard Girls School, and the Cathedral School; whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.

The M5 motorway provides links to Bristol and London, the A38 to Plymouth and the A30 to Cornwall. Exeter St David’s offers regular train services to London Paddington in just over two hours and Exeter Airport has daily flights to City Airport London as well as international destinations.


From Exeter proceed along the B3181 going through Westclyst, take the next left through the pillars signposted Poltimore. Continue along this road, going past the Poltimore sign on the left and the drive for The Old Rectory is found on the right hand side, directly opposite the church.

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Ref: EXE160443
Interested in this property?
Guide Price
From £2,000,000