An imposing part-attached Grade II Listed 7 bedroom residence in a sought-after location.

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Thorndon House was designed and built in 1840 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Formerly a rectory and part-attached to a stable range at the rear, the property provides almost 5,000 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over two floors and combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing and sash windows with moulded architraves.

The ground floor accommodation flows from a large glazed porch with three round-headed arches with paired pilasters opening into an impressive entrance hall with wooden flooring, a feature fireplace with woodburning stove, three arches at the foot of the timber mockcantilever staircase and a domed sky lantern. The generous drawing room features a marble fireplace with woodburner and full-height glazing with window shutters, while a spacious billiards room has a cast iron fireplace and full height glazing with window shutters. There is also a well-proportioned study and an extensive kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining fitted utility room with garden access. The kitchen has a range of bespoke fitted units, a large central island with breakfast bar, a four-oven Aga, Belfast sink and space for a sizeable dining table. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a guest bedroom with French doors to the courtyard and an en suite shower room.

The first floor accommodation offers a large master bedroom with a spacious en suite bathroom with central freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower and a neighbouring dressing room, suitable for use as an additional bedroom if required. There is an additional bedroom with en suite shower room, a bedroom with dedicated bathroom and three further well-proportioned bedrooms, together with a large family bathroom with central freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower.


The property is accessed via a gravelled driveway leading to a large side courtyard providing parking for multiple vehicles. The fenced formal gardens lie predominantly to the front and side and are laid mainly to level lawn with a small feature slate obelisk, brick-built barbecue and terraces to two aspects, both ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over the River Culm and neighbouring countryside.


Thorndon House occupies a rural position in Rewe village, which lies on the River Culm in the Exe Valley. The nearby village of Stoke Canon has a good range of day-to-day amenities including a church, shop, primary school and community-run public house along with a range of community activities. Though in a rural location, the village lies on the A396, the main road between Exeter and Tiverton. The historic city of Exeter, the regional capital of the South West offers great business facilities together with open air markets, restaurants, cafés and wine bars.

The city is well served with a good range of leisure and cultural amenities, including theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas and substantial shopping facilities: the High Street and Princesshay retail area are mainly devoted to branches of national chains, while smaller streets off the High Street offer a range of independent shopping. In addition, the Guildhall Shopping Centre houses a mixture of national and more regional shops, connecting to the Harlequins Centre where smaller, independent businesses predominate.

The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, or the A30 to Cornwall to the South, and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter St. David's in just over 2 hours. Exeter St. David's Station is less than 5 miles away. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights including twice daily flights to London City.

The area offers access to a good selection of state schools, including Stoke Canon C of E Primary School and Pre-School, Stoke Hill Junior School, St. James School and Exeter College, as well as to a number of renowned independent schools, including The Maynard, Exeter and Exeter Cathedral School.


From Strutt & Parker’s Exeter office, turn right onto Barnfield Road and then after 0.1 mile turn left onto Western Way (B3212). Follow B3212 for 0.5 miles and continue straight onto Old Tiverton Road. After 0.4 miles at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Stoke Hill and follow this road for 2.6 miles before turning right to stay on Stoke Hill (A396). Follow A396 for 1.2 miles and Thorndon House can be found on the left.

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Other features

  • Approximately 7,003 sq. ft.
  • Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Lovely views
  • Highly sought after location, near to Exeter

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Rewe Exeter Devon EX5

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Rewe Exeter Devon EX5

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