A Grade II listed and double fronted Georgian house in the desirable village of Thorverton

Thorverton House is a superb Grade II Listed Georgian family home, set in the charming village of Thorverton, six miles north of Exeter. The house dates from the 18th century and offers elegant accommodation extending to more than 4,400 square feet. The property has been sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living whilst retaining a wealth of characterful features including detailed cornicing and original fireplaces, large sash windows, high ceilings and large well-proportioned rooms. Outside the property features attractive rendered elevations and benefits from a private gated driveway, walled gardens and approximately an acre of grounds. Thorverton House sits in a highly desirable village position and enjoys far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

A grand and welcoming entrance hall leads through to the property’s four ground floor reception rooms that feature exposed wooden floorboards throughout and offer flexible accommodation options. The similarly proportioned sitting room and dining room both feature fireplaces fitted with woodburning stoves and enjoy large sash windows allowing for plenty of natural light. Further attractive reception space can be found in the family room that has full-height windows and French doors that open out onto the rear gardens. The kitchen and breakfast room has tiled flooring and offers plenty of storage in units to base and wall level as well as an Aga, a butler sink and space for a large breakfast table. To the rear, a generously sized utility room provides further space for storage and appliances. The ground floor accommodation also benefits from a useful study which is ideal for home working as well as a downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs there are five well-presented double bedrooms of generous proportions that all enjoy far reaching countryside views. There are two modern family bathrooms on the first floor, one of which has an over-bath shower with the other featuring a roll-top bathtub and a separate shower unit. There is also a WC on this floor. The property further benefits from attic storage space that provides ample scope for development subject to the necessary consents.

General Local Authority: Mid Devon District Council Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Council Tax: Band G Wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Tenure: Freehold Guide Price: £1,675,000

This property has 1 acres of land.


At the front of the house there is a symmetrical walled garden with areas of lawn bordered by colourful flowerbeds and a pathway and steps that lead to the entrance. Access for vehicles is to the side of the property where gates open onto a tarmac driveway that provides plenty of parking space. The extensive rear gardens of approximately 1 acre are split into two separate areas. The first walled area has a lawn with border flowerbeds and shrubs, a greenhouse and a large area of paved terracing providing an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. The second area has a large timber-framed garden store/ workshop, rolling lawns bordered by hedgerow and mature trees that back onto open fields. Also within the property’s grounds is an outbuilding that has had the first floor renovated and is currently used as a snug. The outbuilding provides further development opportunity to be used for additional accommodation if required subject to the necessary consents.


The property is situated in the extremely popular village of Thorverton which has a thriving community and is set amidst the beautiful Devon countryside. The village has an annual art festival, and a country fair, a cricket club, a church, village shop and Post Office, farm shop, village primary school, pre-school, village hall and two well-regarded pubs. Thorverton is also within the reduced-fee catchment area for Blundell's School. The nearby pretty village of Silverton offers further amenities and schooling. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits in the area are endless: the National Trust Estate of Killerton House is close by, as are the beautiful East, North and South Devon coastlines, and the rugged splendour of the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Exeter, approximately six miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants including a John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. Many well-regarded schools can be found in Exeter, including Exeter School, Exeter College (Outstanding rated) and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

Communication links are excellent; the M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, or the A30 to Cornwall to the South, and Bristol and London to the north and east. Regular rail services run from Exeter St. David’s to London Paddington, taking just over two hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights.


From Exeter city centre, take Western Way and at the roundabout, take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Stoke Hill. Continue through the village of Stoke Cannon, following the A396 and turn left at the signpost for Thorverton. Enter the village and you will find the property on your right-hand side, almost opposite the village hall.

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Other features

  • Substantial and flexible accommodation measuring over 4,400 sq ft
  • In a highly sought-after village location
  • Private gated driveway
  • Walled gardens of approximately 1 acre
  • Far reaching countryside views
  • Outbuildings
  • Development potential

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Ref: EXE190632

Silver Street, Thorverton Exeter EX5

Guide Price

Ref: EXE190632

Silver Street, Thorverton Exeter EX5

Guide Price