Exeter Devon EX2 St. Leonards Road

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Features at a glance

  • Prime location in St. Leonards
  • Substantial and flexible accommodation
  • Beautiful garden with a terraced area, lawns, ornamental pond and vegetable plot
  • Whole house has been overhauled by the current owners

A beautifully presented Grade II Listed Regency house in St. Leonards

Wisteria House is a superb detached Regency property with Grade II Listed status. The house, which dates from 1832, has attractive stucco elevations and a veranda across the front, while inside there is more than 3,000 square feet of elegant accommodation. There are various period features across the four levels, including high ceilings, large sash windows, original fireplaces and floorboards and ornate panelling, mouldings and ceiling roses. During the currents owners’ occupation the property has undergone a total renovation with works including; restoring the veranda, fitting a new slate roof, replumbing and rewiring, adding a new heating system, renovating the windows and timber work, adding lime plaster to the lower floor and refurbishing and redecorating throughout.They have also restored what was probably the original house layout by moving the kitchen back down to the lower floor. The house has been very tastefully decorated in Farrow and Ball period colours and the end result is a fabulous home in a prime St Leonard’s location.

On the ground floor there are two well-proportioned reception rooms, including the drawing room which has a bay window and French doors that open out onto the balcony. The formal dining room has two sets of French doors which welcome plenty of natural light and open onto the front garden. Also on this floor is a useful study space and a cloakroom. Steps lead to the lower level, where there is a further reception room with could be used as a craft room, play room or music room and an open-plan breakfast area and kitchen, which has a large central island, an AGA, a butler's sink, space for a dining table and a walk-in larder and wine cellar. The adjoining utility room provides further space for storage and appliances. An additional cloakroom is also found on this floor.

The first floor has three well-presented double bedrooms, all with feature fireplaces and serviced by a modern family bathroom, while the second floor has a further two double bedrooms. Also on the second floor is a family bathroom and a versatile reception room that could be used as a study/play room or as a further bedroom with sweeping views over the Cathedral.

Local Authority: Exeter City 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: £1,500,000


At the front of the house, gates open onto the paved driveway which provides parking space for several vehicles. The west-facing rear garden includes paved terracing providing an ideal space for al fresco dining and an area of lawn, bordered by flowerbeds and various shrubs. The garden extends to a second area with an ornamental pond, while at the end of the garden there is a vegetable plot with a cedar greenhouse.


St. Leonards Road is set in a convenient and popular location, in the St Leonard’s area of the city and within easy reach of the city centre. St Leonard's has a good range of mainly independent local shops and amenities, known as “The Village”, including a restaurant and a sought-after primary school. Exeter is a thriving city in the southwest that offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, plus a choice of supermarkets, including Waitrose. 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 in the country. 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 in just over two hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights.


The postcode EX2 4LA will take you to the property using a satellite navigation system.

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