A substantial Grade II Listed detached family home with an integral garage and off-street parking.
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58 St. Leonards Road is a substantial family home with flexbile accommodation arranged over four floors, providing approximately 3,372 sq. ft. of living space. The property is in need of modrernisation whilst retaining a wealth of elegant period features including fireplaces, cornicing, large sash windows and shutters. Characteristically for a property constructed during the 1800s, the rooms are all well-proportioned, with high ceilings, spacious and light-filled accommodation.
On the ground floor there is an entrance porch and a spacious reception hall with an elegant archway. A large drawing room is to the front of the house, featuring an open fireplace, cornicing, as well as a bay window with large sash windows and shutters. Adjacent to the drawing room is a sitting room with an open fireplace, marble mantelpiece, large sash windows and French doors leading to a balcony with steps down to the garden. Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom, plus a study with a parquet floor, another open fireplace, large sash windows and views of the gardens.
The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is on the lower ground floor, benefitting from a range of fitted units with oak worksurfaces, an AGA and deep pantry cupboards. There is ample space for a dining table and a set of French doors leads out to the garden. There is also a large utility room with a Butler sink and a decorative fireplace, as well as a boiler room, useful larder and store.
The six double bedrooms are arranged between the first and second floors. One of the bedrooms has en suite shower room, whilst the other bedrooms are serviced by two family bathrooms. The master bedroom has an attractive bay window looking out to the gardens, and three of the bedrooms have original decorative fireplaces.
To the front of the property there are two separate driveways, providing off-street parking, one of which gives access to the integral garage. To the rear of the property there is a good size walled garden surrounded by established shrubs and trees that provide privacy, whilst encouraging local birds and wildlife.
Adjacent to the house is a paved patio with steps leading upwards to a level area of lawn, where to one side is a pergola and there is also a large pear tree. An archway with a mature grape vine growing across it leads to a further area of lawn at the back where there is a greenhouse and three raised beds for growing vegetables. A small outbuilding houses a former hot tub and shower. A workshop is located to the side of the property, adjacent to the integral garage.
58 St. Leonards Road is situated in an enviable position in leafy St. Leonards, on the doorstep of all the fantastic amenities the city has to offer. The Magdalen Road shops known as The Village are just around the corner and include an award winning fishmonger and butcher, greengrocer, wine shop and bakery as well a café, pub and a delicatessen.
A number of well-regarded schools can be found in St. Leonards, including St. Leonards Primary (OFSTED rated outstanding), Exeter School and The Maynard. Exeter University and the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter are recognised as some of the best universities in the country.
Exeter 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 John Lewis and Waitrose. 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, some services taking approximately just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including daily flights to London City Airport.
From Western Way, drive up Magdalen Road and pass the parade of shops. At the traffic lights turn right and proceed, passing across the crossroads with Wonford Road. 58 St. Leonards Road is found on the right hand side shortly afterwards.Read all
- Substantial detached family home
- Six double bedrooms
- Parking and garage
- Good size garden
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