Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1QD | Property for sale | Savills
309.09 sq m(3,327 sq ft)
Guide price £1,500,000

Ottery St. MaryDevon, EX11 1QD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2023
  • 5 bedrooms with principal ensuite
  • Set within approx. 7.79 acres of gardens, grounds paddocks and orchard
  • Tennis court
  • Stable block
  • Beautiful countryside views

A truly charming period 5 bedroom detached residence set within its own extensive grounds enjoying approximately 7.79 acres of land including paddocks, orchards, tennis courts.

About this property

  • Waxway House, a fine period residence, believed to have been built for the Northcott Family in the 1920's as a gentleman's residence, sits within its own extensive grounds and beautiful gardens against a picturesque countryside backdrop.

    An exceptional example of its time, the front elevation of the property offers splendid symmetry either side of its pillared entrance into the reception hall which leads to all principal ground floor rooms and a period staircase rising to the first floor.
    The formal sitting room with ornate marble fireplace hosting a wood burner, enjoys exquisite views over the gardens from the bay window. The open plan kitchen/dining/family room have been recently redesigned, whereby modern design and classic period features marry together to create a wonderful open plan family space with further views of the gardens which can be taken in from the bay window seat.

    A beautifully crafted kitchen enjoys clean crisp white units and quartz worktops integrated with stripped wooden cabinets and double oven built into the original inglenook fireplace with mantle over. Further ground floor rooms include a snug, study, beautiful sun room with vaulted ceiling and full height windows, utility room and a useful cold store.

    From the first floor landing French doors lead out onto the balcony a superb spot to enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings from this elevated position. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor with the principal bedroom enjoying a large ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and double basin. A further bathroom services the remainder of the bedrooms and the two further attic bedrooms on the second floor.

    Gardens and Grounds
    Waxway House enjoys extensive gardens and grounds that are beautifully maintained throughout the year. Well stocked with a variety of seasonal shrubs and mature trees, the gardens offer a country park feel accessed via traditional country house steps leading to the croquet lawns. Further steps take you down to the tennis courts and additional lawned gardens. Surrounded by box hedging is the kitchen garden complete with fruits cages, traditional brick pathway running through the centre and a large nearby greenhouse. At the far end is one of the two paddocks.

    To the side of Waxway House, beyond the sun room, ornate pergola and patio terrace a gravelled pathway leads to the nearby orchards a five bar gate at the bottom gives access to a further paddock and a pathway continues into the secluded woodlands stocked with a variety of wild plants and shrubs and a haven for wildlife. The pathway further leads back into the principal gardens. To the front of the property is a five bar gated entrance which leads into a gravelled driveway, there is a stable block and garaging and ample parking for multiple vehicles.

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I love this traditional style 1920's gentleman's residence, with steps to the croquet lawns and the pillared entrance with balcony above. A truly special property set amongst a backdrop of rolling countryside.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • Waxway is a rural hamlet located in a truly beautiful East Devon setting within the Otter Valley and the East Hill forest strips. Situated between the bustling town of Ottery St Mary and the regency coastal town of Sidmouth with the popular village of Tipton St John and its highly regarded primary school, popular pub, The Golden Lion close by.
  • Ottery St Mary is a thriving and highly sought after town with its beautiful Parish Church designed to replicate Exeter Cathedral, a huge array of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a local primary school and a much sought after secondary comprehensive, The Kings School.
  • The nearby city of Exeter offers excellent communication links to London and the rest of the UK, including two main line train stations and an International Airport. There are a fine selection of state and private schools in the city including Exeter School and The Maynard School. Exeter also has the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Nuffield Hospital and is also home to the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Additional information

  • Services - Mains electricity, oil heating, private drainage and water
  • Directions: From Exeter head east to the A30 for the Daisy Mount Exit to Ottery St Mary. Proceed through the towns one way system towards the Sidmouth Road sign posted to Tipton St John and Wiggaton. Go through Wiggaton and at the Coombe Cross turn left heading East. Continue up the road, around two sets of left and right angled bends, the entrance to Waxway House will be found on your right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G