Savills | Wonford Road, Exeter, EX2 4PF | Property for sale
867.99 sq m(9,343 sq ft)
Price on application

Wonford RoadExeter, EX2 4PF


    Key features

    • An exceptional Grade II listed stuccoed villa
    • Rare conversion opportunity in prime St Leonard's
    • Two points of access off Lyndhurst Road and Wonford Road
    • 650m level walk to Magdalen Road shops and cafes
    • Within close proximity of Exeter School and Magdalen Court School

    An exceptional Grade II listed stuccoed villa in the heart of Exeter's prime residential area

    About this property

    • The Property comprises two separate lots.

      Lot 1 is Mount St Mary's Convent is a detached, Grade II Listed stuccoed villa, which provides approximately 9,343 sq ft (868 sq m) gross internal area.

      The Property was constructed in circa 1840 as a residence and was altered in the late 19th Century and again in the late 20th Century. We understand that it has been used as a Convent since the mid 1980s. In 1996 planning permission was granted for the construction of a single storey extension (known as The Centre).

      The Convent provides accommodation over three storeys, with three internal staircases. On the lower ground floor there is a plant room and various store rooms. On the ground floor of the original part of the Property, there are two reception rooms with large bay windows fronting onto the garden, a kitchen, utility room, a WC and a further two rooms currently used for office space. The Victorian extension includes five small rooms, currently used as bedrooms, four WCs, a shower room and a meeting room. On the first floor there is a chapel with stained glass windows overlooking the grounds fronting Wonford Road, ten bedrooms, three WCs and two bathrooms.

      The Convent sits within generous landscaped] grounds and the gross site area for Lot 1 is approximately 0.92 acres (0.37 hectares).

      Lot 2 is land adjacent to 25 Lyndhurst Road. The extent of Lot 2 is shown edged blue on the site plan and comprises a small parcel of land which abuts the northern boundary of Lot 1. This land extends to approximately 636 sq ft (59 sq m).

    Local information

    • Mount St Mary's Convent (previously known as Matford House), is located in the heart of St Leonard's, which is Exeter's most sought after residential area, characterised by its period housing stock, its tree-lined streets and a vibrant community atmosphere. The Property is situated approximately 1 mile south-east of the city centre.
    • Magdalen Road is located approximately 650m to the north-west of the Property and provides a broad range of independent shops and cafes. The Property is also situated within close proximity to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on Barrack Road, together with two independent schools on Victoria Park Road (Exeter School and Magdalen Court School). The Waitrose supermarket on Gladstone Road is less than 1 mile to the north of the Property.

    Additional information

    • ACCESS
    • Lot 1 benefits from two points of access, off Lyndhurst Road to the west and Wonford Road to the south.
    • There is an existing right of way at all times and for all purposes across an identified ‘shared access drive' off the Wonford Road access for the benefit of Cardinal Newman House, which abuts the eastern boundary of the Property.
    • Cardinal Newman House has recently been sold and the purchaser has a positive obligation to try to secure planning permission for a new, self-contained access into this site. If granted, this would enable the right of way across the Convent's Wonford Road access to be terminated and the two properties to be physically separated.
    • In the event that planning permission for a new self-contained access into the neighbouring site is refused, the purchaser and the owner of Mount St Mary's Convent will negotiate in good faith to agree the design of a single point of access off Wonford Road, to be positioned entirely within and as close to the western boundary of Cardinal Newman House as is reasonably practicable and consistent with the requirements of the Local Highway Authority and the Local Planning Authority.
    • The existing owner of the Convent has agreed to transfer or grant rights over enough land as may be required for a visibility splay for the new single point of access.
    • The purchaser of the Convent will be required to enter in to a deed of covenant to be bound by the terms of the Access Agreement.
    • EASTERN BOUNDARY
    • Following the grant of planning permission for an alternative access, the purchaser of Cardinal Newman House will have an obligation to erect a 1.8m metre high close-boarded timber fence along the boundary with the Convent. This must be erected within 15 months of the completion of the Highway Agreement.
    • EPC Rating = C