Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8EY | Property for sale | Savills
4,435 sq ft(412.02 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000(€3,249,601)

KentonExeter, Devon, EX6 8EY

    Key features

    • Beautifully positioned country home in a splendid, unspoilt valley
    • Wonderful grounds of over 19 acres
    • Stunning lake
    • Flexible accommodation, enjoying an Annexe and Coach House
    • Prime location with excellent travel links

    A beautifully positioned, uncompromised country home with extremely versatile accommodation, Coach House and about 20 acres including beautiful formal gardens, paddock and a magnificent lake

    About this property

    • Oxton Mere is a stunning, south facing country home, often referred to as a Tuscan Villa due to its architecture and style. Inside, the beautiful accommodation is incredibly flexible and finished to a meticulous standard throughout. The double height, vaulted entrance hall is perfect for welcoming guests and sets the tone for things to come as it flows wonderfully into the kitchen/dining room which is clearly the heart of the home.

      The kitchen area benefits from a wide range of wall, base and drawer units finished in a shaker style and centred around the breakfast bar creating a superb sociable space. The kitchen leads to a stunning, double aspect dining room with three sets of French doors seamlessly opening up onto the terrace where you can enjoy the peaceful and private surroundings and outlook over the gardens and lake.

      The sitting room is a noteworthy room with its fine proportions, gas fire and full height windows that frames the incredible outlook. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a modern shower room, utility and an incredibly useful study/bedroom four/gym. The versatile accommodation, which is perfect for multi-generational living comes from the Annexe which can be accessed via the sitting room or by its own private entrance from outside. There is a fully functioning, contemporary kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom.

      On the first floor, the striking staircase rises to a galleried landing where it is flooded with natural light and ample space for a reading chair. The principal bedroom enjoys a dressing room, en suite bathroom, with separate shower, and a magnificent outlook across the grounds through the Juliet balcony and side windows. There are a further two double bedrooms, again with stunning views and built in cupboards, and a shower room. The Coach House is a superb addition to Oxton Mere and presents an opportunity again for multi-generational living or to create a healthy income or even a well-equipped home office. Inside, the double aspect kitchen/living room is beautifully presented with a large window to the southerly aspect. In total there are two bedrooms, an excellent bathroom and charming spiral staircase/hallway.

      Gardens and Grounds
      Arguably the most noteworthy feature is the wonderful lake thought to be about 2 acres in size, for fishing enthusiasts. It has previously stocked brown and rainbow trout and now carp. The lake brings with it an abundance of wildlife and an incredible vista from the house.

      Oxton Mere is approached by an impressive, gated driveway which is flanked by the lake and formal garden which leads to the generous parking area, double garage and the Coach House. The formal gardens are a delight with an array of established trees, shrubs and a wonderfully placed terrace directly outside the house – perfect for alfresco dining, entertaining or simply to take in the magical setting. Beyond the gardens is the paddock where there is a breath-taking view along the valley towards Oxton House, a fine Grade II listed Manor House. There are further gardens behind the house enjoying a “woodland walk”, elevated seating area and a colourful rockery with a path meandering down to the hot tub. Outbuildings include generous timber barns providing valuable storage or housing for livestock if desired and a double garage.

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    The setting to Oxton Mere is absolutely outstanding!The house enjoys fine views of its grounds and lake and the accommodation is beautifully presented.

    Tom BedfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Oxton Mere is positioned in a truly stunning location within an unspoilt valley, which is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and part of Historic England. Whilst being in an incredibly peaceful and unspoilt setting, Oxton Mere benefits from excellent communication links with the Devon Expressway (connects with the M5) being 3.7 miles distant.
    • Oxton Mere stands in an elevated position surrounded by delightful grounds and lake with woodland beyond. The village of Kenton is just 1.6 miles away and benefits from Powderham Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Devon. The castle is open to the public and is a popular family attraction. It is set in magnificent grounds overlooking the Exe Estuary. The beautiful interiors are lavishly decorated and superbly furnished. The castle was used for the filming of "The Remains of the Day" starring Anthony Hopkins and the guided tour includes rooms that would now be recognised by film fans all over the world. Powderham also has a garden centre and farm shop selling quality local produce.
    • Exeter is approx. 6.5 miles with its thriving university, well regarded schools, theatres and wide selection of shopping and leisure facilities, including the Princesshay Shopping Centre and a John Lewis department store.
    • There is a David Lloyd Club at Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs, as well as numerous gyms, sports facilities and recreation grounds throughout the city, including those at Exeter University and St Sidwells Point.
    • For commuting to central London and Bristol, the mainline train station at St David's in Exeter is about 10 miles from Oxton Mere. It has regular fast trains to London Paddington in 2 hours 3 minutes or Bristol Temple Meads in 1 hour. The closest local train station is Starcross which is approx. 3.6 miles distance.
    • For golfing and outdoor enthusiasts there are a number of courses nearby, including Exeter and Woodbury whilst Haldon Forest provides excellent riding and walking. The Exe Estuary is not only famous for sailing and boating but also as an outstanding natural haven to birds and other wildlife. In addition, the award-winning beaches along the south and east Devon coastlines and Dartmoor are easily accessible.

    Additional information

    • Exeter about 6.5 miles Devon Expressway about 3.7 miles Exeter St David's mainline train station about 10 miles
    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil central heating
    • Directions: From the M5 at Exeter continue southbound onto the A38 and then fork left onto the A380 signposted to Torquay. At the top of Telegraph Hill, at Mamhead Cross, turn left signposted to Mamhead and Kenton. Follow this road for about 2 miles passing the entrance to Mamhead House to Ivy Cottage Cross where you turn left signposted to Lyson and Oxton. Proceed down the country lane for just over half a mile before turning left, signposted to Oxton where Oxton Mere will be found on your right hand side, behind the electric gated entrance.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G