Howell Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4LG | Property for sale | Savills
3,349 sq ft(311.13 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

Howell RoadExeter, Devon, EX4 4LG

    Key features

    • Beautifully appointed detached home
    • Grade II listed
    • Full of period charm and fine proportions
    • Flexible accommodation arranged over four floors
    • Pretty and established garden
    • Off street parking for three/four cars
    • Overlooking Bury Meadow Park
    • No onward chain

    A characterful Grade II listed Regency Style home that is superbly located opposite Bury Meadow Park and close to Exeter's city centre.

    About this property

    • An attractive Grade II listed Regency Style detached townhouse set within the picturesque terrace known as Velwell Villas. Set adjacent to Bury Meadow Park, the property holds a grand charm residing in the heart of the city. Originally constructed by John Ware in the 1860's, the property is the only detached house in Velwell Villas. Featuring a wonderful sense of character and offering versatile living space throughout, the house enjoys a beautifully kept garden along with ample off-street parking on a gravelled driveway.

      Measuring approximately 3,350 sq ft and set over four stories, the house is approached via a covered veranda featuring stained glass windows, with the front door opening into a welcoming entrance hallway. The hallway leads via two doors to a grand drawing and sitting room to the front of the house, which holds plenty of light and character from the floor to ceiling original sash windows and two feature fireplaces.

      The hub of the house, the kitchen breakfast room, is found at the rear of the property and has been compassionately modernised and extended, maintaining the character of the property whilst incorporating modern open plan living. The room enjoys plenty of light via the skylights and French doors that open to the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen gives plenty of storage options and includes a large American style fridge freezer and a double electric oven. A handy breakfast bar splits the room to create a sizable breakfast and dining area that would easily incorporate a large dining table. Attached is a practical utility room with a sink, and space for a washing machine and dryer.

      Upstairs, the first floor incorporates a further sitting room and study of similar proportions and character of the reception rooms below, but additionally feature original timber floorboards. The first of the bedrooms is located to the rear of the house and benefits from an en-suite bathroom. The luxurious principal bedroom spans most of the second floor and holds views to Bury Meadow Park to the front of the property. The timber floorboards direct you through to a walk-through dressing room that leads you to a large en-suite overlooking the rear garden. From the stairs there is a further bedroom with en-suite. The third and top floor has two additional bedrooms that are both served by a family bathroom. All three rooms hold fabulous views over the city and to the countryside beyond to the front and rear of the house.

      This family home effortlessly accommodates modern living and is perfectly located on the cusp of the hustle and bustle of the inner city.

      Gardens and Grounds
      Outside, the front gravelled driveway allows parking for three to four cars and is walled to give plenty of privacy from Howell Road. Secure side access leads to the rear walled garden which is beautifully kept and landscaped with a manicured lawn and flourishing borders, including two raised beds. The French doors from the kitchen breakfast room open onto a patio terrace that gives perfect seating for a morning coffee. A secluded patio terrace at the rear of the garden provides a perfect spot for alfresco dining, having a pizza oven and firepit installed by the current owners. Furthermore, there is a summerhouse to the side of the lawn and a garden shed located to the back of the garden.

      We have been informed by the owners that any new homeowner would be eligible for Membership for the private Meadow Tennis Club, located on the corner of Howell Road and Velwell Road. There is a lively and active local community, including the Bury Meadow Park Residential Group, who often meet and help maintain the park.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This house exudes grand charm and character throughout, and offers a fantastic location to the city centre and University. A perfect option for a large family home in central Exeter.

    Nick JaneProperty agent

    Local information

    • This fabulous home occupies an enviable location in central Exeter, in one of the city's most sought after locations that is also close to The University of Exeter. With the city centre on its door step, 12 Howell Road is just a short walk from John Lewis, the Princesshay Shopping Centre and Cathedral yard with its superb selection of restaurants and shops are close to hand. There is a wide choice of local schools both from the independent and state sectors including Exeter School, Maynard's and the Cathedral School, whilst Blundell's School in Tiverton offers a daily bus service from Exeter. The nearby Exeter University grounds also offer an array of sporting leisure facilities including the University Sports Park with a large state of the art gym, indoor tennis courts, fitness classes and an outdoor swimming pool. Northcott Theatre is also on the campus. Exeter Squash Club and Cricket Club are a 10 minutes' walk from the house. Further gym, spa and swimming facilities can be found at the nearby award-winning St Sidwell's Point leisure centre.
    • The M5 motorway network, providing links to London and The Midlands is to the east of the city, as is Exeter International Airport. Exeter has two railway stations, with Exeter St David's offering regular services to Paddington and Exeter Central to Waterloo. Exeter Central and Exeter St David's railway stations are just a few minutes' walk from the property.
    • For outdoor enthusiasts, Exeter has extensive recreation facilities along the River Exe including fishing, cycling, walking, kayaking, rowing and paddle boarding. Dartmoor National Park is close with infinite walking opportunities and cosy pubs serving the best of local produce. The beaches at Dawlish Warren, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton are a short drive away and well served by local rail services. There is also a David Lloyd Club at Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs. The Exeter Golf & Country Club has an 18-hole golf course and there are many first-class golf courses within easy reach of the city, including Woodbury Park, Dawlish Warren and the Teign Valley Golf Club.
    • Fantastic local restaurants and cafes, including Harry's, The Flat for incredible vegetarian and vegan pizza, the Exploding Bakery and the Boathouse café and bakery for artisan bread and deli cakes are nearby. Plus, Red Panda for Asian street food. Further afield, but within reach, you will find The Pig at Gittisham, the Galley fish restaurant in Topsham as well as fine dining at Lympstone Manor and Gidleigh Park. The award-winning Darts Farm shop, café and restaurant sits conveniently close to Topsham where you can enjoy scenic estuary walks.

    Additional information

    • Exeter Cathedral about 0.6 mile Exeter Central Station about 0.3 miles Exeter St David's about 0.3 mile
    • Services : Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
    • Directions: What3words ///pepper.middle.kite
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G