Pennsylvania Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6DQ | Property for sale | Savills
3,176 sq ft(295.06 sq m)
Guide price £900,000(€1,050,712)

Pennsylvania RoadExeter, Devon, EX4 6DQ

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Large detached Early Victorian family home
  • Fantastic options for separate multigenerational living and/or additional rental income
  • Just moments from the city centre
  • Off-street parking
  • Secluded and private garden

An attractive, early Victorian detached family home with fantastic options for separate multigenerational living and/or additional rental income, with secluded garden with off-street parking

About this property

  • The property exudes a unique charm with many period features apparent throughout. Built in the late 1830's, the house measures approximately 3,176 sqft and is arranged over three floors with generous proportions throughout. The house offers extremely versatile accommodation after being subdivided in the 1940's and again in the 1970's to its current arrangement to include a five bedroom main house, with the advantage of two one bedroom self-contained apartments. A perfect arrangement for a multi-generational family, or for homeowners looking for additional income. Additionally the apartments have the potential to be reincorporated to return the property to its original footprint.

    The principal pillared entrance opens to a charming porchway with original stained glass windows and a tiled floor, with space for cloak hanging and boots that opens into the welcoming hallway. From the hallway the main sitting room is located to the left side of the house, and exudes the original character charm of the property with a large bay French door window, high ceilings, the original floor boards, cast iron radiators and a beautiful ornate fireplace. A southerly facing room, there is a wonderful sense of light and space. A walkthrough pantry room links to the bespoke contemporary kitchen located to the rear of the house, which is again a bright and spacious room that enjoys an outlook to a rear courtyard and features a Mandarin Stone floor and a Smeg double oven. On the ground floor there is also a downstairs WC and utility room. From the hallway an old doorway is blocked off to the existing ground floor flat, but could easily be reopened to adjoin both parts of the property.

    The original staircase climbs up to a first floor split landing that feeds to the front and the rear of the house. To the front, the principal bedroom enjoys similar proportions to the sitting room, as well as the southerly aspect and views across the city from a bay window. There is good storage space with a large walk in wardrobe, with the room also benefiting from an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom is adjacent and features an original fireplace and a built in wardrobe. To the rear of the house the well-appointed family bathroom is located next to a study/office room or possible further bedroom. The second floor spans the whole width of the house and offers three further bedrooms, the largest of which offering potential for a further en-suite. All three rooms on this floor command superb views across the city and to the countryside beyond.

    Separately accessed via their own individual entrances from the garden, there are two one bedroom apartments located on the ground and first floor of the right hand portion of the house. Both have been actively rented over the years by the current owners, with a current (2023) potential annual income of roughly £18,500 pa. Both properties have generously sized sitting rooms, with separate kitchens and a decent sized double bedroom. As previously mentioned, both apartments offer versatile income and accommodation options.

    Gardens and Grounds
    Outside, a secure gated entrance opens to a bricked driveway with parking for three vehicles. Mature garden borders lead to the pillared main entrance, with a path leading to the side and rear of the property to a unique garden that offers various sun traps and a peaceful and tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the City. South and easterly facing, the carefully managed garden incorporates fig, pear and apple trees, with a manicured lawn and mature flora throughout. A lovely bricked terrace at the end of the garden includes a summer house and seated arbour that enjoys the sun throughout most of the day. Nestled away, the owners have created a superb hidden vegetable garden that houses two garden sheds and raised vegetable borders. As mentioned, towards the rear of the property, there is a delightful courtyard accessed from the kitchen that is perfect for a morning coffee.
    Viewing highly recommended to appreciate this multifaceted property.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a fantastic opportunity for a wonderful family home in a prime location close to the city centre. It's versatile space gives great adaptable options for all buyers.

Nick JaneProperty agent

Local information

  • This outstanding residence occupies an exceptional position within the heart of Exeter, nestled in the highly coveted Pennsylvania neighbourhood. It's central yet leafy surroundings provide easy access to the University of Exeter and place the vibrant city centre right at the property's doorstep. Just a short stroll away, renowned destinations such as John Lewis, Fore Street independents quarter, the Princesshay Shopping Centre, and Cathedral Yard, with its superb selection of restaurants and shops are close to hand.
  • There is an extensive selection of independent and state schools, including prestigious schools such as Exeter School, Maynard's, and the Cathedral School, along with the convenience of a daily bus service to Blundell's School in Tiverton. The nearby Exeter University grounds offer an impressive range of sports and leisure facilities, encompassing a state-of-the-art gym, indoor tennis courts, fitness facilities, along with an outdoor swimming pool. The Northcott Theatre, Exeter Squash Club, and Cricket Club are all within a leisurely 10-minute walk. Additionally, the award-winning St Sidwell's Point leisure centre provides access to first rate gym, spa, and swimming amenities.
  • Commuting from the city, the M5 motorway to the east of the city offers fantastic connectivity to London and The Midlands, complemented by Exeter's International Airport. The city benefits from two main railway stations, Exeter St David's, with regular services to Paddington, and Exeter Central, connecting to Waterloo.
  • Nature and outdoor enthusiasts will relish the recreational options along the River Exe, including fishing, cycling, walking, kayaking, rowing, and paddle boarding. Dartmoor National Park is roughly a 30 minute journey, with its limitless hiking opportunities and charming pubs serving the best of local produce. For coastal escapes, the inviting beaches of Dawlish Warren, Exmouth, and Budleigh Salterton are also a short drive away and well-connected by local rail services. Sporting enthusiasts can also indulge in the amenities of the David Lloyd Club at Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs, or explore first-class golf courses such as Exeter Golf & Country Club, Woodbury Park, Dawlish Warren, and the Teign Valley Golf Club.
  • The local culinary scene has a wealth of exceptional restaurants and cafes nearby, including Harry's, The Flat, known for its incredible vegetarian and vegan pizza, the enticing Exploding Bakery, and the Sidwell Street Bakehouse for its artisan bread and bakery. The Red Panda offers a delightful taste of Asian street food. Venturing slightly further afield but still within reach, you'll find culinary treasures like The Pig at Gittisham, the Galley fish restaurant in Topsham, and fine dining experiences at Lympstone Manor and Gidleigh Park. The award-winning Darts Farm shop, café, and restaurant, is conveniently situated near Topsham, where scenic estuary walks can also be enjoyed.

Additional information

  • Exeter Cathedral about 0.9 miles Exeter Central Station about 0.9 miles Exeter St David's about 1.1 miles
  • Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage, solar panels
  • Council Tax
  • Main House - D
  • Apartment A - B
  • Apartment B - B
  • EPC rating
  • Main house - D
  • Apartment A - D
  • Apartment B - C
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  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: D