West Avenue, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SD | Property for sale | Savills
4,958 sq ft(460.61 sq m)
Excess of £1,250,000(€1,459,323)

West AvenueExeter, Devon, EX4 4SD

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Superb detached family home
  • One of Exeter's most sought-after streets
  • Established and peaceful large garden
  • Four to six bedrooms, three reception rooms
  • Triple Garage and workshop with development opportunity
  • Further garage and off-street parking
  • Scope for further bedrooms

An extensive double fronted detached family home, set within a beautifully appointed and spacious garden that also offers a large three berth garage and workshop.

About this property

  • 22 West Avenue is an prominent double-fronted detached house, set within a beautifully appointed and large garden, additionally offering off-street parking, a four berth garage that offers possible further development opportunities, and located on one of Exeter's most sought-after residential roads.

    An outstanding family home, the property was meticulously reconstructed after World War II and offers approximately 3,500 square feet of adaptable living space across three floors. The four to six bedrooms, three reception rooms, hallways and kitchen are all well-proportioned and feature high ceilings throughout, with the two further bedrooms located on the second floor.

    An open and inviting hallway welcomes with exquisite wooden parquet flooring and a sweeping staircase leading to the first-floor landing. The front of the property has two generously proportioned bay-fronted reception rooms, with a further reception room at the rear of the house overlooking the garden. A breakfast room, also overlooking the garden, leads to the kitchen that is also located towards the back of the house. Well-appointed, the kitchen features extensive fitted storage, integrated appliances, and an Aga. A utility room, and a ground floor shower room with a WC complete the makeup of the ground floor of the property.

    The striking galleried landing of the first floor leads to four spacious double bedrooms, offering wardrobe storage space, and including a substantial principle bedroom that features an ensuite shower room. The first floor also offers a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
    The second floor offers versatile space offering two further possible bedrooms that is currently configured as a office/study and a music room. There is considerable scope for further expansion into the very large roof space on either side, subject to the necessary approvals. This has been used by the present occupiers as storage on one side and a workshop/ model railway on the other.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The front of the property is approached by dual wrought iron gates to an in-out driveway that offers plenty off-street parking space, and leads to a single garage to the right hand side of the property. The driveway encompasses a small front lawn and has a perimeter of mature shrubs and hedgerows.

    The garden to the rear is a true highlight and feature, with a generously sized manicured lawn, flowering shrub beds, paved pathways meandering through the garden, and terraced areas adjoining to the house. At the far end of the lawn, where the sun can be enjoyed through most parts of the day, there is a charming gravelled seating area and a delightful summerhouse that lend for a truly peaceful setting.

    Further on from the rear of the garden, there is a brick-built three berth garage and workshop building, with a spacious forecourt. While currently a superb option for any car enthusiast, it also lends for possible development opportunities for a separate detached dwelling, subject to the necessary planning consents, particularly keeping in mind the available access via Pennsylvania Crescent.

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A generous and adaptable family home, with large garden and a substantial outbuilding make this a rare find in such a sought after location

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • West Avenue is a superb detached property occupying an exceptional position within the heart of Exeter, nestled in the highly coveted Pennsylvania neighborhood. Its 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, 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 paddleboarding. Dartmoor National Park is roughly a 30 minute drive away, 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 Boathouse Café 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, cafe, and restaurant, is conveniently situated near Topsham, where scenic estuary walks can also be enjoyed.

Additional information

  • Exeter Cathedral about 0.7 miles Exeter Central Station about 0.7 miles Exeter St Davids about 0.9 miles
  • Agents note : The sellers have advised that the property benefits from 12 solar panels that generate approximately £800 pa of income
  • Services : Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage, solar panels
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  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G