A wonderful Grade II listed Regency House with wonderful views over Exeter and the surrounding countryside.
Portland Lodge was originally a gate house which was built to control access to the Pennsylvania Park estate when the pleasure gardens now known as Pennsylvania Park were first created in 1821. The original house was later given low pavilion-like wings to provide additional south facing reception rooms. In the 1930's an upper story was added to these wings creating the 6 bedroom T' shaped dwelling which is the arrangement today.
The property has been significantly refurbished and updated by the current owners within their ownership. The kitchen, with reconditioned Aga has granite work tops, a travertine tiled floor and cream units with integrated appliances. The traditional features one would expect in a house of this period are still evident throughout. There are three fine, well proportioned reception rooms which are perfect for entertaining.
Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms, three of which have south facing views over the garden to the city beyond. These are supported by two bathrooms and a shower room.
The gardens run north/south along Pennsylvania Road. To the south of the property is a veranda looking out over a paved terrace from where a wisteria is climbing up to the balcony above. From a seat on the south facing terrace it possible to admire the wonderful countryside view with Haldon Belvedere in the distance.
From the terrace which is edged with herbaceous flower beds, steps lead down to the lawn. The lawn is bordered with mature shrubs and trees and slopes gently down to a pond at the bottom of the garden. The hedging provides a good degree of privacy. From the terrace a path leads around the side of the property and passes one of the gates to Pennsylvania Park.
A walled courtyard garden is adjacent to the kitchen providing a peaceful sitting out area. Steps lead up to the north garden above the house which is laid out as a vegetable/herb garden with paths winding through the many flower beds, vegetable plots and fruit trees. A further gate gives access to the north of Pennsylvania Park. At the very top of the garden is the ruin of the former higher gate house which may offer some renovation potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
There is a parking space in front of the double garage where there is access from the garage to the house and also through to the kitchen courtyard. Adjacent to the garage is a garden shed with power connected.
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