Retreat House
306.58 sq m
Excess of £1,000,000(29.543.008.223 ₫)

Monmouth HillTopsham, Exeter, EX3 0JF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Wonderful redevelopment opportunity
  • Much loved family home
  • Prominent Topsham property
  • Enclosed rear gardens
  • Off street parking and garage

A wonderful example of one of Topsham's historic properties, offered on the market for the first time in over 50 years.

About this property

  • Retreat House, thought to date from the 17th century and is Grade II listed, now requires significant work to restore it to its former glory. Many of the rooms enjoy views above the rooftops to the Exe Estuary, with the top floor enjoying a most spectacular view of the estuary across to the to the Powerderham and Exminster Marshes and Exe Reed Beds nature reserves. There are extensive original features such as the iconic porticoed front door and a spectacular beam in the dining room, thought to have once been part of a ship. There are a fascinating array of unusual period fireplaces, beautiful examples of wood panelling on the first floor and grand sweeping staircase. This much loved family home has huge scope and potential, the flexible layout could be adapted to suit, with potential for ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).

    Gardens and Grounds
    The gardens are delightful. The front garden, with cobbled paths and established planting, has driveway parking leading to the garage. The rear gardens offer huge potential for further improvement with a pretty stone and slate potting shed, coal store and, nestled nearest the house, a sunken area offering the ideal spot for a seating area or kitchen garden.

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Local information

  • Retreat House enjoys a prominent position at the lower end of Monmouth Street, less than 100 feet from the Topsham's famous Strand and approximately 0.5 mile from the high street with a wonderful selection of independent shops, antiques centre, highly regarded restaurants and several pubs.
  • Considered one of the most desirable estuary towns, Topsham is know for it's period architecture, excellent amenities, popular primary school and active sailing club.
  • The transport links from Topsham are excellent with a regular train service to Exeter St David's, from where trains to London Paddington takes from 2 hours 6 minutes. The M5 motorway junction is about 3 miles away, and Exeter Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights including a regular flight to London City Airport.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt