A substantial 1930's detached family residence, well located within the town and benefiting from far reaching views over the rooftops to the church and countryside beyond. It was originally constructed in the 1930s by the highly regarded Dart and Francis, known for their use of quality materials which can be seen throughout Upauver with the original solid Oak doors, flooring and an impressive Oak staircase with an open semi-galleried landing.
The spacious accommodation extends to some 2,300sqft/213sqm and includes four good sized bedrooms and a lovely recently installed family bath and shower room upstairs, there is space and plans have been drawn up to extend into the massive loft space, but the current owners have not taken it further as they are looking to downsize.
The ground floor enjoys a fantastic living room with wood-burning stove and a new oak bay with double doors to the garden. Adjoining is a very impressive dining hall, which is more than large enough to cater for a very large family! There is further scope to create a lovely kitchen diner within the existing layout, while keeping the two formal reception rooms in place. As you would expect, high ceilings and usable square rooms are found throughout.
Outside: The plot extends to 0.26 acres, many of the rooms face to overlook the generous South facing gardens, with established trees to the bottom. Immediately behind the house is a paved and stone chipped seating area, perfect for outside dining and entertaining. Steps lead to the large and gently sloping lawn (28m x 22m), with a garden shed and to the far side, raised beds for growing herbs or vegetables if desired. To the front it benefits from ample parking for 10+ cars, with electric double gates and an attached garage with double doors.
The current owners have transformed this period property, bringing in mains gas and fitting a central heating system, reorganising and replacing the family bathroom, refurbishing the servants bell system and an incredible amount of work externally. There are still some finishing touches the next owner will want to do to their own taste, so this has been allowed for in the asking price.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: F
Utilities: Recently installed Mains gas, electric, water, telephone & broadband
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps (Rightmove)
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Mains gas central heating
CREDITON : An ancient market town, with a contemporary feel – only a short, 20-minute drive NW from the city of Exeter. Set in the Vale of the River Creedy, amongst gentle, rolling hills and verdant pastures. Sincerely picture postcard. Once the capital of Devon, Crediton is famed for its inspiring sandstone church and for being the birthplace of Saint Boniface in 680 AD. Its high street is a vibrant place, abuzz with trade –artisan coffee shops, roaring pubs, a farmers’ market and bakeries, jam-packed with mouthwatering delights. For those commuting it has hassle free transport links into Exeter and for schooling a prestigious community college (Queen Elizabeth’s) – with an Ofsted “outstanding” sixth form. In addition, it boasts a brilliant gym & leisure centre for New Year’s resolutions, two supermarkets for the weekly shop and a trading estate for any practical needs. All neatly held in a single valley.
DIRECTIONS : From Crediton Town Square proceed along Parliament Street passing the library and Newcombes Park on your right. Upon reaching the mini-roundabout turn left up Jockey Hill and after about 100 yards turn right into a driveway (signed Oak House) and proceed to the end where Upauver will be found.
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