School House, as the name suggests, is an impressive detached staff house on this attractive former Mount Dinham School site. This cluster of period buildings was built in 1861 and exhibits the charm and character of the era, now offering a selection of characterful homes in this tucked away city centre location. With no passing traffic there is a tranquil almost semi rural atmosphere whilst being within a few minutes walk of the Harlequin Centre, high street shops and the delights of the Quay and the River Exe. The present owners purchased in 2012 following a complete sympathetic restoration of this period building and have more recently added the second floor with its two double bedrooms and stylish bathroom accessed by a spectacular curved part “floating” staircase. Warmed by gas central heating the accommodation extends to a galleried hall, three reception rooms and fabulous kitchen/family hub on the ground floor and master bedroom with ensuite and two further bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor. An early interior inspection is strongly recommended to those seeking a particularly spacious and elegant period home, in an exceptional private city centre setting.
This little known private former school campus enjoys a “secret” setting with high street shops and stores being only a short walk over the Iron Bridge. A few minutes walk to the south leads to the lovely footpaths besides the River Exe which in turn leads to the thriving pubs and restaurants of “The Quay”. The vibrant Cathedral City offers not only high street stores but the modern Princesshay Shopping Mall. Schooling for all ages is close at hand including the highly regarded independent Exeter School and Maynard School for girls. Leisure pursuits are to be enjoyed on the River Exe with sailing in the Exe estuary towards Exmouth. Main line railway stations provide a rapid link with London whilst the M5 lies on the eastern outskirts of the city and facilitates rapid commuting both north and south. The spectacular National parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor together with the north and south Devon coasts are all within a modest car journey.
Heavy timber front door to Entrance Porch tiled floor, radiator, coat hooks, half glazed inner door to
Spectacular galleried Hall, oak flooring, radiator, deep understairs cupboard.
Sitting Room fabulous bright and airy south facing dual aspect room with wide bay window enjoying outlook over the River Exe to distant hills, period marble fireplace and hearth with timber mantel, two radiators.
Dining Room another dual aspect room, radiator, pleasant outlook over the green towards the church.
Study/Playroom radiator, outlook over garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room magnificent family room and undoubtedly the hub of this family home, dual aspect again with views over the river to distant hills, two radiators, extensive range of mid oak units comprising eight base units, drawer pack, tall unit housing integrated refrigerator and deep freeze, wine rack, granite work tops having inset single and half bowl stainless sinks, integrated dishwasher, wall cupboards, inset five ring AEG gas hob with brushed stainless steel cooker hood over, AEG eye level oven and microwave/grill, continuation of oak flooring, rear hall with back door to garden and parking.
Utility Room/Cloakroom having base cupboard and worktop, space and plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas fired boiler, close coupled WC, pedestal basin, dual aspect, continuation of oak flooring, radiator.
Elegant wide staircase to galleried Landing deep storage cupboard, radiator, outlook over green towards the church, cupboard housing hot water cylinder and pressure vessel.
Master Bedroom another bright and airy south facing dual aspect room enjoying views over the river to distant hills, radiator.
Ensuite Shower lavishly appointed with stylish white suite comprising extra wide shower with Mira Sport electric shower unit, close coupled WC, pedestal basin, fully tiled walls, porcelain tiled floor, chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator, shaver point, extractor, window.
Bedroom 2 dual aspect with views over the green and River Exe, radiator.
Bedroom 3 impressive double room, enjoying views over the green, radiator.
Family Bathroom superbly appointed with extra large shower having rain head and hand spray, panelled bath with mixer tap, close coupled WC, pedestal basin, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail, shaver point, extractor, walk-in linen cupboard with shelving, porcelain tiled floor.
Delightful turning staircase with “floating” curved upper section and skirting illumination to Landing with window enjoying far reaching views to Haldon Hill, fitted cupboard with shelving and hanging rail.
Bedroom 4 an immensely characterful room with twin Velux’s enjoying southerly outlook towards Haldon Hill, access to eaves storage, exposed brickwork and attractive sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 5 another characterful room with exposed timbers and Velux window with outlook over the town to Haldon Hill, access to loft storage, exposed brickwork, fitted wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail, fitted cupboard.
Shower Room having white close coupled WC, frameless shower with electric shower unit, fully tiled walls and floor, two windows, chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator.
The drive leads to a tarmac and gravelled parking area behind the house sufficient for three vehicles and with timber gate leading to the quite small lawned rear garden with perimeter fencing and walling and large recently built timber Shed. Water tap. Outside lighting.