- Detached 3 bedroom family house
- 0.8 acre plot with large gardens and pond
- Backing onto countryside
- Less than 6 miles from the City centre EPC : F
- Garage, parking and storage
This house truly is in a fantastic spot with large pond and gardens (in all approx. 0.8 acres) backing onto countryside and only 20 minutes from the city centre PLUS there are 3 bedrooms, large living room and a farmhouse style kitchen plus utility and large garage with parking – needs to be seen in person to appreciate all on offer.
Located on the edge of the small village of Upexe in the picturesque Exe valley, The Lodge is a very attractive detached brick house set in approx. 0.8 acres of gardens with a huge pond and established trees and shrubs creating a wonderful private slice of Devon, yet being only 6 miles from Exeter city centre. The property is surrounded by open countryside and there is an abundance of country walks in the area. The slightly larger villages of Thorverton and Silverton offer schooling, village shops and pubs and are virtually equidistant from the property. The market town of Tiverton is approx. 8 miles to the north, making this an ideal rural proposition as it remains accessible to many centres.
Internally the house is spacious with an open entrance hall and a large living room with double doors out to the garden. The dining room links well with the farmhouse style kitchen, with an Aga (oil fired) and useful utility to the rear, again linking to the large single garage. It is presented in excellent order throughout and has uPVC double glazing and electric heating. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, the large master benefiting from a generous ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet and WC. There is also a family bathroom. The views over the garden and to surrounding countryside are fantastic from most rooms.
Outside, the driveway affords off-road parking and leads to the larger than average single garage and it appears further parking could be created if required (subject to permissions). The gardens have been very well thought out and created over the past few years with areas of lawn, ideal for entertaining or for children/animals to play. There are pathways through the trees and a large pond with an attractive bridge over. The gardens are private, very well maintained and offer a rare slice of Devon with a very pretty house to match.
Private water supply (Borehole)
Phone line and broadband
DIRECTIONS : From the M5 leave at junction 27 taking the A361 towards Tiverton. After about 6 miles leave the A361 following signs to Tiverton town centre and Bickleigh. Follow this ring road over a series of roundabouts around Tiverton and join the A396 heading south towards Bickleigh. At Bickleigh cross over the river, still on the A396 and follow this road down the Exe valley. At the Ruffwell Inn turn right signposted to Thorverton. Take the first right at Latchmoor Cross signposted Upexe. In half a mile turn left and the entrance to The Lodge will be found on your right hand side, about a quarter of a mile along this road.
SILVERTON is a large village and parish, one of the oldest in Devon – dating back to the first years of the Saxon occupation. Its location is ideal for commuting to Exeter (8 miles south) and for speedy access to the M5 at Cullompton 5 miles away. The church, in honour of ‘St Mary’ is a striking building, with a full set of bells, often heard ringing out. The centrepiece of Silverton is a regal, and gnarled oak tree more than 1000 years old. There are two inns, ‘The Lamb’ and ‘the Silverton Inn’ – both do hearty pub lunches, and pull popular pints of ale, cider and beer. The shop is a ‘Spar’ mini-mart/ post office, with an adjoining old-fashioned butcher’s shop – delivering select cuts of meat and homemade pastries. There is also a hairdresser, for those wanting to spruce up their locks. Annually, Silverton hosts a vibrant street market, in deep summer, with a spectacular spread of local produce, arts and crafts and games for the kids – no childhood is complete without tiger face paint! The C of E primary school is a good one too, with the Ofsted report to prove it. 5 minutes drive down the road (past Ellerhayes) is Killerton house and gardens, an 18th Century manor, reminiscent of something from a Brontë novel. Owned by the National Trust - it has been immaculately kept, and inside features elegant displays of period costumes. Furthermore, the surrounding estate, of secret pathways and mottled woodland glades is a magical place to take a stroll.
THORVERTON is a village between Exeter and Tiverton, on the rich and fertile Exe Valley plain. The village heart is a poem come to life, charmed from the romantic era – with cob cottages, a quaint stone bridge astride a bubbling brook and a millennial green, often encapsulated by bright perennial flowers. Each month there is a market, with fresh local produce and a ‘Memorial Hall’ for regular community events. For a flavoursome pint of ale or a crisp cider there are two pubs, The Exeter and Thorverton ‘Arms’ – both full of character. Older children have a bus service to Q.E.C.C. in Crediton, whilst younger ones have a superb C of E primary school to attend. Thorverton has its own doctor’s surgery; and for the daily bread a shop/ post office. There is a successful cricket club open to all ages, which produced the first-rate player Giles White. The area surrounding the village is of geological interest, and has yielded many unusual rocks and minerals… it is even said that (small) quantities of gold have been found in the local waterways.