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This is a superb example of an era gone by and you can really imagine games of croquet being conducted on the lawn, whilst high tea is being enjoyed on the deck taking in the panoramic views across the town to Dartmoor in the distance.
Westbury is conveniently situated just a few minutes’ walk from Crediton High Street, and close to the well regarded Queen Elizabeth’s Secondary School and Sixth Form. The house is very nicely tucked away, and easily missed by passers by on the road, but once up to the head of the drive, this imposing property benefits from some unbelievable views across to Dartmoor – you simply would not know that you were so close to the town.
Whilst the house offers plentiful accommodation, there is further scope to add an annex (subject to planning), as the detached double garage also has a studio room above.
A gated drive opens a wide parking area with plenty of space for multiple vehicles, campervans, boats etc… The impressive arched, solid wood front door gives the distinct impression that you have arrived somewhere important. I am sure this house was built for a well-respected member of the community. The spacious reception hall is rather grand with its parquet flooring and turning staircase to the galleried landing on the first floor. All of the principle reception rooms are accessed from here – you feel that you should wait for the butler to greet you and welcome you into the drawing room! The reception rooms are lovely light rooms with large windows taking in the light from the southerly aspect. Luckily, the property is not listed, so the house is double glazed throughout, which contributes to the excellent EPC rating. A large study is found directly off of the hall, the sitting room is particularly bright, being triple aspect and providing direct access out and onto the deck. The Bath stone fireplace is rather impressive and offers the opportunity for either an open fireplace or a stove. The garden room is located to the rear of the house, opening out from the sitting room, surrounded by shrubbery and having a double glazed Victorian style ‘Lantern Roof’ drawing in plenty of light. The large dining room offers a formal dining space, also benefitting from the views, and there is even enough space for the grand piano. The ‘utility’ area of the house, stone floored throughout, includes a well fitted kitchen breakfast room with a walk in pantry, a spacious utility room, and a rear hall with a sewing room. Beyond the rear hall is a covered outdoor seating area, which in turn provides access into the garage with stairs up to the studio above. To complete the ground floor accommodation, is a full bathroom.
The oak balustraded turning staircase leads up to the spacious galleried landing. The views only get better from the three south facing bedrooms; bedroom one having an en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower cubicle, bedroom two being great size, bedrooms three and four are also doubles, and the fifth bedroom a good single or nursery. There is also a family bathroom, a separate cloak room and a large walk-in airing cupboard.
The entire plot extends to approx. ½ an acre, the gardens predominantly lying to the front of the house. A large level lawn is a great space for a family game of football, whilst a gentle stroll can be taken through the meandering shrub and fern gardens, or enjoy taking a break next to the hypnotizing sound of water in the pretty surrounds of the fish pond.
Such a lot to offer and all so conveniently placed, just away from the centre of this historic market town.
Crediton is a historic Mid Devon Market town with excellent road and rail links into the Cathedral City of Exeter. Buses run regularly, and the train runs hourly between Exeter to the east and Barnstaple to the west.
The town offers a wide range of amenities, with excellent educational facilities, shopping and numerous restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Mains electricity, gas, water, and drainage.