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Minchin Lane, Aylesbeare, Exeter, Devon EX5 2BY

Asking Price Of £1,250,000
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A spacious, imaginatively designed, high specification, contemporary house, on the edge of a village near Exeter.

Location
Aylesbeare is a small village situated in the
East Devon countryside a few miles from the
university and cathedral city of Exeter. In the
village there is a pub and church, whilst
Exeter itself is a busy university city with a
host of culture and beautiful architecture to
discover, with museums and galleries in
abundance. The High Street has all the big
name stores, including John Lewis and the
new Princesshay quarter offers an excellent
selection of modern shops and restaurants.
In the west quarter are the more independent
shops situated in the beautiful, cobbled Gandy
Street. There are riverside walks and pubs
along the historic quay, and the city offers a
good selection of theatres, cinemas, galleries
and museums. In addition, there is a golf
club, Exeter City football club and Exeter
Chiefs Rugby Club, currently enjoying great
success in the Premiership. Also within easy
reach is the vibrant port town of Topsham,
as well as the seaside towns of Exmouth,
Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth. Along the
beautiful East Devon coast there are beaches
and spectacular coastal walks and the
surrounding countryside is renowned for its
green rolling hills, picture postcode scenery,
dramatic coastlines, historic towns, rivers
and rugged moorland, including the National
Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Also nearby
is the popular Woodbury Park Golf Course
and many lovely walks to be had around
Woodbury Common and there is a selection
of private schools in Exeter, as well as the
nationally renowned Colyton Grammar
School.
Communications
Within easy reach of Aylesbeare is Exeter
International Airport, as well as access onto
the M5 motorway at Junctions 28 and 29.
In Exeter there are railway stations with
mainline connections to London.
Distances (approximate)
Exeter 8 miles
Ottery St. Mary 5 miles
Exmouth 8 miles
Sidmouth 6 miles
The Property
An imaginatively designed and extremely
spacious contemporary house built by the
current owners in 1996 and substantially
extended in recent years
Situated at the end of a private lane on the
edge of the village, adjoining open farmland,
with long distance views as far as Dartmoor
Large open plan principal rooms, making
full use of space and light
Paved terraces and extensive landscaped
gardens on the south side of the house,
bordering farmland
Enclosed swimming pool area with heated
pool, hot tub, seating areas and pool house
Easy accessibility to Exeter, M5 motorway,
Exeter airport, East Devon coast etc.
Extremely high quality specification throughout, including:-
Flooring of oak and slate or limestone tiling
Solid oak internal doors
Fully integrated sound system around ground
floor
Underfloor heating in orangery, games room,
principal suites and bathrooms
Extensive and meticulously designed lighting
system by David Amos
Bespoke fitted kitchen, with slate worktops,
by Moorland Kitchens
Modern, high quality door furniture
Elegant, contemporary bathroom fittings
throughout
Wired for TV and IT systems
Landscaped gardens designed by Dana
Assinder
Large gravel drive and parking area
Double entrance doors by 'Urban Front'
opening to
Ground Floor
Reception hall impressive, part full-height
room, overlooked by gallery and tall apex
window above the entrance, with oak boarded
floor, broad central staircase, doors to
Open plan sitting room/dining room/orangery
(S&E) a spectacular open plan room
comprising sitting area with fireplace with wood
burner and step down to dining area/ orangery
with glazed roof, limestone tiled floor with
folding and separate French doors opening to
terraces and gardens, benefitting from views
across farmland to Dartmoor in the distance,
glazed double doors opening to
Kitchen/living room/breakfast room (S)
another delightful, spacious, open plan room
including sitting and breakfast area with
fireplace with wooden surround and mantle
and wood burner, kitchen area with fitted base
and wall cupboards by Moorland Kitchens,
with Kirkstone slate worktops, sink and
drainer, dishwasher, four oven electric Aga
incorporating four ring hob, central island
with cupboards, drawers and slate worktop,
Kirkstone slate tiled floors, doors to
reception hall and to Utility room (S) slate
tiled floor, butlers sink and worktop,
plumbing for washing machine, doors to
walk in cupboard, covered walkway between
drive, garage and gardens, and Cloakroom
wash basin, WC, heated towel rail. From the
sitting room, further doors lead to Study (S)
French doors opening to terrace and gardens,
built in cupboard. Family room/games room
(W,E&N) another very spacious open plan
room with oak boarded floor, French doors
to driveway and gardens. From the reception
hall further doors lead to a cupboard housing
the sound system controls and Cloakroom
wash basin, WC, marble tiled floor and wall.
Snug (N) oak boarded floor. From the
reception hall the broad central staircase
rises to
First Floor
Landing (N) gallery overlooking hall with
glazed balustrade, doors to
Principal suite
Bedroom 1 (E&N) a spectacular full height
room with exposed oak roof frames, tall
apex windows overlooking gardens and
farmland, openings to
Dressing room fitted dressing table and
drawers and extensive wardrobe cupboards
and shelving, wide doorway to
Bathroom an impressive spacious and light
room with limestone tiled floor and walls,
large shower/wet room area, free standing
bath, twin wash basins,two separate WCs,
heated towel rails.
Guest suite
Bedroom 2 (S) built in wardrobe cupboards
Bathroom spa bath, shower cubicle, wash
basin, WC, limestone tiled floor and walls,
heated towel rail.
Secondary Suite
Bedroom 3 (N) walk in dressing cupboard
with fitted wardrobes and shelving.
Shower room large shower/wet room area,
wash basin, WC, limestone tiled floor and
walls, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 (S&E) arched windows with
lovely rural views.
Bedroom 5 (S&W) arched windows with
rural views.
Shower room slate tiled shower cubicle,
wash basin, WC, limestone mosaic tiled floor,
heated towel rail.
Outside
From the lane, high double wooden gates
open to the gravel driveway and extensive
parking and turning areas, fringed by plant
and shrub borders, including espalier beech
trees.
A covered walkway links the house to the
garage with electric up-and-over door and
incorporating the oil fired boiler and hot
water tank. To the rear of the garage is a
timber store shed.
Folding doors from the dining room/orangery
open to a slate paved terrace running the
length of the house on the south side, and
French doors from the study open to an
adjoining enclosed limestone tiled terrace
area.
The terraces lead on to a level lawned garden
area, fringed by plant borders, and a flight of
slate paved steps descend to the lower lawned
garden, with colourful and well stocked plant
and shrub borders and ornamental trees
including fruit trees.
Adjoining the gardens is the swimming pool
area enclosed by fencing, hedging and
walling, incorporating the heated swimming
pool with slate paved surrounds, decked
terrace with sitting areas, hot tub and timber
pool house with outside shower and changing
room, lawn and plant borders.

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