Georgian Elegance in a Perfect Exeter Location - Knight Frank


It would be difficult to find a more perfect property in Exeter than this delightful Grade II listed Georgian house.

It would be difficult to find a more perfect property in Exeter than this delightful Grade II listed Georgian house.

 78, Magdalen Road has large gardens giving a lovely peaceful feel. However, nearby you’ll find the charming local shops known as The Village with their award winning organic butcher, fishmonger, florist and wine shop, as well as nearby Waitrose.

 St Leonards is a leafy area with beautifully designed, large detached houses. It is simply ideal for families as there is a choice of superb private schools and the city centre with its theatre, shopping and restaurants, not to mention the recently opened John Lewis, are nearby.

 This late Georgian property is delightfully positioned within its own substantial grounds and is approached by a private drive leading to a splendid pillared entrance.  Entering via the panelled front door you’ll find a spacious reception hall with a striking turning staircase emphasizing the wonderful Georgian heritage of the house.

The ground floor has a brilliantly symmetrical layout with a stunning drawing room complemented by a large bay window seat so you can enjoy the garden views in complete comfort.   This leads through to the dining room, which has a beautiful marble fire surround.   You’ll find period features throughout with panelled doors, coving, picture rails, dado rails and attractive fire surrounds creating a quiet elegance.  

Across the hall is a superb family room with parquet floors and a wood burner whilst the kitchen has wooden floors, a wood burner plus a useful pantry and utility behind.   A door from the central corridor leads to a delightful verandah overlooking the garden.

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The imposing staircase leads up to a large half landing, which makes a wonderful book-nook and reading area as it’s simply flooded with marvelous natural light. 

The first floor has 6 large bedrooms with a particularly spacious master bedroom that has a connecting bedroom that could be ideal for a dressing room or nursery.    The master bedroom has a stylish roll top bath at one end and a shower room off.  There’s also a family bathroom on this floor.

Below stairs you’ll find an impressive wine cellar plus three large cellar rooms so storage will never be an issue and you could make a fine wine collection if this takes your fancy.

Outside, in the grounds, there are some lovely established trees and shrubs plus a paved terrace with a pond and a conservatory.  This part of the garden overlooks a level lawn with original Georgian stone steps leading to a large lower lawn.  You’d never know you were in the heart of Exeter in this blissfully quiet and totally private spot.

Of course Exeter is remarkably well connected to the outside world with its international airport, mainline train station and M5 motorway so you can come and go as you please.  New on the market 78, St Leonards is definitely a house to fall in love with.

78, Magdalen Road is marketed by Knight Frank.

Guide Price:  £950,000

For further information contact:  Knight Frank – Isabel Clifton  (01392- 423111)