Iconic listed family home with detached lodge house in a prime, secluded road within St Leonards, the most sought-after residential area of Exeter.
1 Claremont Grove dates back to the 1800’s and is an outstanding family home, in a prime location within St Leonards. It has been enhanced to an exact standard by the current owners allowing for a fine twist of period charm and modern living. This fabulous house provides spacious and well laid-out accommodation over three floors and a basement, which extends to over 6900 sq. Ft and many of the period features have been retained, including decorative cornicing, ceiling roses and sash windows.
Inside, the grand entrance porch and hall sets the tone for things to come with its fine proportions, beautiful herringbone floor and striking staircase rising to the first floor. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is clearly the heart of the home and is perfect entertaining or family life with its central island, space for a generous dining table and direct access to the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a very useful utility and store with side access to the courtyard. The two south facing reception rooms are a delight and have outstanding proportions, wonderful views over the established gardens and feature fireplaces, arguably one of the prettiest features is the stunning bay window in the drawing room. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a double aspect study and a wisteria covered conservatory.
The basement has undergone extensive works to create the perfect lifestyle opportunity and offers a superb cinema, gym and games room alongside a workshop, wine cellar and two stores.
The imposing staircase rises to the first floor where you are greeted to a wonderful landing. The most noteworthy room is the exception double aspect principal bedroom with its en suite bathroom and walk in dressing room. There is a further two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. The second floor consists of another four bedrooms one of which benefits from a kitchenette, and a shower room.
Claremont Lodge offers a great opportunity for multi-generational living or creating an income, it is located at the beginning of the driveway and has a private established garden alongside two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
Outside, 1 Claremont Grove doesn’t disappoint. Firstly, the gated approach leads to an extensive parking and turning area for several cars and is flanked by established trees and shrubs offering a great deal of privacy. The rear and side garden is mostly laid to lawn with mature flower beds and a number of terraces, placed to capture the sunshine throughout the day. There is a detached quadruple garage with a fantastic games room above. Vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and a kitchenette makes for an excellent “party” or entertaining space.
Claremont Grove is in a private and secluded position within the heart of St Leonards, the city’s most favoured residential area, due to its tree lined streets and village like atmosphere. There is also a selection of independent shops and cafes on Magdalen Road, whilst the city centre and a Waitrose supermarket are all within walking distance.
Exeter is a thriving city, with excellent communication links to London, Cornwall and The Midlands, including two main line train stations and an International Airport. The city centre boasts The Princesshay Shopping Centre, Guildhall Food Halls, a John Lewis Department store as well as an extensive selection of independent shops and eateries, theatres, an award winning museum and a world class University.
There is a fine selection of state and private schools in the city including Exeter School and The Maynard School. Both Exeter School and The Maynard School are within easy walking distance of Claremont Grove. Exeter also has the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Nuffield Hospital and is also home to the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Exeter has it all, with extensive recreation facilities along the River Exe including fishing, cycling, walking, kayaking, rowing and paddle boarding, to name but a few. There is a David Lloyd Club at Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs, as well as numerous gyms, sports facilities and recreation grounds throughout the city, including those at Exeter University and St Sidwells Point. The Exeter Golf & Country Club has a fine 18 hole golf course and there are many first class golf courses within easy reach of the city, including Woodbury Park, Dawlish Warren and the Teign Valley Golf Club.
Square Footage: 7,508 sq ft
Leaving Exeter on Topsham Road (A3015), turn left into St Leonards Road. Pass the school on the right and Claremont Grove is the next right where the property is found on the left-hand side.
Magdalen Road about 0.5 miles Exeter St.Davids Train Station about 1.9 miles M5 junction 30 about 3.5 miles
Services - mains water, electricity, gas and drainage