5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Exeter Road, EXMOUTH, Devon

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 2
Reference: 36380_3446805


An Elegant Edwardian House With Some Fine Period Features And Large Private Gardens With Covered Swimming Pool/Potential Annexe


Property Features



Whoberley, pronounced Wo-Ber-Ley, is a mature detached Edwardian house, of cavity brick construction, with a distinctive timber and glass veranda, replacement upvc windows, under a pitched slate roof with 3.2kw Solar Hot Water System. The property has been beautifully maintained and tastefully updated, although there are some fine period features which have been carefully preserved, including a beautiful original Edwardian “Minton” ceramic floor in the reception hall, complemented by attractive leaded stained glass windows, stripped pine doors and classically high ceilings, expected of the era and several original wrought iron fireplaces. The accommodation is well planned and beautifully proportioned, with the two principal reception rooms at the front of the house, a large study/playroom, to the rear, attractively constructed of reclaimed brick and complementing the original building. A superb kitchen/family dining room enjoys access to the garden and provides an impressive and excellent space, suitable for formal and informal dining. The kitchen comprises a good range of quality units, under pale Corian worktops, which follows the contours of the bay window. There is also a utility and downstairs WC at the rear of the building. At first floor, there is a spacious principal suite with a stylishly appointed en-suite shower room, a large guest bedroom, with alternate tread timber ladder leading to the attic, which has a window to the front, with views of the sea and estuary, a Velux roof light to rear, and has been used as a play room/unofficial bedroom. There are two further double bedrooms and a large single, a good quality family bathroom and separate WC. Directly to the rear of the house is a covered swimming pool, with covered access from the house and comprising a mono-pitch polycarbonate roof, double glazed sliding panels to the garden and a pool measuring approximately 18’ x 9’ and around 4.5’ in depth. Alternatively, the footprint is large enough to further develop the house or create a self contained annexe, subject to the usual consent. The gardens are an impressive feature, comprising an impressive expanse of lawn, which benefits from a high level brick wall perimeter.


Whoberley is situated in a relatively central location, within walking distance of the sea front and town centre, where there is a wide choice of supermarkets, independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, together with bus and rail connections to Exeter. Exmouth is a popular coastal town lying at the mouth of the Exe estuary, easily accessible from the M5, which is approximately 9 miles away and is considered the western extreme of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. There are extensive recreational activities available, with a wide choice of water sports, Woodbury Common, popular for walking and riding and access to the Exe Trail Cycle Path. Exeter is the county capital and offers the majority of department stores, state and independent education, access to the M5, A303/A30 dual carriageways, rail links to Waterloo and Paddington and an international airport to the east of the city.


From Exeter and the M5, follow a short section of dual carriageway from Sandygate to Clyst St Mary roundabout, taking the third exit onto the A376 dual carriageway, signposted Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth and proceed to the next roundabout, taking the second exit towards Exmouth. Proceed through the villages of Ebford, Exton and Lympstone and on reaching Exmouth, continue down the hill passing two petrol filling stations on the right and a Co-Op supermarket on the left and Whoberley can be found on the left hand side, almost opposite the entrance to Belle Vue Road.

Ground Floor


Approached on the southern side of the building, via a glass and pillared veranda, where there is a panelled timber front door, with glazed fanlight leading to

Entrance Porch

A spacious porch, with useful fitted storage cabinets, attractive decorative, part leaded stained glass door, with matching panels and fanlight and beautiful “Minton” ceramic tiled floor continued into the

Reception Hall

An impressive reception with a grand staircase leading to first floor with beautiful carved newel post and decorative spindles, access to a large under stairs storage cupboard, secondary glazed leaded stained window to rear, two radiators and lovely original stripped pine panelled doors leading to

Sitting Room

A spacious reception room, complemented by typically high ceilings, bay window to front, decorative ceiling coving and moulded plaster ceiling rose, natural flame gas fire in traditional decorative pewter, with ceramic tiled inserts, within carved timber pillars and mantel and a polished granite hearth. Radiator.

Dining Room

A further spacious reception room with glazed “French doors” with glazed fanlight, traditional stripped pine flooring, natural flame gas fire in ceramic surround and hearth within polished marble pillars and mantel. Radiator.


A useful addition to the house which provides a large home office, which could alternatively serve as a third reception room, with stripped pine flooring, “French doors” leading to the garden, window to rear and “Velux” roof light to rear. Fitted desk, together with a good range of fitted wall cabinets. “Dimplex” electric heater and radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

A superb feature of the house, large enough to accommodate a large dining table, equally suited to formal and informal dining, with half glazed door to side, beautiful bay window to side and three further windows to rear. There is a fireplace recess in the dining area, where there is a flue, together with a gas point, adjacent to which is a large storage cabinet, with fitted shelving and electric meter.
The kitchen has been thoughtfully arranged and fitted, utilising the bay window with clever effect and comprises an extensive range of wall and base cabinets and drawers, beneath pale Corian work surfaces, complemented by attractive tumbled Travertine wall tiles, incorporating 1 ¼ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with brushed stainless steel swan neck mixer tap. There is space for an electric/gas range style cooker beneath a stainless steel extractor and lighting canopy and stainless steel background, integrated dishwasher and a central island, with further storage cabinets beneath Corian worktop and a breakfast bar overhang. Radiator. Door to


With door leading to the side lean to, window to rear and fitted with a range of wall and base cabinets and drawers beneath work surfaces incorporating 1 ¼ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, under work surface appliance space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, wall mounted gas fired boiler and door to


With windows to side and rear, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Rear Hallway

From the utility, a door leads to a side lean to, comprising a mono-pitch polycarbonate roof, which provides a useful storage area, with obscure glazed window to side and a sliding glass door leading to

Pool Room

Constructed of timber and a mono-pitch polycarbonate roof, with a series of double glazed sliding doors on the south elevation, leading to a timber sun deck. The pool measures 18’ x 8’8” and is 4.5’ in depth.

First Floor


Landing is a lovely feature of the house, galleried and large enough to accommodate furniture, with a decorative moulded plaster archway, two secondary glazed leaded stained glazed windows to side, original panelled ceiling, radiator and traditional stripped pine doors leading to

Principal Bedroom Suite

A superb principal suite with part tinted, bay window to front, decorative ceiling, original cast iron fireplace with mosaic tiled inserts and within polished marble pillars and mantel. Radiator. Door to


Beautifully finished to a high standard, with borrowed natural light via glazed panels from the bedroom and fitted with a good quality suite comprising walk-in shower with contoured glass enclosure, finished in tumbled Travertine tiling, wall mounted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and storage cabinet beneath, low level WC, chrome “ladder style” towel rail/radiator.

Bedroom 2

A generous suite with half tinted window to front, original cast iron fireplace within carved timber pillars and mantel. Radiator. An alternate step, timber ladder leads to

Attic Room

With “Velux” roof light to rear and further window to front, affording lovely views to the west of the Exe estuary and south towards Dawlish Warren, an unofficial room, which has served as a play room and an occasional bedroom, with access to front and rear eaves storage areas, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and storage cabinet beneath.

Bedroom 3

A further generous double bedroom with window to side and rear, original cast iron fireplace with mantel. Radiator.

Bedroom 4

A fourth double, with window to side, pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator.

Bedroom 5

A generous single bedroom with window to side. Radiator.


A stylishly appointed family bathroom with Travertine flag tiled floor, obscure glazed window to side and fitted with a panelled “P” shaped bath with fitted shower screen and shower within Travertine tiled surround, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome “ladder” style towel rail/radiator and extractor fan.

Seperate WC

With obscure glazed window to side, Travertine flag tiled floor, low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.



Approached from Exeter Road via a brick pillared entrance, which leads to a spacious, block paved driveway and turning area, which provides parking for several cars. To the rear of the driveway is a carport which comprises a modern corrugated metal, mono-pitch roof with power connected and a cold water supply. The front garden is partly landscaped, with planted shrub borders where there is a specimen twisted willow and several other mature shrubs. There is an area of lawn lying directly adjacent to the eastern elevation, with brick walls forming the boundaries on three sides. There is a covered veranda around the southern and western elevation, with glass roof, timber pillars with dressed granite bases, decorative wrought iron detailing and a quarry tiled floor. From the carport, a wrought iron security gate provides pedestrian access to the rear garden, which comprises an impressive expanse of level lawns, within high level brick boundary walls which provide and excellent level of privacy, shelter and security and planted borders, stocked with bay, ornamental holly and a mature palm tree. Immediately abutting the rear elevation is a block paved pathway and terrace and a large timber deck sun terrace, with inset lighting, which lies on the southern side of the covered swimming pool, where double glazed sliding doors can be opened to combine the two areas. There is a timber building, adjoining the swimming pool, housing a filtration system, a further large timber garden shed and a timber and glass summerhouse.

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Reference: 36380_3446805

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