This attractive garden apartment situated below the owner’s home and is part of a Grade II listed Georgian house, in a quiet tree-lined street in Exeter city centre, next to Belmont Park.
This lovely lower ground floor apartment has its own private entrance making it an ideal city getaway for two, being a convenient base for exploring the city, discovering the famous Jurassic coastline or just visiting family and friends nearby.
The entrance is approached from the rear of the house, via a private driveway, through the garden to the apartment and down a few steps to the lower ground floor.
The sitting room has large patio doors overlooking the garden, making it light and airy.
The kitchen and bathroom both have a modern and fresh feel and the double bedroom is cosy.
Whilst in the apartment, you are not aware of anyone above as this old building is well insulated and the main living rooms are not above the apartment.
Outside the apartment is a garden area with patio where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink, whilst planning the next day’s activities.
The apartment provides an elegant base from which to explore the city and the interesting River Exe, which is a renowned birdwatching location for wading birds.
The owners have had a strong connection with the cathedral for many years and are very knowledgeable about the city’s history and are only too willing to impart their stories to guests.
A visit to the lovely old port of Topsham is a must, with its quaint narrow streets and old cottages, antique shops and tea rooms.
There are a host of traditional pubs serving local produce in tucked away Devon villages, many local National Trust properties, and local beaches are a short drive away.
This city centre apartment provides a warm welcome all year round.
About the location
Shillingford Abbot 2.4 miles; Exminster 4 miles; Topsham 4.4 miles.
Exeter is a lively city in south Devon with a magnificent cathedral, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes, guided tours of the maze of underground passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a good choice of excellent museums tracing the city’s lengthy history including an interesting medieval building The Tucker’s Hall, built for the Company of Weavers, Tuckers and Shearman which houses exceptional carved panelling, rare silver and a 4 feet long pair of fulling shears. Nearby Parliament Street claims to be the world’s narrowest street – less than 25 inches at its narrowest. The gatehouse and tower of Rougemont castle still stand in the city, surrounded by Rougemont gardens with a backdrop of Roman wall ruins - a tranquil haven. Exeter’s one time importance as a port is reflected in the Custom House, now the centrepiece of the Quayside, a fascinating complex of antique shops and cafes. Within a 15 minute drive of the city, there are some fabulous beaches at Sidmouth and Exmouth, and the start of the 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, all of which provide ample opportunities for relaxation, sport and exploration. Exeter is an ideal south Devon base from which to explore pretty countryside and Heritage Coast.