Wonford Street, Exeter
Historically, the property is half of what used to be a single rural dwelling called Vine Cottage which, over 200 years ago, was then located in an agricultural hamlet, South Wonford, just over a mile and a half by foot from the centre of Exeter. Records of the house, including maps, extend back to the early 19th century but it is thought to date back even further when Wonford Village was an important manor with his own Great House.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, extensions have been built on to the earlier core building to make it a large 4 bedroom house.
The impressive grounds have, at some point in history, been run as a market garden. In more recent times the gardens have been imaginatively designed, landscaped and cultivated to be highly productive while retaining a sizeable level lawn (approx. 14m x 13m).
Entrance Hall (4.08 x 1.38 (13'4" x 4'6"))
Attractive hardwood front door with stained glass window (newly installed). Radiator. Picture rail. Exposed pine floorboards and beams. Central heating thermostat control dial. Upgraded staircase to first floor. Doors to…
Study (3.24 x 3.14 (10'7" x 10'3"))
Radiator. Picture rail. Window set in recess with south west facing outlook across the surrounding neighbourhood.
Living Room (5.34 x 3.33 (17'6" x 10'11"))
Fireplace containing cast-iron wood-burning stove on raised slate hearth. Picture rail and plate rack. Radiator. Exposed beams and pine floorboards. Window set in recess with pleasant south westerly outlook across the surrounding neighbourhood.
Kitchen/Diner (5.46 x 3.86 (17'10" x 12'7"))
A spacious open-plan kitchen/diner featuring patio doors opening out on to the raised patio and rear garden. The kitchen area is well equipped and fitted with a range of matching base and wall cupboard units. 'Rangemaster' one and a half bowl graphite composite sink unit with swan neck hose style mixer tap. Generous granite effect roll edge work surface areas with decorative wall tiling over. Built-in fan assisted double oven and grill. Built-in four burner gas hob with extractor unit over. Built-in dishwasher. Below counter appliance space for a fridge. Window above sink area with pleasant outlook across the patio and gardens. Radiator. Triple dimmer light switch. Wall-mounted gas boiler concealed within cupboard unit. New French Windows (with listed planning permission). Vinyl flooring. LED down lights set in ceiling. Door to utility room. Narrow door concealing access to a walk-in pantry/wine store providing excellent extra storage space for tall fridge/freezer appliance, extra storage units, electricity consumer unit and electricity utility meter (gas meter in garage/bike store and water meter found on front pavement).
Utility Room (2.87 x 2.54 (9'4" x 8'3"))
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Under counter appliance space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Fitted wall cupboard unit. Windows to side and rear aspects overlooking the gardens. Vinyl floor covering. Stable style side entrance door. Door to..
Close coupled WC. Vinyl flooring. Window.
On The First Floor
Inner Landing Area
Two loft hatches giving access to boarded attic. Built-in double sized linen cupboard. Doors to…
Bedroom 1 (4.06 x 3.86 (13'3" x 12'7"))
Radiator. Built-in shelving set around chimney breast areas. Window to front aspect with pleasant south westerly outlook across the surrounding neighbourhood.
Shower Room (2.18 x 1.69 (7'1" x 5'6"))
A spacious shower room fitted with a three piece suite. Extra large corner shower enclosure. Pedestal wash basin. Close coupled WC. Marble effect wall panels around sanitary ware areas. Heated towel rail. Medicine cabinet fitted above wash basin area. Vinyl flooring. Window to side aspect. N.B. This shower room adjoins bedroom one and could easily become the en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 (4.55 x 2.52 (14'11" x 8'3"))
Measurements taken into the built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards. Window to front aspect with pleasant south westerly outlook across the surrounding neighbourhood.
Bedroom 3 (3.47 x 2.88 (11'4" x 9'5"))
Radiator. Built-in storage cupboard set in fireplace alcove. Window to side aspect with pleasant outlook across the gardens.
Bedroom 4 (currently used as studio) (3.82 x 2.58 (12'6" x 8'5"))
Radiator concealed behind radiator cover. Dimmer light switch. Window to side aspect with attractive south easterly outlook across the gardens.
A spacious, well appointed family sized bathroom fitted with a four piece suite. Panelled bath. Wash basin set in vanity unit with good storage. Extra large corner shower enclosure. Close coupled WC. Radiator. Vinyl floor covering. Wall tiling around sanitary ware areas. Extractor unit. Windows to rear aspect with views across the gardens. Built-in floor to ceiling airing cupboard containing the hot water cylinder.
Grounds & parking approx. 1/3 of an acre
We understand that the large corner plot grounds extend to approximately one third of an acre and are fully secure with fences and walls. A sizeable area of lawn (approx. 14m x 13m) provides a suntrap outdoor space for all the family to enjoy, beyond which the gardens become highly productive with 2 x vegetable plots, a wide array of fruit bushes and trees plus well stocked beds and borders featuring a feast of flora, flowering bushes, Mimosa tree, herbaceous plants and a variety of herbs. There are rear and side patios, and five vines have been trained over the rear patio. Standing within the grounds are a large block built garden storage shed (man cave 6m x 2m), greenhouse (8' x 6'), 3 permanent block built compost bins, log store (by wall next to drive) and a sizeable timber garage/shed separated into cycle store and workshop with power and light.
A top section of garden has been re-designed to create an elevated seating area which encompasses some fine elevated views extending across the surrounding area to distant hillside.