Pennsylvania & Stoke Hill

Within an elevated position to the North of Exeter, much of Pennsylvania enjoys far-reaching views over the city and the surrounding Devonshire countryside. Predominantly residential, this prestigious area offers an escape from the rat race whilst still allowing easy access to the city centre and being within close proximity of amenities.

With its easy access to the University, much of ‘lower’ Pennsylvania is popular with students whilst the higher areas are mostly enjoyed by families and the retired. Stoke Hill is situated beside Pennsylvania and is also a popular choice for families due to its well regarded schools. Higher areas of Pennsylvania were some of the last areas of Exeter to be developed due to its hills and steep valleys. The majority of houses where therefore built between 1920s-1980s and include varying sizes from bungalows, smaller terraced properties and townhouses to large detached family homes. Some grand detached period properties can also be seen in more remote locations. As many properties are built on steeper ground, alternative layouts are common within Pennsylvania. For example the ‘upside down’ house is popular with bedrooms downstairs and living accommodation upstairs, often leading out into the garden. Many have far reaching views.

Although very close to each other, Stoke Hill is generally a more affordable area than Pennsylvania with many red-brick post-war style houses. These houses are mostly well built and offer spacious accommodation throughout and frequently have great size gardens. Many properties along Mincinglake Road also have a beautiful open aspect to the rear over Mincinglake Valley Park.






  • Mincinglake Valley Park

    ‘The lower valley is wooded whilst the upper part comprises meadowland rich in wild flowers, butterflies and other insects. It is a wonderfully relaxing place to stroll and enjoy the abundant wildlife’

    Stoke Hill, Exeter, Devon
    01392 665700

    www.exeter.gov.uk/parks
  • Stoke Valley Woods

    ‘A great place to come and walk your dog and explore the woods following the two way-marked trails. It also contains some of the oldest and largest trees in Exeter’

    Stoke Road, Exeter EX4 5BW
    0300 067 4800

    www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/englanddevonnoforeststokewoods
  • Skirmish Paintball 

    ‘120-acre outdoor paintball, laser tag and airsoft centre, with a variety of creative gaming areas’

    Paintball Centre, Stoke Woods, Pennsylvania Rd, Exeter EX4 5BW 01548 580025

    www.skirmishdevon.co.uk
  • Hilltop Riding School and Stables

    Pennsylvania Rd, Exeter, Devon County EX4 5BN 01392 251370

    ‘With its friendly staff and superb quality of teaching..Hilltop was a great place to learn to ride!’

  • Rollestone Farm, Riding School and Stables

    ‘Rollestone Farm is a modern, purpose-built livery yard situated on the outskirts of Exeter….. Established in 2004 as a stud and livery, we now run solely as a livery yard’

    Pennsylvania Rd, Exeter EX4 5BJ
    07920 100769

    www.rollestoneblog.wordpress.com
  • Stoke Hill AFC

    ‘Formed in the mid 90's Stoke Hill AFC has grown from humble beginnings to become one of Devon's biggest and most progressive youth football clubs’

    Hamlin Lane Playing Fields, Exeter, EX1 3LA

    www.stokehilljuniorsafc.co.uk
  • Exeter University Sports Centre

    Open to non-students, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor sports including a (seasonal) open air swimming pool

    Sports Park, University of Exeter Sport, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN
    01392 724452

    www.sport.exeter.ac.uk
  • Mincinglake Valley Park

    Popular with dog walkers and with an excellent view towards Exmouth from the top of the park

    Stoke Hill, Exeter, EX4 7EA
    01392 665700

    www.exeter.gov.uk/parks
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