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A grand detached Victorian villa, ideally located within the Mont-le-Grand conservation area close to the highly popular residential areas of Heavitree and St Leonards. The former home of a local landowner and Victorian businessman, John Sampson, it still retains much of its original character and splendour with many of the period features preserved. The features include beautiful period fireplaces, original coving, high ceilings, the servant’s staircase and a balcony.
Whilst the majority of the internal accommodation is spread across three floors, there is a basement which is currently set out as a 20 seat home theatre and recording studio, along with a good-sized loft, which could offer the potential for further living accommodation. To the ground floor, there are three well-proportioned reception rooms, as well as an open plan kitchen diner, conservatory and an east wing comprising anumber of ancillary rooms. On the first and second floors there are a total of 8 well-proportioned double bedrooms and a further 2 single bedrooms.
We understand that the property is not listed and not currently covered by an Article 4 Directive, offering scope for a variety of uses, including multiple occupancy, multi-generational living, business premises or conversion into flats subject to the necessary consents. Externally, there is a private garden with a summer house to the front and a courtyard to the rear, with outbuildings and ample space for parking a number of vehicles and a caravan.
Entrance Vestibule & Hallway
A period timber front door opens to the entrance vestibule where a further stained-glass door opens into the spacious hallway. Access is then provided to the property's three reception rooms, the east wing, the walk in under-stairs cupboard and the kitchen diner. Stairs lead to both the basement and first floor.
The kitchen contains a range of matching wall and base units with roll-edge worktops, a tiled splashback, and a double stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer taps over. Space is provided for an oven, a fridge and a dishwasher and there is also a door through to the conservatory/utility room.
The dining area includes the original pine dresser which has been lovingly stripped back to natural pine. Alongside is the door leading to the servants' staircase, a fireplace, and windows to the rear aspects.
This well-proportioned living room affords many period features including wood paneling, a tiled period fireplace with a hardwood mantle and surround and an open grate, original deep skirting boards, and decorative coving. A uPVC double glazed bay window faces the front aspect with period wood-panelling, and an opening leads to the formal dining room creating a large open-plan layout if desired.
Rear Lounge / Formal Dining Room
A further sizeable reception room with ample space for a dining table and chairs enjoying a box bay window to the side aspect with wood-panelling, decorative coving, and a wall-mounted gas fire.
A further spacious principle reception room benefiting from a uPVC double glazed bay window to the front aspect with wood-panelling, a magnificent tiled period fireplace with a stone mantle and surround, as well as decorative coving.
A useful area incorporating a fitted sink and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. A doorway leads out to the rear courtyard.
This utility area has a store room, a pantry and a downstairs cloakroom/WC. An external door leads to the side of the property offering the additional potential to be used for an independent annex or flat, subject to the necessary consents.
The basement extends under the rear portion of the property and is currently set up as a 20 seat home theatre.
This further space is currently used as a workshop, but was formerly used as a sound recording studio.
First Floor Landing
Stairs rise to the first floor landing which provides access to the first five bedrooms and the bathroom wing. A stained glass window faces the rear aspect, a door leads to the servant's staircase, and a further set of stairs rise to the second floor.
This area comprises a family bathroom, a separate cloakroom, and a further shower room. Windows face the rear and side aspects.
Currently presented as an office/committee room, this double bedroom has a uPVC double glazed window to the side aspect, a wash basin and a period tiled fireplace with a wooden surround and mantle with a gas fire. A connecting door opens to bedroom 2.
A uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect with a door opening to a balcony. There is also a period wooden fireplace with a gas fire, a wash basin, and a built-in cupboard into an alcove.
Featuring a walk-in wardrobe, a wash basin, and a period fireplace with a wooden surround and mantle with a gas fire. A uPVC double glazed window faces the rear aspect.
A generous double bedroom featuring a uPVC double glazed bay window to the front aspect with a door to the balcony, a wash basin and a gas fire.
A single bedroom enjoying a large uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect.
Second Floor Landing
A galleried landing which includes doors to the remaining five bedrooms, all offering far-reaching views. A loft hatch with a generous opening and pull down ladder provides space to the loft, which has two skylight windows, offering the potential to create further living space, subject to the necessary consents.
A spacious double bedroom benefitting from a uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect with unrestricted views, a wash basin, a fireplace with a wooden surround and mantle with a gas fire, and built-in storage into the eaves.
With the advantage of a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect with far-reaching views of the city, as well as a period fireplace with a gas fire and a wooden mantle.
A generous bedroom including a fireplace which is currently covered but is believed to be cast-iron with a wooden surround and mantle, as well as built-in storage into the eaves, a uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect looking towards Exeter Airport and an opening to Bedroom 9.
Also with the advantage of a covered fireplace which is thought to be cast-iron, with a wooden surround and mantle, and a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Currently bedrooms 8 and 9 are used as a games room.
A single bedroom enjoying a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect.
This enclosed front garden has a summer house with a large veranda area and a garden shed.
The rear courtyard garden and outbuildings are currently used for storage and parking, but offer the potential to provide a charming multi-use space for both entertaining and parking. A gate provides vehicular access to the adjacent privately owned Sampsons Lane.
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