A substantial dwelling forming the main part of the former vicarage of St Thomas close to the centre of the county town and cathedral city of Exeter.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
For many years the vicarage of the parish of St. Thomas, this imposing, grade II listed building sits in a central position in the thriving suburb of St Thomas only half a mile from the centre of Exeter city.
Constructed between 1800 and 1805 during the Regency period, this splendid building is externally rendered under a slate roof with hipped gables. In need of some renovation and improvement, this is a fantastic canvas for someone to recreate the splendour of the original house. Particular period features include the semi-circular fanlight window above the door and two majestic floor to ceiling bow windows in the living room and main bedroom with panoramic garden views.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises a vestibule leading to the reception hall, a cloakroom, three large reception rooms, kitchen and utility room. On the first floor off the main landing is the master bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedrooms. Leading from an inner landing, which would have been the servants’ quarters, are the family bathroom and fourth bedroom. A staircase leads to a top floor and small landing off which are three rooms which could have a variety of uses.
Outside is a beautiful garden. It is one of a very few houses in the locality to feature such a large, level lawn which is well enclosed and ideal for children and pets. At the side of the property is a fairly wide area with storage shed/coal store. There may be parking potential here, subject to listed building and planning consent, but there is a parking space just outside the property in any event.
St Thomas is a thriving suburb of Exeter only half a mile from the town centre. There is an excellent range of shops for almost every need within a couple of minutes walk, and there are very regular bus services into the city centre from almost outside the front door and a railway station three or four minutes walk away. The cathedral city and county town of Exeter is one of the most popular places to live in England with a wealth of cultural and other activities. The fastest train to London Paddington takes just two hours and the M5 motorway is under two miles away.
To locate the property from the Exe Bridges roundabout, follow signs to Cowick Street and St Thomas. Proceed under the railway bridge. 57 will be found approximately 300 metres along on the left hand side. First time viewers may find it easier to park in the local shops car park immediately after the bridge on the right.
Exeter City Council
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A small part of the attic is above the adjoining property, No.57A
METHOD OF SALE
This is a traditional auction and contracts are exchanged on the fall of the gavel. A buyer’s administration fee of £1,950 including VAT is payable on exchange of contracts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This property will be offered for sale at the auction as Lot 1 together with No.57A (separately listed) with a guide price of £500,000 for the two properties. If the properties do not sell as one lot, No.57 will then be offered as Lot 2.