Clyst St. George, Exeter, EX3

Clyst St. George, Exeter, EX3
  • £795,000
  • Address Clyst St. George, Clyst St. George, Exeter
  • City Exeter
  • Zip/Postal Code EX3 0RE
  • Area Clyst St. George


  • Cottage, Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 3
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms
  • 198613
  • Property ID

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SOLD A beautiful East Devon Cottage close to Exeter and Topsham

A video tour of Rose Cottage in Clyst St George near Exeter and Topsham in East Devon. This stunning cottage has ver 2,000sqft of space including 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) bathroom, 2 reception rooms, hallway, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom.


An characterful & spacious cottage in a popular East Devon village near Exeter. 3 Bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, 2 reception rooms, hallway, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom/WC, large walled garden, gated driveway parking & large garden room/office.

See the full VIDEO TOUR… An attractive, characterful and spacious cottage extending to around 2500 sqft/240 sqm in a very popular East Devon village near Exeter. 3 Double bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, 2 reception rooms, central hallway, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom/WC, large walled garden, gated driveway parking and large garden room/office..


Clyst St George is a popular and picturesque village surrounded by the East Devon Country side, yet within very easy reach of the cathedral city and county capital of Exeter and the M5. The village is the most southerly of six parishes named after the River Clyst which flows into the Exe Estuary just south of the nearby historic Port of Topsham.

The parish Church of St. George lies at the centre of the village. Dating from the 14th century and earlier, all but the tower was destroyed during the second world war with the remainder subsequently being rebuilt. Many functions and activities take place on a regular basis in the village hall, and there is a successful cricket club. The award winning Darts Farm Shop and Country Store is also close by. The local pub is The Saint George and Dragon a short drive away.

The Lady Seaward Church of England Primary School is within the village and has an OFSTED rating of Outstanding, adjacent to which is Little Dragons preschool. The village falls within the catchment area for both Exmouth Community College and Clyst Vale Community College.

As well as being in close proximity to Exeter and the M5 for easy commuting, there is a railway station at nearby Topsham linking to Exeter which is on the mainline to London Paddington. There are local bus routes with stops nearby at Woodbury Road and the St. George & Dragon Pub. Exeter Airport flies to national and international destinations, and the port of Plymouth with ferries to France and Spain is easily reached along the M5/A38.


Rose cottage is a beautifully presented and characterful cottage which is surprisingly spacious extending to in excess of 2500 sqft/240 sqm. The older parts of the house are thought to date back to the 1740’s with later additions built during Victorian times, and is constructed using the materials of those eras including cob and brick under a pantile roof. Part of the cottage is attached to the neighbouring property There are many interesting period features throughout the property such as the front and rear porches, fire places, sash windows, oak plank and latch doors, floors and beams. Unlike many cottages there are generous ceilings heights throughout. The current owners have made many improvements to the property during their tenure and as such it is presented to a high standard inside and out.

The generous accommodation briefly comprises of three double bedrooms with an en suite bath and shower room to the main bedroom, family bathroom, two reception rooms, central hallway, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom/WC. Outside there is large walled garden to the rear including a paved terrace off the back of the house, gravelled parking area with automated gates, and a large garden room/home office with deck.


On approaching the front of the property you can’t help but stop to admire, taking in the Wisteria that is trained across the front elevation, the box bay sash windows and the impressive wooden entrance porch with pebble mosaic flooring. This really is a very attractive house.

Stepping through the solid wood front door into the welcoming reception hallway you are greeted by a lovely view through the central hallway and out of the rear stable door to the gardens beyond. The entrance hall itself has plenty of space for furniture and lovely herringbone parquet flooring. You also notice how generous the ceiling heights are for this type of property adding to the feeling of space. Solid Oak plank and latch doors either side of the hall lead to the receptions rooms, with similar doors used throughout much of the house.

The sitting room is of generous proportions with plenty of space to create different areas using the appropriate furniture and a box bay window to the front with wooden sash windows, there are also windows to the side wall. To both sides of the room are exposed beams and there is an open grate fire place with a cast iron surround and wooden mantle helping to create a cosy ambience on cooler days.

The dining room has plenty of space for a large family dining table and a wonderful old feature fireplace to the far wall with a heavy oak beam above, stone hearth, and several display nooks and crannies. There is a wooden sash window to the front and the rear of the room is partially open to the kitchen creating a lovely social family area with space for more informal seating.

The kitchen features a range of custom made solid oak storage units below the cream quartz work surfaces with a central island/breakfast bar. A Belfast style sink is positioned with a view through the window to the back garden and a three oven electric AGA together with a two oven AGA companion with LPG hob takes care of cooking duties with an Smeg stainless steel extractor over. There is an integrated dishwasher drawer and space for a freestanding fridge/freezer. The semi-vaulted ceiling has exposed beams and the tiled floor extends out to the back hallway and past a useful coat storage area into the utility room. Here you will find further wood fronted storage units, work surface with inset sink and drainer, plus space and provision for washing and drying machines. To the rear of the room is a large pantry cupboard and a further door leads to the cloakroom/WC.

From the hallway a turned staircase rises to the first floor. On the landing is feature window with stained glass panels, solid oak plank and latch doors lead off to the three bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom has a dual aspect and is of very generous proportions with a box bay with sash windows providing an ideal spot for a dressing table, exposed roof beams between the walls and ceiling. An archway links the room to the luxurious en suite bath room featuring a free-standing claw foot bath below a window with a lovely view over the rear garden, a shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and WC plus a heated towel rail. The lower walls are wood panelled and the floor is laid with large format tiles. Bedroom two is also a good size with views to the front of the property and an old fireplace recess, next to which is a third double bedroom, also with an outlook to the front and partially exposed roof beams. The family bathroom is part tiled with a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC plus a heated towel rail.


The front of the property is set behind a brick wall and is accessed through a wooden pedestrian gate. To the side of the wonderful and impressive wooden porch with pebble mosaic flooring is a lovely gravelled area perfect for a café style table and chairs in front of the sash window. A gravelled path continues around to the side of the property and on to the rear.

A stable door opens from the rear hallway through a wooden porch to the back garden which benefits from a good degree of privacy thanks to the high brick wall on the boundary with the lane to one side and wooden fencing on the other.

Immediately off the rear of the house is a large paved terrace with plenty of space for garden furniture, al fresco dining and entertaining. From here there is a gate in the wall giving pedestrian access to the lane.

From the terrace a brick retaining wall with couple of steps lead up to the garden area which has been completely relandscaped in recent years. For ease of maintenance it is mostly laid to gravel interspersed with borders with a profusion of shrubs, small trees and palms. There are various areas in which to relax and enjoy the tranquil ambience. In the centre is a wrought iron circular gazebo with climbing plants trailed over it.

At the far end of the garden is a large wooden garden room/home office with a deck to the front. This could have all manner of uses from a home office to a snug, occasional guest accommodation or even your own sports bar! There is power and light, and also the necessary plumbing should you want to fit a toilet. Adjacent to this is the gravelled parking area with an automated solid wood sliding gate giving access to the lane. Behind the garden room is a useful bin store area and shed.

Agents Note:

In 2016 planning permission was granted (Ref: 16/0904/FUL) for a log cabin and garage, only the log cabin was built. However, because the garage was on the same application the permission for the garage element should still be active. Any prospective buyer is advised to clarify this themselves with East Devon Council.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax: band F – which for the 01/04/2022 to 31/03/2023 financial year is £2996.56

Services: Mains water, drainage, and electricity, oil fired central heating. Partial Double Glazing

Local Authority: East Devon District Council – 01404 515 616

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the selling agent: James Taylor – The Agency UK Teignbridge.

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