Alphington, Exeter, Devon, EX2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
4 Peamore House, located at the end of a long scenic drive just outside of Alphington, is a substantial wing of an historically important manor house set amongst beautiful parkland. The house is part of the Peamore Estate, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and was built by Lady Jane Grey’s father, the Duke of Suffolk, in the 1500’s before being remodelled in the early 19th century by Regency architects.  It is now a grade II listed building divided into four properties, with 4 Peamore House offering a spacious, flexible living space with 6 double bedrooms (two en-suite) and 5 bathrooms. This property is immaculately presented with a beautiful and practical blend of modern and period features throughout.

Peamore house is located in close proximity to the villages of Alphington and Exminster, near to where a new primary through secondary school is currently under development. There is a bus stop at the end of the drive providing handy public transport links in and out of Exeter and elsewhere.  From the house, it is a 20 minute walk to amenities in Alphington and a 15 minute cycle ride to Exeter quay. Exeter University is also within easy commuting distance, taking 25 minutes by bike along a scenic and mostly flat route following the Exeter canal path.  Furthermore, Haldon Forest Park and the popular Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour are situated very nearby.


Entering through the imposing front door with state of the art finger print entry system, there is a generous entrance hall with slate flooring, alcove ceiling, double width walnut staircase going up to the first floor, and doors leading to the principal rooms which are all generously proportioned with high ceilings. 

The dining room has a sash window with period shutters that showcases views to the front aspect of the property, and features wooden floorboards, a built in storage cupboard, and a feature fireplace with Portuguese limestone and slate hearth.  

The dual aspect drawing room, again with views to the front afforded by two sash windows with period shutters, has walnut flooring, built-in deep bookcase with storage below, period feature ceiling rose, and a log-burning stove with stunning carved Portuguese limestone and slate hearth.  

The kitchen/breakfast room has been refurbished to the highest of standards with granite worktops and a quality range of cupboards and drawers by Alno. This room is the heart of the house, and features rustic flagstone flooring, two vertical modern stainless steel radiators, an oil-fired programmable Rayburn, a separate electric oven with induction hob, a large traditional window, a triple sink with impressive pull-out sprayer mixer tap, a wall mounted TV with bluetooth speaker, and doors leading to four other rooms: the utility room, walk-in larder, wine room (via a secret entrance), and rear lobby. 

The utility room, with a window to the rear aspect, also has flagstone flooring, granite worktops, sink with pull-out sprayer mixer tap, cupboards, shelving, fitted AEC coffee machine, and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. 

The walk-in larder has flagstone flooring, ample wrap-around shelving, and space for a double fridge/freezer with plumbing for an ice machine/chilled water dispenser. 

A secret door leads to a room with built in wine store, cocktail cabinet, space for additional fridge/freezers, and flagstone flooring. 

There is also a rear lobby off the kitchen with a Gothic arched door dating from the 1700s leading to outside. The rear lobby has flagstone flooring, a combi oil boiler, built-in full height cupboards, and a door leading to the downstairs cloakroom with window to the rear aspect, Thomas Crapper style toilet and wash basin.

Going up the wide staircase with walnut casing and mounted candelabras, the first floor landing has an eye catching feature glass atrium displaying the Tothill coat of arms. 

Off the landing is an airing cupboard with shelving, plus under stairs storage.

The stairway, first floor landing and master bedroom areas are fitted with numerous picture wall lights perfect for showcasing artwork or photography.

The luxurious master suite with refurbished triple-aspect bay sash window and period shutters enjoys a stunning outlook to the front of the property over the parkland. This room also features a walk-in wardrobe with extensive walnut shelving, drawers and space for a coffee machine, and an ensuite with Travertine flooring, large rainfall shower, underfloor heating and wash basin on granite top with storage below. 

Bedroom 2 has a window to the side aspect, plus a beautifully presented en suite shower room with WC, wash basin, and heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 3 enjoys a dual aspect with stunning rural views over the surrounding parkland from the sash window. This room is also fitted with a beautifully presented walnut sink unit.

Bedroom 4 again enjoys a charming front aspect through the sash window with period shutters over the garden and surrounding countryside. 

The family bathroom comprises a free-standing roll-top bath with claw and ball feet, corner shower cubicle, twin wash basins with storage below, two traditionally designed heated towel rails, and two windows to the side of the property.

The second floor dual aspect landing opens into a useful area with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, walnut flooring, and a picturesque arched window to the rear.  This could be used for a gym, study area, or an additional living space as it is fitted with surround sound system and screen. 

The generous shower room has limestone flooring with ceramic slate surround, heated towel rail, modern vertical stainless steel radiator, and a large Velux window.

The laundry room has walnut flooring, a range of luxury cupboards and drawers, solid work worktops, sink with tap, and space with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.  This room could easily be converted into a second kitchen, if the top floor of the property was to be repurposed into an apartment area either for letting or extended family living.

There is roof access from the hallway of the landing via a part glazed door.

Bedroom 5 has exposed beams, two velux windows fitted with black out blinds, and a walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage space.

Bedroom 6 enjoys stunning parkland views, exposed beams, and an under eaves storage 'den' with lighting. 

The elegantly designed tiered garden is situated to the front of the property, and faces away from the main road (A379) and towards the beautiful parkland where wildlife is in abundance. Deer frequent the field in front of the property. 

Parking is found to the front of the property and there is further parking found through electronic gates in front of the garage.

The garage has an electric up-and-over door, fittings for storing tools and bikes, light and power.  Stairs lead up to the first floor with flooring, power and Velux window.  This space is useful for storage or as a workshop, but is also ready for development into a studio, office or further living space. 

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