Smoke On The Water, Dunchideock, Exeter
A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial 4 bedroom detached family home requiring modernisation in the sought after rural village of Dunchideock. Benefiting from fantastic light levels and superb views of nearby countryside, large principal rooms, 4 bedrooms, ample off-road parking, double garage and a large loft which could lend itself to a conversion. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the amount of space which is on offer and to see the potential to improve it further.
- Highly Spacious 4 Bedroom Property In A Desirable Location
- Fantastic Near and Far Reaching Views Of Fields & Countryside
- Colossal Loft Room With Staircase Ripe for Conversion
- South Facing Rear Garden With Expansive Decked Area
- Off-Road Parking For Numerous Vehicles + Double Garage
- Quiet Rural Setting
- Within An Easy Commute Of Exeter City Centre & Access To The M5
- To Arrange A Viewing Please Call Autograph On 01626 897555
Dunchideock is a particularly popular village which is situated in the Haldon Hills, mid way between the cathedral and university city of Exeter and Dartmoor National Park. The picturesque village sits amongst peaceful Devon countryside, yet with the convenience of easy access to Exeter city centre and the A38 and A30 dual carriageway which in turn provides access to the M5. There are sought after schools in the surrounding villages which are easily accessible. The university and cathedral city of Exeter is under 5 miles away and offers the majority of department stores, specialist shops and supermarkets. On the doorstep is the beautiful Haldon Forest, whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. With a great range of walking and cycling trails to suit all ages and abilities. Dartmoor National Park is best known for its striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and heather covered moorland. Offering a wide selection of recreational opportunities such as walking, cycling, riding and fishing on the River Dart. Many of the region's finest beaches are within easy driving distance.
This executive detached home is approached via a large gravelled parking area leading to a covered storm porch and the front door, an ideal spot for a welly rack to kick off those muddy boots after enjoying the nearby public footpaths and of course the outstanding Haldon Forest Park. You are immediately greeted by an expansive entrance hall fitted with wood flooring which gives access to the principal rooms of the property. There is also an under stairs storage cupboard and a downstairs cloakroom fitted with a WC and wash basin.
The property's living room is a large and impressive room perfect for all the family. There is a large window and sliding patio door to the south facing rear aspect allowing for plenty of natural light to fill the room and gives the opportunity to enjoy the close and far-reaching views of the rolling hills, forest and even Lawrence Castle. The sliding door opens directly onto the decking - perfect for the warmer months. The room benefits from the same wood flooring as the entrance hall and has an inset open fire which is a particularly welcoming feature giving the room a real focal point. There is also plenty of room for an additional dining area at the rear of the room if desired.
There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with two generous windows offering a dual aspect located towards the rear of the property. The kitchen offers a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over, tiled splash backs, breakfast bar area, dishwasher, 'Hotpoint' double oven with ceramic hob with a built-in extractor hood over, integrated fridge freezer and underfloor heating beneath the tiled floor coverings, perfect in the colder months of the year! There is a well-positioned inset sink with drainer beneath the window offering unspoilt views of nearby fields. To the other end of the room is space for a breakfast table or sideboard. A side door opens onto the decking and further door to an over-sized utility room which offers space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a sink with drainer and ample room for additional appliances - like a secondary fridge freezer! A useful courtesy door opens into the garage.
The property also benefits from a further reception room, currently used as a snug, but could lend itself to a variety of uses including a formal dining room with space for a large family dining table and chairs and has a window to the front aspect. A door leads into a study/home office with a window to the side. Stairs rise to the first floor landing which gives access to all 4 bedrooms and the family bathroom. The dual aspect master bedroom is a particularly notable room, boasting wonderful views of nearby fields and rolling countryside. There are a great range of built-in wardrobes allowing for ample storage space. The en-suite shower room consists of a large shower enclosure, WC, wash basin, partly tiled walls and tiled floor accompanied by underfloor heating (please note this is in the process of being re-fitted).
Bedroom 2 and 3 are also generous double bedrooms, both benefiting from the same fantastic views to the rear aspect over the luscious green countryside. Bedroom 4 is a large single positioned to the front of the property with views over the front aspect. There is a door and a staircase leading to the monstrous loft room which has been completely boarded currently offering great levels of storage with several skylights. The loft space would also lend itself to a complete conversion to create an impressive master suite with spectacular far reaching views. The family bathroom is fitted with a 4-piece suite consisting of a bath with shower attachment and shower screen, WC, pedestal wash basin and a bidet along with a glazed window to the front aspect.
To the front of the property there is a large parking area laid to stone chippings providing ample off-road parking for multiple vehicles. This gives access to the double garage which has power and light. There is access to both sides of the property leading to the garden. The wrap around rear garden itself offers the perfect spot to enjoy the far reaching, unspoilt views. Whether that be from the large decked area whilst enjoying a spot of al-fresco dining with family and friends in the summer months or from the lawned area. There is a shed ideal for the gardening tools and an outside tap to both the front and rear of the house.
From our office in Chudleigh: Take the A38 towards Exeter. Leave the A38 at the exit immediately after the 'ESSO' service station opposite Exeter racecourse. At the end of the slip road turn left signposted towards Dunchideock and Haldon Belvedere. Continue on this road passing Haldon Forest Park on your left and then past Haldon Belvedere on your right. Continue on this road for approximately another mile and then turn left following signs to Dunchideock. After approximately 200 meters the property will be on your left-hand side, just past the village hall.