Keep in tune with Regency elegance
Portland Lodge, a substantial detached Grade II listed property, just a stone's throw from Exeter city centre has come to the market with Savills at a guide price of £1.25m. What's more the property has direct access to the private Pennsylvania Park.
The six-bedroom Regency property is situated in a commanding position in one of Exeter's most favoured residential areas.
The property retains many original features such as the canopied verandah with trellis supports, high ceilings, internal shutters, servants' bells, marble fireplaces, moulded cornicing, larder with slate cold shelf, wine cellar and built-in wall safe.
Portland Lodge was originally built for an upholsterer in 1824. In the 1930s the house was enlarged by extending the first floor to cover the principal ground-floor rooms.
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This resulted in a substantial dwelling with the reception rooms and three main bedrooms all enjoying south-facing views.
Chris Jarrett, from Savills, who is marketing the property, said: "Portland Lodge is a large, elegant house situated in one of Exeter's most sought-after locations.
"Surrounded by nearly half an acre of gardens and orchards with south-facing balconies and terrace, it offers outstanding views of the Haldon Hills and Exe Estuary.
"With its six bedrooms and generous reception rooms it would, in our view, make a stunning family home.
"Its proximity to the city centre and beautiful gardens add to its appeal."
Savills (01392 455755) is quoting a guide price of £1.25m.