Even in the age of Brexit and financial uncertainty, investing in property is still a very attractive option – and you’ll find a number of fabulous homes hitting the South West market each day.
Everyone has a different idea about what constitutes the “perfect” view. For some, it’s the beautiful Devon countryside, with its grazing cattle, leafy trees and rolling hills.
Others prefer the city scene, with its bustling streets, bright lights and a fantastic mixture of modern and period architecture. And it’s hard to beat a wonderful seascape, with its jagged coastline, rolling waves and soaring gulls.
Wilkinson Grant & Co has plenty of fabulous homes on the market right now, from city centre apartments to million-pound mansions. Here are three of the team’s most special properties for sale – all of which offer their unique and stunning views over our breathtaking county.
Holt House, Slade Farm, Ottery St Mary – guide price £1,200,000
This impressive new and modern barn conversion offers far-reaching countryside views. It is one of four properties – comprising the original farmhouse and three attractive but very different barn conversions – and sits within a good-sized plot on the edge of open countryside.
Converted and built by reputable local craftsmen, the property has the quality finish one would hope for in a bespoke build and room sizes rarely found in new-build properties. The double-height vaulted reception hall forms the centre of the house and has beautiful wooden flooring through all the living rooms and bedrooms, underfloor heating, solid oak doors with large door frames, deep skirting boards, window sills, and attractive bathrooms and shower rooms.
The main room of the house is the open-plan kitchen / family room which opens onto a large (600 sq ft) outside entertaining terrace which, in turn, leads onto the garden. This room is available to be bespoke-finished for the purchaser, with a kitchen design and a budget in place but colour, style and specification able to be chosen by the purchaser.
All rooms are good sizes and have great outlooks. Attention has also been paid to how an owner would live in the house, with the ability to have bedrooms one and five linked to create a main bedroom suite, and a downstairs home office / studio or bedroom six able to be independently accessed from the rest of the house. Windows are heat reflective on the south and west elevations, and the roof is an eco slate roof. The property has a lovely garden and is bordered by a stream and leat, and there is an option to buy further land (up to two acres) if desired. This is a superb property, and one which really needs to be viewed to appreciate the scale and setting of the house.
Penthouse Apartment, Cathedral View, Exeter – guide price £1,250,000
In an unrivalled position overlooking Cathedral Green in the heart of Exeter, these first-rate residences are unmatched in the area. The pinnacle of the development, this top-floor penthouse suite is accessed by stairs or lift opening into a fabulous spacious reception hall.
The apartment has a grand, open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen with a double-height, vaulted ceiling; two main double bedrooms – both with en-suites and dressing areas – a utility room leading off to a small roof terrace, a bathroom, and a study / third bedroom.
The roof terrace is spectacular with an incredible view of the Cathedral and panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills. The quality of this home is notable, with top-of-the-range appliances and a fabulous finish.
St Olan’s, Cyprus Avenue, Exmouth – prices from £500,000 to £650,000
This outstanding development is situated in a highly-regarded position on Cyprus Road, only a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant town of Exmouth – with its beautiful beaches and lovely Devon countryside – and just 12 miles by road or rail from Exeter, with its intercity railway station, airport, connection to the M5 motorway and all major shops and facilities.
St Olan’s is a brand new and exclusive development of just eight individually-designed, contemporary brick-built townhouses with off-road parking and car ports to the rear. ‘8 St Olan’s’ is one of three detached homes on this select coastal development, offering four double bedrooms, a beautiful glass-fronted, open-plan living space and a contemporary stylish kitchen with Quartz worktops, including space for a fridge / freezer and freestanding stove – all ready for its new owners to take up residence.
The bi-fold doors at the rear open onto a private, south-facing and enclosed patio and lawned garden, ideal for evening barbecues and al fresco dining. The living accommodation is spacious and comfortable, with two en-suite shower rooms in the master and bedroom two. From the master bedroom there are glorious sea views and plenty of space for storage under the eaves.
Wilkinson Grant & Co has more exclusive developments launching in 2019 – including Foxholes Hill in Exmouth, and Alta Vista in Teignmouth. The firm has offices in Exeter (01392 427500), Exmouth (01395 268900) and Topsham (01392 875000). For further details about the properties and developments above, or for any other enquiries, please visit the website at www.wilkinsongrant.co.uk