Keller Williams UK
4 bed Detached House Sold STC

Tealswater, 60 Countess Wear Road, Exeter, Devon


Property Description

  • Gorgeous Contemporary Detached Residence originally built for and lived in by the Architect and benefiting from a Newly-rated EPC "B" rating.
  • Uniquely Positioned along the Riverside over looking the River Exe County Park
  • Flexible, Open-Plan Living Spaces allowing for zonal living, multiple configurations and an indoor / outdoor vibe.
  • Well-Equipped William Ball designed Kitchen with Quality Appliances including Wine Fridge, Range Oven, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker and more
  • Separate Utility Space indoors ideal for larger bulky items and also a wine cellar plus an additional outdoor Storage Area for garden equipment
  • 4 Bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with 1 additional WC in the cloakroom for guest use.
  • Master Bedroom Features Dressing Area, his and her closets and massive En Suite with separate wet-room style shower
  • Guest Suite Boasts a Private 2nd En Suite
  • Includes a curved wall Cinema Room / Family Room and Thoughtfully designed Study / home office. Internet throughout the house provided by Virgin Cable for TV and Internet
  • Brand new Heating System with new boiler, large water tank, new radiators and piping, all with 10 year guarantee. Also Solar panels generating £2,000 pa income.

Welcome to TEALSWATER - an exquisite home with private river frontage, Gourmet Kitchen, Wine Cellar, Family Room and spa-like bathrooms. Perfectly located between Topsham and Exeter, this large 4br, 3ba gem offers the ultimate East Devon lifestyle. This home is offered with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Tealswater is a stunning residence nestled in the esteemed enclave of Countess Wear, Exeter. Boasting a picturesque waterfront location with uninterrupted vistas of The River Exe County Park, this exquisite contemporary abode epitomizes refined living.

Upon arrival, a discreet gated entryway unveils an expansive covered entrance, hinting at the grandeur within.

Lobby Area:

Step into the lobby area, characterized by sleek, modern design featuring high wood-panelled vaulted ceiling and polished concrete tiled flooring. The staircase beckons exploration, but first, let's explore the ground floor.


Discover a convenient powder room adorned with light wood vanity unit, chic inset sink with touch-free tap, and concealed cistern toilet, complemented by ample storage for coats and shoes (in area leading to cloakroom).

Mud Room / Boot Room:

Conveniently located with its separate entrance, this functional space offers stainless steel sink, abundant storage, and workspace, ideal for keeping daily essentials organized.

Master Bedroom Suite:

The stylish master suite boasts breathtaking river views and a vast outdoor deck accessed through large glass patio doors. It has ample room for a Super King bed, and there is a vanity station and generous storage including fitted triple-width and double-width wardrobes and recessed shelving. Other features include engineered oak flooring, a ceiling fan, wall lights and recessed and spot lighting. There are external electric black-out blinds, which also give extra security, and an electric retractable sun blind.

The en suite is a sanctuary of relaxation- it comprises a full-size bathroom with luxurious spa bath and shower attachment, elegant vanity basin with storage units, WC and towel rail, and a separate fully tiled wet room with rainwater shower and bespoke amenities.

Second Bedroom / Guest Suite:

An opulent and spacious guest suite, with its own en suite, with access to an expansive deck with river and country vistas- a tranquil space.

This lovely bright and elegant second bedroom also has its own attractive en suite with large walk in shower cubicle with rainwater shower head, WC, a heated towel rail and stone vanity sink unit and surfaces. The bedroom is fully carpeted and enjoys sliding doors out on to an expansive deck with wonderful views looking over the river and beyond.

An electric retractable shade gives protection from the sun. There is a sizeable freestanding wardrobe and plenty of built in closets.

Third Bedroom:

Currently a charming children's room, adaptable to a study or library with built-in bookshelves and desk area.

Now, let's head down stairs to the main living area level where as soon as you reach the bottom step you will be immediately impressed by the rare and unique panoramic river and rural views and you'll find:

Fourth Bedroom:

The fourth bedroom boasts ample built-in closets with frosted glass doors, ideal for a king-size bed.

Between the bathroom and bedroom is a sizable fitted cupboard with very deep shelves ideal for linen and more.

Family bathroom:

Adjacent, the third bathroom exudes contemporary elegance with a luxurious jacuzzi-style bath, sleek shower screen, chic vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. Open-plan storage shelving with inset lighting adds to the modern ambiance, completing this sophisticated space.

Main Living Area, Kitchen Diner:

This impressive space spans the property's width, flooded with natural light and offering truly staggering panoramic views including magnificent sunsets. This sociable, free flowing area truly is the heart of the home where you will be able to relax, dine and entertain or simply soak up the scenery.

Gourmet Kitchen

The bespoke William Ball gourmet kitchen, complete with under unit lighting, and with tiled flooring, is well equipped with high-end built in appliances including a Bosch fridge and freezer, Siemens dishwasher, Neff eye-level steam / microwave oven combi , a full Britannia Range Cooker with large gas burners and hot plate griddle, a coffee maker and large wine cooler. Plentiful quartz work surfaces allow for breakfast bar dining or food preparation.

Open Plan Living and Dining Area

The vast open plan living and dining room beside the kitchen offers floor to ceiling picture windows on three sides, oakwood floors throughout and recessed spot lighting. Ideal for indoor-outdoor living, there's a large balcony with bi-fold doors off the dining area that can be thrown open in the Summer to enjoy alfresco dining, shaded by an electric retractable sun shade. A spiral staircase connects the balcony with the ground floor garden terrace.

The living area is a peaceful space to unwind and take in the stunning river/rural landscapes and wildlife.

Utility Space behind the kitchen:

Behind the kitchen lies a spacious utility area with its own access door from the side passage. Perfect for bringing in groceries or bulky items, it features a large sink, cabinets, work surfaces, and washer/dryer connection points. Additionally, there's convenient under-stair storage. Beyond another door awaits a sizeable area with ample storage, shelving, and wine racks, making it an ideal space to store your wine collection or other items out of sight. There is also space in either the Utility or Storage area for any extra appliances such as fridges or freezers etc.

Family Room and Office:

Sleek oak stairs lead down to the Lower Ground floor. Here you will find the cosy, fully carpeted, family room which exudes warmth with a wood pellet stove, while the adjacent office provides a tranquil workspace with garden views.

The family/cinema room is a versatile and multifunctional room . In addition to film and television viewing, gaming and relaxing, this space could also be used for fitness activities or other pursuits such as table football, table tennis etc - the perfect den! It is also an ideal place for children's parties or teenage and adult social gatherings ,enhanced by the additional outdoor deck area accessed through patio doors. Other lovely touches include atmospheric twinkle ceiling lights. There are electric window blinds with remotes.

The office ,filled with natural light with views out to the garden and river beyond, is an excellent home office or study area away from the hubbub of the main living areas. It is a very well appointed work space with built in shelves, storage and a large L shaped desk.

Garden Area:

Step outside to the meticulously landscaped garden, featuring multiple entertaining areas, a pergola with an outdoor bar, and idyllic riverfront vistas where you can enjoy all the wildlife including Kingfishers, Cormorants, Swans and grazing cattle in the Exe County Park opposite.

What sets this home apart from others is access to the river allowing for water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding etc. from your own garden and boat trips for picnics along the riverbank - endless entertainment and adventures for all the family without having to go anywhere else!

There is an expansive deck area spanning the entire width of the garden immediately outside the Family room where you can relax or sunbathe or simply enjoy the tranquility of the river and garden oasis. Or step down to the lawn where you can access the lower secluded deck perfect for a hot tub or outside dining, with the convenience of the outdoor bar and separate WC . The lawn sweeps down to the riverside, where a bench underneath the canape of a beautiful oak tree awaits you. The garden has a Mediterranean feel with palms and other exotic plants.

Garden storage

There is a useful large integrated storage space for garden and boating equipment etc. accessed from the outside steps behind the office . It is equipped with power points and is fully decked with shelving.

This really is a remarkable, unique and one of a kind home that delivers on all fronts - a perfect family home ,ideal for entertaining, a professional work from home layout and yet also an intimate, relaxing tranquil space.

Local area highlights:

Tealswater is one of approximately 30 homes with river frontage in this exclusive enclave of Countess Wear. This incredible neighbourhood boasts easy access to Exeter, Topsham, and Exminster, making it an ideal location for those seeking a blend of urban and suburban living. Exeter airport and the M5 are nearby. There are train services from Exeter St.David's to London Paddington with journey times of just over 2 hours, and to Bristol Temple Meads just over an hour.

With Digby Sowton, Newcourt and the new Marsh Barton station serving as your nearest train stations, commuting is a breeze. Families will appreciate being in the catchment area for well regarded state schools like Isca Academy, while the highly renowned private schools Maynard and Exeter School are within easy reach.

Nature enthusiasts will find the surrounding landscapes enchanting, with meadows and riverside cycle routes providing a picturesque journey into Exeter. Valley Park is just a short walk away, and the nearby Canal walk will take you to The Turf Pub/Hotel in one direction and the Double Locks Pub in the other. For those with younger and active families, King George V playing fields and the notable Play Park are conveniently within walking distance.

For fine dining options, the renowned Lympstone Manor in Lympstone, The Ivy Restaurant in Exeter and the River Exe Café on the River itself are wonderful options.

Fitness enthusiasts can choose from an array of options, including the Exeter Golf and Country Club, David Lloyd Gym, and the Topsham Open Air Swimming Pool. Adventurous souls can explore various activities such as cycling, paddleboarding, boating, sailing, canoeing/kayaking, and indoor climbing at The Climbing Hangar in Marsh Barton.

For those seeking relaxation or when lots of guests are in town, The Devon Hotel and Restaurant, along with the Premier Inn Countess Wear, provide comfortable accommodation options. The neighborhood's quiet roads create a serene atmosphere, fostering a strong sense of community. Local activities at the nearby church, "The Tally Ho" pub, and The Tasting Room coffee shop on Topsham Road add to the vibrant local scene. Historic landmarks like Weir House, Mount Wear House and Countess Wear Mill contribute to the rich tapestry of the area, making Countess Wear Road one of the most alluring and enticing places to call home.
Council tax band: G

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