From Exeter city centre take the A377 along Cowley Bridge Road towards Crediton and Tiverton. Proceed past the University and at the roundabout by the railway bridge turn right into Wreford's Drive. Proceed up the hill continuing into Wreford's Lane where the road narrows. Belle Vue Road
is a hidden turning on the right towards the top of the hill. 'Belle Vue' is the second property on the left and is approached via its own private road.
The Duryard is associated with the University in the north of the city and is just two miles from the city centre. It is in a quiet location yet within very easy reach of the amenities of Exeter which include a good range of shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, highly rated university, efficient rail link to London and an expanding international airport.
'Belle Vue' is a detached post-war property currently arranged to a reverse level design and enjoying commanding views over its own land and across the Duryard Valley and parts of the city to the Haldon Hills. This is a rare opportunity to create a truly stunning home taking full advantage of the magnificent views. The existing property can either be demolished and another property built in it's place or alternatively, can be re-developed (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents).
'Belle Vue' is approached along its own private road.
There are useful equestrian facilities with approximately four acres of sloping south facing paddock, which is complemented by a timber stable block.
Stable 2.93m x 2.93m (9' 7" x 9' 7")
Storage Room 2.93m x 1.75m (9' 7" x 5' 9")
Tack Room 2.93m x 1.75m (9' 7" x 5' 9")
There are a range of outbuildings including a garage and there is parking adjacent to the house itself.
New Build Specifications
There would be one replacement dwelling. The existing dwelling, garage, retaining walls and stable would be demolished.
The access would be from the existing road and approached from the Eastern side of the proposal.
The design of the building is contemporary and would be built to at least "Passivehaus" standards. The build would be designed to negate heating and hot water costs and energy performance would be A rated. In addition to the build qualities the biodiversity of the application site would be improved.
The proposed dwelling has been designed to have a level entrance access with the majority of the living and utilitarian aspects of the dwelling on the same floor, with the exception of the master bedroom at first floor level.
The build would primarily be insulated to such a high standard that energy required for heating would be minimal. Most of the energy required by the posposed dwelling would be for the hot water required for bathing and cooking and electricity for lighting.
The existing dwelling is positioned very close to the driveway and its neighbour on the western boundary. It is proposed to build the new dwelling further away from the existing neighbour and driveway to improve the amenity, ambience and privacy of both properties. The existing stables would be removed and repositioned on site given that they are of timber construction and can be taken down and moved reasonably easily.
The layout has been designed to reflect modern living with a generous open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge that take maximum advantage of the sweeping views.
The rising ground, existing mature hedges and trees to the rear of the proposal, together with the proposed planting and landscaping, will settle the proposal well into the landscape.
Walls: The exterior finish of the walls would be a combination of grey render and horizontal timber cladding to assimilate the building into the landscape setting.
Roof: The main section of the roof would be dark grey coloured, standing seam aluminium similar in appearance to zinc. The proposed building has generous eaves overhangs and the perimeter of the roof would have concealed gutters and carefully detailed flashings in powder coated aluminium to match the roof.
Windows: Externally the windows would be faced with a dark grey coloured powder coated aluminium to match the roof and perimeter flashings.
Mains water and electricity are available. Drainage is by means of a septic tank and there is an oil fired central heating system.