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Property of the month

  In one of the most sought-after areas in Exeter lies Old Matford, a beautiful Grade II Listed Tudor home that, as The Times describes, ‘is an intriguing mix of historic and contemporary styles... [with] true pedigree.’ Believed to be one of the oldest residential buildings in Exeter, having been built by George Smythe in 1600, the house has a wealth of history that has been carefully and lovingly restored by the current owners. Retaining lots of original features, including the coat of arms above the entrance to the house and also the original front door, this home is both special and unique, with the exterior giving a small glimpse of the treasures that lie inside. Walking into the house you are greeted with an atmospheric hallway with the original dark panelling and flagstone floor, and you would be forgiven for thinking that you have somehow been transported back in time. However, from here the historical features such as the coat of arms mouldings and fireplaces are beautifully integrated with modern elements, such as the furnishings and vertical wall radiators, which give both 21st century comfort and a simplicity that lets the character of the building truly take centre stage. And despite its age, the house is incredibly light and has high ceilings, meaning that there aren’t the usual draw backs to buildings typical of its era- no crouching through doorways or relying on lighting even in the summer months. What makes Old Matford great, though, is that this isn’t just a historical building but a historical home; a place that a family can easily live in and grow into, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a good-size garden and plenty of living space for all the family. For more information about Old Matford and for details on how to arrange a viewing, please go to http://www.winkworth.co.uk/sale/property/EXE130018

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In one of the most sought-after areas in Exeter lies Old Matford, a beautiful Grade II Listed Tudor home that, as The Times describes, ‘is an intriguing mix of historic and contemporary styles... [with] true pedigree.’ Believed to be one of the oldest residential buildings in Exeter, having been built by George Smythe in 1600, the house has a wealth of history that has been carefully and lovingly restored by the current owners. Retaining lots of original features, including the coat of arms above the entrance to the house and also the original front door, this home is both special and unique, with the exterior giving a small glimpse of the treasures that lie inside.

Walking into the house you are greeted with an atmospheric hallway with the original dark panelling and flagstone floor, and you would be forgiven for thinking that you have somehow been transported back in time. However, from here the historical features such as the coat of arms mouldings and fireplaces are beautifully integrated with modern elements, such as the furnishings and vertical wall radiators, which give both 21st century comfort and a simplicity that lets the character of the building truly take centre stage. And despite its age, the house is incredibly light and has high ceilings, meaning that there aren’t the usual draw backs to buildings typical of its era- no crouching through doorways or relying on lighting even in the summer months.

What makes Old Matford great, though, is that this isn’t just a historical building but a historical home; a place that a family can easily live in and grow into, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a good-size garden and plenty of living space for all the family.

For more information about Old Matford and for details on how to arrange a viewing, please go to http://www.winkworth.co.uk/sale/property/EXE130018

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