Magnificent country residence near estuary village

The Experts in Property
Authored by The Experts in Property
Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 12:31

Robert Williams, the Experts in Property estate agency on Southernhay West in Exeter, is absolutely thrilled to offer to the market a simply stunning six-bedroom family home with a plethora of facilities in almost four acres of Devon countryside, near the village of Bishopsteignton, crowned by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK 2023.

Lea House is a truly exceptional property with glorious south-facing views high above the Teign Estuary and the rolling hills of the South Hams. The small parish of Bishopsteignton, with its friendly tight knit community, renowned public houses, village shop, Post Office and primary school, is a short stroll away. Within a half hour’s drive is Exeter Airport as well as mainline railway stations, independent schools, the coast and water sports, sailing and golf clubs.


Approached via electric gates and a long sweeping driveway, the palatial, villa-style house is designed with large picture windows, balconies, and terraces to take full advantage of its enviable position and magnificent far-reaching estuary views.

This exceptional house boasts almost 6,000 square feet of space. The entrance hall is large and welcoming with two flights of stairs; the contemporary, crisp white kitchen/ breakfast/ dining room is fully equipped and measures 31’x24’ with steps leading up into the 25’x19’ drawing room with its dual aspect picture windows and wraparound balcony. On the same level is a gym, utility room, cloakroom, and the master bedroom with an ensuite his-and-hers bathroom and its own terrace.

The study is on an upper level with magical views, and on the bedroom level, the remaining five bedrooms are all double or bigger in size, each with an ensuite. Bedroom two comes with an en-suite bathroom for two, as well as its own sauna.

The outside space befits the inside of this distinguished home. In all, the plot extends to around four acres and includes garaging for a fleet of treasured vehicles, and two stable blocks with eight stables, three stores and a turn out yard as well as a menage and pair of paddocks to accommodate, exercise and graze a team of horses and ponies.

In addition, there is a covered, heated swimming pool and a tennis court as well as well-kept formal gardens and paved terraces including an attractive outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining area by the pool.

Graham Coton, Associate Director of Robert Williams, said: “The Lea House estate is exceptional in every way – its location is visually astounding and highly convenient, the generous accommodation flows beautifully and is luxuriously fitted to an extremely high standard, and the outdoor space is phenomenal. This truly is the property of dreams.”

For further information, to arrange to view Lea House, to book a valuation of your property or to discuss any property-related matter, pop into Robert Williams on Southernhay West in Exeter, call 01392 204800 or visit

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Address: Lea House, Clanage Cross, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 9TP

Guide price: £3,000,000

Agent: Robert Williams, Exeter, 01392 204800,

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