Mansion’s East Wing for sale - for £950,000

Live like a Mayor for less than £1m in this impressive property

By Chloe Shakesby   |   Property writer   |
Monday 20th June 2022 3:37 pm
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Creedy house external
The external of East Wing, which was owned by three-time Mayor John Davie. (Strutt & Parker )

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An enormous wing of this 17th century manor house built for a three-time mayor of Exeter is up for sale for less than £1m.

East Wing, near Crediton, forms the end of Creedy Park, a Grade II* listed manor house built for John Davie, a cloth merchant’s son who would go on to become the Mayor of Exeter three times, in 1584, 1594 and 1604.

Davie was known to be a philanthropist, creating two alms houses - homes for families who were poor or in distress - and a monument to him still survives in St Mary’s Arches church in Exeter.

Creedy house grounds
The property features extensive grounds, including a paddock and woodland. (Strutt & Parker )

In 1915, the manor was the site of a fire that destroyed parts of the property, which was then rebuilt to the designs of London architect Walter Sarel.

The house is made of red sandstone with buff sandstone dressing, under slate roofs and brick chimneys, with Tudor-style tall chimneys and mullioned windows.

With four bedrooms, the property also includes a drawing room, dining room and sitting room, a kitchen and breakfast room, a cloakroom and a grand entrance hall, as well as two bathrooms and an attic.

Creedy house entrance
The entrance to the house is reminiscent of a church, with high ceilings and large windows. (Strutt & Parker )

Outside, East Wing’s grounds contain an area of woodland and a paddock featuring a stream, plus two garage spaces.

The property is listed by estate agents Strutt & Parker Exeter for £950k.

Tom Folland, Senior Associate Director of Strutt & Parker Exeter, said: “Dating back to the 17th century, the Grade II Listed Creedy Park Estate is steeped in history.

“The sale of the east wing presents buyers with a rare opportunity to live in a historical country manor, whilst having the footprint of a home more common for family living today.

Creedy house bedroom
Gothic arches are also featured throughout the property. (Strutt & Parker )

“There is also a lift which takes you from the ground floor – an unusual feature for a property of this age, but one that makes the home well suited to multigenerational living.

“The property’s handsome exterior gives it an architectural grandeur, alongside the period features throughout the interior, including heavy timber beams and stone window frames.

“There’s far-reaching views across the grounds and rolling countryside from every window, and the property’s position in a secluded valley means it’s incredibly peaceful.”

He added: “Standing in the grounds you really feel like you’re in your own world, however the estate is only less than a mile from both Crediton and Sandford, so it really offers the best of both worlds.

“Sandford is a lovely village with a school, community shop, two pubs and one of Devon’s best cricket clubs – which is actually located in the estate’s grounds.”

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