Saxon Brook, Exeter
4 bedroom properties
Manley Meadow, Exeter, Devon
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About the Development
Situated to the north east of historic Exeter, the village of Pinhoe has a long history of its own, dating back over 1,000 years to the days of the famous Battle of Pinhoe between the Saxons and Vikings. Saxon Brook is positioned close to what is believed to be the location of this battle. Today it offers the perfect balance of traditional Devon country life, with all the advantages of the city within easy reach. You’ll also find yourself conveniently close to the M5 and Exeter Airport, there are also direct trains to London from Pinhoe Station.
Exeter has so much to offer with its blend of old and new, just like Redrow’s award winning Heritage Collection, with its blend of traditional architecture and modern interior design.
AmenitiesThere is a Sainsbury’s a short drive from Saxon Brook for your daily shopping requirments. There is also a post office in the village with a small local shop.
For GPs, register with The Pinhoe Surgery, just half a mile away (Sat Nav EX1 3SY, call 0845 474 8671) while for dentists you can contact Pinhoe Dental Centre (Sat Nav EX4 8EH, call 0845 474 8671).
For local dining, try the Pinhoe Hoard (named after a famous stash of bronze age artifacts found locally) the Heart of Oak in Pinhoe, or the Miller & Carter just a little further away. In the city, you’ll find endless dining options, with Jasmine Thai, Cote Brasserie, Goa Spice, the Conservatory all highly recommended, along with gastro pubs the Five Bells and The Jack at The Green.
For a real treat, in a delightful setting, skirt the city and head south to the banks of the River Exe, where Topsham has a remarkable range of restaurants on offer, including the highly rated La Petite Maison, the Salutation Inn and The Gallery.
The local primary school, Pinhoe CofE Primary, is rated Good by Ofsted and is a popular choice with families in the village. Alternatively, you can choose from a number of other good primary schools on the North East edge of Exeter as well as the brand new West Clyst primary school which is currently under construction.
For older children, St Luke’s Science and Sports College is rated Good with Outstanding leadership, alternatively St James’ School and Clyst Vale Community College are both rated Good in all areas. All 3 schools are just a short bus ride away from Pinhoe.
For independent education, The Maynard School is the third oldest girls school in the country and has an excellent reputation for all ages from 4-18.
As a major tourist city, Exeter has a lot to do all year round, from the history of the city walls and the ancient cathedral, to a choice of four cinemas, three theatres and countless friendly cafes, bars and restaurants. Check out the Quayside, just a few minutes walk from the city centre, for a lively atmosphere, dining and even boat rides. And don’t miss the Exeter Street Food Market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a delicious treat.
Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the excellent facilities at Exeter Arena, along with Wonford Sports Centre and a number of local swimming pools to choose from. Rugby fans have plenty of home games to attend, with Exeter Chiefs ground only a few miles from Saxon Brook, while golfers can play a round at Exeter Golf and Country Club or Northbrook Golf Course. Outdoor sports fans will find lots to do in nearby Dartmoor National Park, including hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
Closer to home, Pinhoe has a few pubs on offer and the America Hall community centre, which caters for a varied programme of clubs and activities.
ShoppingExeter offers excellent shopping with both the modern mall of Princesshay Shopping Centre and countless big name high street shops to choose from.
Those in search of unusual independent shops can follow the Exeter Trails to discover the hidden gems of the city, or if you prefer the ease of out of town shopping, try Exe Bridge Retail Park.
TransportSaxon Brook lies just a few minutes from junction 29 of the M5, and just 4miles from Exeter. Newton Abbot is 20miles, Torquay 26miles, Taunton 30miles, Plymouth 48miles and Bristol 75miles. Exeter Airport is just 4miles to the east.
Pinhoe has its own railway station, just half a mile from the development, with trains into Exeter Central, for the shopping and leisure attractions, taking just 6minutes and to the mainline connections of Exeter St David’s taking just 9minutes. There are direct trains from Pinhoe to London Waterloo taking around 3¼hrs, but faster trains can be found at St David’s Station
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