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A very well situated detached house set along a quiet lane on the outskirts of Colyford village. The property is centrally placed in a good sized and beautiful garden of around half an acre. There is vehicular access both at the top and the bottom of the property, the top area providing a garage and parking with further gated driveway parking below. The garden is a delight with plenty of interest, from practical areas for growing produce to more formal areas of lawn, flower beds and at the lower level a pretty stream and ornamental pond. There is a lovely covered path and arbor leading from the house alongside the garden which is home to a variety of climbers including a well established vine and Wisteria. At the higher level is a summer house from where there are fabulous views of the sea and estuary. The house itself has origins dating back 300 years with later additions, the most recent of which was added in the 1970`s. The accommodation comprises three large bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, whilst at ground level, there are three receptions rooms (lounge with multi-fuel stove and stairs rising to the first floor, dining room with lovely bow window and a bright and sunny garden room), a ground floor shower room and kitchen complete the internal space. Outside but attached to the house is a gardener`s loo and boiler room, serving also as a utility room. The house has been very well maintained under the current ownership although there may be internal elements that a new occupier may wish to modernise. The house benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating throughout. Apart from the lovely position of the house and the superb garden, there are fabulous views to the sea and estuary at Axmouth.
N.B. A few additional photographs have been provided by the owners to show the Wisteria in bloom.
Colyford village is situated along the Jurassic coast road, just inland from the beach at Seaton and the pretty Axmouth harbour as well as the Axe Estuary, which is a haven for wildfowl. Amenities in the village of Colyford include a Post Office & General Stores, a butcher`s shop, two pubs, a church, a village hall and a leisure centre. Colyford is also home to the well regarded Colyton Grammar School. A larger range of facilities can be found at nearby Seaton, which is just over 1.5 miles away or Axminster, 6 miles to the north, where there is a mainline train service to London. The city of Exeter is approx. 23 miles.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
ENTRANCE LOBBY - 2.92m (9'7") x 1.24m (4'1")
Hardwood (painted) front door. Windows to side. Space for coats and shoes. Door to garden room.
GARDEN ROOM - 4.35m (14'3") x 3.36m (11'0")
Double glazed windows to front and side providing lovely views towards the Estuary and countryside. Hardwood (Teak) flooring. One step up and door to
LOUNGE - 6.53m (21'5") Into Recess x 4.03m (13'3")
Window to rear and two windows to front. Door to the garden room. Fireplace with tiled hearth fitted with a multi-fuel stove. TV point. Large recessed area makes an ideal study with space for a desk/other furniture. Two radiators. Stairs rising to first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Door to the rear lobby. Hardwood (Teak) floor.
Slate tiled floor. Wall mounted control for under floor heating (to the shower room). External door to rear garden and door to
SHOWER ROOM - 2.88m (9'5") x 2.06m (6'9")
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising large walk-in shower enclosure, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome ladder style radiator. Under floor heating. Extractor. Slate tiled floor. Wall tiling.
DINING ROOM - 3.38m (11'1") x 2.94m (9'8") Plus Bay
Beautiful bow window to front with window seat and lovely views towards the Estuary. Remote thermostat for central heating. Former fireplace feature/recess. Radiator. Door to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 3.64m (11'11") x 3.55m (11'8")
Windows to rear with a lovely outlook across the garden and one to the side. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate and inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Integrated electric double oven/grill and electric hob with extractor hood above. A range of free standing appliances are included in the sale, as follows: under counter fridge and under counter freezer, AEG dish washer and Bosch washing machine. Wall mounted timer/controls for central heating and hot water.
Vinyl flooring. Stable door to side, leading to a covered area.
BOILER ROOM (EXTERNAL) - 3.57m (11'9") x 1.52m (5'0")
Window to side. Butler sink. Freezer (included in the sale). Floor standing oil fired Worcester combi boiler for central heating and hot water. Quarry tiled floor.
Just outside the back door to the kitchen. Fitted with w.c. and wash hand basin.
Part galleried landing with window to the front providing a fantastic view over the adjoining countryside to the Estuary, Axmouth and the sea. Radiator. Hatch to insulated loft with pull down ladder and light.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.51m (14'10") x 2.92m (9'7") To Wardrobe
Windows to front and side both having lovely views over the countryside to the Estuary and the sea. Telephone point. Range of built-in wardrobes. Wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.18m (13'9") x 3.38m (11'1")
Window to front with fabulous views as above. Airing cupboard (with radiator) and slatted shelving. Wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboard below. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.15m (13'7") x 2.92m (9'7")
Window to rear with a very pleasant outlook over the garden. Built-in wardrobes. Deep wall cupboard. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.71m (8'11") x 1.51m (4'11")
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, shower attachment and curved shower screen. Wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Fully tiled. Chrome ladder style radiator.
GARAGE - 5.84m (19'2") x 2.88m (9'5")
Up and over door to front. Side pedestrian door to back garden. Power and light. Eaves storage. (In need of some repair). Outside water tap. Off road parking for two cars.
REAR GARDEN - 5m (16'5") x 3m (9'10")
From the top of the garden, (garage and parking area), is an attractive Wisteria clad Arbor with lighting. A paved pathway runs beneath the Arbor, bordering the main garden down to the rear of the property. Just outside the kitchen door is a covered area where there is a log store area and gardener`s loo. The oil tank is tucked away at the side of the garden. At the top of the garden is a Summerhouse (16`5 x 9`10` 5m x 3m) with uPVC windows on three sides, sliding doors with power and light and super views to the garden and beyond. Between the summer house and garage is a heated greenhouse. The garden is laid out in three main areas with level lawns, well stocked flower beds, shrubs, small plantings and vegetable plot. There is a 50` deep well which used to servce this and other local properties but is now just used for watering the garden. A pathway runs along the rear of the house, past the ‘Gardener`s Loo` and boiler room around to the
Paved patio/seating area with fabulous views to the front garden and Haven Cliff, the River Axe and the sea. There is a good sized ornamental pond just beyond the patio. Running along one side of the garden is a gully with a small stream which continues down the hill and beyond the boundary of Hilcote. Towards the far end of the garden a wooden bridge traverses the stream. Also, towards the far end of the garden is a gate to the road from where a paved driveway leads into a parking and turning area.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Water is metered. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
East Devon District Council. Band F. Currently £2795.88 (2020/21).
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
To view this property or request more details, contact:
Gordon & Rumsby, ColytonMarket Place, Colyton, EX24 6JS
01297 645014 Local call rate