A fascinating Grade II* Listed property forming part of a former Manor House and offering scope for improvement together with walled gardens and a substantial stone barn. Stunning period features including inglenook with former smoking chamber, muntin screen and flagstone flooring. Triple aspect sitting room, farmhouse kitchen, 3 bedrooms.
Believed to date in part from the 1300's and mentioned in the Domesday Book, the property is constructed with massive stone walls set beneath a cedar shingle roof and is attached to Weycroft Manor. The rooms are all exceptionally well proportioned with superb ceiling height and boast a wealth of outstanding period features synonymous with a house of this age. There is flagstone flooring to much of the ground floor and the triple aspect sitting room has a magnificent inglenook complete with bread oven and adjacent smoking chamber. The kitchen enjoys the benefit of an Aga and there is a separate utility room. To the first floor are three bedrooms, including a master with superb muntin screen and dressing area off, and a family bathroom. Steps lead to the second floor where there is an attic room used as an office. Oil fired central heating is installed but general upgrading would be beneficial.
The gardens for the property are highly private, largely walled and although somewhat neglected at present could easily be returned to their former glory. The side garden is laid out in Italianate style and features an original well. To the South East of the house is a substantial stone barn currently used for office and storage, presented in excellent order and offering a wealth of potential. Beyond this is a generous single garage.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a heritage property worthy of restoration.
The house enjoys an elevated position in the small hamlet of Weycroft just 1 mile North of the traditional market town of Axminster and within easy reach of a wide range of services. Amenities include the well known River Cottage Canteen, a major supermarket, smaller retailers and main line rail station on the London Waterloo line. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the famed resort of Lyme Regis is some 7 miles distant as is the beautiful Axe Estuary with its renowned bird sanctuary. The Cathedral City of Exeter is some 25 miles to the West and the M5 motorway is accessible at Taunton Some 20 miles to the North. There are excellent educational facilities within easy reach in both the state and private sector including the outstanding Colyton Grammar School and leisure opportunities abound.