Substantial 8 bedroom country house between Axminster and Lyme Regis in 2.1 acres of grounds. 31' Indoor pool. Double garage and workshop. Stone outbuilding.
Set just outside the market town of Axminster heading towards the coastal town of Lyme Regis the property is set down a long private drive.
Axminster benefits from a wide range of facilities including schooling, shopping and recreational facilities along with a Tesco Superstore and mainline station on the London (Waterloo) line. The area benefits from some outstanding schooling, with nearby Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top state schools and the Axe Valley Community College is within walking distance to the property.
The south coast at Lyme Regis is some 4 miles distant, a thriving heart offering convenience and bespoke shopping, a number of renowned popular restaurants and hotels as well as its famous Cob and Bay providing a vast array of coastal pursuits.
This property also lies between the Blackdown Hills and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where there are a number of foot and bridle paths giving access to the variety and beauty of the surrounding countryside.DESCRIPTION
Originally built in 1927 this gloriously large home has been extended and improved over the years to form a comfortable family home with generous indoor heated pool.
The impressive space offers a flexible arrangement of rooms, lending itself to a variety of uses from a large family home, to a B&B or multi-generation living. There may also be scope (subject to the necessary consents) to split the accommodation into self-contained annexe.
The large gardens, garage and workshop provide a great opportunity to enjoy the outside space with views of the Axe Valley to the West and North.ACCOMMODATION
The dining room, sitting room, study and games room are presented in a semi open plan arrangement, flowing effortlessly from one to the next, a lovely space in which to entertain. The sitting room has a feature cast iron style stove on a slate hearth and French doors leading onto the front garden. The adjoining games room has a double aspect and access to the pool room.
To the rear of the ground floor is the large kitchen/ breakfast room fitted with a range of base and wall units, a central island and pantry. Space is provided for a double gas fired range cooker, a double fridge and dishwasher. The breakfast room has ample space for a table and chairs with double doors to the rear garden and views over the surrounding countryside.
Also on the ground floor there is a further reception room, shower room, utility room and a store room with external access.POOL ROOM
Attached to the house the impressive pool room was purpose built by the current owners, this light and airy room houses the 31 lined and heated pool, with a large surrounding terrace and patio doors front, side and rear - fabulous come rain or shine.OUTSIDE
Electric gates flanked by tall brick walls and pillars are a fitting start to this wonderful home. The mature Conifer and Beech trees that line the length up to the impressive parking and turning circle heighten the long gravel drive. The near level lawns situated to the front and rear of the house are surrounded by mature tree lined boundaries, interspersed by attractive shrubs and specimen trees as well as a small pond.
In all the property extends to 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)GARAGE AND WORKSHOP
Attached to the house with light and power connected, the well insulated space is ideal for various hobbies or converted (subject to consents) into further accommodation.PART STONE BUILDING
Set down the end of the drive is a useful garden store, with further potential (subject to consents)SERVICES
Mains water and electric. Private drainage. LPG central heating.DIRECTIONS
From Honiton head on the A35 past the first two turnings and taking the third turn to Axminster along Lyme Road. After a short distance the property is set back on the right hand side.