Cedar Cottages occupies a delightful private woodland setting next to Trinity Hill Nature Reserve in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, accessible to the A35.
Located between the market town of Axminster north and the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis, to the south the property is situated close to the stunning Jurassic Coast. Axminster provides for most day to day needs including supermarkets, the renowned River Cottage Kitchen and main line rail service to London Waterloo. Local schools include the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School, Axe Valley and Woodroffe School at Lyme Regis.DESCRIPTION
This unique rural home has been extended and improved over the years starting from a humble timber frame bungalow and enlarged to encompass approx 2,750 sqm.
There are wonderful gardens with numerous flowers including wild orchids, an old hay meadow, several timber outbuildings and 32.5 acres of deciduous and conifer woodland.
The accommodation in the house is centred on a large front to back reception room with double facing wood burner and French doors looking down across the garden and paddock. The kitchen, although compact, is fitted with Hotpoint electric hob and double oven, with an integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge. There is a downstairs cloakroom and study. On the other side of a large inner hall are two ground floor bedrooms, garden room and family bathroom, providing scope for semi self-contained accommodation.
Accessed via two stair cases, there are four bedrooms on the first floor, three of which are large doubles. A family bathroom and door to the balcony.GARDENS
Surrounding the house the gardens are a display of colour and interest incorporating a wide variety of shrubs and wild flowers including two species of orchids (Purple Spotted and Twayblade orchids) and blue bells and miniature narcissus.OUTBUILDINGS & ARBORETUM
North of the house and with a separate access point there are a number of useful timber outbuildings (see sizes on floor plan). Storage container not included in the sale. There is a woodland glade feel with an array of planted trees forming a small arboretum.PADDOCK & HIDE AWAY
Gently sloping to the east, this lovely meadow is flanked by tree-lined banks, there is a small kitchen garden, green house and timber 'pavilion'/field shelter on a concrete pad.
At the bottom is a covered timber deck area forming a wonderful hide away on the edge of the woods.WOODLAND
South of the house is a swathe of predominantly beech and conifer woodland, with numerous paths and tracks, home to an array of wildlife with Tawny owls, fox and deer all captured on camera. This area of woodland extends to about 32.5 acres and is subject to a Forestry Commission long lease of 999 years which started on in 1955 for the growing, maintenance and removal of timber over the land.SERVICES
Mains water, electric and drainage. Broadband (tested at about 29 mbs) Oil-fired central heating (boiler replaced in January 2020)DIRECTIONS
From Honiton, go past Axminster on the A35 and take the turning left towards Rousdon and Combpyne. After about 200 yards turn left along the private road to 'St Mary's'. The property is the second on the left through the trees and a double five bar gate.