The historic village of Musbury is conveniently situated between the bustling market town of Axminster with its main line rail station and the coast at Axmouth and Seaton. The village hosts a range of facilities including a primary school, pre-school, church, garage with shop, post office, a local pub and village hall. The revered Colyton Grammar school is just c 3 miles distant. Axminster provides a main line station on the London Waterloo line and good road connections to the M5 and the A303.
The Jurassic Coast is readily accessible at nearby Axmouth, Beer and Branscombe as well as the larger towns of Seaton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. This region of the coastline was designated England's first World Heritage site and there are a wealth of public footpaths from which to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery.DESCRIPTION
May House is believed to be of early 19th century origins with rusticated quoins, bitumenised slate roof with stone coping to gable ends. Sash windows with glazing bars under flat stone arches. Impressive iron lattice porch with round arched canopy and central round-arched doorway with semi-circular fanlight and glazed and panelled door. At either end of the gables are twin rendered chimney stacks. In all, this period village residence has charming character that has been tastefully restored to a very high standard.ACCOMMODATION
In detail the accommodation comprises; spacious entry hallway with balustrade staircase and access beneath to the cellar. The fine sitting room is bright and comfortable with a restored original red-brick fireplace and log burner. From the sitting room are pleasant views across the front gardens. The second sitting room is also delightful with built-in cupboards and alcove bookshelf. At the center is a charming fireplace with iron inset, marble stone surround and tiled hearth. To the rear of the property is the stunning open plan kitchen / diner which is extremely well-fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall units and beautiful stone flooring. A central island unit provides a fantastic space for food preparation and entertaining friends and family. A further lounging area sits just off the kitchen just before French doors leading out onto the elevated patio. There is a convenient utility room with space for utility appliances and downstairs w/c.
The cellar is extensive and accessed beneath the stairs. It provides ample storage space and houses the boiler unit and pressurised water tank.
To the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom that could equally serve as a dressing room. The principle bedroom is a fantastic size with en-suite shower room. There is a family bathroom that serves the remaining bedrooms and is well-fitted with shower cubicle, w/c and hand wash basin. The bedrooms to the front have lovely views over the front gardens and beyond, whereas to the rear are stunning views across the village and out to the rolling hills of the Axe Valley.OUTSIDE
The property shares a private driveway that leads up to a five bar gate before a private parking area for at least two vehicles.
The front gardens are a generous size with a graveled pathway, lawn and established shrubs and trees. A charming stone wall leads round the front and side boundaries. Immediately to the rear of the property is an elevated patio area, perfectly positioned to enjoy outdoor relaxation and al fresco dining. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with established flower beds and mature shrubs and trees. Just off the stone barn is an additional patio space offering further areas to relax and enjoy the outdoors.SHEPHERDS HUT & STONE BARN
Bespoke, self-contained Shepherds Hut located in a private corner of the garden with outdoor seating area and stunning views of the Axe Valley. The Shepherds Hut is locally crafted and well equipped offering everything needed for a restful and relaxed country break. There is a double bedroom, en-suite shower room, small kitchenette and log burner. This great space offers the ability for income potential or perhaps a nice relaxing area for one to escape to. The current owners have successfully holiday let the hut through airbnb.
The stone barn currently arranged as a great workshop/storage unit, might also be converted into a home office, studio and/or annex, subject to the necessary consents.SERVICES
All mains services connected. Gas fired central-heating.DIRECTIONS
From the A35, just to the south of Axminster, take the Musbury junction and proceed under the main road onto the A358. Continue into the village of Musbury and after the garage, though before the public house, turn left and continue onto The Street until you reach a cross roads. Turn right onto Combpyne Road where the property will be found on your right after 60 yards.