5 bedroom detached house for saleAxminster, Axminster, Devon, EX13
Sold STC £695,000
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 en suites
- 4th and 5th Study/Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen, Utility, Loggia
- Outbuildings including office
- 2 large buildings and yard
- In all about 16 acres
- Available in lots or as a whole
Full descriptionA striking individual early 20th century country house enjoying a picturesque setting on the rural outskirts of Axminster together with a range of buildings and up to c 16 acres of garden and grounds.
Situation - The Red House enjoys an elevated and private situation off a small country lane conveniently lying just 2 miles to the East of the market town of Axminster surrounded by verdant rolling countryside.
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 (hourly direct service). The area boasts some outstanding educational facilities, with nearby Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top state schools, The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis and the Axe Valley Community College.
The south coast at Lyme Regis, famous for its Cobb and Bay is some 6 miles distant with the larger centres of Exeter and Taunton being within comfortable commuter distance.
Description - Believed to have been built for a wealthy academic in 1923, This distinctive and individual country home has been extended and improved in more recent years combining the the elegance and stature of the early 20th century with the comforts and conveniences of today's modern age. The property is beautifully situated amidst mature gardens and grounds with a yard to the rear of the house and a range of single storey buildings with small orchard behind.
Beyond to the North accessed through the yard or via an independent gated track off Cuthayes Lane is a further yard housing a tall open fronted Dutch Barn and substantial timber clad outbuilding/workshop.
Fields extend primarily to the West wrapping around the house and buildings to the North and South with an orchard bordering Cuthayes Lane.
The whole extends to c 16.34 acres and is offered in the following lots:
Lot 1: The Red House, Immediate Buildings And Land/Gardens Amounting To 2.18 Acres Guide Price £695,000 - A covered verandah on the East elevation of the house provides access via double opening panelled doors into the entrance hall. In addition to a built in cloaks cupboard, period panelled doors open from here into the Kitchen, Loggia and Garden Room, the latter being a most impressive reception space with vaulted ceiling and panoramic country views through the glazed South elevation. Period panelled doors provide access; to the East into the characterful Snug with its dual aspect and ornate brick arched open fireplace balanced against a natural pine floor; and to the West into the Dining Room similarly floored in natural pine. From the Dining Room, further panelled doors open to the Kitchen and the Principal Hall, the latter of which hosts a wide open staircase to the first floor with doors into the Study and Sitting Room. The Kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of units topped by a combination of solid wood and granite worksurfaces enjoying far reaching views to the North and incorporating an integrated fridge, facilities for dishwasher and electric range cooker. From the principal Hall, arched panel glazed doors provide an elegant entrance to the Study/4th occasional Bedroom with a door and windows looking out through a rear terrazzo tiled glazed vestibule into the gardens. A delightfully elegant yet comfortable room, the Sitting Room occupies the western end of the house enjoying a triple aspect assisted by a semi octagonal bay lined with sashes and window seat panelling. An arched 1920's tiled fireplace provides an attractive central focal point.
The single storey North Wing is accessed via the loggia with doors off to a Shower Room, shelved pantry cupboard and Utility/Boiler Room.
Wainscot panelling lines the staircase and the first floor landing with panelled doors to three double bedrooms, the principal of which lies above the Sitting Room incorporating the semi octagonal bay tower with matching sash windows and window seat panelling in addition to built in wardrobes and a fully tiled en suite Shower Room. The guest and third bedrooms similarly enjoy panoramic outlooks over the surrounding grounds and countryside with the Guest suite sporting a comprehensive range of built in wardrobes and a fully tiled en suite Bathroom. The third bedroom looks to the South through twin sash windows also served by a fully tiled Shower Room.
From the landing, access to the substantial roof space is via a hatch and drop down ladder with an internal walkway leading through an external door to an outside staircase climbing to a roof top terrace from which spectacular 360 degree views are enjoyed over the surrounding countryside.
Outside - The property is approached from Cuthayes Lane along a tree lined driveway with small orchard to one side and partly flanked on the other by mature hedgerow. The driveway continues into a traditional yard part enclosed by the 'North Wing' on one side and on the other by a single storey range of buildings comprising a garage, office with mezzanine storage, storage barn/workshop and further barn storage.
Mature hedgerow encloses a sheltered area of lawns which then open out around the house with a paddock enclosure to the South and a haha to the Western boundary providing an open outlook over the adjoining fields of Lot 3 and the Axe Valley beyond. On the West side of the North Wing is a covered area overlooking a pretty sheltered area of the gardens with floral and rose beds.
Lot 2: Buildings And 2.1 Acres. Guide Price £100,000 - Accessed from Cuthayes Lane via double opening field gates, a grassed track leads past a small area of orchard and agricultural building giving access to a generous concrete yard area housing two substantial buildings. The first of the two buildings is of metal frame construction and clad in cedar wood with glazed windows and two pedestrian doors and a roller shutter door providing vehicular access. The second building is an open fronted Dutch style barn, two storeys in height with a concrete base. This lot is proposed to be subject to a development clause for residential use.
Lot 3: 12.Acres Guide Price £100,000 - The land comprises 12 acres of level pasture divided into three fields and bounded by mature hedges. If sold separately from Lot 1, an access would need to be sought and created onto Evil Lane.
Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the joint agents Stags, Honiton 01404 45885.
Directions - From Axminster town centre proceed eastwards (with the church on the right hand side) gently climbing into Lyme Road. Just before reaching the Lamb Inn, turn left into Sector Lane and follow this road out into the countryside for approximately 1 mile. Just beyond the entrance to Lower Beavor Farm turn left into Cuthayes Lane ( a no through road) and the driveway to the Red House will be found a short way along on the left hand side.
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