6 bedroom detached house for saleColyford, Colyton, Devon, EX24
Sold STC £965,000
- Victorian former Rectory
- 6 Elegant double bedrooms
- 4 Luxury bath/shower rooms
- 43ft Kitchen & dining room
- 2 Reception rooms
- Parking & garage
- Walled garden (0.82 Acres)
A beautifully restored 6 bedroom Victorian former Rectory set within a walled garden.
43ft Kitchen, dining room and Orangery, 2 Reception rooms, 6 Elegant double bedrooms, 4 Luxury bath/shower rooms. Parking & garage. Walled garden (0.82 Acres). EPC Band: E.
Situation - Located at the heart of the village of Colyford, The Old Rectory is tucked away in a private position set back from the road down a sweeping gravel drive to the house. Colyford benefits from an active community with a range of facilities including two village inns, a highly regarded restaurant, post office, and general store/butchers, parish church, and village hall.
The small historic town of Colyton is situated about a mile away and is highly regarded for its beautiful period architecture. The town offers an appealing range of convenience shops and doctors surgery. Both Colyford and Colyton are perhaps best known for the much acclaimed Colyton Grammar School, one of Englands top state schools.
Located mid way between the Regency town of Sidmouth to the East and coastal town of Lyme Regis to the West, the property is readily accessible to a wide range of facilities and activities. The Cathedral and University city of Exeter is also within easy reach providing all the amenities one would expect from Devons prime conurbation.
Englands first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic coast lies just 2 miles to the South via the seaside town of Seaton. An historic tramway operates along the banks of the river Axe and connects Colyford and Colyton to Seaton.
Description - The Old Rectory is a complete step away from the usual Devon vernacular. Built in the late 19th Century this substantial Victorian residence is full of original character features, incorporating tiled fireplaces, stone casement windows, wood-panelled window bays and leaded feature windows, within handsome well-proportioned light rooms. Located centrally within the opulent walled gardens there is a large degree of privacy in the heart of the village.
In recent years, no expense has been spared as the house has undergone a complete and sympathetic refurbishment with new electric, plumbing and heating systems installed alongside the bespoke kitchen and luxury bathrooms. The Old Rectory is a truly outstanding home combining the best of the 21st Century with the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era.
Accommodation - As one would expect from an Old Rectory, the accommodation is well laid out and features beautiful high ceilings throughout. Two principle reception rooms to the front overlook the gardens through large stone casement bay windows. Both
feature exposed floor boards and modern wood burning stoves set within carved Beer stone Victorian fireplaces.
The centre of the house is a stunning 43 open plan kitchen/dining / orangery which is flooded with light from hand crafted floor to ceiling windows, a stunning hipped roof lantern and French doors leading to the patio. This whole area benefits from underfloor heating.
The bespoke handcrafted kitchen, designed by Ashgrove kitchens of Ashburton, incorporates granite worktops, NEFF integrated appliances including two dishwashers, freezer, wine fridge, two ovens and an induction hob. The substantial
island unit overlooks the dining area to the orangery.
On the ground floor is a sixth bedroom or study with fireplace and recessed cupboards, a wet room with WC and large utility room which in turn gives access to a covered garden store.
On the first floor there are five large double bedrooms, the majority of which still retain their original Victorian fireplaces. The master bedroom, overlooking the front garden, has an en-suite shower room featuring his and hers basins. There are two
large classically styled luxurious family bathrooms each with a free standing bath and walk-in wet room style showers with the latest Hansgrohe shower systems.
The Grounds - The house stands proudly, yet privately, in the centre of its extensive grounds, framed at the front by a large lawn and mature trees and at the rear by the formal Victorian walled garden, wild flower meadow and mixed fruit orchard. Grape, peach and apricot trees are espaliered along the length of the Victorian walls.
The property is approached down a long private gravel drive to a substantial parking and turning area in front of the;
Double Garage - Sizable stone faced 24 x 22 double garage with up and over door and pedestrian door and window overlooking the garden.
Fixtures And Fittings - Those items mentioned with the details are included with the sale price. There is an opportunity to buy all of the other items of furniture and furnishings. Contact the agents for a full inventory.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment through the agents Stags on 01404 45885. Please note this is often only possible on Friday early afternoons.
Directions - From Exeter on the M5 head east on the A3052, signposted to Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Continue past the Regency town of Sidmouth and enter the village of Colyford. The Old Rectory is set back from the road along a private drive just past the church on the left.
If coming from Lyme Regis on the A3052, pass the post office in Colyford on your left and The Old Rectory is on your right, a short distance just before the church.
Services - Mains water, electric, drainage and gas. Gas-fired central heating.
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