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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hawkchurch, Axminster

Sold STC £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Views
  • Quiet Location
  • About 1/3 Acre
  • Needs General Refurbishment
  • Four Bedrooms (one ensuite)
  • Dining/Family Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Detached Garage
  • Oil Fired Central Heating

Full description


Abbots Courcy is a characterful Grade II listed property previously used as a Farmhouse. It is believed that it has been used at some time as a retreat by the monks of Cerne Abbas.

The property benefits from beautiful country side views across the Marshwood Vale, substantial secluded gardens and generously proportioned principle rooms but now requires some redecoration.

The house is principally built of stone walls, rendered externally, beneath a thatched roof with extensions of cavity walls, also rendered, with shingle and tiled roofs.

The property is situated in a peaceful and secluded location in the tiny rural settlement known as 'Courshay' located close to the charming village of

Hawkchurch which can be enjoyed via a public footpath close by. Hawkchurch is a picturesque village well away from busy main roads and amidst glorious countryside.

Axminster is about 4 miles away (with a main line railway station) and the coast at Lyme Regis is about 6 miles away. Within the village is a primary school, village hall, public house and parish church. There is also a community run village shop.

The Accommodation Comprises

Part glazed front door to

Radiator, stairs rising to first floor. Doors to

SITTING ROOM 18'2"x 17'3" overall
With fireplace and woodburner, window seat, French doors to garden, large under-stair store cupboard, triple aspect windows.

DINING/FAMILY ROOM 17'1"x 20'0" overall
A good sized room with dual aspect views to the garden and across the countryside. 3 radiators. Door to

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12'3"x 16'7" overall
A good range of wall and base units, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with pillar tap, small built-in oven & grill with electric inset hob above, laminate work tops, part tiled walls and tiled recess housing oil fired 'Rayburn'. Space for fridge and freezer, plumbing for dishwasher, radiator. Door to

Plumbing for washing machine, 'Worcester Danesmoor' oil-fired central heating boiler, rear entrance door and door to

Hand basin, WC, wall mounted coat hooks.


Balustrading to stairs, radiator. Doors to

BEDROOM 1 19'0"x 13'7"
Fitted double wardrobe, cast iron feature fireplace, exposed timbers, 2 radiators, dual aspect.

BEDROOM 2 11'7"x 17'9"
Cast iron feature fireplace, dual aspect (country views to one side), exposed timbers, single fitted wardrobe, two radiators, exposed wooden flooring.

Shower cubicle, hand basin, electric heated towel rail, WC, strip light above basin, extractor.

BEDROOM 3 12'3"x 7'7"
Views across country side, built in wardrobe, radiator, exposed wooden flooring.

BEDROOM FOUR 8'0"x 9'2" max
Fitted wardrobe, radiator.

Wood panelled bath with tiled surround, hand basin, WC, radiator, fitted cupboard containing hot water cylinder.

The property is set amidst mature gardens which are secluded, part enclosed by substantial stone walling and enjoying fine views across the Marshwood Vale.

There are lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees, a garden pool and a patio area.
There is also a good sized gravelled area with parking for several cars and a 250 gallon oil tank.

The whole plot extends to just over 1/3 acre.

WORKSHOP/STUDIO 15'0"x 10'0"

DETACHED GARAGE 18'0"x 10'0"
Of concrete block construction with up and over door. There is a further parking area adjacent to the garage.

Local Authority
East Devon District Council, Sidmouth 01395 516551

Council Tax Band 'G'

From Lyme Regis proceed through Uplyme to Hunters Lodge, continue over the A35 onto the B3165 Crewkerne Road for approximately 3 miles and turn left signposted Hawkchurch (past the Hawkchurch Resort and Spa) and proceed to the crossroads. Continue straight across (signposted Westhay and Thorncombe). After about 0.4 mile down this lane turn left and 'Abbot's Courcy' will be found some 200 yards on the right.

Mains water and electricity. Oiled fired central heating. Private drainage.

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 April 2016


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