6 bedroom detached house for saleAxe Road, Drimpton, Beaminster, Dorset
Guide Price £825,000
A charming period former farmhouse of great character and style in a delightful rural location.
Situated near the border of Dorset and Somerset, is Axe House, a handsome listed Grade II former farmhouse. The main part of the house dates back to the 17th Century and a further wing (requiring renovation) dates back to the 16th century. The main property has local stone elevations under a tiled roof and has been sympathetically restored by the current owners and provides flexible, spacious accommodation full of Georgian charm.
An entrance porch leads into the main reception hall, which has a painted wood floor and high ceilings, providing an impressive welcome. To the right is the drawing room, with a working fireplace and large Georgian sash windows, creating plenty of light and lovely views to both the front and rear of the house. To the left of the hallway is the sitting room, which has a further fireplace and views over the paddock.
The kitchen can be found towards the rear of the house and has a 4-oven Aga, flag stone floors and exposed timber ceilings. There are plenty of places to relax and entertain in this room, whether it's at the central island, around the kitchen table or in the cosy sofa area. Also on the ground floor is a boot room, utility room, office and downstairs cloakroom. There is access to a further sitting room and potential kitchen in the 16th century wing and 2 bedrooms and a proposed bathroom above. Scope for converting the earlier wing of the property would add either further accommodation to the main house or an opportunity to create a self-contained annexe.
Upstairs, the master bedroom, located at the back of the house, has a large dressing room and ensuite shower room, while another spacious bedroom with an original fireplace looks out over the paddock and hills beyond. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, sharing a family bathroom and separate WC.
Axe House sits in just under eight acres of gardens and paddocks. The house overlooks its own fenced paddock to the front and there is a further paddock to the rear. The garden is stocked with a variety of mature trees and shrubs with a small private terrace, garden shed and outside store. With a long private driveway leading up to the front, the house is private but still within easy access to many local amenities.
" Entrance Porch
" Drawing Room
" Sitting Room
" Kitchen/Breakfast Room with AGA
" Utility Room
16th Century wing
" Sitting Room and potential Kitchen to be renovated
" Stairs leading to 2 further Bedrooms and proposed bathroom.
Main House - First Floor
" Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and ensuite shower and WC
" 3 further Bedrooms
" Family Bathroom
" Separate WC.
In all approximately 7.8 acres
The small village of Drimpton on the Dorset/ Somerset border is surrounded by glorious countryside and has an active community, the village is also served by a regular bus route to the larger towns and schools in the area. Within the village there is a Public House, Church, Chapel and Village Hall. The next door village of Broadwindsor, 2 miles to the South East, has a thriving community shop, craft centre and a pub. Drimpton is also within easy access of the charming small towns of Crewkerne, (within 4 miles), which benefits from an intercity rail link (London Waterloo) and a number of supermarkets including a Waitrose and Beaminster with it's good restaurants and boutique style shops. Crewkerne is approximately 7 miles from the A303 giving easy access to Exeter, the M5, Bristol, London and beyond. The larger towns of Bridport, Lyme Regis are also accessible, as is the Jurassic Coast some 11 miles away. The Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 1 hours drive away with its extensive shopping centre, University and International Airport. Taunton, also boast a good shopping centre and well respected schools, both in the state and private sectors. Transport links are excellent, Taunton Station being on the Great Western line to London, Paddington within an hour and forty five minutes on the fast service.
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