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Key features

  • Semi Detached Ex Local Authority House
  • Three Bedrooms. Bathroom
  • Lovely Rural Views
  • Large Garden and Workshop
  • Living Room with Multi Fuel Stove
  • Ample Off Road Parking


A semi-detached former local authority house situated in a lovely rural location in the sought after village of Southleigh. The property has a large garden and enjoys beautiful rural views from most windows, particularly from the bedrooms. The accommodation briefly comprises; hall, living room with multi fuel stove, kitchen / dining room, conservatory, cloak room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, there are well stocked gardens that wrap around the property on three sides, with a large timber decking area off the conservatory. Being a corner plot, the house has a larger than average garden which is well stocked with a number of mature trees, many of them fruit trees. A large garage / workshop adjoins ample off road parking suitable for three / four vehicles. The property is subject to a purchaser restriction please see additional information below.

Southleigh is a pretty village three miles from Colyton which is a historic town with a village feel offering a range of local facilities including health centre, library, convenience stores, chip shop, pubs, tea rooms, a garden centre and a variety of small shops and services. On the edge of the town is the Seaton tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary, linking Colyton and Seaton, which is very popular with tourists. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2 miles away and the ever-popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis just 7 miles to the east.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:

uPVC front door into

Stairs rising to first floor. Deep shelved cupboard. Door to

SITTING ROOM - 4.22m (13'10") x 3.61m (11'10")
Window to front with lovely countryside views. Corner fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel stove. TV point. Door to

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 4.22m (13'10") x 3m (9'10")
Window to rear (into conservatory). The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted wall and base units with wood block work surfaces and inset Butler sink. Truburn oil fired stove for cooking and hot water, with oven and hot plate. (Although this is an old stove, it works well and is regularly serviced). Space and connection for free standing electric cooker. Walk-in larder cupboard with window to side. Under stairs cupboard with window to side, with space and plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted high cupboard housing electricity consumer unit with meter cupboard below. Half glazed door to

CONSERVATORY - 3.68m (12'1") x 2.87m (9'5")
Dwarf wall with uPVC double glazed windows and roof. Double doors to store cupboard. Double doors to garden. Tiled floor. Door to

Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiled floor.


Small landing with doors to all rooms.

BEDROOM ONE - 3.58m (11'9") x 2.97m (9'9")
Window to front with a lovely outlook over nearby fields.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.12m (10'3") x 2.97m (9'9")
Window to rear with pretty outlook towards the countryside. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Hatch to part boarded, insulated loft.

BEDROM THREE - 3.35m (11'0") x 2.13m (7'0")
Window to front with a lovely outlook over nearby fields.

Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with electric Triton shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Tiled floor.

The property is set on a corner plot with a pedestrian entrance from the Beer road leading to the front garden. This side faces south west and is a lovely place to sit in the evening. The garden opens up to the side and a path leads to the entrance door and beyond to the rear decked area. Both entrances are on this side of the house. Towards the back, off the conservatory is a raised decked area, with a lovey outlook over the rear garden towards the fields beyond. Beneath the decking is a 4000L water storage tank, which collects rain water, which is easily accessed from the garden below by means of a tap.
The garden is essentially a triangular shape, measuring around 0.24 acres in all. The main garden area is at a slightly lower level from the house laid mainly to grass with a large number of fruit trees including: several types of Apple, Pear, Damson, Cherry, Quince and Plum. There is also a Walnut tree, Acer, Birch and a number of other as well as Beech hedging to some of the boundaries. There are raised planting beds for growing vegetables, a greenhouse and composting area. At the far end of the garden is a gated driveway, providing parking for 3-4 vehicles and leading to the

GARAGE/WORKSHOP - 7.82m (25'8") x 4.09m (13'5")
Double doors to the front and personnel door to side into the garden. Large window at the back looking into the garden and additional smaller window to the side. The garage is fitted with power, light and water. Towards the front is a fitted sink unit. The roof space offers useful storage with most of it being boarded. There is an outside tap just outside the garage, useful for car washing.

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil tank is sited near the house. Water is metered.


East Devon District Council. Band C. Currently £1,950.30 (2023/24).

This is an ex local authority property and is subject to a Rural Housing Restriction as detailed in Section 157 of the Housing Act 1985, which means that buyers must have either lived and/or worked in Devon for at least 3 years (exceptions may occasionally apply for key workers and military personnel but East Devon District Council would make a decision on a case by case basis). Please ask for further information.

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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


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Band: C

Hillside, Southleigh, Devon.


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