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Key features

  • Fascinating Period Property
  • Three Bedroom Main House
  • Separate 2 Bedroom Annexe
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Parking for 3-4 Vehicles
  • Short Walk (Less than 200 m) to Shops
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Garden


A much improved and fascinating property offering characterful and versatile accommodation with some delightful features. The Grade II Listed 17th Century property comprises a main house and annexe with the option for three to five bedrooms depending on how the accommodation is used. The master bedroom in the main house is a fabulous room of large proportions and great character with two further double bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. The ground floor is larger with a beautiful living and dining room in the original part of the house, both of which having intriguing original features, including wood panelling, ceiling beams, two open fires and even a `jug and bottle` hatch! There is also a good sized kitchen (recently re-fitted), utility room, rear lobby and ground floor WC. The split level annexe houses a garage/workshop on the lower level with a large bedroom above with pretty views and in addition, there is another large bedroom/hobby room on the upper first floor, spacious landing/study, kitchen/dining /living room at ground level along with a shower room. The annexe offers the opportunity for generating income but is also ideal for a dependent relative or overflow guest accommodation. There is a paved courtyard garden to the annexe, whilst the main house has a small lawned garden to the front as well as a paved Mediterranean style garden to the side. A driveway entrance to the property provides parking for several vehicles and access to the garage. The property is located just off the centre of town within a short walk of shops and cafes (less than 200 metres).

The present owners have undertaken an extensive programme of improvements both to the main property and annexe, which includes newly fitted kitchens, utility room, cloak room, shower room, bathroom, the installation of secondary glazing throughout and a range of fitted furniture to the master bedroom.

Colyton is a pretty and historic town with a village feel with a range of local facilities including health centre, library, butcher`s, baker, convenience stores, fish and chip shop, pubs, tea rooms, a garden centre and a variety of small shops and services. The beautiful Norman Church is the centre point of the town, which is most famous for the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion. 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 nearby Colyton Grammar School is another draw for the area as the school consistently appears in the top 10 Grammar Schools in the country. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2 miles away, with the seaside resort of Lyme Regis to the east, just 7 miles and Sidmouth to the west just under 11 miles. The market town of Axminster is just 6 miles to the north, where there is a mainline train station offering services to London Waterloo.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Stable door into

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 4.17m (13'8") x 3.84m (12'7")
Windows to front and rear. The bespoke kitchen, fitted by Colyton Kitchens, includes a range of wall and base units with quartz work surfaces and splashbacks with inset stainless steel sink. Integrated Neff appliances including dishwasher, main electric fan oven, second combination oven (grill, microwave, oven) and five burner gas hob with cooker hood above. Space for table and chairs. Cupboard housing wall mounted Ideal gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Radiator. TV point. Amtico wood effect flooring Step down to

Pantry cupboard. Telephone point. Smoke detector. Radiator. Amtico wood effect flooring. Door to

Window to rear. Obscure glazed window to living room. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, quartz effect work surface and matching upstand. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine, fridge/freezer and tumble dryer. Radiator.

LIVING ROOM - 6.1m (20'0") Max x 5.64m (18'6") Max
Windows to front and side. Stone fireplace with large open fire. Hardwood floors. Original beams throughout. Television point. Telephone point. Stairs rising to first floor. Opening both sides of the fireplace to

DINING ROOM/SNUG - 5.06m (16'7") x 3.3m (10'10")
Windows to front. Fireplace with tiled hearth. Understairs cupboard. Television point. Slate steps up to door featuring `jug and bottle` hatch (originally a pub serving hatch) which leads to

Small lobby with door to rear courtyard and door to

Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising modern Thomas Crapper high level cistern w.c. and matching wash hand basin. Chrome towel radiator. Slate flooring.


High window to rear. Built-in bookshelf. Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 5.79m (19'0") x 4.01m (13'2")
Window to front and side with views to distant countryside. Beamed ceiling. Extensive range of Sharps built in wardrobes, with further double wardrobe. Television point. Telephone point. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.4m (11'2") x 3.15m (10'4")
Window to front. Built in wardrobes. Television point. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.53m (11'7") x 3.05m (10'0")
Window to front with window seat. Television point. Telephone point. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator.

Window to rear. Fitted with a white Villeroy and Boch suite comprising double ended free standing bath with wall mounted mixer tap and separate shower attachment, w.c. and wash hand basin set into two drawer base unit with vanity mirror with sensory lighting. There is also a separate glass panelled corner shower unit with a Hansgrohe shower incorporating a rainfall shower head. Ladder style chrome radiator. Attractive tiled flooring.

Driveway leading to parking area (for several vehicles) and garage. Log store. Steps with handrail beside the garage lead up to the Mediterranean style courtyard and the house entrance.

GARAGE/WORKSHOP - 4.95m (16'3") x 3.18m (10'5")
Wooden double doors to front. Window to side. Power and light.

There are three separate garden areas; a paved partly enclosed courtyard garden right outside the kitchen, which is ideal for entertaining and Al Fresco dining. Steps from here lead down to a small area of lawned garden where there is a large Silver Birch tree.
Between the main house and annexe is a further paved courtyard area with a small pond at the far end and a walled planting trough. Outside tap.


Separate wooden front door from courtyard. Small understairs cupboard housing electric water heater. Amtico wood effect flooring.

Obscure glazed window to front. Recently re-fitted with a white suite comprising glass panelled corner shower with Mira electric shower, w.c., wash hand basin set into base unit with drawers below. Chrome towel radiator. Attractive tiled flooring.

KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM - 5.97m (19'7") x 3.43m (11'3")
Large open plan room. The kitchen has been re-fitted with a range of wall and base units with quartz effect work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer, Neff electric hob and oven. Neff slimline dishwasher. Space for dining table and lounge furniture. Electric panel heater. TV point. Feature stained glass door to courtyard. Amtico wood effect flooring.

BEDROOM - 5.23m (17'2") x 3.23m (10'7")
Windows to front and side with pretty views to the distant countryside. Television point. Electric panel heater.

Further half stairs leading to

Large landing with Velux style windows suitable for an open plan office or reading area. Steps up to

BEDROOM - 6.05m (19'10") x 3.43m (11'3")
Roof lights to front and rear. Double glazed sash window to side. Television point

All mains services are connected in the main house. Water is not metered. The annexe has electric heating.

East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,692.32 (2023/24).

Exempt as Grade II Listed.

The majority of the windows in the main house and annexe are fitted with secondary glazing. The annexe has electric panel heaters throughout and newly fitted water heater. Gas boiler was replaced 3 years ago and has a 15 year guarantee. Woodworm treatment done 2017 with long guarantee. The roof was re-ridged roughly 8 years ago.

Listed in 1967

24/200 COLYTON

8.5.67 Compass Cottage

Cottage range. C18. Plastered cob, with thatched roof with gabled and hipped
ends. Two storeys. Five window range. C19 and modern two light casements with
glazing bars. Right hand small early C19 shopfront with glazing bars, entablature
and glazed door. Two other doorways blocked and casements inserted. Brick ridge
and end chimney stacks.

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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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