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George Street, Axminster, Devon

Added on 01/11/2019
Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton

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Tenure: Freehold

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Spacious family house or investment/redevelopment opportunity!
Internally, a very appealing and surprisingly large house with a garden and planning permission to convert an outbuilding situated right in the centre of the town. The property has great potential (subject to further permission) to split into two flats, providing a re-development opportunity for letting or re-sale. On the other hand, with five double bedrooms on the first floor, the current accommodation could suit a large family. On the ground floor, there is a pretty lounge with multi-fuel stove and window seat, leading to a dining room and on to the kitchen which overlooks the garden. There is a ground floor w.c. off the hallway and stairs rising to the first floor where there are five double bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, at the back of the house is an enclosed, private garden with rear access to a side road. The outhouse in the garden is currently being used as a summer house/studio and utility room, with plumbing for the washing machine. Planning permission has been granted to convert this to ancillary accommodation. This property has a great deal to offer, whether as an investment or permanent home.
Axminster is an old market town made famous by the Axminster carpet company and is situated on the River Axe in East Devon. There is a main line train station with services to London Waterloo and Exeter and the town provides a good range of day to day shopping, banking and health needs with plenty of cafes including the River Cottage Canteen, which draws visitors to the town. The Jurassic coast at Axmouth is just 6 miles to the south and the surrounding area has been designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:

Traditional hardwood front door with obscure glazed panels into

Stairs rising to first floor. Internal obscure glazed window for borrowed light. Radiator. Painted floor boards.

Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Painted floor boards.

LOUNGE - 4.33m (14'2") x 3.25m (10'8") Into Recess
Window to front with wooden shutters and deep window seat with storage below. Two deep arched alcoves. TV point. Radiator. Painted floor boards. Archway to

DINING ROOM - 3.92m (12'10") x 2.85m (9'4") Plus Recess
Floor to ceiling exposed brick chimney breast with fireplace and stone hearth fitted with a wood burning stove. Under stairs recess to one side with internal obscure glazed window for borrowed light. Radiator. Two steps up to

KITCHEN - 3.8m (12'6") Max x 3.29m (10'10") Max
Double glazed aluminium window to rear overlooking the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base units with laminate work surfaces and shelving above. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Integrated Zannussi double oven and grill. Integrated Zannussi five ring gas hob with cooker hood above. Space and plumbing for dish washer. Space for fridge/freezer. Floor mounted Potterton gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Telephone point. Laminate flooring. uPVC obscure glazed door, to side, into garden.


Window to rear overlooking garden. Sky light. Radiator. Two hatches to loft space.

BEDROOM ONE/RECEPTION ROOM - 4.43m (14'6") Max x 4.4m (14'5")
A lovely large room that could be used as a first floor living room or master bedroom. Two windows to front. Recess with shelving. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.45m (11'4") x 2.72m (8'11") To Wardrobe
Window to front. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Painted floor boards.

BEDROOM THREE - 4.41m (14'6") x 2.74m (9'0")
Two windows to front. Sink unit with cupboard below. Telephone point. Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 4.02m (13'2") x 2.78m (9'1") Max
Window to rear. Radiator. Exposed floor boards.

BEDROOM FIVE - 3.47m (11'5") Max x 3.09m (10'2")
Window to rear. Radiator.

Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath shower over, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Painted floor boards. Airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder with slatted shelving beside.

Just outside the kitchen door is a yard giving access to the outhouse and studio/utility room. Steps from the yard lead up to the raised garden.

Obscure single glazed wooden door and window. Light connected. This was originally and outside toilet which has been disconnected.

STUDIO/UTILITY ROOM - 4.64m (15'3") x 2.52m (8'3")
Single glazed Crittal window to side overlooking garden. Obscure single glazed wooden door. Power and light. Work bench. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

The garden is raised and laid to lawn and attractively planted with trees and shrubs to attract wildlife. Trees include Cherry, Apple, Pear, Toffee Apple and Twisted Willow and shrubs such as Lavender, Buddleia, Jasmine and Hydrangea, complete the flower borders. To one side of the garden there is a double gate providing access to Pig Lane.

All mains services are connected. Water is metered.

East Devon District Council. Band D. Currently £1986.24 (2020/21).


All windows are uPVC double glazed except where noted. There is a flying freehold above the shop.

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.

Energy Performance Certificates


George Street, Axminster, Devon

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Axminster Station0.4 miles
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Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton

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Gordon & Rumsby, Colyton
Gordon and Rumsby - Who We AreWe are dedicated Licensed Estate Agents with many years experience in selling houses in both East Devon and West Dorset (over 60 years between us) and occasionally outside this area with
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