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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Combpyne, Axminster

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Principal Bedroom Suite
  • 5 further Bedrooms
  • 2 further Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Self-contained Annexe
  • Delightful country views
  • Quiet and secluded village location
  • Gardens, paddock and wooded area
  • Stone built stable and coach house
  • Timber Studio/Workshop. 2.2 Acres

Full description

Guide Price £875,000

The Old Rectory is an impressive late Victorian house substantially built of dressed stone with brick quoins and a slate roof. In recent years it has been tastefully modernised to provide good quality contemporary facilities whilst retaining its elegance and original features. Works include the creation in 2009 of a spacious self contained apartment in the ground floor (The Annexe) which is ideally suited for either holiday/permanent letting or a dependent relative (it is wheelchair friendly).

The house enjoys a sunny south facing aspect from the principal rooms and lovely country views across the valley and neighbouring farmland. It is quietly tucked away and secluded but very much part of the village. Combpyne is one of East Devon's prettiest villages, well away from busy roads and surrounded by unspoilt countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastal towns of Lyme Regis and Seaton are both about 3-4 miles away and there is a mainline railway station (Exeter-Waterloo) at Axminster some 4 miles inland. There is a village hall, shop and petrol station at Rousdon about a mile away and local schools include Colyton Grammar School (Colyford) and Woodroffe School (Lyme Regis ).
The much admired small town of Lyme Regis is situated on the beautiful Jurassic coast awarded World Heritage Site Status in 2001.

The town has an excellent range of facilities for day to day needs and also leisure amenities including a theatre and cinema, sailing, golf and bowls clubs etc.



Panelled front door with glazed fanlight over, to:

RECEPTION HALL with pine floor, stairs to upper ground floor, radiator, understairs cupboard, glazed double doors to:


LIVING ROOM with KITCHEN AREA-15'11" x 13'10" (4.85m x 4.22m.) plus bay
Dual aspect sash window (South and East) including a bay window (most windows in the house are large sash windows making the most of the views and providing excellent natural light). Fireplace with pine surround and wood burning stove. 2 radiators. Small Kitchen area with base and wall cupboards, laminate worktop with inset stainless steel sink, built-in electric oven and 2 ring hob, integral 'Siemens' microwave, fridge and dishwasher Door to:

BEDROOM-13'11" x 13'6" (4.24m x 4.11m) (east) built-in corner cupboard and wardrobe cupboard, radiator. Double glazed sash window. Doors to Hallway and

Tiled shower area with 'Mira Advance' shower unit, vanity unit with inset hand basin, laminate top and cupboards below, radiator, shaver point. Double glazed sash window.


UTILITY-10'9" x 7'9" (3.28m x 2.36m.)worktop with inset stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine, base and wall cupboards, radiator, spot lights, double glazed sash window and hatch to loft space, part glazed door to rear.

SEPARATE W.C. Hand basin also includes 2 oil fired central heating boilers installed in 2009 as part of major works on the Annexe.

Pitched pine staircase to:


HALL with radiator, stairs to first floor.

CLOAKROOM with w.c., hand basin in vanity unit with fitted cupboard and laminate top, radiator, further fitted cupboards.

DRAWING ROOM-20'3" (6.17m) plus bay x 16' (4.88m) (S & E)
A delightful well proportioned room with dual aspect windows, including a bay window, feature fireplace with pine surround and inset marble, coved ceiling, 2 radiators, pine floor.

MUSIC ROOM/ BEDROOM 6 (E) - 14'7" x 13'10" (4.5m x 4.22m)
Fireplace (sealed), original slate fire surround, radiator.

DINING ROOM-14'10" x 11' (4.52m x 3.35m) (W & N)
Fireplace with wood burning stove, dual aspect including glazed pine double French doors to garden, 2 radiators, terracotta tiled floor. Arch to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM-14'7" x 13'3" (4.45m x 4.04m) (S) Fitted with a range of solid maple fronted shaker-style base and wall units, granite worktops with marble pastry insert, peninsular unit with beech worktop, gas (LPG) hob in recess with brick arch over, integral oven and combination oven/microwave, dual porcelain sinks with mixer tap and American style spray hose unit, 2 radiators, pine stable door to:

SIDE ENTRANCE PORCH with stone flag floor, further stable door to garden.



SHOWER ROOM with large shower cubicle, fitted 'Mira Event' shower unit, hand basin in vanity unit with tiled surround, strip light/shaver point, radiator.

MAIN LANDING with stairs to second floor.


BEDROOM 1-16'11" (5.16m )plus bay x 14'7" (4.45m) (S & E)
Dual aspect windows including bay window, radiator, door to walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails, shelving and cupboards, window seat storage chest, door to landing. Door to:

ENSUITE DRESSING AREA with large hanging cupboard, double airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and shower pump, marble topped wash stand with inset hand basin and cupboards under, wall cupboards, mirror and light over, radiator, glazed screen to:

WET ROOM with Grohe power shower, tiled surround and tiled floor, w.c.

BEDROOM 2- 14'7" x 13'3" (4.45m x 4.04m) (S) Fireplace surround, radiator.

BEDROOM 3- 14'10" x 11'3" (4.52m x 3.43m) (W) Radiator, cast iron fireplace.

BATHROOM panelled original cast iron bath, vanity unit with tiled top, inset basin and cupboard under, w.c., radiator, Striplight/shaver point.


LANDING Radiator

BEDROOM 4/STUDIO-19'5" x 18'9" (5.92m x 5.72m) max
Sloping ceilings, south facing dormer window and 2 north facing rooflights, exposed natural stone to one wall including cast iron fireplace, 2 radiators, access to eaves., door to roof space, water storage tank.

BEDROOM 5/STUDY-15'6" x 14'10" (4.72m x 4.52m) max
West facing sash window and two north facing rooflights, cast iron fireplace, radiator, access to eaves, door to loft space.

NOTE: Bedrooms 4 and 5 are full height rooms with original Victorian fireplaces and windows, opened up into the roof space by the current owners to provide impressive 3.5m high (at the apex) vaulted ceiling spaces with additional light from Velux windows.


Double timber gates lead from the lane and a gravelled driveway with secondary parking off sweeps up to the front of the house and the main parking area with a shallow stone paved ramp to the front door. The drive continues to the side and gives access to the rear. Timber built Chalet /Workshop 12'6" x 20' (3.81m x 6.10m) overall (L shaped) with light and power and three windows, store Shed to the rear and decking to three sides with a Butler's sink (cold tap only) adjacent to the back of the house. Steps up to the side porch.

Also at the rear on the lower side of the driveway is the stone built Stable/Coach House 30' x 12' (9.14m x 3.66m) with two looseboxes and a tack room with loft over.

From the gate, a long lawn adjoining the gravel parking bay leads past decorative stone steps to a low yew hedge bordered by two yew arches and a glimpse of the stable wall beyond, supporting climbing roses and grapevine, enclosing the decorative paved and gravelled pond garden. This area is also accessed from the upper gravel drive by decorative winding stone steps beneath a magnolia tree and bordered by a fig tree and tumbling honeysuckle.

On the south side of the Stable is a part walled courtyard with stone paving and gravel and a central pond with an arched yew hedge leading to a lawn, paved patio and herbaceous bed.

Above the driveway there is a terraced garden on three levels with natural stone and brick walling, lawn and well stocked flower /shrub beds. There is a stone arch and steps leading up to the side of the house with a paved area and lawn and steps to the upper garden which slopes up to the west and is grassed with inset vegetable beds, greenhouse, garden tap and timber shed. At the top of the garden is a level grassed area.

The field also slopes westwards and has the benefit of a vehicular right of way down to the lane. Above the field is a small woodland with young and mature deciduous trees.

The whole is informally estimated at 2.25 acres.
Take the A3052 coast road from Lyme Regis towards Sidmouth. After about 2.5 miles in the village Rousdon turn right (opposite the gates to Rousdon Estate) which then leads to Combpyne. At the entrance to the village the Old Rectory will be found on the left hand side.

LOCAL AUTHORITY East Devon District Council, Sidmouth, Devon 01395 516551

Council Tax Band 'G' - (Taken from E.D.D.C. website)

We understand that mains water and electricity are connected with septic tank drainage but applicants should verify this with their own enquiries. Oil fired central heating.

1.Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors have not carried out any tests on the fittings, appliances or services mentioned in these particulars, and are therefore not able to give a warranty that they are in proper working order.
2.Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
2.1the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract;
2.2no person in the employment of Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
2.3 Plans where shown are for identification purposes only - not to scale.
2.4 All measurements are approximate and for guidance only.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500.
Through our affiliation with the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, we have an associated London office at 121 Park Lane, London W.1. telephone 020 7079 1506.

Please note: These particulars are believed to be accurate but this cannot be guaranteed and they are not to be used as part of a
contract. S.3521

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 April 2012

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