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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Acorns, Membury, Nr Axminster

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Goodsized Living Room
  • Excellent quality Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Studio/Self-Contained Annexe
  • Ample parking
  • Delightful private gardens
  • Central heating, uPVC double glazing, cavity insulation

Full description


This really is a property with the 'wow' factor.

Acorns is a substantial semi detached 1950's house which in recent years has been transformed into a stunning family home. The property has a very stylish contemporary feel intermixed with character features.

It has been comprehensively modernised to an unusually high standard and this includes the studio annexe which has excellent flexible space suited to home working or as a separate letting property/granny flat.
The landscaped gardens enjoy a sunny south facing aspect and take full advantage of this with private sitting out decking areas.
On the lower side is an additional garden with its own road access. This is suitable for development as a separate plot or could accommodate a double garage or workshop subject to the relevant planning permission.

The house enjoys a quiet location in the pretty village of Membury surrounded by delightful unspoilt Devon/Dorset/Somerset countryside (part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty -The Blackdown Hills). The village is steeped in history going back through the ages as far as the Romans and there is a Stone Age fort nearby. Super fast broadband has also been connected with speeds of up to 40mbps.

It enjoys a lively local community with a village hall, post office/stores (which also doubles as a pub/cafe during the days and is open late as a pub on most summer nights!), community school, and parish church with cinema nights, quiz nights and pantomimes.

Although well away from busy main roads Membury is within only a 10 minute drive (about 4 miles) of Axminster (with a mainline railway station -Exeter to Waterloo line) and Chard. The A303 London Road is also readily accessible and the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis approx. 10 miles.

The Accommodation



Canopy porch with lantern light. Painted wooden front door (with etched glass panels) to


With original wood block flooring. Stairs to first floor and doors to kitchen and

LIVING ROOM about 18'5 x 11'10 (5.61m x 3.61m)

A through room with slatted window blinds and double French door to deck and garden. Period caste iron fireplace with timber surround, fitted cupboards and shelving units, 2 Victorian style radiators (these are fitted throughout the house), fitted carpet (wool).

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 18'6 x 9'10 (5.64m x 3.00m) widening to 13'4 (4.06m)
With original wood block flooring, an impressive contemporary fitted kitchen incorporating extensive 'Corian' worktops with inset sink and pillar tap and a island unit with 'Bosch' electric induction hob and 'AEG' integrated extractor/down draft (counter mounted). There is also an integrated microwave, 'Smeg' oven, dishwasher and fridge. Slated blind to window, dining area with double French doors to decking and garden and a fireplace with 'Charnwood' woodburning stove, understairs cupboard. 2 radiators.

Stairs with wool carpet runner to



Window with slated blind, fitted carpet, access to loft, coved ceiling, radiator.

BEDROOM 112'2 x 10'4 (3.71m x 3.15m)

Fitted wardrobe, carpet, slatted blind, radiator.

BEDROOM 210' x 10' (3.04m x 3.04m)

Fitted carpet, radiator, slatted blind, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder fitted with auxiliary immersion heater.

BEDROOM 39' x 7'9 (2.74m x 2.36m)

Engineered timber floor, radiator, roller blind.


Panelled bath in tiled surround (herring bone pattern) with shower mixer tap and 'rain' shower head, marble topped washstand with inset basin and cupboards, W.C., downlighters, heated towel rail, slatted window blind, engineered wood floor.


Separate external entrance door to

OFFICE (or Bedroom) 9'8 x 7'10 (2.95m x 2.39m)

With engineered timber floor, French door to rear decking, contemporary radiator.


With fitted cupboards, door to bathroom and 4 steps down to

STUDIO/OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA 18'6 x 10'5 (5.64m x 3.18m)

A light and bright room with 2 roof lights, side window and double French doors to decking and garden, engineered timber floor, radiator x2, porcelain sink in timber worktop, fitted cupboards. Integrated fridge/freezer.


Panelled bath in mosaic tiled surround, screen and 'Mira Galena' shower unit, hand basin and W.C., tiled floor, heated towel rail.


The garden is a particular feature of Acorns. It is south facing and has been attractively landscaped.

There are timber decked areas (adjacent to the house is a sail canopy), an extensive gravelled courtyard which also provides ample parking (5 bar gate to lane), beds and borders, roped balustrade with steps down to lower garden. Adjacent to the front door are 2 small lawns with a gravelled path and pedestrian gate to a shared access off Springfield.

The lower garden has a pair of oak five bar gates to the lane, an extensive parking area, level lawn, shrubs and trees (including apple), patio, natural stone wall to upper side. Useful cellar store below studio. Garden shed/workshop and summer house, modern external oil fired central heating boiler.

Local Authority -East Devon District Council (01395 516 551)

Council Tax Band 'D'

The easiest route from Lyme Regis is to proceed to the A35 at Hunters Lodge and turn left towards Honiton. Continue past the first 2 right hand turnings to Axminster and take the 3rd just before Kilmington. Then take the first left signposted Membury, turn left at the 'T' junction (still towards Membury), for 2 1/2 Miles and turn left down to the village, past the left turn (Greendown) and Acorns will be found shortly on the right-grey painted 5 bar gate.

From Axminster town centre proceed down Castle Hill, over the railway line and continue to Membury as above.

We understand that all mains services expect gas are connected but applicants should verify this with their own enquiries. Oil fired central heating.

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 October 2016


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