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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lyme Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Immaculate throughout
  • Guest cottage & staff flat
  • Pair of holiday cottages
  • Private grounds of about 37 acres
  • Generous income potential
  • Close to Jurassic Coastline
  • Impeccable landscaped grounds
  • Outbuildings, workshops
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Immaculate small country estate, set in about 37 acres, with income potential in the Axe Valley. Furzeleigh House comprises a 4/5 bedroomed main house a two bedroom guest cottage and a pair of semi-detached 2/3 bedroomed holiday cottages. The property is located on the east side of the attractive market town of Axminster on the Devon/Dorset border surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt and gently undulating countryside.


Axe Valley: The house and cottages sit in the centre of the land, looking west towards Axminster where the River Axe meanders through water meadows past pretty villages before reaching the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Axmouth.

The town of Axminster itself has a good selection of amenities including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and Deli, a supermarket and mainline railway station providing regular services to London Waterloo. Road access is also good with the A30/A303 and M5 within easy reach. Lyme Regis and Axmouth are both close by providing beaches and access to water sports as well as each having a golf course.


Furzeleigh House has been much improved in recent years by the present owners and now offers a fantastic opportunity for a lifestyle move. The house is approached via a long private drive arriving at a grand turning circle in front of the house. The building faces due west, looking out over its land the surrounding countryside. From all aspects, the property enjoys total privacy and peace.

Once inside, the grand entrance hall with flagstone floor is centrally located between the two main reception rooms. The well equipped kitchen is to the rear with views over the courtyard garden and there is also a utility room with a wc. Adjoining the library is an office which leads on to the garden room and out to the garden. From the entrance hall stairs rise to the first floor where there are four bedrooms all with en suite bath or shower rooms.

A first floor self contained one bedroom apartment is above the drawing room with its own external entrance but it could also be accessed via the main house if desired. Garden Cottage adjoins the main house and is accessed from the walled garden. It comprises a kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor and two en suite bedrooms on the first floor.

In addition there is a pair of semi detached, 2/3 bedroom cottages with a separate entrance and private gardens which could generate an income as holiday lets, or accommodate family, guests or staff.

Immediately surrounding the house are sweeping lawns, landscaped gardens, fruit and vegetable growing areas and a walled garden. Beyond this are a selection of paddocks, areas of woodland and ponds. There is a substantial agricultural barn with electric roller doors and a selection of other useful outbuildings. In all the land extends to approximately 37 acres and there are no rights of way or footpaths across the land.

Square Footage: 8,100 sq ft
Acreage: 37 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 February 2017

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