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4 bedroom country house for sale

Smallridge, Axminster, EX13

Sold by Us £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country House
  • Superb Kitchen/Family Room
  • Large Grounds
  • Four/Five Bedrooms
  • Loft Room/Studio
  • One Bathroom
  • Two Receptions
  • Double Glazed
  • Study
  • Lovely Village

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Little Orchard is a charming detached cottage originally built in the mid 1800s which has been refurbished and finished to a high standard of specification by the present owners and has a wealth of character features combined with attractive décor. The property is not Listed.

Detached four / five double bedroom country cottage with character features, two receptions and a large kitchen / family room. Gardens / grounds of 0.46 acres surround the property.

An open porch with wooden supports and tiled roof has been added to provide a dry area before entering the property.

The impressive double height entrance hall with open tread staircase leads to the first floor accommodation and door to downstairs WC.

The property has two large reception rooms both with window seats and views over the front garden.

Entrance Hall
An open porch with wooden supports and tiled roof has been added to provide a dry area before entering the property.

The impressive double height entrance hall with open tread staircase leads to the first floor accommodation and door to downstairs WC.

Kitchen/Family Room
From the sitting room, steps lead down to the kitchen / family room. The main kitchen units were made by a professional local joiner and incorporate a twin “Belfast” style sink unit. Flooring is of slate, there is a modern wood burning stove and a dining and seating area overlooks the main rear garden, paved patio and raised terrace. Doorway to useful utility room which houses the mains gas boiler.

Living / Dining Room
Dining room features a traditional fireplace with inset wood burner while the living room is dominated by a large “inglenook” fireplace with exposed stone, heavy beam, wood burning stove and possibly the original cast iron bread oven door. A bijou reading vestibule with full length glazed window offering delightful views over the garden, completes this room

On the first floor are four very well proportioned double bedrooms. The former fifth bedroom, now fitted with attractive solid oak plank flooring, serves as an open study / library area and could easily be converted back to form the fifth bedroom if desired

The bathroom has been refitted with roll top bath, white sanitary ware and a separate shower cubicle with electric shower.

Loft Room
The spacious loft has been converted into an additional room/studio, accessible currently via a space saving ladder from the study / library but which in previous times enjoyed access via stairs which could easily be reinstated if the purchaser so desires. Velux windows provide a light and airy space. Provision has been incorporated for plumbing in of bathroom and toilet facilities.

Outside to the front of the property is a gravelled driveway and parking area. Access from drive into main rear garden via gateway onto gravelled upper terrace with seating area overlooking the garden. The garden offers privacy, is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees and is bordered by mature hedging. There are two sheds, a vegetable patch and herb garden, In all about 0.46 acres. The current owners have pursued an organic, chemical free gardening regime since purchasing the property 9 years ago.

The cottage is located within the scenic, peaceful and desirable village of Smallridge, nestled in a lightly wooded combe in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on a tributary of the River Axe. All Saints primary school, Church and Village Hall are approximately one hundred yards distant from the property. The village enjoys a number of community activities and facilities with an active pantomime group, art group and monthly village breakfast all taking place at the village hall and also the well known Ridgeway Inn.

The highly rated schools of Colyton Grammar and Woodroffe School are approx. 8 miles and 7 miles respectively

The town of Axminster is a country town on the eastern fringes of Devon and is approximately 2 miles distant from the property. It offers a selection of shops including supermarkets, schools, churches, health and fitness centre and hospital. It also plays host to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen. Axminster sits on the River Axe in the beautiful Axe Valley which reaches the sea at Seaton on the Jurassic coast approx. 9 miles distant. Axminster station is on the main London Waterloo rail route. The famous resort of Lyme Regis is approx. just 7.5 miles distant. The Cathedral and University City of Exeter with access to the M5 is approx. 30 miles distant. Taunton is approx. 20 miles with access to M5 and GWR rail services to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

From Axminster, proceed North on the A358 after passing through the traffic lights and over Weycroft Bridge, turn immediately left to Smallridge. Proceed through the village, passing The Ridgeway Country Hotel on your left hand side and then take the 1st right hand turn signposted to Village Hall. Continue down the hill through the village, crossing the stream at the bottom of the hill and as the road rises from the stream, Little Orchard will be found on the right hand side.

Mains water, gas and electric. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating

The vendors advise that they enjoy approx. 40Mb broadband speeds

Council Tax Band
Council Tax Band: F

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 April 2018


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