An absolutely charming detached period house centrally situated in the town with a pleasant outlook over St. Andrews Church with its octagonal tower and surrounding grounds. Unusually for a property within the town, there is parking for two vehicles as well as a garage. The beautifully presented accommodation comprises three/four bedrooms, and two/three reception rooms, a first floor bathroom, ground floor shower room, kitchen and hallway. There is an enclosed courtyard at the back and a very pretty cottage garden at the side, adjoining the garage and parking area. As you would expect with a property of age, the house has many lovely features and has evolved throughout the years, having been extended and slightly re-arranged. The property is presented in very good condition both inside and out.
Colyton is a pretty little market town (more like a village) with a small town centre offering a good range of daily needs including two convenience stores, fish and chip shop, butcher, hairdressers, post office, small stationers, pharmacy, health centre, garden centre, library and a few other individual shops. On the edge of the town is the tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary to Seaton. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2.5 miles away and the ever-popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis just 7 miles to the east. There is a primary school in the town and the well regarded Colyton Grammar School is just over a mile away. A beautiful Church is at the heart of the town and there is an interesting variety of architecture. Nearby Axminster (6 miles), has a mainline station with regular trains to London Waterloo and Exeter. The city of Exeter is approx. 25mins by car and the airport just outside Exeter is approx. 19 miles.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Small overhanging storm porch with flat roof. Period style panelled front door with two bullseye glazed panels.
Electricity consumer unit above front door. Stairs rising to first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Half wall panelling. Radiator.
LIVING ROOM - 7.24m (23'9") Max x 3.39m (11'1")
Dual aspect. Georgian sash windows to front and side. Brick feature fireplace with tiled hearth, fitted with a very attractive multi fuel stove. TV point. Telephone point. Radiator.
STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR - 2.97m (9'9") x 2.86m (9'5")
Sash window to front. Attractive period fireplace (not in use). Radiator.
DINING ROOM - 3.47m (11'5") x 2.89m (9'6")
Sash window to side with small window seat. Fireplace with built in cupboards to recesses either side. Radiator.
KITCHEN - 4.03m (13'3") Min x 1.75m (5'9")
Large uPVC double glazed window to rear. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminated work surfaces. Inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Electric fan assisted oven and Halogen hob. Integrated fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher.Dimplex electric radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Remote thermostat. Door way to
UTILITY/LOBBY AREA - 2.01m (6'7") x 1.98m (6'6")
Wall mounted Potterton gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Wall mounted electric panel heater. Recessed storage space. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to
UTILITY/SHOWER ROOM - 2.04m (6'8") x 1.7m (5'7")
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor. Period style radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Oak flooring.
Single glazed window to rear. Hatch to partially board and insulated loft with light and pull down ladder. Radiator.
BEDROOM ONE - 3.82m (12'6") x 3.58m (11'9")
Sash window to front with small window seat and a lovely outlook onto St. Andrews Church and surrounding ground. Built-in wardrobes. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.74m (12'3") x 3.1m (10'2")
Sash window to side with small window seat overlooking the garden. Deep linen cupboard. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.99m (13'1") x 2.89m (9'6")
Window to front with views to the church as above. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.99m (9'10") x 2.22m (7'3")
Dual aspect. Two obscure (single) glazed windows to rear and side. Fitted with a white period style suite comprising a roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Half wall panelling. Radiator. Oak flooring.
The outside space is made up of two parts, an enclosed courtyard immediately adjoining the kitchen and a step away, across a private footpath is the remainder of the garden, the parking area and garage.
Enclosed on all sides and very private. The courtyard is paved with plenty of space for table and chairs as well as pots and planters. There is a stone storage shed and a gate to leading to the side of the house and the additional garden. External power socket.
Through the garden gate and one step across a private footpath takes you to the main part of the garden, which has been beautifully redesigned by the current owner and now provides a delightful cottage-style garden with a central rectangular planting bed, surrounded by gravel pathways and further planting borders around the outside. There is a useful summer house and a low covered area adjoining the garage. Another gate leads to a gravelled parking area providing parking for two cars and access to the
GARAGE - 5.57m (18'3") x 2.87m (9'5")
Stone wall with a tiled roof. Bi-fold wooden doors to the front. Power and light.
All mains services are connected. Water is metered?
Band E. East Devon District Council. £2069.03 payable 2017/2018
We believe that the origins of the house date back to 1768 but that the property was substantially changed later. It is primarily Georgian. Most windows are Georgian multi-pane sash single glazed with exceptions as mentioned above. There is gas central heating to radiators throughout. Under the current ownership, a number of improvements have been made including replacement roof over the kitchen extension, new hot water cylinder and associated plumbing, new carpets, redecoration throughout and a complete redesign of the garden and enlargement of the parking area.
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.
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