Price £295,000 Available

This most attractive, spacious and versatile town centre property has been used as a large family home with an income for a considerable number of years. In the past, it has functioned as a tea room, gift shop and Bed & Breakfast. Due to the spacious accommodation, the property could offer a variety of other opportunities, including a large family residence only (subject to change of use), Bed & Breakfast with owners accommodation, the letting of the shop as a self-contained unit or even splitting the property into flats.

The exposed stone wall, shop entrance and bow windows make for a very pretty frontage. The side elevation is rendered with a private door to the residential part of the house. The flexible accommodation briefly comprises spacious tea shop, with access to the kitchen, entrance hall, breakfast room, private lounge with conservatory off, which in turn leads to the good sized private garden. On the first floor are three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and private entrance lobby (which makes it ideal for letting), and a further family bathroom, whilst the top floor provides another two bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and Juliet balcony, from where there are lovely views of the nearby countryside.

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 and library. 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 over 2 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. Nearby Axminster (6 miles), has a mainline station with regular trains to London Waterloo and Exeter. The city of Exeter is approx. 25 mins by car and the airport just outside Exeter is approx. 19 miles.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Hardwood part obscured glazed stable door to side into

Coat hooks. Stairs rising to upper floors. Telephone point. Door to Breakfast Room.

BREAKFAST ROOM - 2.74m (9'0") x 2.6m (8'6")
Bow multi window to side. Stable door to Kitchen. Double radiator. Double doors to

LOUNGE - 5.54m (18'2") x 3.31m (10'10")
Multi paned uPVC double glazed window to side. Light pine fireplace with log effect, wood burner style electric fire. Double radiator. TV point. Double uPVC casement doors to

CONSERVATORY - 3.77m (12'4") x 2.56m (8'5")
Hardwood frames with double glazed windows to side and rear with views to garden and nearby countryside. Wall light. Double radiator. Laminate flooring. Double hardwood casement doors to Sun deck.

KITCHEN - 3.58m (11'9") x 2.71m (8'11")
Double glazed uPVC multi paned window to side. Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces. One side has particularly deep work tops for ease of food preparation. Stainless steel double sink unit and drainer. Arched recess with exposed stone features housing Zanussi free standing electric cooker with double oven/grill and ceramic hob (included in the sale) and extractor hood above. Hotppoint dish washer (included in the sale). Further arched recess with shelves to one side. Vinyl flooring.

Archway with two steps down to rear lobby and stable door to garden and door to

uPVC window to rear. White w.c. with recessed cistern and wall mounted wash hand basin. Stable door to garden.

UTILITY ROOM - 3.38m (11'1") x 1.71m (5'7") Max
Single glazed window to side. Fitted wall and base units. Worcester combination gas boiler for hot water and central heating. Bosch washer/dryer included in the sale. Space for fridge and freezer, behind which is a deep under stairs storage area. Cupboard and shelves. Door to

TEA SHOP - 6.49m (21'4") x 5.29m (17'4")
Double doors to front customer entrance. Two multi paned bow windows to front with deep sills. Multi paned Crittal window to side. Spot lights. Decorative timber plate racks. Stone fireplace effect feature. Capable of seating 24. Two radiators. (Stock and furniture negotiable). If changed to residential, this room could become a very spacious family living room.

Returning to the owners accommodation and stair case. Stairs rising to


uPVC double glazed window to side. Door to further landing and further stairs rising to second floor and radiator.

Lobby with lockable door to landing. Doors to bathroom and bedroom.

BEDROOM 1 - 3.91m (12'10") x 3.26m (10'8")
Dual aspect uPVC double glazed windows to rear and side. Two deep built-in wardrobes. TV point. Radiator.

EN SUITE - 2.66m (8'9") x 2m (6'7")
Dual aspect uPVC double glazed windows to rear and side. Fitted with a suite comprising a corner bath with shower over and screen. W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. White ladder style heated towel rail. Fully tiled. Laminated flooring

BEDROOM 2 - 3.79m (12'5") x 2.81m (9'3")
uPVC double glazed window to front. Range of built-in wardrobes with sliding doors. TV point. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 - 2.72m (8'11") x 2.6m (8'6")
uPVC double glazed window to side. Radiator.

Shaped step up from doorway inset. uPVC double glazed window to front. White suite comprising, panelled bath with electric Mira shower over and glazed shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin. W.C. Fully tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor.

Small landing with Velux window and doors to bedrooms.

BEDROOM 4 - 6.39m (21'0") Max x 3.8m (12'6")
Restricted ceiling height. Three Velux windows. French doors opening to Juliet balcony with lovely views to the country side, St. Andrew`s church and the rear garden. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rails and access to eaves storage behind. Further eaves storage cupboard. TV point. Radiator. Door to

EN SUITE - 2.09m (6'10") Into Recess x 1.68m (5'6")
Velux window. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, with electric shower over, wash hand basin and w.c. Shaver point. Restricted ceiling height. Part tiled walls.

BEDROOM 5 - 4.21m (13'10") x 2.5m (8'2")
Velux window to front. Restricted ceiling height. Radiator.

To the rear of the property is a lovely enclosed private garden with decked area for Al Fresco dining, two further patio areas, a lawned garden with shrub borders and a block-built garden shed at the far end. Outside tap.

All mains services are connected. Water is metered.

East Devon District Council. Band B for the residence. Currently £1381.72. The tea shop is rated separately. Currently, EDDC operates business relief for small businesses.


The loft conversion was carried out about 11 years ago and at that time, the property was re-roofed. The roof over the lounge was replaced completely about 4 years ago. The side access road has no known owners and the use of this thoroughfare has been enjoyed for many years by owners of this and neighbouring properties. An Indemnity Policy has been issued with regards to this use.

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.

Property Features

  • Character Property
  • Income from Tea Room
  • Good Sized Garden
  • Town Centre Location
  • 5 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • Opportunity for B&B/Conversion to Flats

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