Price £450,000 Under Offer

A beautiful detached cottage with large garden and a double garage situated in a level position in the pretty village of Southleigh, just 3 miles from the small East Devon town of Colyton. The original cottage, which used to be two dwellings, is believed to have been built around 1780 and has previously been a Blacksmith and a Post Office. The accommodation has been extended to provide a lovely family home comprising four bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom, ground floor cloakroom, pretty country kitchen, utility room, fabulous dining room and lounge with exposed stone walls and wood burning stove and an additional room, currently used as a study. The property is well presented throughout and has some lovely features, typical of a property with an interesting history. Outside, there is a driveway providing parking and turning space and leading to a detached double garage. The gardens are generous, surrounding the house on three sides and with a good sized orchard set back behind the garage.

Colyton is a pretty and historic town with a village feel offering a range of local facilities including health centre, library, convenience stores, chip shop, pubs, tea rooms, a garden centre and a variety of small shops and services. On the edge of the town is the Seaton tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary, linking Colyton and Seaton, which is very popular with tourists. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2 miles away and the ever-popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis just 7 miles to the east.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


HALL - 1.22m (4'0") x 1.93m (6'4")
Solid wood front door. Window to side. Door to dining room and door to

Window to side. Fitted with a modern white suite comprising wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Tiled floor.

DINING ROOM - 4.37m (14'4") x 4.45m (14'7")
Windows to front and side. Exposed stone wall to one side. Stairs rising to first floor. Two recessed shelves. Large shelved cupboard storage (former fireplace). Three wall lights. Radiator. Door to kitchen. Open to

LOUNGE - 4.49m (14'9") x 4.57m (15'0") Into Recess
Door to rear garden, leading into the secluded patio. Two windows to front. Very pretty stone and brick Inglenook fireplace fitted with wood burning stove. Radiator. Telephone point. TV point. Short flight of stairs leading to

STUDY - 4.58m (15'0") x 1.83m (6'0")
Windows to front and rear. Ceiling beams. Radiator.

KITCHEN - 4.31m (14'2") x 2.88m (9'5")
Window to rear overlooking the garden. Fitted with a lovely range of solid wood wall and base units by Colystock Kitchens, including a dresser unit, with solid wood work surfaces and Belfast sink with drainer. Under unit fridge. Dishwasher. Integrated Bosch electric double oven and grill with electric hob. Cooker hood above. Connection point and reinforced base for oil fired range. Partially exposed stone wall. Slate tiled floor. Open doorway to

UTILITY ROOM - 2.29m (7'6") x 1.72m (5'8")
Window to side. Fitted with a double base unit to match kitchen with work top with inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Floor standing Grant oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Electricity consumer unit mounted high on the wall. Under counter freezer included in the sale. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Slate tiled floor to match kitchen. Radiator.


Window to front. Galleried area. Airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above. Hatch to insulated loft with light (no pull down ladder). Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.31m (14'2") x 3.12m (10'3")
Window to rear overlooking the garden and with beautiful countryside views. TV point. Telephone point. Radiator. Door to

Small window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle and wash hand basin (no w.c.).

BEDROOM TWO - 3.5m (11'6") x 2.53m (8'4")
Window to rear with lovely view over the garden and the countryside beyond. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.07m (10'1") x 2.47m (8'1")
Window to front. Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 3.41m (11'2") Into Recess x 1.86m (6'1")
Window to front. Deep recess beside chimney breast. Radiator.

BATHROOM - 2.24m (7'4") x 2.05m (6'9")
Window to side. Fitted with a modern white suite comprising bath with shower over and glazed folding shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Part tiled walls, Tiled floor.

The property is approached from the lane through a five bar gate and gravel driveway providing parking for several vehicles and leading to the

DOUBLE GARAGE - 5.58m (18'4") x 5.56m (18'3")
Sectional garage with two up and over wooden doors to the front. Three windows to side and rear. Power and light.

The garden is set out into three main areas: an orchard behind the garage, the expanse of lawn, shrubs and trees between the garage and house and a secluded patio garden adjoining the house. The patio garden is enclosed by a picket fence with gate on one side and walls and mature shrubs on the other two. The fourth side is the house. This is a delightful sunny area with a lovely variety of mature shrubs and small trees and a very pretty Wisteria growing up beside the house. The main garden (between garage and house) comprises a garden path from the parking area to the house, lawns to either side and a good variety of shrubs and small trees. Amongst them are: Photinia, Pittorsporum, Choisya, Weigela, Ceanothus, flowering Cherry and Lilac to name but a few. The orchard behind the garage is planted with 5 apple trees (3 x eating, 2 x cooking), 2 pear trees, 1 plum tree and a Morello cherry. There is also a Tulip tree.

Mains water and electricity are connected. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water (Serviced May 2017).

East Devon District Council. Band G. Currently payable £2,797.41 (2017/18).

This delightful cottage was originally built in 1780 (we believe) with later extensions to enlarge the accommodation. Under the current ownership, a good deal of modernisation has been carried out to include: a new electricity consumer unit and electrical check with the kitchen having been rewired, new oil tank, removal of a redundant chimney pot and subsequent roof work to make good, several replacement windows, re-fitting of bathroom and kitchen with hand-made solid wood units from Colystock Kitchens, redecoration. Windows are single glazed in wooden frames. There is oil fired central heating and the property is well presented throughout.

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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