Birketts is situated in a peaceful wooded location with a small number of neighbouring properties approached through woodlands by a long private tree lined drive. The surrounding countryside comprises woodlands and heathlands, managed by Forest Enterprises with walking right on the doorstep.
Trinity Hill is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty being 4 miles to Lyme Regis harbour and the World Heritage Coastline commonly known as the Jurassic Coast.
There are good rail connections via nearby Axminster Station (3 miles) to Exeter, London and the south west with the A35 and M5 within easy reach. The property is within the catchment area of the Ofsted ‘outstanding` Woodroffe secondary school and the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School is just over 7 miles away.
St Mary`s was originally a private country house estate converted in the 1950`s to High Wych private School. When the School closed the estate was converted into a number of private houses.
Birketts is an unusual and fascinating large character house with flint walls and stone quoins under a clay tiled roof, it is attached on one side and provides accommodation of generous proportions comprising very large entrance hall with wooden staircase to a galleried landing above, three large bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, family bathroom, spacious landing, kitchen, study, utility room and a beautiful 31Ft living room with window seats and wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace.
Outside, to the front, there is parking and two garages with the majority of the garden being at the back. The rear garden is of a good size (approx. 88m (288Ft) long) and split level with two main level areas of lawn and is south facing. The far end of the garden drops away to woodland. The property is surrounded by woodland and accessed down a long private tree lined driveway.
The current owners have carried out a programme of improvements to the property over the past few years which includes new boiler, electrical work, re-pointing, a new hand-made kitchen, septic & oil tanks and thorough refurbishment throughout. The property is now in good decorative order, well presented and benefits from leaded light UPVC double glazing and central heating.
The accommodation (all measurements approximate) comprises
ENTRANCE HALL - 5.56m (18'3") x 4.32m (14'2")
Period, solid oak front door leads into the very spacious hallway with a generously wide turning staircase rising to the first floor. The staircase features oak handrails and pine treads. Panelled under stairs walk-in storage cupboard. Two radiators. Door to
STUDY/GYM/BEDROOM FOUR - 3.65m (12'0") x 2.4m (7'10")
Window to front. Radiator. Telephone Point.
Plenty of space for coats and boots with a half-wall dividing this area from the w.c. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor fan.
LOUNGE/DINING ROOM - 9.53m (31'3") x 4.87m (16'0")
Spacious reception room with character features. Wooden window seats below the four large picture windows which overlook the rear garden. Exposed beam, picture rail and Stone hearth and fireplace with wood burning stove and wooden mantle. Display recess either side with shelving. Three radiators. T V point.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 5.56m (18'3") x 2.7m (8'10")
Windows to front and side. Fitted with a range of handmade wall and base units with solid oak countertops. Handmade built-in corner seating unit with storage below. Electric double oven, ceramic hob and cooker hood above. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with single drainer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for under counter fridge. Radiator. Porcelain tile floor. Door to
UTILITY ROOM - 2.71m (8'11") x 1.69m (5'7")
Two timber glazed doors, one to the front and one to the rear. Space and plumbing for washing machine and further white goods. Porcelain tiled floor.
Very spacious galleried landing area (approx. 16` x 10`) with triple picture windows to front over the stairs. This is a lovely space that could be used as a quiet seating area or study. Floor to ceiling built- in cupboards.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.8m (15'9") x 4.87m (16'0") Max
Two windows to rear with views over the garden to the woods. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Telephone point. TV point. Door to
EN SUITE SHOWER
Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle and wash hand basin set into base unit with storage beneath.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.88m (16'0") Max x 4.86m (15'11") Max
Windows to side and rear with views over the garden to the woods. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 5.6m (18'4") x 4.01m (13'2") Max
Two windows to side. Built-in wardrobe. Hatch with pull down ladder leading to insulated part-boarded loft. Radiator.
All bedrooms have TV points.
BATHROOM - 3.6m (11'10") x 2.37m (7'9")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with mixer tap, separate shower cubicle, w.c. with recessed cistern and wash hand basin set into base unit. Illuminated mirror above sink. Large airing cupboard housing factory-lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelves. Ladder style radiator. Vinyl floor.
The back garden is south facing and measures approximately 88m (288Ft) x 12.5m (41Ft). Nearest the house is paved area with a timber garden store and a level area of lawn.
(This is where the office is situated). The lawn is partially bordered by a beautiful stone balustrade, beside which are steps leading down to the lower level. At the lower level is another level area of grass interspersed with fruit trees. There is a green house and a garden shed tucked against the wall. Beyond this area, the land is wooded and falls away steeply.
GARDEN ROOM/OFFICE - 3.1m (10'2") x 2.4m (7'10")
A fairly recent addition, this room has been constructed to provide a working space outside of the house. Insulated with power and light as well as broadband/telephone connection.
Tiered front garden with a garden path and stone steps leading down to the entrance. At the top of the garden are raised beds. This area is divided from the parking area by a mature hedge with a garden gate in the centre. A central entrance driveway leads to a parking area providing parking space for several vehicles and access to the garages. Post and rail fence denotes the boundary with the private drive.
GARAGE ONE - 5.91m (19'5") x 3.6m (11'10")
Part timber and part blck construction with metal roof. Up and over metal door. Power and light.
GARAGE TWO - 4.64m (15'3") x 2.72m (8'11")
Timber construction with metal roof and double doors.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Water is metered. Shared sewage treatment plant. Oil fired central heating and hot water.
East Devon District Council Band F. Currently £2,443.63 2017/18.
The current owners have carried out a programme of improvements to the property over the past few years which includes new boiler, electrical work, re-pointing,a new hand-made kitchen, septic & oil tanks and thorough refurbishment throughout. The property is now in good decorative order, well presented and benefits from leaded light UPVC double glazing and central heating.
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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