Price £585,000 Sold
  • 4 Bedrooms - One En Suite
  • Beautiful Garden
  • Close to Town and Beach
  • Large Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Air Source Heating
  • Garage and Parking

The Manse is a substantial Edwardian family home which has been upgraded by the current owner and retains an abundance of original features. Very handy for town and the beach, the property is situated in a popular road, close to all amenities but not on a main road. The house was originally built as a Manse for the church. The house is absolutely charming and very well presented both inside and out.

The two reception rooms to the front both have deep bay windows, stripped pine doors, original fireplaces and high ceilings. The open plan kitchen/diner is to the rear of the property and has a recently converted (to electric) Rayburn range in the centre of the room. French doors lead on to the conservatory which overlooks the beautiful rear garden. Upstairs, a light and spacious landing leads to four good sized bedrooms with en suite shower to the master bedroom and further family bathroom.

The house has great eco-credentials with a Vailliant AroTherm Air Source Heating System with a 250 litre water tank recently installed. Solar PV roof panels provide electricity making the running of this house extremely economical.

There is a small front garden with a driveway to one side leading past the house to the garage and providing parking for two-three cars. The rear garden is a delight with a feature pond, mature planting, lawn, greenhouse, wood store and a sheltered seating area. There is also a handy butler sink to the side of the property.

The Manse is a must view to appreciate the generous accommodation, original features and the overall feeling of a much loved family home.

Seaton is located at the mouth of the Axe Estuary, a haven for wild fowl, and adjoins the pretty Axmouth harbour. The town offers a range of day to day needs including shops, cafes, doctors, a bank, post office, primary school and even a hospital. The mile long shingle beach features a long level pedestrian promenade overlooking Lyme Bay and surrounding cliffs and forms part of the Jurassic coast, England's only natural World Heritage site. About 6 miles north along the Axe Valley is the market town of Axminster with a mainline railway station operating services to London Waterloo and Exeter. The delightful coastal town of Lyme Regis is just over 6 miles to the east and the ever popular coastal town of Sidmouth, just under 10 miles to the west.

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.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


A covered tiled porch way with outside light leads to the original period front door

Window to rear. Beautiful original tiled floor. Doors lead to the reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom and stairs rise to the first floor. Radiator.

Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with low level w.c. and Twyford butler sink with mixer tap. Opens to under stairs cupboard where there is space and plumbing for washing machine. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator.

LIVING ROOM - 5.45m (17'11") Into Bay x 4.13m (13'7")
A light and airy room with a deep bay window to the front, stripped wooden floors and original fireplace housing a Jotul wood burning stove. To one side of the fireplace is a built-in cupboard housing the TV unit with further window. Radiator.

RECEPTION ROOM - 4.25m (13'11") Into Bay x 4.13m (13'7")
Deep bay window to the front. Pretty period fireplace with original tiles. Stripped pine flooring. Radiator.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 6.65m (21'10") x 4.26m (14'0")
A bright, triple aspect room with windows to both sides and rear. Centrally divided by a chimney breast fitted with a recently converted (to electric) Green Rayburn making this a focal point of the room. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, with wooden work surfaces. Inset white ceramic sink and drainer. In addition to the Rayburn for cooking, is a Belling gas oven and Zanussi gas hob with extractor above. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge/freezer. Further fitted corner cupboard. Wooden flooring to the kitchen area.
Beyond the kitchen is the dining area, where there is ample space for a large table and chairs. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Double doors to

CONSERVATORY - 3.15m (10'4") x 2.86m (9'5")
Traditional Edwardian style conservatory with dwarf wall, single glazed windows and a polycarbonate roof. Attractive floor tiling. French doors leading onto a paved seating area and the delightful rear garden.


Half landing with window to side, half way up the stairs. The main landing is spacious and L-shaped with two further windows overlooking the rear garden.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.24m (13'11") x 3.53m (11'7")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Door to recently installed en suite shower room.

Fitted with a white suite comprising corner shower cubicle and combination w.c./wash hand basin. Ladder style chrome radiator. Wood laminate flooring.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.26m (14'0") x 3.18m (10'5")
A double aspect room with two windows to the side and one to the front with pleasant views towards the estuary and Axe Cliff. Original feature fireplace with tiled surround and mantel over. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.94m (12'11") x 3.05m (10'0")
Window to front. Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 3.05m (10'0") x 2.97m (9'9")
Window to front. Currently used as a home office. Radiator.

Two half obscured windows to the side. Recently re-fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over with a glazed shower screen, wash hand basin set into a base unit with cupboards below and w.c. Double airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Ladder style radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Access to boarded loft housing a new 250 litre water tank with light and pull down ladder.

A gated driveway to the side of the house provides parking for two-three vehicles and gives access to the garage and the back garden.

GARAGE - 4.9m (16'1") x 3.01m (9'11")
Detached timber construction garage with double opening doors to the front. Window to side. Power and light. Currently used as a workshop.

A delightful well established garden, with westerly aspect to enjoy the afternoon/evening sun. The garden is well stocked with a number of small tress (including fruit trees) and mature shurbs. There is a pretty ornamental pond (with solar pump), a number of flower beds, a lawned area, a raised vegetable patch, a greenhouse, log store and chicken coop. There is also a paved, sheltered seating area perfect for Al Fresco dining. To the far side of the property, there is access to the front via a secure gate. Along this side, is sited the recently fitted Vaillant Air Source heat pump. A little further along the side is an outside tap with a handy butler sink.

All mains services are connected. Water is metered.

East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,566.78 (2021/22).

D (The EPC does not reflect the recent changes that have been made – i.e. air source heating).

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