A beautifully presented detached cottage with very spacious and versatile accommodation, which could be described as four bedrooms, if not for the staircase to the top floor, which would not comply with current building regulations. The loft conversion was carried out many years ago but would require some alterations to comply with current regs. Originally two cottages, this detached period property has been in the same ownership for 30 years. It has delightful gardens, a garage and parking for three vehicles. The accommodation comprises very generous living space, offering a lovely living room with two fireplaces (only one in use), a good sized conservatory which overlooks the garden, attractively fitted kitchen, separate dining room, inner hallway, utility room and ground floor w.c. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. A staircase then leads up to the loft room where there are two further rooms. Outside, at the back of the property is a lovely garden bordered by a high stone wall to the road side and a low wall to a stream on the other side. There is a good sized patio adjoining the conservatory and a paved pathway leading around the side of the house to the front garden. There is a pretty area of garden at the front with a picket gate and garden path leading to the parking area and garage, behind which is a useful strip of land for composting etc. The property sits in a roadside position on the northern edge of Axminster. Windows are double glazed and there is a modern electric heating throughout. Internally, there are lovely plank doors in keeping with the period of the property.
Axminster is an old market town made famous by the Axminster carpet company and is situated on the River Axe in East Devon. There is a main line train station with services to London Waterloo and Exeter and the town provides a good range of day to day shopping, banking and health needs with plenty of cafes including the River Cottage Canteen, which draws visitors to the town. The Jurassic coast at Axmouth is just 6 miles to the south and the surrounding area has been designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
uPVC double glazed front door. Tiled floor. Radiator. Door to
CLOAKS/UTILITY ROOM - 2.46m (8'1") x 2.39m (7'10")
uPVC obscured double glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin with cupboards below. Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Hatch to small loft space. Tiled floor.
uPVC window to side. Radiator. Telephone point. Tiled floor. Stairs rising to first floor.
DINING ROOM - 3.76m (12'4") x 3.2m (10'6")
Window to side. Radiator. Tiled floor. Doors to lounge and
KITCHEN - 3.98m (13'1") x 2.44m (8'0")
Two windows to front. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with wood effect laminate work surfaces and inset composite sink unit and drainer. Tiled splash backs. Integrated dish washer. Integrated electric oven/grill and electric hob. Cooker hood above. Integrated fridge/freezer. Built in microwave. Inset spotlights. Radiator. Loft hatch.
LOUNGE - 7.68m (25'2") x 3.86m (12'8")
Two windows to rear. French doors to conservatory. Two brick built fireplaces one with multi-fuel stove and wooden mantle, the other is not in use. Exposed stone walls either end of the room. Beamed ceiling. TV point. Radiator. Stone tiled floor.
CONSERVATORY - 4.39m (14'5") x 2.9m (9'6")
uPVC double glazed windows and polycarbonate roof. Door to side leading to garden. Wall mounted cupboard housing electric consumer unit. Tiled floor.
Window to front. Staircase to second floor.
BEDROOM ONE - 3.68m (12'1") x 3.33m (10'11")
Window to rear. Large range of built-in wardrobes. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.68m (12'1") x 3.34m (10'11")
Window to rear. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM - 3.76m (12'4") x 3.21m (10'6")
Obscure glazed window. Fitted with a white suite comprising jacuzzi bath, separate walk in shower cubicle w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Built in cupboards. Airing cupboard housing Megaflow hot water cylinder.
BATHROOM TWO - 2.26m (7'5") x 1.79m (5'10")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome ladder style radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Built in cupboard doors to
LOFT ROOM ONE - 3.66m (12'0") x 3.27m (10'9")
Window to side and Velux roof light. Restricted ceiling height. Built-in cupboards. Radiator. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard beneath.
LOFT ROOM TWO - 3.22m (10'7") x 2.89m (9'6")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes. Eaves storage. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Radiator.
A good area of hard standing provides off road parking for 3-4 vehicles. Just beyond the parking area is the garage with adjoining car port. Beyond the garage is an additional piece of garden, which provides a useful space for storage or composting. Off the parking area, towards the house is an enclosed (with low wall) garden, which is beautifully planted with a large variety of flowers, roses and small shrubs. A central path leads to the front door.
GARAGE - 5m (16'5") x 2.84m (9'4") Max
Up and over door to front. Power and light.
A path from the front leads around the side of the house to join with the patio outside the conservatory. There is ample space here for Al Fresco dining and a low wall borders the patio, creating a separation from the main garden area. The garden is laid to lawn with deep shrub and flower borders and a number of mature trees along two sides. A stone wall with fencing above screens the property from the road. A low wall forms a border to the other side.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Water is not metered but rates are £160 pa (flat rate). There is a recently installed sewage treatment plant, which conforms to the new regulations on septic tanks. Heating is via modern electric radiators.
East Devon District Council. Band D. Currently £1942.81 (2020/21).
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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