A fabulous architect designed `Eco House` built about 15 years ago situated along the hill top between Colyton and Colyford with the most beautiful views down the valley towards the Axe Estuary. The split level accommodation comprises: on the lower ground; two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, further bathroom, a large boiler/utility room and store/wine cellar; on the upper ground; large entrance porch, hallway with stairs descending, third double bedroom, wet room, kitchen and large lounge/dining room with vaulted ceiling. This is a very bright and airy room with lots of windows and several doors leading onto the large terrace from where there are stunning views. The detached house is set in a good sized sloping plot with entrance and parking on the upper level and the majority of the garden at lower level where there is a good sized area of level lawn. Beyond this the garden slopes down and is planted with good variety of shrubs and trees. The house was built with underground rain water storage and ground source heating along with high levels of insulation. In more recent years, solar PV panels have been installed to add to the property`s green credentials. The result is a unique Eco house with fantastic views in a lovely part of the country.
Colyton is a pretty and historic town with a village feel with 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. The beautiful Norman Church is the centre point of the town, which is most famous for the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion. 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 nearby Colyton Grammar School is another draw for the area as the school consistently appears in the top 10 Grammar Schools in the country. 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:
UPPER GROUND FLOOR
Full height full glazed triangular shaped lobby. uPVC double glazed front door. Tiled flooring. Light oak door with decorative stained glass panelling and side window into
HALL - 5.15m (16'11") x 3.35m (11'0") Max
Stairs descending to ground floor. Hatch to insulated, part boarded loft with light and pull down ladder. Under floor heating.
WETROOM/WC - 2.28m (7'6") x 1.75m (5'9")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Power shower unit. Hand rail. White ladder style heated towel rail. Under floor heating. Fully tiled walls and floor. Extractor.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.81m (12'6") x 2.27m (7'5")
Dual aspect. Full height window to front. Window to side with fabulous views. TV point. Telephone point. Down lighters. Under floor heating.
LOUNGE/DINING ROOM - 7.64m (25'1") Max x 6.31m (20'8") Max
A most outstanding room with breathtaking views and vaulted ceiling. Triple aspect. Window to the side. Four sets of French doors opening to a triangular stainless steel and glass balcony with spectacular views to the countryside, River Axe and Haven Cliff. A further set of French doors open to the other side, adjoining the main balcony. Chimney breast with inset fireplace with glazed door. Wood panelled vaulted ceiling. Slate tiled floor. TV point. Telephone point. Under floor heating.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 3.67m (12'0") Max x 3.25m (10'8")
Window to side. Wood panelled vaulted ceiling with two electronic operated Velux windows. Spotlights, plus suspended chrome mounted spotlights. The kitchen is fitted with a range of off white gloss wall and base units, soft close drawers with laminated work surfaces. Corner inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap, with corner cupboard beneath. Integrated John Lewis dish washer. Integrated Indesit fridge with Bosch fan assisted mini oven and cupboard over. Integrated electric fan assisted oven and Neff five ring gas hob with AEG stainless steel cooker hood over. Free standing kidney shaped breakfast bar unit with cupboards over. Ceramic tiled floor. Under floor heating.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Down lighters. Shelved recess. Under floor heating.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.34m (14'3") x 3.65m (12'0")
Dual aspect. Window to side with views. French doors opening to the garden with spectacular views. Under floor heating. Door to
DRESSING AREA - 2.26m (7'5") x 2m (6'7")
Down lighters. Double built-in wardrobes to both sides. Recesses with built-in shelves. Door to
EN SUITE - 3.59m (11'9") x 2.26m (7'5")
Window to side. Curved walk in shower cubicle with power shower and glazed screen. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with mirrored medicine cupboard over and cupboards under. Jacuzzi bath. Chrome ladder style towel radiator. Under floor heating. Tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.68m (12'1") x 3.6m (11'10")
French doors opening to the garden again with outstanding views. Telephone point. Under floor heating.
BATHROOM - 2.22m (7'3") x 2.1m (6'11")
Window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over with folding glazed screen, w.c. and wash hand basin. Down lighters. White ladder style towel radiator. Under floor heating. Ceramic tiled floor.
UTILITY/BOILER ROOM - 4.28m (14'1") Max x 3.13m (10'3") Max
Glazed door to garden. Window to side. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer with cupboard beneath. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor standing ‘Greenline` ground source heat pump for central heating with control panels to all rooms. ‘Thermal Unicyl` pressurised water cylinder. Under floor heating. Extractor. Door to
WINE CELLAR - 5.42m (17'9") Max x 1.98m (6'6")
Under stairs open storage area. Down lighters. Ceramic tiled floor.
OUTSIDE - 1.21m (4'0") x 1.18m (3'10")
The Heights is approached via two large high galvanised steel gates with timber fence panels to both sides. A tarmac drive with plentiful parking gently slopes downwards towards the house and front door.
Following to the left hand side of the property there is a level gravelled area and concrete steps leading down to the lower level (to the exterior of the utility/boiler room). There is an outside light and brick built shed here (beside the back door), housing gas canisters 4`0` x 3`10` (1.21m x 1.18m). Meter cupboard. Level patio area and side garden continues around to gravelled seating areas (to bedroom one and two) beneath the terrace. Further steps lead to a large private lawn with flower borders. Beyond the lawn, the garden is well stocked with a variety of shrubs and trees, including fruit trees, Acers, Bamboo, Copper Beech, Silver Birch and Willow trees. There are outstanding views from the garden. Sleeper style steps and gravel pathway lead to a further private lower garden area, where there is a timber summerhouse and sun deck. The summer house measures 12`7` x 12`6` (3.83m x 3.81m) with stand pipe and cold water tap to the outside, power and light to the interior. The garden continues back up the other side of the house where there are further trees and shrubs and the garden adjoins a field.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Water is metered. Heating is via ground source heat pump. Additional air source heat pump for secondary hot water system. There is a subterranean water tank for rain water collection which is used to flush the toilets in the house. There are solar PV panels which generate electricity. Drainage is via a Klargester Biodisc sewage treatment plant.
East Devon District Council. Band F. Currently £2693.45 (2019/20).
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