An immaculate two bedroom semi-detached property with outstanding rural views, situated in the pretty village of Southleigh, just 3 miles from the small East Devon town of Colyton. Decorated to a high standard, this property offers a well fitted spacious kitchen, utility room, lounge with woodburning stove and a conservatory to the ground floor and two good sized bedrooms and shower room to the first floor. The property benefits from newly fitted double glazed windows, new shower room and tiled flooring downstairs. To the front is a newly paved patio, perfect for al fresco dining and to enjoy the surrounding countryside. There is a part paved patio and lawn area to the rear with two useful sheds. On road allocated parking is to the front of the property. This is an ex local authority property and is subject to a Rural Housing Restriction as detailed in Section 157 of the Housing Act 1985, which means that buyers must have either lived and/or worked in Devon for at least 3 years (exceptions apply for key workers and military personnel). Please ask for further information. N.B. Floorplan to follow.
Southleigh is a pretty village three miles from Colyton which is a 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:
Porch with uPVC double glazed front door.
Tiled entrance hall with ledge and brace doors to kitchen and sitting room. Stairs rising to first floor. Smoke detector.
LOUNGE - 5.33m (17'6") x 3.12m (10'3")
Window to front with beautiful countryside views. French doors to conservatory. Ornate fireplace with Charnwood wood burner. TV point. Radiator. Tiled flooring.
CONSERVATORY - 3.43m (11'3") x 2.62m (8'7")
Dwarf wall with uPVC double glazed windows and polycarbonate roof. Double doors to garden. Laminate floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 5.38m (17'8") Max x 3.91m (12'10") Max
Windows to front and rear with superb views. The kitchen is fitted with a range of beech fronted wall and base units with granite style work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for dish washer and washing machine. Space for under counter freezer and 6ft larder fridge. Space for free standing electric cooker. Cooker hood above. Deep understairs storage cupboard. Tiled floors. Radiator. Small pane wooden door to
UTILITY ROOM - 3.04m (10'0") x 1.21m (4'0")
Windows to front and side with views over the distant valley. Cupboard with draw above and granite effect work top. Wall cupboard. Space for tumble drier. Tiled floor. uPVC double glazed to side with access to the front and rear of the property.
Window to rear overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, immersion heater and a pump for the hot water system with slatted shelving above. Hatch to part boarded, insulated loft with fold down metal steps and light, and houses the water tank.
BEDROOM ONE - 5.36m (17'7") Max x 2.87m (9'5") Min
Windows to front and rear with far reaching countryside views. Fitted wardrobe with sliding doors and interior automatic lights. Deep storage cupboard with interior automatic lights. Dimmer central light and spotlights. Two radiators.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.53m (11'7") Max x 3.12m (10'3") Min
Window to front with fantastic views across the valley. Built in wardrobes. Central light with dimmer switch. Radiator.
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. The mains shower has a rain head plus hand held combination. Victorian style radiator incorporating a heated towel rail. Shaver point. Ceiling and wall lights. Extractor. Wood effect tiled floor.
A parking area for two cars adjoins the lane with a retaining stone-faced wall. Steps to the side lead up to the landscaped front garden, the borders contain decorative shrubs and fruit bushes including blackcurrant, redcurrant, gooseberry and a rhubarb plant. The herb bed provides sage, marjoram, bay and space for annual herbs. There is a pretty rockery and a paved patio from which you can enjoy the wonderful views and evening sun whilst dining Al Fresco. The path is brick paved and leads to the front door. A beautiful red climbing rose enhances the entrance porch in the summer. Outside tap. Outside lights. A side gate leads to the rear garden, with a useful space for bins and recycling. The oil fired central heating boiler is situated here, alongside a shed which is currently used as a log store.
The rear garden is bound by wooden fence panels and decorative borders filled with an abundance of flowering shrubs including lavender and standard roses, damson and plum trees. The centre of the garden is laid to lawn and there are two useful sheds. A patio provides a further seating area adjacent to the conservatory where you can enjoy the sun during the day. Outside tap. Outside light. Oil tank.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band C. Currently £1,799.75 (2021/22).
The exterior doors and the majority of the double-glazed windows were replaced in 2018 and 2020. Appliances in the kitchen are available by separate negotiation. This is an ex local authority property and is subject to a Rural Housing Restriction as detailed in Section 157 of the Housing Act 1985, which means that buyers must have either lived and/or worked in Devon for at least 3 years. Please ask for further information.
East Devon District Council, Band C
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.