A fascinating Grade II Listed cottage centrally situated in the town within a few hundred yards of shops and other facilities. The cottage comes with a garage, most unusual for a town centre property, which can be used for parking a small car or for workshop or storage purposes. The property is something of an unfinished project. The current owners having carried out a number of upgrades to the property although further improvements could be made. The accommodation is set out over three floors and comprises: top floor double bedroom with en-suite w.c., first floor double bedroom with bathroom and study/nursery/dressing room and on the ground floor, lounge with attractive fireplace, shower room, dining hall and kitchen. There is a small courtyard garden at the back and a roof terrace over the garage, which is accessed either by an external ladder from the ground, or from the window of the study/dressing room. This is a versatile property and would suit anyone who loves quirky houses.
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 (measurements are average or maximums due to the unusual shape of most of the rooms), comprises:
Painted timber front door with two diamond leaded windows into
DINING HALL - 5.01m (16'5") Max x 2.57m (8'5") Approx
Triangular shaped room. Window to front. Partial exposed painted stone wall to one side. Corner set Countrychef range cooker with slate tiled splashback and shelf above. The range has an 8 burner gas hob, two electric ovens (one fan), grill and plate warmer. Space for table and chairs. Telephone point. Radiator. Electricity consumer unit on wall above front door. Wood effect laminate flooring. (There is additional matching flooring to lay in the kitchen, if desired). Door to lounge. Short passage leading to kitchen and external door to courtyard.
KITCHEN - 2.53m (8'4") x 1.81m (5'11")
Galley style kitchen with two small windows to the front and a window to the side overlooking the courtyard. The kitchen is fitted on two sides with a range of wall and base units with inset composite sink unit and drainer. Integrated electric oven, microwave oven and electric hob (currently disconnected) with cooker hood above. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for under counter fridge. Vinyl flooring.
LOUNGE - 4.34m (14'3") x 3.67m (12'0")
Sash window to side. A beautiful room, full of character with exposed and painted stone wall and a large fireplace for open fire. To one side of the fireplace is a dining recess with shelves and banquette seating with storage beneath. To the other side of the fireplace is an under stairs storage area and door to stairs. Partial exposed stone wall. TV point. Radiator. Flagstone floor. Door to
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM - 2.81m (9'3") x 1.93m (6'4")
Fitted with a pale coloured suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Extractor. Door to
INTEGRAL GARAGE - 5.2m (17'1") Max x 3.41m (11'2") Max
The garage is a fan shape with the minimum measurement at the point where the garage joins the house and the maximum measurement at the roadway entrance. Up and over metal door to front. Window to side (overlooking courtyard). Power and light.
STAIRS AND LANDING
Door from lounge to curved staircase leading onto a small landing with further stairs to second floor and door to
BEDROOM ONE - 4.38m (14'4") x 3.94m (12'11")
Sash window to front with secondary glazing. Small fireplace (not in use). Deep recessed shelf all around the room at chest level creating a lovely feature (signifies where the roof was raised at some time in the past). Built-in wardrobe beside fireplace. Radiator. Painted floorboards. Door to
BATHROOM - 5.09m (16'8") Max x 2.21m (7'3") Approx
Triangular shaped room.
Fitted with a dark coloured suite comprising bath, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Built-in cupboards housing Vaillant gas fired combi boiler for central heating and hot water and slatted shelving beside. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to
STUDY/ DRESSING ROOM - 2.44m (8'0") x 2.07m (6'9")
Small French window opening onto and allowing access to the roof terrace. A useful room which makes an ideal dressing room/study or even a nursery.
BEDROOM TWO - 5.05m (16'7") x 4.13m (13'7")
Curved staircase rising from the first floor. Horizontal sliding sash window to front. Sloping ceiling with exposed painted purlins. Radiator. Floorboards. Door to
White suite comprising Saniflow w.c. and hand basin set into vanity unit with storage beneath. Painted floorboards.
A quaint walled courtyard garden with wrought iron pedestrian gate to the side lane. The garden offers room for table and chairs and has a stone planter in one corner. A metal staircase rises from here to the roof terrace over the garage, which is a good size and provides a spacious area for seating and for garden pots.
All mains services are connected. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band D. Currently £1,935.60 (2020/21).
The property is Grade II Listed with single glazed windows some of which are leaded and some timber. Part of the property has a thatched roof and part is slate. We understand that the thatched roof was renewed completely in 2002 and the ridge was re-done in 2010. The property benefits from gas fired central heating. If the purchaser is looking to modernise the kitchen, there is enough wood effect laminate flooring to match the dining hall.
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.