This spacious detached home is situated in a well regarded road between Seaton and Beer, along with a variety of other detached properties of quality. This particular property is a 1960`s architect designed house offering versatile accommodation set in a delightful garden with a long driveway, garage and sea views from principal rooms. The bright accommodation comprises: (from top down) three large bedrooms, the master having en-suite shower room and balcony with sea views, large family bathroom, spacious landing with plenty of cupboard storage; at ground level is an entrance hall, cloakroom, ground floor guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, kitchen, small utility room; adjoining the kitchen is a dining room which is open to and split level from the lounge (this is a charming space), which leads on to a conservatory (both lounge and conservatory have lovely sea views); a stair case from the ground floor leads down to a semi-basement level, where there is a useful office/occasional bedroom 5, store room and a good sized workshop/wine store. Outside, there is a sweeping, gated driveway from the road which passes by the house and leads to the garage and turning/parking area. The house is set diagonally on the generous plot, which is close to three quarters of an acre in all, with the larger part of the garden lying to the north easterly side and sloping gently down to a stream at the lower level, where there is a summer house. To the south west side is an area of wild meadow, which is full of spring flowers during the early months of the year. The property is well maintained and benefits from double glazing and gas central heating throughout.
The house is just a short distance from the Seaton Hole café with lovely views across the bay. Down the steps and path from here is the beach. Seaton Hole is at the far west end of Seaton Beach and slightly more sheltered than the main beach area. At low tide, there are rock pools to explore.
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, banks, 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 to the west about 9 miles is the popular coastal town of Sidmouth.
Overhanging storm porch to front with shallow steps up to uPVC double glazed front door and side window leading into:
HALL - 3.33m (10'11") x 1.62m (5'4")
Stairs rising to first floor and descending to basement. Radiator.
W.C. - 1.57m (5'2") x 1.54m (5'1")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Coat hooks.
GUEST BEDROOM - 4.41m (14'6") x 3.65m (12'0")
Dual aspect. Window to rear and side with views to the garden. TV point. Built-in wardrobes with sliding mirror doors. Radiator. Door to
EN SUITE - 1.95m (6'5") x 1.9m (6'3")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising a tiled corner shower unit with power shower, w.c. wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator.
DINING ROOM - 4.44m (14'7") x 2.64m (8'8")
Windows to rear with lovely views to the rear garden. Radiator. Sliding door to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 4.08m (13'5") x 3.47m (11'5")
Two windows to front. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream shaker style wall and base units with laminated work surfaces. White porcelain inset one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for dish washer and automatic washing machine. Integrated Hotpoint double electric fan assisted oven/grill and electric ceramic hob. Cooker hood above. Space for fridge/freezer. Telephone point. Radiator. Vinyl flooring. Door to
UTILITY ROOM - 2.14m (7'0") x 1.33m (4'4")
Window to front. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset circular stainless steel sink. Door to
REAR PORCH - 1.65m (5'5") x 1.54m (5'1")
uPVC double glazed door and side window to rear. Tiled floor.
(From dining room, steps down to)
DRAWING ROOM - 5.06m (16'7") x 4.38m (14'4")
Window to rear with lovely views to the garden. Modern fireplace fitted with electric fire. Radiator. Double doors to
CONSERVATORY - 3.48m (11'5") x 2.6m (8'6")
Windows to all sides. Pitched glass roof. French doors to garden. Sea and garden views. Oak effect laminate floor. Radiator. Light and power.
LANDING - 2.17m (7'1") x 1.22m (4'0")
Window to rear with super views to the garden. Walk-in airing cupboard with light, measuring 7`3` x 4`10` (2.20m x 1.47m), housing floor standing Glow Worm gas boiler for hot water and central heating. Walk-in linen cupboard, measuring 7`1` x 4`0` (2.17m x 1.22m). Storage cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM - 3.68m (12'1") x 3.55m (11'8")
Dual aspect. Window to rear with lovely views to the garden. Sliding doors to side leading on to the balcony from where there are lovely sea and coastal views. Built-in wardrobes with sliding mirror doors. Radiator. Door to
EN SUITE - 2.26m (7'5") x 1.44m (4'9")
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen. w.c. with recessed cistern and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Ladder style radiator. Extractor. Vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.28m (14'1") x 4.25m (13'11")
Window to front with an outlook over the wild garden. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Vaulted ceiling. Door to loft storage. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.24m (13'11") x 3.64m (11'11")
Dual aspect. Window to front and side with garden views. Built-in wardrobes with mirrored doors. Vanity wash hand basin. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.54m (8'4") x 2.25m (7'5")
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over with glazed shower screen, w.c. with recessed cistern and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator. Chrome ladder style radiator.
Stairs lead down from the ground floor to a lower ground floor level. uPVC (obscure) double glazed door and side window to rear, leading to the garden.
HALL - 2.16m (7'1") x 1.63m (5'4")
Under stairs recess. Electricity consumer unit. Doors to
STUDY/BEDROOM FIVE - 4.37m (14'4") x 3.51m (11'6")
Window to side. Telephone point. Pedestal wash hand basin. Electric radiator
STORE - 4.41m (14'6") x 2.65m (8'8")
Light. Wall and base units. Door to
WORKSHOP - 5.13m (16'10") x 4.43m (14'6")
Power and light. Work bench. Electric radiator.
Long Orchard is approached via double gates, where a tarmac drive will take you to the entrance, car port and beyond this to a turning area and...
GARAGE - 4.37m (14'4") x 5.6m (18'4") Max
Up and over door to front. Power and light. Circuit breaker.
POTTING SHED - 2.32m (7'7") x 2.28m (7'6")
(Next to garage).Obscure glazed window. Light.
To one side of the driveway is a sloping, south facing wild garden, which is planted with a lovely variety of spring bulbs, starting with snow drops, moving on to crocus, daffodils and then primroses and bluebells.
To the rear and both sides of the property are more formal gardens. There are two paved patio/seating areas with views across the delightful gardens and to the sea. Stone steps lead down to the extensive lawns. On the lower level, is little stream enclosed by stone walling with a small decorative bridge over. Set amidst mature trees and shrubs, there is an open timber summerhouse, that catches the evening sun, thereby perfect for summer barbecues. There are two additional store sheds in the garden. The whole plot extends to around three quarters of an acre.
Open fronted timber construction. Perfectly placed to take in the views of the garden.
All mains services are connected. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band G. Currently £3210.78 payable (2019/20).
The property was built in the 1960`s but has been well maintained throughout its life and benefits from uPVC double glazing and soffits and gas central heating throughout. Under the current ownership, Radon defences have been installed (in 2011), the kitchen has been re-fitted as have the family bathroom and guest bathroom suite.
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.