Price £400,000 Under Offer

Absolutely charming, detached cottage situated in a pretty no-through lane on the outskirts of Colyton. The property enjoys a lovely rural position and has the benefit of being a mere half a mile from the centre of this pretty little East Devon town. Formerly two workers cottages, the property is surprisingly spacious and although set out as two bedrooms, the first floor, with a large Jack and Jill style bathroom, could be re-arranged to provide three if so desired. At ground level, is a dining hall with recently installed multi-fuel stove, newly fitted kitchen with replacement oven and hob and an L shaped lounge again with a recently installed multi-fuel stove plus a conservatory. Outside, there is a pretty courtyard garden and a good sized outhouse; ideal for bike and log storage or could be used as a workshop as there is light and power connected. The cottage oozes character with delightful features including window seats and exposed timers, having undergone a good deal of general maintenance and improvement under the current ownership.

Colyton is a pretty little market town (more like a village) with a small town centre offering a good range of daily needs including two convenience stores, fish and chip shop, wet fish and seafood outlet at the recently refurbished mill, butcher, hairdressers, post office, small stationers, pharmacy, health centre, garden centre, library and a few other individual shops. On the edge of the town is the tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary to Seaton. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2.5 miles away and the ever-popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis just 7 miles to the east. There is a primary school in the town and the well regarded Colyton Grammar School is just over a mile away. A beautiful Church is at the heart of the town and there is an interesting variety of architecture. Nearby Axminster (6 miles), has a mainline station with regular trains to London Waterloo and Exeter. The city of Exeter is approx. 25mins by car and the airport just outside Exeter is approx. 19 miles.

The accommodation (all measurements approximate) comprises

Wrought iron gate in the stone boundary wall leads to the front entrance.

Overhanging storm porch with outside lights. Timber period style front door with leaded light glazed panels opening into

DINING HALL - 4.76m (15'7") x 2.76m (9'1")
Window with window seat and door to front. Newly installed multi-fuel stove set in fireplace surround. Built in base cupboards and shelving to recess. Wall lights, Radiator. Telephone point. Door leading to stairs rising to first floor. Door to

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 3.84m (12'7") x 3.43m (11'3")
Two windows to front. Re-fitted with a range of cream shaker style wall and base units with wooden effect laminated work surfaces. Inset white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit and single drainer. Space for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Newly fitted integrated electric oven with a Bosch induction hob over and glass splash back. Integrated extractor/light over. Newly installed, wall mounted gas fired Ideal Classic combination boiler for central heating and hot water (bottled gas, not mains). Ceiling spotlights. Under stairs cupboard. Vinyl floor. Radiator. Door to

LOUNGE - 4.84m (15'11") Max x 4.63m (15'2") Max
L shaped room. Measurements shown are maximums. Dual aspect with windows to front and side. Stone fireplace with slate hearth and newly fitted multi-fuel stove. Wall and ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. TV point. Glazed double doors to

CONSERVATORY - 2.99m (9'10") x 2.15m (7'1")
uPVC double glazed with pretty outlook over the fields opposite. Pitched Polycarbonate roof. Terracotta tiled floor. Sliding door to garden.


Split stairs. Two arched alcoves with lights, along the stair wall forming attractive features. Radiator. Small landing area with door to

BEDROOM ONE - 4.87m (16'0") Max x 4.66m (15'3")
L-shaped room with dual aspect with two windows to front with views and window to side. Wall and ceiling lights. Radiator. Wardrobe area recess with hanging rail and shelving. Door to

JACK AND JILL BATHROOM - 3.18m (10'5") x 1.95m (6'5")
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over and foldable glass shower screen, bidet, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Three walls are fully tiled. Radiator. Loft hatch.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.83m (15'10") x 2.35m (7'9")
Window to front with views. Wardrobe recess area with hanging rail and shelving. Over stairs shelving ideal for linen.

A stone wall forms the boundary at the front with the road. Within this wall is a pathway right across the front of the house, where at one end, there is space for pots or a small patio table and chairs. At the far end, the path leads to the conservatory and the small courtyard garden. There is storage here for the gas canisters, tucked away out of sight behind a brush wood screening. A further higher stone wall forms the rear boundary and to the side is panel fencing with a planting border running alongside. This fence forms the division between the patio garden and the lower gravelled courtyard area. Beneath the gravel area here, is the site for the sewage treatment plant. Timber fencing and a timber gate gives pedestrian access on to the lane. However, the fencing could be removed (the original double gates have been retained), should an off road parking space wish to recreated.

OUTHOUSE - 5.53m (18'2") Approx x 1.88m (6'2")
Stone built outhouse separated into two areas with power and light. Useful as a log store and garden equipment storage. There is a lockable door to the lane side.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Bottled gas central heating. Sewage Treatment Plant drainage.


East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,556.99 (2022/23).


The roof has been removed, re felted and re-laid. The loft has been boarded and insulated. The two chimneys have been leaded and relined with two new multi-fuel stoves fitted. The kitchen has been re fitted with new appliances. A new gas combination boiler has been installed. A new sewage treatment plant installed. Wooodworm treatment throughout with a replacement ceiling and beam to bedroom one. (N.B. All of these works have been carried out since the existing EPC was commissioned).

Council Tax
East Devon District Council, Band E

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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