A beautifully situated detached bungalow in a peaceful rural location and yet just a mile from the Jurassic coast road, providing easy access to nearby towns. The bungalow, which is part Woolaway is set in a large plot on a south-east facing slope. The accommodation is bright and well presented comprising entrance hall, two double bedrooms, lounge with large picture window making this a very light room and providing a pleasant outlook across the garden to the hill and woodland beyond, second reception room/bedroom three, kitchen/dining room, spacious utility room, bathroom and shower room. There is a large raised deck at the front of the house which enjoys beautiful views and provides a lovely outside social space. The garden lies mainly to the south of the property and slopes downhill from the house. There is a driveway providing parking and turning space and a very large double garage and workshop at road level. The garden is made up of areas of lawn along with many mature shrubs and a good variety of trees including fruit trees and a Gingko. A secluded area to one side provides a quiet sheltered spot with French doors from the main bedroom leading out onto this area. The property adjoins pasture land to the back and one side with a neighbouring property to the other side. The whole plot enjoys a good deal of privacy without being remote. The shower room and kitchen have been re-fitted and the property has been largely improved in the past year with complete redecoration and new flooring throughout as well as various maintenance upgrades. Windows are double glazed, there is oil fired central heating throughout and a multi-fuel stove in the lounge. Planning Permission has been granted for a single storey extension to provide an additional 377 square feet of accommodation. The current plan proposes a new master bedroom suite and some re-arrangement of the current layout to provide bright, open plan living/kitchen/dining space, however, the internal room arrangement can be adapted to suit as desired.
Southleigh is a pretty village situated about 3 miles from the small, historic East Devon town Colyton, in an area Designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Colyton is a 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, 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 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 from Colyton 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 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:
Steps lead up from the parking area to uPVC front door, with outside light and gate to decking.
HALL - 3.96m (13'0") x 1.47m (4'10")
uPVC double glazed front door with glazed side panel. Spacious entrance hall with radiator. Down lighters. Laminate flooring.
LOUNGE - 4.79m (15'9") x 3.47m (11'5") Into Recess
Large picture window to front with ever-changing views of the woods on the other side of the valley. Fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. Wide recess to one side of the chimney breast. Two radiators. Down lighters. Laminated flooring. Sliding door to
RECEPTION TWO/BEDROOM THREE - 3.93m (12'11") x 2.99m (9'10")
Sliding patio doors to front leading onto the decking and from where there are lovely woodland views. Further window to side. Built-in cupboard. Sliding door to lounge. Radiator.
Returning to the hall.
BEDROOM ONE - 3.38m (11'1") x 2.86m (9'5")
Window to rear. French doors to side, leading to secluded side garden. Radiator. Laminated flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.1m (10'2") x 2.75m (9'0")
Window to front with woodland views. Range of built-in wardrobes across one wall. Radiator. Laminated flooring.
BATHROOM - 2.42m (7'11") x 1.68m (5'6")
Two obscure glazed windows to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising pine panelled bath, with electric Mira shower over and glazed screen, (tiled to bath area), close coupled w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Shaver point. Wall mounted Dimplex electric heater. Radiator. Laminated flooring.
KITCHEN - 4.35m (14'3") x 2.06m (6'9")
Window to rear. Fitted with a range of white shaker style wall and base units with woodblock work surfaces. Inset ceramic Butler style sink with mixer taps. White envelope style tiled splash backs. Integrated Indesit electric double oven and grill. Integrated Stoves induction hob. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Larder cupboard. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Cupboard housing electricity meters and fuse box. Additional store cupboard. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion switch. Wall mounted control for central heating and hot water. Space for table and chairs. Radiator. Laminated flooring. Open door way to
UTILITY ROOM - 3.92m (12'10") x 2.45m (8'0")
Window to side. Half obscure glazed uPVC door to back garden. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Floor standing oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Cloaks/storage cupboard. Radiator. Laminated flooring. Door to
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, w.c. with recessed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated ladder style towel radiator. Laminated flooring.
The property is approached off a quiet lane. There is a gated entrance and tarmac driveway. At road level there is a large...
DOUBLE GARAGE - 7.03m (23'1") x 4.84m (15'11")
Two up and over metal doors to front. Plenty of power points and strip lighting. The garage roof was replaced and all electric renewed about 5 years ago.
The garden surrounds the property on all sides and is partly sloping with areas of lawn and grassy banks and many trees and flowering shrubs. A gate leads to a secluded side garden where there are stone steps leading to higher patio/seating area. The path to the rear of the house is partially covered with Perspex roof providing useful area for storage of bins etc. Outside tap. At the front of the property is a large sun deck, which faces south and east and offers a lovely setting for al fresco dining during the warmer months. The outlook at the front across the valley to woodland is very pretty and constantly changing with the seasons. There is not another property within sight which makes the garden very private. At the far side of the garden is a...
WORKSHOP - 6.16m (20'3") x 2.98m (9'9")
Sitting on a concrete base, with a lower course of breeze blocks, timber frame with a part tin, part tiled roof. The workshop benefits from power and light.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Water is not metered. Septic tank drainage.
Band D. East Devon District Council. £1,760.91 (2018/19)
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.