An absolutely charming four bedroom Grade II listed house, which is much larger than it looks from the front with the benefit of parking for 2-3 vehicles and pretty gardens. The accommodation is very well presented and has been lovingly maintained under the current 17 year ownership, with a good deal of renovation having been carried out initially. It is believed that the origins of the property go back to 1740 with later alterations and additions. As you would expect, there are many historic features and quirks to delight anyone who loves older properties.
A stone garden wall with a picket gate opens to a small front garden and a path to the front entrance. The door is centrally placed with Georgian sash windows to either side. A small hall with stairs rising has doors to either side leading into the two large front reception rooms, one of which has a beautiful flag stone floor and large fireplace. There is a ground floor bathroom and small lobby off to one side. Towards the back of the house is the country-style kitchen with Rayburn, a study with the second staircase leading to the first floor and a further reception room with play-loft above. Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Beyond the third bedroom is a fourth room, which can be used as an occasional bedroom. The second staircase leads down from here.
Outside, a gravel driveway leads to the parking/turning area at the back which adjoins the garden. A trellis adorned with roses screens the parking area. There is a pretty rose garden with seating, which leads onto to a small area of lawn at the back of the house, in addition to a checkerboard paved patio. To one side is a gateway giving access to a larger area of garden to the side, where there is a summer house and a large area of lawn with several apple trees. This area in turn leads back to the front.
Colyford village is situated along the Jurassic coast road, just inland from the beach at Seaton and the pretty Axmouth harbour as well as the Axe Estuary, which is a haven for wildfowl. Amenities in the village of Colyford include a Post Office & General Stores, a butcher's shop, two pubs, a church, a village hall and a leisure centre. Colyford is also home to the well regarded Colyton Grammar School. A larger range of facilities can be found at nearby Seaton, which is just over 1.5 miles away or Axminster, 6 miles to the north, where there is a mainline train service to London. The city of Exeter is approx. 23 miles.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Overhanging storm porch with outside light. Georgian panelled front door.
Stairs rising to first floor. Doors to front reception rooms. Flagstone floor.
DINING ROOM - 5.6m (18'4") x 4.42m (14'6")
Window to front with window shutters and window seat. Large stone and brick fireplace Picture rail. Flagstone floor. Radiator. Doors to kitchen and lobby.
LOUNGE - 5.61m (18'5") x 3.65m (12'0")
Window to front with window shutters and window seat. Period fireplace with slate tiled hearth for gas fire. Picture rail. TV point. Radiator.
LOBBY - 2.52m (8'3") x 0.98m (3'3") Min
Built in cupboards. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to lounge and to
BATHROOM - 3.53m (11'7") x 1.73m (5'8")
Glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 4.18m (13'9") x 3.57m (11'9")
Window to side overlooking the garden and with views to Boshill. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with some granite and some tiled work surfaces and inset stone sink. Space for dish washer. Integrated microwave and grill with gas hob. Two oven gas fired Rayburn, also provides gas central heating and hot water. Dresser unit. Tiled floor. Door to
LARDER - 1.83m (6'0") x 1.82m (6'0")
(Approx. measurement). Window to side. Space for fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM - 1.81m (5'11") x 1.52m (5'0")
Window to side. Fitted with a run of laminate work surface. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Slate tiled floor. Half glazed door to garden.
STUDY - 3.84m (12'7") x 2.93m (9'7")
Window to both sides. Door to stairs rising to first floor. Flagstone floor. Radiator.
RECEPTION ROOM - 3.95m (13'0") x 3.6m (11'10")
One step up. Dual aspect. Window to side and rear. Door to garden. Radiator. Ladder to play loft.
PLAY LOFT OR STORAGE AREA - 3.9m (12'10") x 4.24m (13'11")
Power and light.
Window to rear. Split level landing with space for furniture.
BEDROOM ONE - 5.72m (18'9") x 3.68m (12'1")
Window to front with views to the hills beyond Axmouth. Picture rail. Radiator. Door to
EN SUITE - 2.01m (6'7") x 1.72m (5'8")
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, with Triton electric shower. w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.95m (13'0") x 3.21m (10'6")
Window to front with views towards Axmouth. Period fireplace. Picture rail. Built-in cupboard. Pedestal wash hand basin in one corner. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.77m (9'1") x 2.38m (7'10")
Window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with Mira shower over with glazed shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Vinyl floor.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.38m (14'4") x 3.88m (12'9")
Two steps down from landing. Window to side. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and timer controls for central heating system. Radiator. Door to
BEDROOM FOUR - 4.3m (14'1") x 3.11m (10'2")
Window to side with views to Boshill. Picture rail. Built in cupboard (over stairs). Radiator. Staircase leading down to study.
A short lane beside the adjoining property leads to the back where there is a gravelled parking and turning area, sufficient for 3-4 vehicles. There is an external power socket here, which is ideal for charging an electric car or car cleaning. This area is screened from the garden by a trellis. A short path leads from the parking area to the pretty rose garden. A little further on is an area of lawn and closer to the house, is a checkerboard pattern patio providing a shady area for hotter days.
From the lawned part of the garden a small step leads beyond the wall to a large area of garden at the side of the house. There is a small summer house here and several apple trees, as this was formerly an orchard. An arch in the wall at the far end leads back to the front garden.
All mains services are connected. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band F. Currently £2795.88 (2012/21).
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.