An impressively spacious `Arts and Crafts` house, built in 1906 which has been used as a main home with holiday letting capabilities, situated adjacent to the Axe Harbour. The property occupies a delightful waterside location, at the far end of the Axe Estuary backing onto Axe Yacht Club and Axmouth Harbour. The property lies at one end of an imposing terrace on the west side of the river bridge adjacent to the harbour and the unspoilt Axe Estuary - a local Nature Reserve which is a haven for a wide range of wildlife and birds in particular. The house is only a matter of metres away from Seaton beach which features a long level pedestrian promenade overlooking Lyme Bay and surrounding cliffs. Seaton is on the `Jurassic Coast`, England`s only natural World Heritage site. Close by is the picturesque village of Axmouth (with two pubs and a pretty Parish Church) and just over half a mile away is Seaton town centre with a selection of independent shops and facilities. Further inland, 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.
The house offers flexible accommodation with up to 6 bedrooms in all, depending on how the accommodation is used. The first and second floors both offer self-contained flats, plus another en-suite room (on the first floor). At ground level, is a delightful lounge, spacious entrance hall and another self-contained unit providing owners accommodation. There is a basement level with 3 large `rooms`, currently used for storage as well as a double garage and plenty of parking. There are several outside seating areas, one being a raise deck at the back which has a beautiful outlook across the harbour and to the Estuary, as well as a garden at the front and a large well screened patio garden to the side. There are stunning views from many of the rooms on all floors. The property would benefit from a certain amount of updating and can be used as a very large family home. Equally, it offers income potential through the self-contained units or if desired, could be adjusted to become a bed and breakfast business.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Attractive period style part glazed timber doors to:
ENTRANCE PORCH - 2.01m (6'7") x 1.84m (6'0")
Enclosed entrance porch. Part exposed flint wall. Cobble stone floor. Panelled ceiling. Attractive part glazed Art Deco style front door into:
ENTRANCE HALL - 3m (9'10") x 2.98m (9'9") Max
Fine period Edwardian stair case rising to first and second floors. Oak handrail and banisters. Radiator with shelf over. Bookshelves to alcove. Telephone point. Part glazed timber door to basement/cellar. Panel door to:
LOUNGE - 4.83m (15'10") x 4.28m (14'1")
Multi paned window to front with sideward views to the sea. Lovely Edwardian style fireplace with painted carved surround and decorative tiled inset. Open hearth with fitted ‘Living Flame` gas fire. Picture rail. Radiator. This is a delightful room.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 5.78m (19'0") x 3m (9'10")
Large window to rear and deep sill with stunning views to the marina, Axmouth Harbour and Haven Cliff. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Beech fronted matching wall and base units. U-shaped run of granite effect laminate work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl composite sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dish washer beneath. Inset four ring Neff gas hob set in former fireplace opening with extractor over. Neff stainless steel fan assisted oven/grill beneath. Wine rack/storage area. Shelved pantry cupboard over. Vinyl flooring. Space for fridge/freezer. Stripped panel door to:
Part glazed stripped pine door to rear porch/conservatory and leading to bathroom, utility and:
BEDROOM ONE - 4.22m (13'10") To Wardrobe x 3.02m (9'11")
Dual aspect. Multi paned bay window to front with window seat and large picture window to side. Fine original fireplace with painted carved surround, with cast iron inset and slate hearth. Wall to wall range of built in wardrobes with sliding doors including two full length mirror doors. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.44m (8'0") x 1.77m (5'10")
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising: panel bath with ‘Mira` thermostatic shower over with glazed shower screen, bidet with mixer tap, close coupled w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled and part Dado panelled walls. Small wall cupboard with louvre doors. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.23m (7'4") Max x 1.19m (3'11")
Window to rear with lovely views. Stainless steel inset single bowl sink unit and drainer with cupboard beneath. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Shelving. Wall mounted central heating programmer/timer.
Timber single glazed construction over masonry dwarf walls with sliding double glazed patio doors to side and rear garden.
Multi paned window to side with distant rural views. Part galleried landing with easy rising turning stair case to second floor. Panel door to:
BEDROOM TWO - 4.27m (14'0") Max x 4.21m (13'10")
Multi paned window to front with side wards sea views. Fine original fireplace (presently boarded). Picture rail. Double built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Door to:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM - 2.44m (8'0") x 1.36m (4'6")
Fitted with a white suite comprising; Fully tiled shower cubicle with Dimplex electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, with splash back tiling. Mirror with shaver light over. Close coupled w.c. Extractor. Vinyl flooring.
MID SHIPS SUITE
Lockable door. Entrance hall with small multi paned window to side. Radiator. Panel doors to:
SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM THREE - 6m (19'8") x 2.84m (9'4")
Picture window to the rear with outstanding, stunning views to the marina, Axmouth Harbour, Haven Cliff, Lyme Bay and the River Axe. Fireplace (presently boarded), with painted surround, marble hearth and inset. Cupboard alcove with display shelves. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR - 4.21m (13'10") x 2.89m (9'6")
Dual aspect. Multi paned bay window to front with deep sill. Multi paned window to side with attractive Axe Valley rural views. Picture rails. Radiator.
KITCHENETTE - 2.03m (6'8") x 1.74m (5'9")
Window to rear with fabulous views. Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with light panel laminate door and drawer fronts. L-shaped run of laminate work surfaces with inset single bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space for under counter refrigerator. Space for electric cooker. Splash back tiling. Vinyl flooring.
BATHROOM - 2.97m (9'9") x 1.8m (5'11")
Multi paned window to side. White suite comprising: Shower cubicle with glazed shower screen and ‘Mira Excel` thermostatic shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled w.c. Splash back tiling and Dado panelling to the remainder. Mirror. Shaver point. White ladder style towel rail. Large built in airing cupboard with double doors. Wood effect vinyl flooring.
Easy rising stairs from first floor. Panel door into:
CROW`S NEST SUITE
LANDING - 1.95m (6'5") x 0.86m (2'10")
Built in storage cupboard (6`5 x 2`10` 1.95m x 0.86m) Arch to small alcove area with multi paned window to side providing attractive Axe Valley views. Stripped panel doors to:
BEDROOM FIVE - 4.31m (14'2") x 3.59m (11'9")
Multi pane window to front with sideways sea view and views towards Beer Head. Period fireplace (not in use) with painted cast iron surround. Hatch to loft space. Radiator.
SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM SIX - 5.22m (17'2") Max x 3.42m (11'3") Max
Dormer window to rear with stunning views to the Marina, Axmouth Harbour and Lyme Bay. A fine original cast iron fireplace surround. Shelved alcove. Hatch to roof space. Door to eaves storage area. Radiator.
Returning to the Inner Hall. Stripped doors to:
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 5.37m (17'7") x 2.19m (7'2")
Window to rear providing outstanding views. Matching range of pine fronted wall and base units. Run of laminate work surface with inset single bowl, stainless steel sink and drainer. Splash back tiling. Inset space for electric cooker. Space for under counter refrigerator. Part wood effect laminated flooring. Eaves storage cupboard. Stripped panel doors off to:
SHOWER ROOM - 2.34m (7'8") x 1.56m (5'1") Max
Small window to side. White suite comprising; tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic Mira shower. Pedestal wash hand basin, with tiled splash back. Radiator. Laminated wood effect flooring.
Small window to side. White suite comprising; close coupled w.c. Radiator. Laminated wood effect flooring.
Returning to the ground floor entrance hall of the property. Part glazed, timber door and stair case to:
The extensive cellar funs the full width and depth of the property with excellent ceiling height. Power and light. Divided into a number of rooms:
BASEMENT LOBBY - 2.71m (8'11") x 2.63m (8'8") Max
BASEMENT ROOM TO REAR (A) - 5.6m (18'4") x 2.64m (8'8")
Floor standing ‘Ideal Mexico` gas boiler for hot water and central heating.
BASMENT ROOM TO FRONT (B) - 3.89m (12'9") Min x 3.42m (11'3")
BASEMENT ROOM (C) - 4.06m (13'4") x 3.94m (12'11")
ADDITIONAL STORAGE SECTIONS/STORAGE AREAS
This extensive range of basement storage rooms, provides an ideal hobby space, or may convert to further accommodation if required (subject to the usual planning consents).
The front garden is bounded from Trevelyan Road by a stone wall with pebble coping. There is an entrance foot path with steps and handrail with paving to the front door and side terrace. The front and side terrace is edged with a pebbled stone wall. Level lawn with flower and shrub borders. An ideal spot to catch the setting of the evening sun. The Harbour House is approached over a tarmac entrance drive, with off road parking for several vehicles leading to:
Twin up and over door metal doors to front (doors not used at present). uPVC double glazed window and uPVC double glazed French doors to rear. Power and light?
From the front garden, the terrace follows around to the side of the property, the garden porch, and the rear of the house, on to a delightful East facing raised deck area. The views here are stunning, overlooking the Marina, Axmouth Harbour, Haven Cliff, the River Axe and the sea. Timber steps from here lead down to a covered storage area, with a picket fence bordering a pedestrian walkway and gate adjacent to the Axmouth Marina. Continuing through a honeysuckle covered trellised archway to a private paved area (to the rear of the garage). Pond. Corner flower and shrub borders.
East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,248.80 (2018/19).
All mains services are connected. Water is metered.
The property benefits from gas central heating and uPVC double glazed windows throughout.
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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