A fascinating former Mill offering 5 bedroom accommodation over 4 floors, set within this small community on the northern outskirts of Axminster. The development comprises of a number of dwellings converted approximately 17 years ago. Old Mill is an attractive Grade II Listed building with large gardens, plenty of parking and a garage. Internally, from bottom up, the lower ground floor offers a large kitchen/dining/living room – a lovely social space with solid wood free standing kitchen furniture, a breakfast bar and space for dining, just off the kitchen is a small hallway with stairs rising and a utility room. Up a level, is the main entrance hall with shower room and w.c. and a large triple aspect lounge with multi-fuel stove. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, one large double with triple aspect outlook and pretty views, a second double and a third good single room. And finally, on the top floor are two more double bedrooms, one as below with triple aspect and even better views and a large family bathroom with both bath and large shower cubicle. There are many lovely features, including areas of exposed stone and brick and the property is attractively presented throughout.
Outside, just across the lane is a shared parking area and three garages, one of which belongs to Old Mill. Beyond the parking area is a gate to a large private garden, (and further parking if needed). The garden has a large level area with stream frontage and to one side a bank rises with steps leading up to a delightful decked sun terrace. On the lower level is a fabulous summer house which has a small stove fitted and a mezzanine level for kids to camp out. Over the road, detached from the house and garden is an additional parcel of land, mainly laid to grass with several trees and river frontage. Several large concrete pyramid structures are set into the ground beside the river – these are historic structures, part of the Taunton Stop Line which was a created as a defence against attack during World War II. In all the outside space adds up to around half an acre.
This is a most unusual property offering spacious and versatile accommodation with plenty of outside space, close enough to walk into the town and also providing easy access to the north. The popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis is just 6.5 miles to the south.
Axminster is an old market town made famous by the Axminster carpet company and is situated on the River Axe in East Devon. There is a main line train station with services to London Waterloo and Exeter and the town provides a good range of day to day shopping, banking and health needs. The Jurassic coast at Axmouth is just 6 miles to the south and the surrounding area has been designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 7.06m (23'2") x 4.08m (13'5")
Triple aspect with window on three sides. The kitchen is fitted with a range of solid oak free standing units with granite work surfaces with a white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer and large island unit and a number of wall shelves. Dual fuel range cooker, with two electric ovens, five ring gas hob and electric hot plate. Space and plumbing for dish washer. Two radiators. Painted wood floor. Ample space for dining. Long built-in bench with storage to dining area. The kitchen is open to the lower hall with a door to the utility room and stairs rising to the first floor. Under stairs recess. Smoke detector. Radiator. Painted wooden floor.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.44m (8'0") x 1.81m (5'11")
Fitted out with wall shelves and a Butler sink. With space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
UPPER GROUND FLOOR
Wooden front door opening into
Stairs leading up and down. Wooden floor. Door to shower room and opening to
LOUNGE - 6.7m (22'0") x 4.58m (15'0") Max
Triple aspect. Windows to front, side and rear. Multi-fuel stove. TV point. Two radiators.
SHOWER ROOM - 2.3m (7'7") x 1.94m (6'4")
Fitted with a white suite comprising a corner shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin. Radiator. Extractor. Cupboard housing (recently serviced) Vaillant gas combination boiler for hot water and central heating. Wooden flooring.
Further stairs to second floor. Landing leading to bathroom and bedrooms two, three and five.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.94m (16'2") x 3.78m (12'5")
Triple aspect with windows on three sides. Radiator. Parquet flooring.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.34m (10'11") x 3.16m (10'4")
Window to front. Partial exposed stone wall feature. Painted wooden floor. Radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE - 3.43m (11'3") x 2.22m (7'3")
Dual aspect. Window to front. Partial exposed stone wall feature. Radiator.
Hatch to insulated loft. Painted wooden floor. Radiator.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.88m (16'0") x 3.77m (12'4")
Triple aspect with windows on three sides. TV point. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
BEDROOM FOUR - 3.25m (10'8") x 3.16m (10'4")
Window to front. Radiator. Wooden floor.
BATHROOM - 3.7m (12'2") x 2.26m (7'5")
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising modern roll-top bath, large shower cubicle, w. c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Extractor. Wall mounted full length mirror. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Wooden floor.
The main entrance is accessed by a short flight of stone steps up to a little patio seating area. Just opposite is the parking area and garages, shared with the neighbouring properties.
Double doors to front. Power and light. Parking space opposite.
Adjacent to the garage and parking space is a five bar gate leading into the large garden and providing further parking for several vehicles. There is a also good sized shed (12` x 8`) here. Beyond this area, the garden is split into two distinct spaces. The first, at the lower level (level with the parking area), there is a large lawn with a number of mature trees, including a Tulip tree and a children`s play area. The other side of the lawn is a delightful Cabin with little stove inside and a veranda with decked seating area just outside. A few steps lead down a small bank, which has been terraced to provide a vegetable garden on one side and wild flower bank on the other. A flat area beyond leads to a stream.
The second part of the garden is based around a long bank, which slops upwards and has steps leading up to a ‘look out post` where there is a raised deck from where there is a lovely outlook over the whole garden. Further steps lead down the other side back to the gate at the parking area.
Crossing over the main road, a further five bar gate leads into a good sized grassy area that slopes very gently down to the river bank. There are a number of mature trees on this plot including a mature Victoria plum tree and a walnut tree and this is a lovely spot to enjoy the evening sun. As mentioned above several large concrete pyramid structures are set into the ground beside the river – these are historic structures, part of the Taunton Stop Line which was a created as a defence against attack during World War II.
All mains services are connected except drainage which is via a shared sewage treatment plant. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band F. Currently £2869.02. (2020/21).
Just beside the river garden is a cycle path which leads to the town and beyond, eventually coming out at Kilmington. Fibre optic broadband is available at the property with an average speed of 60 Mbps. There is a Management Company that deals with maintenance and upkeep of the sewage treatment plant and the communal parking areas. The property pays a monthly service charge of £30.
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.