A very appealing semi-detached cottage situated in a quiet village location yet only one and a half miles from Colyton and just over 4 miles from Axminster. The house is set in pretty gardens, which are well screened and private with a gated driveway providing plenty of parking. There is a large shed/workshop and a further area of garden for growing produce. There is ample space for erecting a garage if desired and a hard standing remains on the site of the former garage. The well presented accommodation comprises three double bedrooms, and a bathroom on the first floor, whilst at ground level there is a cosy sitting room, a spacious dining room, which is partly open to the good sized kitchen. A generous utility room and wc complete the accommodation. The property has been well maintained under the current ownership with a good deal of work having been carried out over a period of time. This includes roof refurbishment, new boiler, new floors, damp proofing, interior and exterior decoration. The cottage is very individual with some lovely features as you would expect of an older property and presents a delightful, village home.
Whitford is a pretty village, with a warm and friendly community offering various activities centred around the village hall. Unusually, it also benefits from a regular bus service to Axminster, Colyton and Seaton. The nearby market town of Axminster offers a good range of day to day needs including shopping, doctors, leisure centre and banking and a mainline train service to London Waterloo and Exeter. The beautiful Jurassic Coast town of Lyme Regis is just over 7 miles to the east and Exeter is around 28 miles to the west. The pretty Axmouth harbour and Seaton beach are just 4.5 miles to the south.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Semi-enclosed porch with pitched tiled roof. Space for boot storage. Door to
Entrance lobby leading to utility room and
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin. Radiator.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.7m (8'10") x 1.84m (6'0")
Window to front. Fitted with a dresser unit and worktops to match the kitchen. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Ceramic tiled floor.
KITCHEN - 4.23m (13'11") x 3.04m (10'0")
Window to side .The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with wood block work surfaces and inset white ceramic sink unit and drainer. Three oven dual fuel Aga with electric ovens/grill and gas hob. Space and plumbing for slim dish washer. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Two openings to
DINING ROOM - 4.04m (13'3") x 3.54m (11'7")
Window to front with window seat with a pretty outlook across the garden. Door to under stairs cupboard. Wall mounted cupboard housing electricity consumer unit. Radiator. Door to
Stairs rising to first floor. Glazed double doors to the garden. Door to
SITTING ROOM - 4m (13'1") x 3.5m (11'6")
Window to front with window seat. Fireplace with brick arch and inlay and slate hearth fitted with a multi-fuel stove. TV point. Radiator.
A small landing with window to rear, splits with a step up to bedroom one to the left and a step up to the right to the remainder of the landing, where there is a second window to rear. Hatch to insulated, part boarded loft (in new part) with pull down ladder.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.12m (13'6") x 3.25m (10'8") To Chimney Breast
Window to front. Two sets of built-in wardrobes either side of chimney breast. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.59m (11'9") x 3.13m (10'3")
Window to front. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.79m (12'5") x 3.04m (10'0")
Windows to front and side. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 3.16m (10'4") x 1.86m (6'1")
Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, w.c. and wash hand basin set on a base unit with cupboards below and beside. Wall mounted mirror. Ladder style chrome radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
The property is approached over a gated driveway which provides parking for several vehicles. There is an area of lawn and a vegetable garden to one side of the drive, along with a timber shed on a hard standing. There is ample space to build a garage here if desired. The main garden is secluded from the parking area by fencing and hedging, which makes it quit private. A square top wooden trellis leads through to seating area adorned with vine and to the entrance porch.
There is a good size timber shed/workshop on the hard standing, additional timber garden shed adjacent to the vegetable area and a timber summer house in the main garden.
The main garden lies to the front of the house and is south facing. There is a good area of lawn with a pretty raised ornamental pond. Borders and planting beds are well stocked with roses, climbers and shrubs. A path runs along the front of the house to join with the side garden where there is a good seating area and a raised decking with pergola over. Several trellises are placed to offer separation of garden areas and support for climbers and roses. The pretty garden compliments the property perfectly.
Mains electricity and water are connected. LPG central heating. Water is not metered.
East Devon District Council. Band D. Currently £1,912.50 (2020/21).
The property was extended about 30 years ago. The property has been well maintained and modernised under the current ownership with several significant improvements having been made. These include: new double glazed windows, new boiler, damp proofing to the back wall, installation of wood burning stove, the roof has been re-laid with some timber replacement, wood worming and new underfelt, kitchen was re-fitted with Aga installed, bathroom re-fitted as well as garden work including fencing etc. Fibre broadband has started to be installed in Whitford.
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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