Price £360,000 Sold

A very appealing and spacious property with a large garden, set within this small community on the northern outskirts of Axminster. The development comprises of a number of dwellings converted approximately 17 years ago from a former Mill. Barley Cottage is a beautifully presented semi detached house offering three double bedrooms, the master being particularly large with en-suite and all having partially vaulted ceilings, family bathroom, pretty landing, spacious entrance hall, cloak/utility room, kitchen/dining room and a large lounge with multi-fuel stove. The property has been thoughtfully designed with attention to detail and a good standard of finish. Flagstone type floors, barley twist stair spindles and arched glazed doors along with some exposed stone work and multi-paned windows create a charming atmosphere throughout the property, which offers the benefits of modern living combined with character. Windows are all double glazed and there is gas central heating throughout.
Outside, immediately around the house is a wrap-around patio with a parking space in front of the house. A few steps away are two additional parking spaces and a large enclosed garden. At the far end of the garden are double gates with a gravelled parking area which could accommodate a small boat or caravan. The garden is largely laid to lawn with some mature trees, attractive shrub planting and a stream at the bottom. Also in the garden is a delightful Barbeque Lodge which has a chimney running through the middle. This is a substantial and most attractive building with doors opening out to the garden, facing the stream and pretty views to ensure that the British weather never spoils your barbeque again.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


HALL - 5.72m (18'9") x 2.19m (7'2")
Hard wood front door with two glazed panels. Stairs rising to first floor. Under stairs recess for storage. Telephone point. Radiator. Modern flagstone flooring.

UTILITY/WC - 3.14m (10'4") x 1.65m (5'5")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit. Wall mounted Halstead gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Cupboard housing space and plumbing for washing machine with storage above. Extractor. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 4.15m (13'7") x 3.95m (13'0")
Window to side. The kitchen is attractively fitted with a range of wall and base units with wood block work surfaces and inset white Butler sink, two glass display cabinets and a plate rack. Under unit lighting. Integrated Bosch dish washer and microwave oven. Belling electric range cooker and large fridge/freezer may be available by separate negotiation. Radiator. Modern flagstone flooring.

LOUNGE - 5.42m (17'9") x 4.27m (14'0")
Windows to rear and French doors to the garden. Fireplace with stone chimney breast, stone and brick hearth and detailing and hard wood mantle, fitted with a multi fuel stove. TV point. Telephone point. Radiator. Arched, glazed double doors to the hall.


Galleried landing with small store cupboard. Hatch to boarded, insulated loft with light and pull down ladder.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.16m (13'8") x 3.93m (12'11")
A beautiful room with vaulted ceiling. Window side with a lovely view over the garden. TV point. Radiator. Door to

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM - 3.12m (10'3") x 1.63m (5'4")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising large walk-in shower, w.c. wash hand basin set into base unit. Heated towel rail. Fully tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.27m (14'0") x 2.05m (6'9")
Window to side with a lovely view over the garden. Vaulted ceiling. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.25m (10'8") x 2.78m (9'1")
Window to rear. Built-in cupboard. Radiator.

BATHROOM - 2.29m (7'6") x 2.14m (7'0")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising corner bath with shower over and glazed shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Part wall tiling. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

The property is approached over a shared driveway, which leads to a parking area just beyond the house, where Barley Cottage has two allocated (owned) spaces and access to further visit parking. In addition, there is parking immediately in front of the property for one vehicle. Two steps (and there is a disabled ramp alternative) lead up to the paved patio which leads to the front of the house and continues around the side and the back of the house providing plenty of scope for outdoor seating. This whole area is raised above the drive level and bounded by a low stone wall with planting beds within, some of which has trellis above.

Just across the gravel track is a large private garden, which is enclosed by panel fencing. The garden is level with a large lawn and a small number of mature trees. At the far end, beyond a wall is a small stream. To one side, there is gated access and a gravelled area which would be ideal for parking a boat/caravan. Raised beds adjoining the fenced areas are planted with a variety of shrubs and there are also some apple trees. There is a newly erected Apex shed measuring 12` x 6` adjacent to the barbeque lodge and two further log sheds at the far end of the garden, adjacent to a composter.

Centrally situated is a patio seating area and a fabulous Barbeque Lodge. The model is an extra large (17 square meter) `Reindeer` design and can be seen at for further information. This is a fantastic addition to any garden and this garden is large enough that the lodge does not dominate.

All mains services are connected except drainage. There is a shared Klargester septic system. Water is metered. There is a management company in place to deal with shared elements, which includes the maintenance of the drives, weeding and maintenance of the septic system. The annual cost to cover all these elements is currently £210.

East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,338.58 (2019/20).


All windows are wooden double glazed and there is gas central heating throughout. There are 10 properties in the development. Barley Cottage was built in 2002. The garden fences have recently been replaced and all are owned by the property. The barbeque Lodge has also recently been erected along with the new 12` x 6` garden shed.

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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