A charming detached cottage situated in the pretty East Devon Village of Southleigh about 3 miles from the small town of Colyton. The accommodation is well maintained and beautifully presented offering three double bedrooms, re-fitted bathroom with both bath and shower, an interesting galleried half landing overlooking the spacious entrance hall, lounge with Inglenook fireplace, with bread oven, through to the recently re-fitted contemporary kitchen, large dining room, ground floor w.c. and utility room. Outside, there is ample parking for 2-3 vehicles, an open-front garage, garden with a stream at the bottom and a very useful garden studio/office. A recently replaced oil fired boiler runs the central heating and there are wooden double glazed windows throughout. The original parts of the house date back some 300 years or more, evidence of which shows in the thickness of the walls and there was a rear extension around 20 years ago. The house is very appealing both inside and out.
Southleigh is a pretty village situated about 3 miles from the small, historic East Devon town Colyton, in an area Designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Colyton is a little market town (more like a village) with a small town centre offering a good range of daily needs including two convenience stores, fish and chip shop, butcher, hairdressers, post office, small stationers, pharmacy, health centre, garden centre, library and a few other individual shops. On the edge of the town is the Seaton tramway station which operates services throughout the summer along the Axe Estuary, linking Colyton and Seaton, which is very popular with tourists. The Jurassic Coast and pretty harbour at Axmouth is just 2 miles from Colyton and the ever-popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis just 7 miles to the east. There is a primary school in the town and the well regarded Colyton Grammar School is just over a mile away. A beautiful Church is at the heart of the town and there is an interesting variety of architecture. Nearby Axminster has a mainline station with regular trains to London Waterloo and Exeter. The city of Exeter is approx. 25mins by car and the airport just outside Exeter is approx. 19 miles.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Very pretty storm porch with outside light. Wood latched period front door.
HALL - 2.87m (9'5") x 1.99m (6'6")
Gallery from half landing. Window to rear. Space for coats. Radiator. Flagstone flooring.
UTILITY ROOM - 3.13m (10'3") x 1.91m (6'3")
Windows to rear and side. Fitted with a range of base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Shelving along one wall. Radiator. Flagstone flooring.
LOUNGE - 4.31m (14'2") x 3.95m (13'0") Min
Two windows to front with pretty views to the fields opposite. Fabulous Inglenook fireplace with bread oven fitted with a multi-fuel stove. Ceiling beams (good head height). Three wall/picture lights.TV point. Two telephone points. Radiator. Flagstone flooring. Opening to
KITCHEN - 4.25m (13'11") x 3.65m (12'0")
Window to front overlooking fields as above. The kitchen has been re-fitted with a contemporary range of wall and base units with Quartz composite work surfaces. Inset Butler sink and drainer. Integrated Neff dish washer. Integrated electric twin ovens and induction hob with extractor above. Space for fridge/freezer. Flagstone flooring. Two kick space heaters. Opening to
DINING ROOM - 5.21m (17'1") x 3.39m (11'1")
French doors and window to rear. Three wall lights. Radiator. Flagstone flooring. Stairs rising to first floor.
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor. Flagstone flooring.
View over the gallery to the hallway. Large walk in airing/linen cupboard. Radiator. Hatch to insulated loft.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.54m (14'11") x 4.13m (13'7")
Window to front with lovely views across the fields to the woods beyond. Further window to side. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.46m (14'8") x 4.07m (13'4")
Windows to front and rear. Recess with built-in shelves. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.31m (10'10") x 2.98m (9'9")
Windows to rear and side with views over the garden and fields beyond. Part sloping ceiling. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 3.39m (11'1") Max x 2.25m (7'5") Max
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising large bath, separate walk in shower with recessed shower head, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with drawers below. Vertical radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
Stone wall and double gates to front. Driveway with parking for 3-4 vehicles.
GARAGE - 5.83m (19'2") x 4.08m (13'5") Max
Oak frame with slate roof and open front. The garage widens at the back where there is an external door to the garden. Where the garage narrows, there is a covered log store on the external side. Power and light. Eaves storage.
The garden extends from the driveway around the back of the house where there is a patio seating area. Tucked in behind the other side of the house is the external oil fired boiler. From the patio, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with mixed hedge planting to the side boundary. Shrubs include Magnolia and Wisteria, including a mature Wisteria growing along the side of the garage/log store. At the far end of the garden a bank leads down to the stream, which borders the garden. At the far end of the garden to one side is located a very useful
GARDEN STUDIO - 6.07m (19'11") x 3.05m (10'0")
Timber construction, insulated and lined with a flat roof. uPVC double glazed with pretty views across the stream to the countryside beyond. Single entry door to the house side. Two set of French doors. Power, light and water are connected. Wash hand basin set into a wooden base unit. TV point. Wall mounted electric heater. Door to W.C. with obscure glazed window.
Electric and water are connected. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank drainage. Water is not metered.
East Devon District Council. Band D. Currently £1841.96 (2019/20).
The oldest part of the property is some 300-400 years old. A more recent extension was added approximately 20 years ago. We understand that the thatched roof has fireboard beneath. Windows are wooden double glazed and there is oil fired central heating 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.