South Street, Colyton

£900,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A substantial and elegant Victorian residence, located in a stunning situation in the heart of this highly popular town. The property offers flexible accommodation, detached garage, ample parking and beautifully landscaped gardens.

SITUATION

The small and historic market town of Colyton is situated in the heart of the rolling East Devon countryside, beside the join of the Rivers Axe and Coly, and about a mile to the north of the main coast road. The town centres on its active market square and contains many notable period houses and cottages, ranging from Tudor merchants houses to Georgian town houses and church of St. Andrew, with its octagonal lantern tower.

The town possesses an excellent selection of local facilities, including post office, shops, pubs, restaurants, bank, library, health centre and the nationally renowned Colyton Grammar School. There is an excellent local community including many clubs and sports, and within very easy reach to the south is the spectacular East Devon coast, known as the Jurassic Coast, designated a World Heritage Site, and including such well known seaside towns and villages as Lyme Regis, Seaton, Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth. There are many beautiful walks, both along the coast and also around the surrounding countryside.

There is easy access to the A303 leading towards London, via Honiton and the A30. To the north of Honiton there is access onto the M5 motorway at Junction 26 (Taunton). Accessed via the A3052 to the west is the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there are stations with mainline rail to London (Paddington), access onto the M5 motorway and an international airport. At Axminster is a railway station to London (Waterloo).

DESCRIPTION

Dating back to the 1890s, The Grove is an imposing Victorian family home offering spacious and flexible accommodation within easy reach of local amenities and outstanding schooling. The whole property sits in landscaped gardens in a desirable market town location. The Grove has wonderful spacious accommodation, which although is in need of modernisation, would create an elegant home. Being a Victorian house, it is light and airy with high ceilings, many with original cornicing, fireplaces and large sash windows. The principal reception rooms offer fine views over the gardens.

ACCOMMODATION

In detail, the accommodation comprises; a charming spacious and impressive porch and reception hall with an elegant balustrade staircase and stunning stained glass panels. The drawing room is a wonderful space with original fireplace and lovely views through large bay windows overlooking the gardens. The dining room is handsome with original fireplace and large bay windows allowing plentiful light to fill the room. The sitting room has another charming fireplace and large windows looking over the south-easterly side gardens. There is a cloakroom with w/c and wash basin enabling the room to be converted into a downstairs bedroom with en-suite. All fireplaces are sealed and the three downstairs fireplaces have fully fitted coal effect gas fires with flues. The kitchen has a range of wooden base and wall units with white laminated worktops. Built in appliances include gas hob, gas oven, electric and microwave oven. Additional fitted cupboard for stand alone fridge and freezer. The kitchen leads into a breakfast room with access into the reception hall and to a study with door leading outside. To the rear of the property is a utility and bedroom with en-suite wet-room which could very easily be converted into a separate annex with kitchenette and private access from the side.

On the first floor, there is a large landing with beautiful high ceilings and stained glass window that provides a fantastic flow to the first-floor accommodation. The Grove has a wonderful master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and large bay windows overlooking the front gardens. There are also five further large bedrooms, the smallest measuring 12 x 10 and the largest measuring 18 4 x 14 2, three with en-suites, a family bathroom and a separate cloakroom.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via wrought iron gates leading onto a gravel drive that leads up to the impressive Victorian residence with turning circle and ample parking for several cars. The gardens are mostly to the front of the property and have been meticulously landscaped and manicured over the years. A traditional stone wall separates the drive and front garden which is mostly laid to lawn. Established flower beds, shrubs and mature trees occupy the gardens creating a delightful setting. Mature hedges, shrubs and trees perimeter the property providing screening from neighbouring properties to offer privacy. A pathway runs around the sides and rear of the property lined with flower beds with areas of patio to enjoy outdoor relaxation and dining. To one side of the property is space for vegetable patches and greenhouse to allow a self-sufficient lifestyle. An extensive irrigation system feeds the flower beds, the vegetable garden, and most of the planted garden.

The detached garage and car port offer covered parking for cars and additional storage space. The garage is connected with light and power.

SERVICES

All mains services. Gas fired central heating. 1.36kW solar panels.

DIRECTIONS

When leaving Colyton towards Colyford, along South Street, the property is to be found on the right (South) of the road.

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