Shute, Axminster, Devon, EX13


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  • Bedrooms: 6
An attractive Grade II Listed 4 bedroom farmhouse with annexe, 3 residential cottages and 2 holiday cottages in the Umborne Valley. Ideal for multi-generational living and/or a holiday letting business. Gardens, paddock, games room and garage.


Occupying a delightful position overlooking the Umborne Valley, in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Jurassic Coast is within 4 miles whilst the coastal resorts of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth are both about 10 miles.

Colyton Grammer School (3 miles) has a fine reputation and the property is within their catchment area. The towns of Axminster (4 miles) and Honiton (4 miles) have a wide range of amenities and facilities including stations on the London Waterloo line. The university and cathedral city of Exeter and the county town of Taunton are also within easy reach. The property is 2 miles from the A35, which links to the A30 at Honiton, which then connects to the A303 and the M3.


The property comprises a Grade II Listed 16th Century farmhouse with flexible accommodation including a self-contained two bedroom holiday letting unit or annexe at the western end, together with five cottages, set in approximately 2 acres overlooking the Umborne Valley. As three of the cottages have full residential consent, this is a fantastic opportunity for multi-generational living.

The Farmhouse

The entrance porch leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with wood burning stove and stairs to the first floor. The sitting room has lots of character with a beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and original bread oven. Also on the ground floor are the rear hallway, cloakroom, bathroom and utility room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a further bathroom.

The Lodge/Annexe (sleeps 4)

The Lodge is the western end of the farmhouse and has been divided off to provide a separate letting unit. However there are interconnecting doors and The Lodge could be incorporated back into the main property. The Lodge provides a sitting/dining room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor. There are charming period features including a flagstone floor, wooden spiral staircase and a Beer stone fireplace with heavy wooden beam mantle over.

The Barn (sleeps 6)

This is a two storey cottage with a sitting room /dining room and kitchen. Three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The private patio outside provides superb valley views. This property has full residential consent.

The Granary (sleeps 6)

A two storey cottage with open plan sitting room/dining room and kitchen. Bathroom. Three bedrooms on the first floor. Private terrace with valley views. This cottage has full residential consent.

Orchard Cottage (sleeps 4)

Two storey cottage with open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. Two bedrooms and a bathroom. Decked area with views over the Umborne Valley. This cottage has full residential consent.

Garden Cottage (sleeps 2/3)

A two storey holiday cottage with open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. Spacious bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. Decked area with views over the Umborne Valley.

Meg's Roost (sleeps 2)

A detached single storey holiday cottage at the top of the drive. Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen open to a raised sleeping area. Shower Room.

The Grounds

The farmhouse and cottages are surrounded by lawns, mature planting and an orchard. The land extends to 2 acres and includes a paddock and children's play area.


Adjoining the farmhouse is a workshop/store (17'4 x 7'5). There is also a greenhouse and summer house. Close to the paddock is a stable block (28'8 x 9'7), double open fronted garage (18'4 x 17'11) and adjacent games room (23'6 x 15'4) with under floor heating and exposed roof trusses.


Mains electricity. Mains water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority

East Devon District Council -


From Honiton take the A35 towards Axminster. After 2 miles you will enter the village of Wilmington, turn right signed to Widworthy Church next to the Home Farm Hotel and follow the road mile up the hill to the end. At the T junction turn left signed Colyton and Umborne at New Road Cross and continue on this road for 1 miles. The road forks at Homebush Cross turn left signed to Umborne. Continue on this road for mile and the property is on the left.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Arrange viewing 01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

Bank House, 66 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PS

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