Membury, Axminster
£950,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Picturesque stone cottage in the glorious Yarty Valley, with over 4 acres of meadows and orchards. Freehold. Council Tax Band F.

SITUATION

Gently elevated within the Yarty Valley, the property is set amongst the beautiful East Devon countryside, designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hamlet has a handful of charming properties providing a close knit community whilst enjoying a peaceful rural lifestyle. Being close to the Devon, Dorset and Somerset borders the property is conveniently situated for a number of pretty unspoilt villages, including the popular village of Stockland about 1.3 miles away with its community owned pub, The Kings Arms, historic church, and a well regarded primary school. The market towns of Axminster and Honiton offer good day to day amenities including main line railway stations on the Exeter to London Waterloo line.

Exeter to the west and Taunton to the north both provide a comprehensive array of retail and leisure facilities and access to the M5. Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights. The beautiful Jurassic Coast is within an easy drive and includes the popular towns and villages of Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis.

DESCRIPTION

Thought to date from the 16th century this picturesque cottage has been built of local stone with a wealth of historic character features including jointed cruck truss, inglenook fireplaces with wood burners and numerous chamfered beams. The property has been lovingly refurbished and restored over the years sympathetically improving the property retaining the historic integrity of this lovely home.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation includes a modern oak frame entrance leading through to the cross-passage hall from which there are two principal reception rooms, to the east an impressive sitting room with a parquet floor and double aspect room, whilst to the west is the generous dining room which has a Blue Lias stone floor.

To the rear is a farmhouse kitchen centred on the oil-fired Rayburn with a door leading into a large Pantry. Across the entrance hall is a WC and a large utility/boot room with fitted cupboards.

On the first floor are three lovely double bedrooms with the main bedroom showing the best of the cruck beams. The spacious family bathroom overlooks the farmland to the rear and includes a bath and separate shower.

GARDENS

The wonderful natural cottage gardens are a highlight of this glorious home, fantastically established with a range of shrubs, perennial plants and fruiting trees surrounded by a mature hedge.

GARAGE / WORKSHOP

A large block-built garage/workshop under a clay-tile roof, with a mezzanine storage floor.

HAY MEADOWS AND ORCHARD

Running up the track are two fields, gently sloping to the West and South respectively - these wonderful hay meadows are surrounded by traditional hedge banks running down to a stream on the southern boundary, The current owners have established a fruit orchard including apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.

BARN

Within the paddock and with fabulous views up the Yarty valley is a timber frame open-sided barn.

SERVICES

Mains water and electric. Private drainage - seller to install a treatment plant.

DIRECTIONS

From the centre of Stockland, head south-east, turn left towards Yarcombe and Chard. Follow the road along until you cross over the River Yarty turning right as you cross over the bridge, carry on down that lane and take the first lane on the left down a track and the property is at the top.

01404 758007

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