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Kilmington Axminster Devon EX13

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Mortgage calculator Ref: EXE180020
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 receptions

A beautifully presented Grade II Listed detached barn conversion with a two bedroom annexe

Main House: Studhayes Barn is a beautifully converted Grade II Listed barn conversion which has been thoughtfully designed to create a wonderfully light and spacious family home. Many of the appealing traditional features have been preserved, including exposed beams and ‘A’ frames.

The ground floor comprises of a spacious entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, cloakroom and utility room. The large kitchen is to the right of the entrance hall with attractive units, granite work surfaces, a kitchen island, Butler sink, larder and Neff electric oven. French doors lead out to the gardens. The exceptionally light, double aspect sitting room is at the heart of the ground floor. A superb brick inglenook style fireplace provides a focal point within the room. A door leads through to the family room and utility room. This provides potential for conversion into a ground floor bedroom, which could become self-contained as there is a door leading outside.

On the first floor are three well-proportioned double bedrooms, one with a mezzanine. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from most of the bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, ample fitted storage and a stylish en suite shower room. The modern family bathroom is also on this floor.

The Dairy: The Dairy is a two double bedroom annexe which forms part of the buildings around the central courtyard. This building could provide fantastic income potential from letting, or could be used as further living accommodation for additional family members. The Dairy has been designed in a contemporary style with the open plan kitchen/ sitting room/dining room providing the main living accommodation. The sleek, modern kitchen includes an integrated refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and oven, electric hob and extractor fan. A wood burner creates a fantastic feature in the centre of the room. The large master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room, and there is also a separate family bathroom.

The Dairy has previously been used as a holiday let with a 4 star holiday cottage award.

Outbuildings: Adjacent to The Dairy is a very large games room with an adjoining kitchenette/laundry room. Double doors from the games room lead into the double garage with two sets of electric doors. On the adjacent side of the courtyard, there is also a large modern agricultural building measuring approximately 59’ x 64’. Subject to the relevant planning permissions, the barn could potentially be converted to provide further living accommodation.

This property has 3.9 acres of land.


Studhayes Barn is approached via a driveway which leads to a large courtyard providing ample parking for numerous vehicles. The modern agricultural building is at the far side of the courtyard, away from the house, and beside this is a small paddock where there is a helipad. The gardens surrounding the main house have been beautifully landscaped and comprise a paved and gravelled terrace with lawns which are interspersed with a variety of shrubs and trees. Set within the grounds is an attractive barbeque lodge with lovely views over the paddock and the surrounding countryside beyond. Steps lead down to a separate, secluded lower area of garden with a pretty pergola and a summerhouse. There are also two areas of paddock; in total the gardens and grounds measure approximately 3.9 acres.


Studhayes Barn is located just outside the popular village of Kilmington. Village amenities include a farm shop, two public houses, a primary school, an ancient parish church and village hall, tennis courts and a cricket pitch. The surrounding Dorset/Devon countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is bordered by the stunning Jurassic coastline. For those enjoying walking, cycling and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits the countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities.

Axminster, with its mainline station, weekly farmers’ market and large supermarket is approximately 3.5 miles away, and the town provides a wide range of amenities including further primary schools and the renowned River Cottage restaurant and cookery school HQ nearby. The delightful coastal towns and villages of Bridport/West Bay, Lyme Regis and also Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe are all within easy reach, and Lyme Regis, with its magnetic Cobb harbour, providing a good range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities, including, hotels, inns, restaurants, including the renowned Hix Oyster and Fish House, museums, art galleries, cinema and theatre.

Bridport and Honiton provide a greater range of shopping with many individual retailers while Taunton and Exeter have major shopping centres with most of the High Street brands available, all have the added feature of weekly farmers’ markets. The Cathedral City of Exeter, at approximately 25 miles away, also offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants.

There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Chard Independent Preparatory School and the much acclaimed Colyton Grammar School, approximately 7.5 miles away. Other well-known schools in the area include, Taunton School, Kings College, Queen’s College and King’s Hall, Millfield, Wellington and Blundell’s School, all within driving distance. Other schooling can be found in West Dorset including Sherborne boys & girls Schools, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.

Communication links are excellent with the A303 providing links to London, the A30 to the A38 for Plymouth to the south, or the M5 for Bristol and London to the North and East. There are hourly direct rail services from Axminster to London and Exeter. With its International Airport, Exeter offers an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport. A more extensive range of international flights is available from Bristol Airport 55 miles away.


From Exeter, take the A30 in the direction of Honiton for approximately 15 miles. Take the A35 road to Dorchester and continue onto the A35. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Kings Road/A35 and continue for approximately 7 miles. Pass lay-bys on both sides, and a small sign for Studhayes Cross, and take the next sharp left turning. Follow this lane for a few hundred yards, and the entrance to Studhayes Barn is on the left hand side.

Other Features

  • Three bedroom house with a two bedroom annexe
  • Excellent location between Dorset and Devon, just off the A35
  • 3.9 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Fantastic potential for income
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