A superbly appointed period property with approximately 4.7 acres in a highly desirable location.
Millwater Farm is a superbly appointed former Devon longhouse which has been extensively refurbished by the current owners, creating a magnificent period property with high specification fittings throughout. The property is unlisted and has the benefit of appealing period features, complemented by contemporary fixtures including integrated audio-visual, security and bespoke lighting systems. The attention to detail throughout the property is unrivalled; all windows have been replaced with double glazed bronze and oak casements except in the contemporary kitchen extension where the window surround is Beer stone. There are hand-cut slate window shelves, all radiators are in cast iron and the woodwork is solid oak handmade by a Dartmoor-based craftsman.
Millwater Farm has six reception rooms on the ground floor including an impressive reception hall featuring a solid oak parquet floor, a very large open fireplace within an inglenook and a double-height atrium above the oak staircase with AV rack cupboard under. The well-proportioned family room with underfloor heating opens into a cinema room with a handmade storage wall which conceals audio-visual equipment and control panels, and a five-point surround-sound system. A separate large sitting room features a brick lined inglenook clad in oak panelling, original blue lias flagstone flooring and an impressive bespoke solid oak bookcase along one wall. A sunny, south west facing garden room made by Vale Garden Houses, constructed of oak with bronze casements, provides a wonderful place to sit and admire the views of the gardens. The floor is constructed of limestone bricks and the roof windows have automatic rain sensors. The last of the reception rooms is the study, which could also be used as a fifth bedroom. This room benefits from a limestone Chesneys fireplace with slate hearth and wood burner, an oak panelled window surround with seat and a bespoke fitted oak bookcase incorporating cabinets under.
Of particular note is the fabulous large kitchen/ dining room extension which is contemporary in design, providing a striking contrast to the rest of the house. The extension is clad in local chert stone and has oak ceiling trusses with a stunning glazed link forming the connection to the older part of the house. The bespoke Bulthaup kitchen offers extensive storage with Applewood cabinet fronts and a large singleblock stainless steel kitchen island. Integrated appliances (all Miele) include a coffee machine, warming drawer, refrigerator, dishwasher, two ovens, a microwave and an electric hob. There are two integrated Sub Zero American style fridge freezers and a full height wine cellar. French limestone flagstones are heated by a wet underfloor heating system. A six-panel folding door and separate french doors lead out to two separate garden terraces. The ground floor accommodation is completed by an entrance vestibule with limestone brick floor, a very large cloakroom with marble floors and a striking stone sink, and a boot/utility room with a butler sink, integrated washing machine and a shower with a solid stone tray. Dramatic, strategically placed up-lighting in the vestibule and cloakroom create a striking effect.
An oak staircase leads from the reception hall to the galleried first floor landing. There are four good-sized double bedrooms on the first floor, each with electric underfloor heating and lovely garden views. The large principal bedroom has in-built mood lighting, surround-sound TV and a dedicated dressing room with bespoke cabinets with sensor-operated lighting. The principal bedroom also has a contemporary en suite bathroom fitted with a stylish free-standing bath, a wall-integrated waterproof television screen and a handmade solid teak William Garvey wood basin unit with shelf below. The remaining bedrooms are serviced by a large family bathroom which has a cantilevered basin unit with shelf below in marble, Mandarin Stone tiles, and a walk-down wet room shower area. A cloakroom/laundry room incorporating Mandarin Stone tiles and a solid stone sink, counter and splashback completes the first floor.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. Intruder alarm and CCTV system fitted.
Rights of Way: Millwater Farm enjoys a Right of Way across part of a neighbouring property to access the oil tank. A neighbouring property has a Right of Way over part of the front driveway to access their garage. Further information is available from the vendors agent.
Local Authority: East Devon District Council.
This property has 4.7 acres of land.
The property has two gated entrances which lead to a large gravelled area providing space to park numerous vehicles. There is a double garage with a remote-operated electric door. The gardens and grounds at Millwater Farm have been completely re-landscaped by the current owners, creating wonderful spaces to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The property is screened by established trees to the front, with illuminated paved steps forming a pathway to the house. A walled garden area to the side has a stone gateway which leads to the rear of the house, where the gardens are predominantly located.
At the rear there is a very wide variety of all-seasons colourful planting and a large landscaped lawn which is totally private due to the established trees at the borders. Specimen trees include copper beech and weeping willow. Stone terraces provide the perfect space for al fresco dining and entertaining, as well as a fire pit area with circular stone seating. A small kitchen garden bordered by box hedge incorporates four raised planter beds. An electrical outlet is connected to the foot of the garden, giving rise to the possibility of installing a home office or summer house if desired. All overhead cables and poles across the property have been replaced by underground cable runs. There are patches of woodland, creating very pleasant pathways between the trees, as well as a pretty stream at the boundary. A paddock is located further away from the house, as well as the Old Shippen barn.
There is a water meadow and field of pasture measuring approximately 3.16 acres, located on the opposite side of the lane from the paddock. Well fenced with good access from the lane, the Corry Brook traverses through the meadow.
The land included is shown in pink and green on the land plan. In total, the land measures approximately 4.6 acres.
Millwater Farm is situated in a peaceful rural position approximately half a mile from the small East Devon village of Dalwood. The village has a number of amenities including an excellent pub, a church, village hall and a pre-school. The surrounding countryside is the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is bordered by the East Devon AONB as well as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. There is excellent walking, riding and cycling direct from the property and for outdoor pursuits, the countryside and coastline provide extensive recreational opportunities.
Axminster, with its mainline station, weekly farmers market and large supermarket is approximately three miles away. The town provides a wide range of facilities including local shops, pubs, restaurants, schools, a small hospital, library, Post Office, GP surgeries, dental surgeries and a veterinary surgery. Slightly further afield, the lively town of Lyme Regis is just eight miles away with its famous Cobb harbour, extensive recreational and shopping facilities, pubs, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and a good range of educational options. Taunton, approximately 19 miles away, provides an even greater number of amenities.
There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages in the area including Chard Independent Preparatory School and the outstanding nationally-acclaimed Colyton Grammar School, just six miles away. Other well-known schools within reach include Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall, Millfield and Wellington.
Communication links are excellent with the A35 providing links to the A30, A303, M5 and A30. There are hourly direct rail services from Axminster to London Waterloo and Exeter, as well a fast service to London Paddington from Taunton. Exeter Airport offers a good range of flights to domestic and European destinations.
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- Approximately 4.7 acres
- High specification fittings throughout
- Over 4,000 sq. ft. of accommodation
- Peaceful rural position
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