A spacious and well-presented house, located within the sought-after Rousdon Estate
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The Farmhouse features well-proportioned family accommodation, with an additional large study or family room as well as two further reception rooms. The reception hall leads into the generously-sized sitting room featuring double aspect windows and an elegant fireplace with a wood-burning stove. A door leads through into the dining room, which in turn flows through to the open-plan kitchen and breakfast room through double doors. The spacious kitchen and breakfast room features cream shaker-style fitted units and a full-size range cooker within a tiled recess. There is space for dining and glazed double doors lead out to the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large fitted utility room, which provides an additional door to the garden, as well as access to a handy cloakroom.
Upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms, all of which benefit from built-in storage. The bedrooms are serviced by a fully-tiled family bathroom and a first floor cloakroom. There is also a large loft area which provides useful storage and potential for conversion, subject to the relevant planning consents.
The property benefits from a private garden to the front and rear, featuring a good-sized area laid to lawn and a paved patio area ideal for al fresco dining. There is also a separate barn building with garage area, as well as a bothy outbuilding providing storage space. Both outbuildings have electricity connected.
Lyme Regis is just 2 miles away and is a gem of a fishing town with its literary and artistic connections. It has a wide range of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs. There is fresh seafood available at Mark Hix Oyster and Fishhouse overlooking the beach, which has an excellent reputation. For other well-regarded eateries, the River Cottage HQ is approximately 3 miles away and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls Canteen is based in nearby Axminster.
East Devon is renowned for its beauty and ample opportunity for a range of outdoor pursuits. The resort of Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast, with its Regency seafront esplanade and interesting variety of shops and cafes, is only 13 miles away. There is ample opportunity for walking in the Blackdown Hills, which are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as well as the South West Coastal Path, which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. As well as the Jurassic Coast, there are sailing opportunities from the Axe Yacht Club, Seaton and Beer Sailing Clubs. For the golfing enthusiast there are courses at Tiverton, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Sidmouth and Woodbury. There is racing at Taunton, Wincanton, Exeter and Newton Abbot, and the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are also within easy reach.
Intercity high speed trains operate from Axminster and Exeter St Davids to London Paddington, the Midlands and the North of England, and via Salisbury to London Waterloo. There are also an increasing number of flights to UK and international destinations from Exeter Airport, including a route to London City Airport with two flights a day taking less than an hour.
The Rousdon Estate: The Farmhouse is located in an enviable position on the private Rousdon Estate. The Rousdon Estate dates back to the 1870s when Sir Henry Peek commissioned a Tudor style estate and mansion, which is now Grade II* Listed, to be built on the land. The estate later became a school until it was sympathetically redesigned for residential use.
Today, there is an active and social community with summer barbeques and Christmas carol services. The estate is approximately 150 metres above sea level and the 350 acres of parkland provide an array of woodland and countryside walks bordered by a private beach on the dramatic East Devon Jurassic coastline. The purchasers will have access to this surrounding estate and private Charton beach.
From Exeter, follow Heavitree Road out of the city and continue for approximately 1.8 miles. Keep right to continue onto Sidmouth Road, and at the roundabout take the first exit onto Sidmouth Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit to stay on Sidmouth Road. At the following roundabout, take the second exit onto Sidmouth Road (A376), and then after half a mile take the second exit at the next roundabout onto the A3052. Continue for approximately 6.9 miles, then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto High Street. After 3.7 miles take a slight right onto Church Street (A3052) and continue for another 11.3 miles. Turn right onto a restricted usage road, and then left onto Farm Road, the property will be on the right-hand side.Read all
- Purchaser will have access to the private Rousdon Estate and Charton beach
- Over 2,200 sq ft
- Four bedrooms
- Garage and outbuildings
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