A magnificent and substantial detached modern residence with stunning contemporary accommodation of great style and distinction.
Acorns is a stunning and substantial modern residence which was built by the current owners in 2007/2008 to an exacting standard in the "Georgian" style and is of traditional construction with mellow brick exterior elevations under a slated roof. The property has an exceptionally handsome and imposing front façade and has a great deal of presence sitting well within its grounds which extend to about 1.2 acres.
The accommodation is extremely spacious and has been completed with forensic attention to detail using high quality fixtures and fittings. It has been styled with a more modern approach and has been designed in a way so as to make use of all of the light which floods through its many windows. Worthy of particular mention is the stunning galleried entrance hallway which has a central split staircase, as well as the magnificent kitchen which has been beautifully fitted with an extensive range of units under granite work surfaces with a large central island and 4-oven Aga. The kitchen opens into a superb family room with its "Georgian" arched window overlooking the gardens and a woodburner.
To the first floor there are four large bedrooms, three of which have luxury en-suites, as well as the family bathroom with its freestanding roll-top bath. To the second floor there are a further two good sized double bedrooms.
To summarise, Acorns is a spectacular modern home of great style and character and it represents a rare find in the local market. It will no doubt suit family occupation and there are some great schools close at hand, as well as those looking for a conveniently placed house with good access, close to a main line train station.
Gardens & Grounds.
The property is approached from the Charmouth Road over a driveway which leads to a large parking area, adjacent to which is the substantial detached garage building which is constructed of brick under a slated roof. This has been partially converted and was lived in whilst the main house was under construction, however any other use would now need to be formalised from a planning perspective. It could however potentially suit a variety of requirements.
The majority of the gardens and grounds lie to the rear where there are beautiful natural lawns which are interspersed with a variety of mature trees, and borders containing well-established plants and shrubs. Next to the property is a large paved terrace which is a delightful place to sit and enjoy the views over the grounds and there are also outside electricity sockets, as well as hot and cold water taps. There is another useful detached brick and tiled roofed building which is currently set up as a games room, however would also make a fantastic home office. Adjoining the rear of this is a store.
Acorns is located on the very outskirts of the popular market town of Axminster in an area know as Raymonds Hill, and sits just off the A35 within its generous grounds of about 1.2 acres. It lies about a mile from the town which is centred around the handsome Church of St Mary's and the Minster Green, however there is a post office/shop and public house just down the road.
Axminster has a comprehensive range of shops and facilities including many independent retailers and boutiques. There are also the usual multiples which include supermarkets, Trinity House Department Store, sports and leisure facilities, and eateries which include The Canteen which is owned by TV chef and good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Axminster also benefits from a main line rail link to London (Waterloo) and has good road access via the A35.
Acorns is readily accessible to the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and lies about 4 miles from the popular town of Lyme Regis which has a famous harbour including The Cobb and a very good range of independent shops and amenities. The property also has good access to some of East Devon's most attractive rolling countryside and there are many walks which include the South West Peninsular Coastal Path which stretches along Devon's picturesque and dramatic coastline.
Exeter, the County Town of Devon, lies approximately 29 miles to the west and has an extensive range of shopping facilities, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and International Airport.
Travelling on the A35 in a easterly direction, from the village of Kilmington continue along the A35 for approximately 3 miles (do not turn off to Axminster). Carry on past the Hunters Lodge Public House on your right hand side and then past the right hand turning to Harcombe Lane, and the driveway to Acorns (and Lingmoor, an adjacent property) will be found after about 150 yards on your left hand side. This is just before a fenced and laurel hedged boundary.