A most attractive character property, set on a generous plot in a picturesque setting with outstanding countryside views.
Spearwood is an attached period house of traditional construction believed to have been built in 1913 by William Peek who also commissioned the architect Ernest George to build the Rousdon Estate. The property holds many character features which have been lovingly preserved and enhanced by the present owners over their 12 years of ownership including the original quarry tiled floor and the addition of a beautiful stained glass interior window. The original configuration upstairs was for three bedrooms and a bathroom. Our vendors adapted the accommodation to suit their requirements by knocking through to create two generous double bedrooms with dual aspects and far-reaching views but this could easily be reverted back should an additional bedroom be required.
The gardens at Spearwood are worthy of particular note, being generous in size for this type of property and with outstanding views. Steps rise from the road to a landscaped area of garden which is profusely stocked with mature plants, shrubs and trees, a small pond, gravelled pathways and a Wisteria adorning the pergola to the front of the cottage.
The property benefits from several substantial and very useful outbuildings. There is a detached studio which is a particularly attractive timber and shingle roofed building, which has been used as an art studio. There is a further large timber building offering two further areas of studio/workshop space. These rooms have a variety of uses and would be ideal as hobby rooms or home offices. The side area of garden has been terraced and rises gently from the house and is well-stocked with established shrubs and trees. There are also several other buildings here which provide great storage space such as the former wash room and privy, a good-quality timber potting shed and summer house.
At road level is the generous single garage with its decked roof terrace which is in the most advantageous spot for the views. Parking is at a premium in this particular terrace and Spearwood also offers space to park two vehicles off-road plus one in the garage.
Spearwood is located on the rural fringes of the desirable and unspoilt village of Combpyne with its thriving community and 13th century church. Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools is approximately 4 miles distant and the property also lies within the catchment area of the widely acclaimed Woodroffe School. Within about 3 miles is the coastal town of Lyme Regis, which has a famous harbour, including the Cobb, and a good range of independent shops and amenities. The nearest supermarket can be found in the popular coastal resort of Seaton which has recently been put on the map with the opening of the widely acclaimed Jurassic Centre. The market town of Axminster is some 6 miles away with a main line rail link to London (Waterloo), shops and leisure facilities. Exeter, the County Town of Devon, lies approximately 30 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, M5 access and international airport.