A substantial 4-5 bedroom, handsome period village residence with beautiful, 2 bedroom cottage, set in grounds of approximately 1.2 acres including a paddock and orchard.
Glebe Cottage is an attractive and substantial double-fronted property with elegant and well-proportioned rooms. The main reception room (formerly two rooms), offers some beautiful features with original floorboards, picture rail and cast iron fireplace. Reception two (currently a formal dining room) offers many of the same features and leads into a good sized study with door to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted in a country style with shelved larder cupboard and LPG rayburn. There are French doors to the side garden and steps down to a utility space with doors to the garden and pantry complete with slate and marble surfaces. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful shower room/WC. Stairs rise to a spacious landing with airing cupboard and 4 double bedrooms (two with decorative fireplaces). The principal bedroom was formerly two rooms and, as such, is a very large room with dual aspect views across the gardens to the front and side. There is also a small bedroom adjacent which could be converted into an ensuite or dressing room if desired. There are fabulous, far-reaching views to the North across the paddock from bedroom 3 and the family bathroom. There is planning consent granted ref: 11/0772/FUL for a double storey extension to enlarge the kitchen and bedroom above, creating a large kitchen/family room and ensuite bedroom.
Puffin Cottage was converted from the former flint stone garage/workshop in 2008 with exceptional attention to detail and a quality finish using Oak and glass to great effect. The resulting 4* rated, 2 double bedroom holiday cottage has proven to be an excellent investment and is well established with many repeat visitors.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached through double wooden gates into a gravelled driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The formal gardens lie predominantly to the front of the property (facing South-West) and are laid to lawn with well-established borders. There are a range of sheds and stores including a hayloft above the Study in the main house. To the side is a small enclosed and sheltered garden which is accessible from the kitchen. To the North of the property is a paddock with independent vehicular access, stabling and water. This extends beyond, into a well enclosed chicken run with orchard and vegetable garden, again with water available. It should be noted that a public footpath runs between the property and the paddock and continues down the length of the paddock, but is not visible from the formal gardens.
Glebe Cottage is situated in the pretty village of Hawkchurch where delightful walks can be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside. This popular village comprises a pub (The Old Inn), St John the Baptist church, primary school, small community-run shop and the Hawkchurch Resort and Spa.
The property is situated about 4 miles from the market town of Axminster with its range of shops, schools, leisure centre, swimming pool and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). The picturesque World Heritage Coastal resort of Lyme Regis lies approximately 7 miles to the south. Taunton, the county town of Somerset, with its good range of shops, cricket ground and M5 access, together with mainline rail link to London (Paddington) lies approximately 24 miles away. The renowned Colyton Grammar School is about 10 miles distant and the A35 is about 4 miles away giving fast access to Bridport to the East and Honiton/Exeter to the West.