A particularly handsome period residence with spacious accommodation of great character located on the edge of this popular village.
Rock House is a detached Grade II Listed residence which has origins dating back to the 17th century and has a handsome front façade constructed of dressed Tolcis stone, which was quarried only a mile or so away. It has had an interesting history and is believed to have formally been a malt house/brewery in the 19th century and there is an unusual stone barrelled ceiling in the utility area which is thought to have had something to do with the production process.
The accommodation retains a wealth of character features and worthy of particular mention is the sitting room which has a huge inglenook fireplace with a woodburner and two ceiling beams. The property has been subject to some recent improvements which has included the replacement of the kitchen which has an extensive range of units under granite work-surfaces, and the two first floor bath/shower rooms with modern suites.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from the lane over a short drive to a parking area with space for a number of vehicles. The gardens and grounds extend to in all approximately ½ acre and are laid principally on three levels. To the north-east there is a partly walled lawned garden with steps up to two further areas where there is a summerhouse which affords wonderful views across the valley. Immediately to the front of the house is a large paved area and a useful store, and a splendid mature wisteria adorns the front elevation. To the south-west is a more natural area of garden which is partly wooded and this is a mass of colour early in the year with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.
Rock House is situated on the outskirts of the peaceful rural village of Membury, which itself is located in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Membury is a pretty village with a strong community focussed around its primary school, ancient parish Church of St John Baptist and lively village shop/Post Office which makes a great meeting place.
The market town of Axminster lies approximately 3.5 miles to the south-east and has an extensive range of shops and eateries, including The Canteen shop and restaurant, which is owned by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. It also has a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). The World Heritage Coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay is some 9 miles to the south and access to the A303 is approximately 9 miles to the north. The busy market town of Honiton is also some 9 miles to the west and has a good range of shops and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). The Cathedral City of Exeter has excellent shopping facilities and a mainline rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access and lies some 28 miles west. The well-renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools lies some 9 miles away.
From Honiton take the A35 Axminster road and follow this for approximately 7 miles, bearing left off the A35 towards Axminster town where signposted. A few hundred yards along this road a turning to Membury is signposted on the left-hand side. Turn left here and continue over the first crossroads, signposted Membury. Follow this lane, taking the third left hand turning signposted Greendown and continue down into the village, turning left onto the village street opposite the church. Continue down the lane and Rock House will be found after about 1/4 mile on the right hand side next to a red letterbox.