A detached 1970's village house with particularly light and spacious accommodation, set in generous gardens with a detached garage and outbuilding.
Lachooga is an individually designed detached residence that is situated well within its grounds, on the outskirts of this popular village, enjoying views down the valley to the farmland and hills beyond. It stands in the eye of the sun and is set in mature gardens and grounds of about 0.6 acre. The property was constructed circa 1970, and has rendered and colourwashed exterior elevations under a tiled roof with the benefit of low maintenance double glazed picture windows, barge boards and soffits.
The accommodation has been the subject of an ongoing programme of improvement by the current owner and is found in very good order. It is particularly light and is arranged with the principal living accommodation on the first floor, thus maximising the views that are enjoyed. Worthy of particular mention is the sitting room which is a huge room with a wood burner and large windows and doors taking full advantage of the outlook and giving access onto the balcony.
The property is approached from the lane through a 5-bar gate to a large brick paviered parking and turn around area with space for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to this is a detached, large single garage with up and over door. There is also a useful barn/outbuilding which is ideal for further garaging, workshop, storage etc, or alternatively has the possibility of conversion, subject to any necessary planning consents.
The gardens extend to approximately 0.6 acre laid principally to areas of sweeping lawn interspersed with a great variety of maturing trees, as well as being bordered by well stocked colourful flower and shrub beds. To the east of the property is a paved terrace and opening from the superb drawing room is a large balcony which takes full advantage of the views and sun. There is also an electric blind for shade in the summer. Beneath this balcony is a useful storage area.
Lachooga is situated on the edge of the scattered village of Membury, which itself is located in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Membury is a pretty village which has an active community and a primary school, ancient parish Church of St John the Baptist and village shop/post office.
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 main line 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 also has a good range of shops and a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).
Exeter, the county town, has excellent shopping facilities and a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo and 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 is 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. Lachooga is the first driveway on your left hand side.