A charming detached period cottage with beautifully presented accommodation, set within delightful gardens in a tucked away location close to the heart of the town.
The Long Cottage is a charming detached residence which has origins that date back several centuries and is of traditional construction with predominantly stone elevations under a slated roof. It has well maintained accommodation which has been the subject of a recent programme of improvement which has included the installation of modern electric heating, as well as the general decoration which is found in excellent order. The property blends character features with a more modern approach and many of the rooms have delightful views over the superb gardens. Worthy of particular mention is the sitting room which is triple aspect and has a feature stone fireplace with arched recesses beside. The Long Cottage benefits from three bedrooms to the first floor and a bathroom with a shower above the bath. There is also a good sized cloakroom to the ground floor. The property has replacement double glazed windows, many of which have delightful vistas over the gardens.
The Long Cottage is approached from Musbury Road over a gravelled driveway to a turning area which provides parking and access to the attached single garage. An arched gate leads through to the gardens which have been beautifully manicured and tended over the years and provide a huge amount of colour and interest. Adjacent to the property is a paved area with steps leading up past a pond with a waterfall to an area of lawn and this is surrounded by profusely stocked and colourful flower and shrub beds. There is also a timber summer house with paved terrace and steps leading down to the rear of the property.
The Long Cottage sits in a quiet tucked away position at the head of a driveway that leads around to the rear of the properties on Musbury Road. It is conveniently situated close to all of the town's amenities and sits in a delightful garden that has been lovingly tendered over the years.
Axminster is an ancient market town which is located in the heart of East Devon and surrounded by some of the county's most attractive rolling countryside. Axminster has a thriving community with the town centre being grouped around the handsome Church of St Mary's and the Minster Green. The town has a comprehensive range of shops and facilities and is still home to many independent retailers and boutiques. There are also the usual multiples which include supermarkets, Trinity House department store, sport 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 links via the A35 and to the beautiful East Devon coastline.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is located about 7 miles to the south and is a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy the dramatic scenery and beautiful coastal walks over the myriad of footpaths in the near vicinity. Exeter, the County Town and Cathedral City, is approximately 26 miles to the west and has an excellent shopping centre, main line rail link to London Paddington and international airport.
From the centre of Axminster, (West Street) with the church on your left hand side, turn left into Church Street. Bear right and then turn right onto Musbury Road. Continue to the bottom of the dip turning left opposite Cedar Close (also marked by a public footpath sign). After a short distance turn left onto the gravelled driveway to The Long Cottage.