A particularly handsome period residence with spacious accommodation in the heart of this popular town.
Colyton Cottage is situated in the heart of this ancient country town which nestles on the bank of the River Coly some 3 miles from the World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. The property is conveniently located within easy walk of the centre of this small town yet is also within just a few minutes walk of the countryside along the
banks of the Coly River. Colyton offers a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational amenities, and the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools, is situated about a mile away on the outskirts of the country village of Colyford. The town, with its beautiful medieval church, is situated amongst some of East Devon's most attractive countryside, much of which is designated as being of outstanding natural beauty and there are a myriad of footpaths in the vicinity.
The coast at Seaton, some 3 mile to the south, offers a long pebble beach and esplanade and there are beautiful coastal walks both east and west over the south west peninsular footpath. The busy market town of Axminster is approximately 5 miles to the north east and has a wide variety of amenities including shops, supermarkets, various schools and leisure facilities, eateries, which include Hugh Fernley-Whitingstall's River Cottage Shop and Café, and with main line rail link to London (Waterloo). There are a number of golf courses in the area and sailing at the picturesque town of Lyme Regis.
Colyton Cottage is a handsome Grade II Listed period residence which has origins dating back to 1610, as noted on a date stone above the pedimented front door. Interestingly, it was awarded a 'Blue Plaque' in
2012 (given to very select properties with historic connections) in commemoration of Commander George Eyre-Powell R.N. and family, who were great benefactors to Colyton. The property has spacious accommodation which retains a wealth of character features such as flagstone floors, exposed timbers and beams, some shuttered windows and window seats, and the snug room is of particular note with its Beerstone inglenook fireplace and plank and muntin screen. To the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms, the principal of which has an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. It has been in the current family's occupation for many years and is
now in need of some updating, however offers the opportunity for those looking to put their own stamp on a period home of great potential.
To the side of Colyton Cottage is the large single garage which has an electric door and also incorporates a workshop area. From the garage there is a door that leads through to the pantry area. The garden lies to the rear and can be accessed through the property as well as double timber gates which lead onto Queens Court. It is in the main laid to lawn with mature hedging.