A recently restored three bedroom cottage with a two-bedroom annexe, garage and parking, right in the heart of the town.
The Compasses is a handsome semi-detached period residence which has origins dating back to the 18th century and retains a wealth of character features, hence it is listed as Grade II. These include several beamed ceilings, part of an original plank and muntin screen in the snug room, stunning central inglenook fireplace, and some exposed cruck beams to the first floor.
Although the property is packed full of character, it has recently been the subject of a comprehensive programme of restoration and has particularly light accommodation which has been decorated with a more modern approach. This has included the installation of modern kitchen units, a well-fitted utility room, limestone and timber flooring, as well as a shower, wash hand basin and wc in the lofty principal bedroom.
The Cottage Annexe.
To the rear of the cottage is a substantial former stable block and barns which were converted in the mid 1980's, creating a spacious two bedroom cottage for use as ancillary accommodation to the main house. This adds a great deal of flexibility to the property and would suit those looking for additional accommodation or it would also make an idea studio or home office or provide additional income as a holiday let.
The property is approached from South Street over a driveway which provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to the integral (to The Annexe) garage. Steps rise to a private courtyard, behind which is a small area of lawn. To the rear of the cottage is a further seating area.
The Compasses 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 Fearnley-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.
From the centre of Colyton with the Premier (Colyton Stores) shop on your right hand side, follow the road around to the left onto South Street. After a short distance the driveway to The Compasses will be found on your right hand side just after the road narrows.