A stunning Georgian farmhouse located on the outskirts of the village with beautifully presented and recently refurbished accommodation, cottage, range of outbuildings and paddock.
Champerty must be one of the most attractive residences in the locality and this coupled with its situation, only a mile or so from Dalwood, makes it an exceptionally appealing home indeed. Dating from the late Georgian period, this Grade II Listed property has a particularly pleasing front façade which is stuccoed and painted with shuttered first floor windows and glass and iron veranda. The property is traditionally built principally under a thatched roof however, also incorporates mellow tile and traditional slate.
The principal residence of Champerty has been imaginatively extended, incorporating several outbuildings and using oak and glass, therefore parts of the property have a contemporary feel, a feature that blends in exceedingly well with the elegant ambience of the original residence. The accommodation is light and extremely well presented having been the subject of a recent, thorough programme of refurbishment, and has a sunny southerly aspect enjoying extensive views from the principal rooms over the delightful gardens and grounds, to the adjacent countryside beyond.
Champerty Cottage which adjoins the main residence could either be used as a separate dwelling or incorporated back into the principal residence, making the property ideal for two families, extended family, or even a home with an income. It has also recently been refurbished and has accommodation which briefly comprises: Lobby/utility, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room with a woodburner. Whilst to the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings:
The property is approached from the lane to a higher courtyard where there is parking for a number of vehicles, leading to a lower courtyard where there is further extensive parking. Adjacent to this is the stabling, a detached brick building under a tiled roof with four boxes. Next to this is a further two storey stone and tiled building which is on two floors and at one end is an open fronted garage building. At the higher courtyard there is a range of traditionally built single storey thatched outbuildings which are currently used as a wood store and which houses the oil storage tank. There is also an open fronted Nissen hut building (35'10'' x 18'2''), whilst to the rear is an old stone former piggery (in need of some repair - 15'11'' x 13' 11'') and a stone potting shed.
The paddock lies to the east of the property, part of which is used as a chicken run, and there is an outside pizza/bread oven. The gardens lie primarily to the front of the property, and are laid to areas of lawn with a wild flower meadow next to the mature Walnut tree. There are colourful herbaceous borders and a front terrace partly enclosed by the veranda. In front of Champerty Cottage there is a lovely, secluded, sun trap, courtyard garden where there is a colourful mature Jasmine which adorns the front elevation.
The gardens are beautifully presented and create a delightful setting for the house. To the south east is a large and productive kitchen garden with polytunnel. In all the grounds extend to approximately 2.28 acres.
Champerty is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a rural location, just outside the much sought after pretty village of Dalwood. The property is set within its own private gardens which extend to about 2 ¼ acres and are profusely stocked creating a most appealing and apt setting and there are delightful rural walks close at hand over a myriad of footpaths. The village of Dalwood is about 1 mile away and offers a range of amenities including the popular Tuckers Arms public house, ancient Church of St Peter's, village hall and community run shop and post office. Kilmington is also close at hand (about 2 miles) where there is a farm shop, garage, pubs and primary school.
Dalwood lies approximately midway between the market towns of Honiton and Axminster. Both towns offer a wide range of amenities such as schools, banks, supermarkets, sporting facilities etc, as well as many independent shops and galleries. They both also have main line rail links to London (Waterloo). The beautiful World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Bay is a short drive away with the town of Lyme Regis being about 9 miles distant. Lyme Regis has a famous harbour including The Cobb and a very good range of independent shops and eateries which include The Oyster and Fish House, owned by the renowned chef Mark Hix.
Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is situated about 7 miles south of the property. The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 25 miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and international airport.
From our office in Honiton High Street, proceed on the A35 Axminster Road and follow this for approximately 5 miles, turning left just past the Starbucks and Shute Garage. Turn first right signposted Dalwood and follow this lane to the 'T' Junction turning right at the junction to Studhayes and Champerty will be found about 75 yards down this lane on your left hand side.