An extended and much improved, detached 4 bedroom residence set in glorious gardens and grounds approaching an acre, just outside of the desirable village of Dalwood, with views over the adjoining countryside.
Waterside is a fabulous property which has been the subject of a full and considered schedule of works resulting in the spacious and beautifully finished home that we find today. The works have been completed to an exceptional standard with a beautiful Oak staircase at its heart which is complemented by Oak interior doors and flooring. There are solar panels to the roof, generating hot water and electricity which services the property and also returns an income.
The Heritage range in the kitchen provides hot water, heating and cooking facilities. Worthy of particular note is the sizeable rear, vaulted extension which has created a sociable hub to this family home, incorporating a bespoke kitchen, which was designed and built by local craftsmen, a large dining space with bifold doors looking onto the gardens and a snug area with double-sided
woodburner which integrates into the formal reception room beyond.
The accommodation is flexible in its arrangement and can easily be configured to include ground floor bedrooms in one of the two rooms that are located adjacent to the shower room. Upstairs is the family bathroom which has been beautifully fitted in a traditional style and a further 3 double bedrooms (2 with fitted wardrobes) and the principal with an ensuite shower room and lovely views over the garden. Both the bathroom and ensuite shower room benefit from electric underfloor heating.
The gardens at Waterside are undoubtedly very special and create an apt setting for the property and a haven for local wildlife. These delightful grounds offer a good deal of privacy, forming a natural, tree lined bowl with a South-Westerly aspect. A babbling brook runs through the grounds which include areas of sweeping lawn, colourful and profusely stocked flowerbeds, some mature and specimen trees, and a natural pond with central island.
Waterside is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Ham backing onto open farmland and enjoying splendid views over the surrounding countryside which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as The Blackdown Hills. Waterside commands a sunny aspect with delightful rural walks that emanate virtually from the front gates. Approximately 2 ½ miles to the north is the village of Stockland which has a parish church, an active social life centred around the village hall and tennis courts, as well as a primary school which is highly rated by Ofsted. Waterside is just outside the pretty and popular village of Dalwood with its ancient parish church, active village hall, community village shop/post office and very popular public House: The Tuckers Arms. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is situated within 9 miles.
The busy market town of Axminster lies some 5 miles to the south-east and has a variety of shops including The Canteen owned by the good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and also has a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). Alternatively the market town of Honiton lies approximately 6.5 miles to the west and has a further variety of shops, schools, sports centre/ swimming pool and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). The coast at Lyme Bay is situated about 9.5 miles to the south. The Cathedral city of Exeter is about 24 miles to the south-west and has excellent shopping facilities, mainline rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and small international airport. Taunton, the county town of Somerset is approximately 20 miles distant and also has an express rail link to London (Paddington) and access to the M5.