A stunning barn conversion in a picturesque country position surrounded by landscaped, established gardens and grounds of about an acre
Woodhayes Barton is a particularly attractive detached residence which is located in a stunning countryside position amongst its beautiful gardens and grounds which extend to about an acre. It is surrounded by some of the county's most attractive rolling countryside over which it gains superb views and the Corry Brook winds its way through the fields to the south which only adds to this magical setting.
The property itself was converted in the latter part of the 20th century and was previously two cottages before being re-configured by the current owners in 2000. It now comprises a substantial home of great character which has been renovated to a high standard with great care and attention having been given to the fixtures, fittings and overall decoration. Although the property has a more traditional/barn feel, it also has some modern and contemporary elements which can be seen most prevalently in the simply stunning glazed "outreach" garden room to the rear of the property which has incredible impact and very much lets the grounds and the setting into the house. There is also a TV room with a projector and this room has French doors onto the side terrace.
Woodhayes Barton benefits from four bedrooms to the first floor and these are accessed via two staircases making the accommodation particularly flexible, and it could suit a variety of requirements. Worthy of note is the superb bedroom suite to the east, which is accessed via an oak staircase from a stunning two-storey glazed hallway and this gain a wonderful outlook.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from a small country lane over a tarmacadam driveway over which an adjoining property has a right of way. This leads to the private gravelled driveway which swings up to the property to a good sized parking area. Besides the driveway are two very useful detached outbuildings, both of stone elevations under tiled roofs, and comprising one good sized double garage and an implement store.
The gardens surround the property and are in the main laid to sweeping areas of lawn which are interspersed with profusely stocked shrub beds. From the rear of the property is a large paved terrace and landscaped gardens with stone walls rising through well established and very colourful borders. There is also a greenhouse and composting area as well as a hot tub and the grounds are dotted with seating areas which are strategically positioned to take advantage of the magnificent and far reaching country outlook.
Woodhayes Barton is situated on the fringes of the desirable village of Dalwood, which in turn is located on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dalwood nestles in a sheltered valley with the small River Corry running through the village, which meanders south passing through the fields to front of the property. Dalwood has a vibrant community with many social activities throughout the year, which includes a popular annual fair. It also has a community run shop and post office, a thatched public house, village hall and ancient Parish Church.
The busy market town of Axminster is approximately 3 miles to the east and has a wide variety of amenities including supermarkets, various schools, shops, which include The Canteen shop and café owned by good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, leisure facilities and rail link to London (Waterloo). There are a number of golf courses in the area and sailing at the picturesque town of Lyme Regis.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline is also easily accessible, with Lyme Regis being only 8.5 miles to the south and Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools, is situated about 5.5 miles away near the village of Colyford.
The Cathedral City of Exeter, the county town, is about 25 miles to the west with a comprehensive shopping centre, theatre and main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and international airport.
From Honiton take the A35 in an easterly direction and follow this through Wilmington. After a further 2 miles, pass a Little Chef on the left and continue for a further ¾ mile, turning left just after a large right-hand bend and immediately after a thatched farmhouse on the left. Follow this lane to the cross roads, turning right and then left, and the driveway to Woodhayes Barton will be found after a short distance on your right hand side.