A superbly appointed modern country residence set in beautiful gardens and grounds of about 2 acres
Lionel Farm is a particularly handsome detached residence which was built circa 2000 in the farmhouse style and was designed in a way so as to take full advantage of its country surroundings. It has rendered elevations under a principally thatched roof, with a slated roofed sun room and benefits from timber double glazed windows and doors, making it surprisingly energy efficient for a property of its type.
Lionel Farm beautifully blends character features with light, contemporary design and has all the charm of a period farmhouse, without much of the upkeep and expense and with all the conveniences a modern home offers. The accommodation is well proportioned with great care and attention given to the fittings and overall finish, which is neutrally decorated and would suit both traditional and modern furniture.
There are many notable features at Lionel Farm however worthy of particular mention is the entrance hallway which has a flagstone floor and galleried staircase, the superb sitting room with its two sets of French doors, and the sun room which has a wonderful outlook over the courtyard and opens into the kitchen with its 2-oven Economy 7 Aga with side module.
To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bath/shower rooms and all have built in wardrobes and a double aspect with superb views over the beautifully planted mature grounds, to the countryside beyond.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from the small country lane to a large parking area, adjacent to which is a substantial, detached outbuilding which is constructed of timber under a slated roof. This comprises two open bays and an adjoining implement store/workshop.
The gardens surround the property and are now very well established with a huge variety of plants and shrubs. The front boundary is bordered by a small stream where there is a pergola which is clad in a mass of roses and climbing plants and a level area of lawn. To the south west is an attractive courtyard with a water feature, whilst to the rear of the property the land rises to the south east and has been planted with a great variety of shrubs and specimen trees. To the top area is a summerhouse with decking where there are stunning country views and this rises to two areas of paddock which also have access from a track to the rear. In total the gardens and grounds extend to just over two acres.
Lionel Farm is located in a country position on the fringes of the parish of Shute, amongst some of East Devon's most attractive rolling countryside. It sits well off the lane in beautifully planted gardens and grounds creating a most appealing, private setting over which is gains a superb outlook to the countryside beyond.
Shute is a small village which has a primary school, pretty Church of St Michael's and there is also a bus service connecting the nearby towns and villages. Delightful rural walks can also be enjoyed in the near vicinity over a myriad of footpaths and bridleways.
Although semi-rural, the property is very accessible being only three miles from the popular and ancient town of Colyton with its range of independent shops and also the highly acclaimed Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools. The market town of Axminster lies about three miles to the east and has a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities which include The Canteen shop and restaurant owned by TV chef and good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as well as a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). Honiton is approximately 8 miles to the west and is well known as an antique centre together with a twice weekly market and mainline rail link to London.
Exeter, the county town, is approximately 25 miles to the west and has an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, university, main line rail link to London (Paddington), and international airport.
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"A superbly appointed modern country residence set in beautiful gardens and grounds of about 2 acres"