A charming Grade II Listed cottage of character
with delightful gardens, two garages &
outbuildings including a barn with potential for
conversion to residential use.
Dares Farmhouse is situated in the village of Colyford in a convenient location in Elm Farm Lane, a few minutes walk from Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools. The village lies on the A3052 Lyme Regis to Exeter coastal road and main Jurassic Coast bus route running from Poole and Weymouth to Exeter. The village has an excellent Post Office/village store and
butcher, a small church, a thriving village hall, a small
hotel/restaurant and two public houses. The village lies approximately 1 mile south of the pretty town of Colyton and 1.5 miles inland from the coastal resort of Seaton in Lyme Bay which is part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. The market town of Axminster is approximately 5 miles from Colyford with a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). The County Town of Exeter is some 25 miles to
the west of Colyford with a comprehensive range of amenities, an international airport and direct access onto the M5 motorway and main line rail link to London (Paddington).
Dares Farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the village and is believed to date from the 1700s. This attached property is traditionally built of stone, brick and cob with white rendered exterior elevations under a thatched roof the front of which was re-thatched in 2008 and the rear in July 2016. An entry porch opens onto Elm Farm Lane. The accommodation is attractive, well presented and has a delightful period ambience with a large bright sitting room having an open fireplace with a wood-burner and French doors opening onto the rear patio. There is a well equipped farmhouse style kitchen, a utility room and ground floor WC. A railed staircase opens onto a spacious landing/study with two double bedrooms, one en-suite, a single bedroom, family bathroom and a walk-in airing cupboard. The bedrooms are well equipped with fitted wardrobes and all the rooms have secondary double glazing.
At the rear of the house there is a large flagstone & gravelled patio/courtyard with a small detatched stone and slate-roofed workshop. Steps lead from this to lawns on two levels divided by a trellis and bordered with plants, flowering shrubs and trees. The upper lawn has a small south facing summerhouse and a path leads through a walled archway to a central south-west facing paved and
gravelled garden area in front of the barn. There is a large openfronted summerhouse and the whole area is bounded by a low dividing stone wall, flowering trees and shrubs. To one side there is a small orchard with apple, pear and plum trees and a kitchen garden with soft fruit.
The BARN is a large three bay stone structure with a slate roof one bay is currently enclosed as a garden storeroom. This building has great potential for conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents, into ancillary accommodation to the main house or for selfcatering
Double gates from the central garden open onto the shared parking area and block of four garages. On the lawn side of the low dividing wall a path leads to a small stone and slate-roofed studio and a back gate also opening onto the parking area and garages. Two garages with parking spaces in front of each are included in the Title of Dares Farmhouse together with rights of way over the whole area and access
to the property. All outbuildings and garages are wired for lighting and power.
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"A charming Grade II Listed cottage of character"