A single storey dwelling set at the head of a long driveway in a stunning tranquil position within about 7.5 acres of grounds and woodland.
The Firs was built, we believe, in the 1950's and was enlarged over the years creating the spacious home we find today. It is designed in a way that it takes full advantage of the superb outlook and it is very rare to find such a secluded home, yet with such a wonderful far reaching outlook. It has extremely adaptable accommodation and worthy of particular mention is the dining room with its brick fireplace and wood burning stove and this opens into the kitchen. The principal rooms take advantage of the wonderful views with a beautiful open view to the east and the wonderful wooded outlook to the west.
Properties such as The Firs are a rare find in any market and would suit a variety of potential buyers including those looking for a secluded family home, a country retreat, a life style change, or a small holding. It would also suit those looking for a project or a home that they can add their stamp to and the plot would certainly merit further investment.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached over a long private driveway which sweeps up through the grounds to a parking area, passing a large detached triple garage with electric and manual doors and photovoltaic panels. There is also a further garage/workshop which incorporates a utility area adjoining the property.
The gardens and grounds at The Firs are undoubtedly one of its main features and provide a huge amount of privacy, seclusion and quietude. They are perfect for those with a love of flora and fauna and create the most wonderful and unique setting. Surrounding the property are lawned gardens that are interspersed with borders containing a large variety of shrubs which include a Magnolia, Rhododendron, Acers, as well as some beautiful specimen trees including a magnificent Japanese Pine. Below this is a paddock area which also has an orchard with a variety of apples, pears and plums as well as a productive kitchen garden and polytunnel. The woodland predominantly lies to the south and west and part of it has been superbly kept over the years and is a magical place to wander and enjoy this enchanting setting. In total the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 7.5 acres.
The Firs is located at the head of a long driveway in the middle of its own land, which creates the most enchanting natural setting offering peace and quietude. Although semi wooded, it has superb far reaching country views to the east (front) over a typical Devon landscape and all the principal rooms take advantage of this outlook.
It is located on the fringes of the village of Kilmington and has access to some beautiful country and woodland walks in the near vicinity, as well as the village amenities which include a farm shop, two public houses, primary school, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted, ancient parish church and village hall, as well as sporting facilities such as tennis courts and a cricket pitch. Kilmington lies approximately 2 miles away from the busy market town of Axminster which has an extensive range of amenities including many independent retailers and eateries including The Canteen which is owned by TV chef and good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Axminster also has a main line rail link to London Waterloo.
The bustling market town of Honiton is some 7 miles to the west and the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is some 6 miles distant. The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Bay lies approximately 7 miles to the south and Exeter, the county town of Devon, is some 26 miles to the west. Exeter has an excellent shopping centre, main line rail links to London Paddington and Waterloo, international airport and M5 motorway access.