A substantial, detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom property on the fringes of the popular village of Membury with grounds and paddock approaching 1.5 acres in total.
Sandbanks is a substantial and well-presented property with spacious accommodation which is adaptable in its layout. It offers a dining hall, conveniently positioned adjacent to the kitchen which is of a good size with further breakfast room leading to a useful utility room and door to the garden.
To the other side of the property are two reception rooms, one of which offers access to the two ground floor bedrooms and the sitting room and could offer a number of uses including an office, craft room or library. The formal sitting room is triple aspect with open fireplace and delightful South-facing views through the trees to the village and church in the distance.
The two storey extension (added in the 80's we believe) offers a very well-proportioned bedroom with ensuite bathroom/dressing room; this lovely first floor principal/guest bedroom has far-reaching views into Dorset. Taken together with the reception space and utility room below there is scope here for using this part of the house as a separate annexe with little adaptation required or alternatively Bed & Breakfast accommodation if desired.
The other two excellent double bedrooms are also ensuite with the second bedroom having a 'Jack and Jill' shower room which opens to the hallway - a clever and thoughtful design. The property also has efficiency in mind with Photovoltaic panels to the roof, which not only reduce the electricity bills but also provide a useful income.
In summary, Sandbanks is a welcoming, three bedroom property, with excellent and well-presented accommodation in a truly special spot on the edge of this popular East Devon village.
The grounds are in a naturally secluded position and yet offer wonderful near and distant views of the countryside. Access is from the lane onto a private driveway with cattle grid. The drive opens up to the front of the property to provide a generous parking and turning area, suitable for a number of vehicles. There is a part blockwork / part timber-built garage/workshop with carport adjacent and an attractive patio area to the front of the property that has been re-laid in recent years.
The area devoted to lawned gardens is bounded by woodland to the North with interesting (and some rare) specimen trees, a timber potting shed and larger timber shed with double-opening doors.
To the East, steps rise to the paddock which extends to approximately a third of an acre of pasture land with a lovely woodland spinney on the western border. From here there are outstanding views across to Lamberts Castle and Pilsden. The paddock can also be accessed from the bottom of the driveway. In all, the gardens, woodland areas and paddock extend to approximately 1.5 acres.
Sandbanks is located on the outskirts of the picturesque and scattered village of Membury in a very special and secluded location with a sunny southerly orientation. Membury has an active community centred around the village hall, primary school, village stores and pretty Church of St John Baptist.
The market town of Axminster lies approximately 3.5 miles to the South-East and has an extensive range of shops and eateries, including The Canteen shop and restaurant, which is owned by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. It also has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo) and access to the A35. The World Heritage Coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay is some 9 miles to the south and access to the A303 is approximately 9 miles to the North.
Exeter, the Cathedral City, has excellent shopping facilities and a mainline rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access and lies some 28 miles west. The well-renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools lies some 9 miles away.
From Honiton take the A35 in an easterly direction towards Axminster. Follow this road through the villages of Wilmington and Kilmington, bearing left on to the B3261 road signposted Axminster. After approximately 0.5 mile, turn left signposted Membury, and carry straight on at Four Cross into Uphay Lane/Membury Road. Follow this road North for about 2 miles, past Castle House. At Star Cross, do not take the turning into Membury, but continue straight on and the driveway to Sandbanks will be found on your right-hand side.