A substantial, detached, 4 bedroom Edwardian residence with detached garage, enviably located on a generous plot with some fabulous sea and estuary views.
Bywell is a substantial, detached Edwardian residence, constructed c.1908 on a generous plot of just under a third of an acre with some fabulous sea and estuary views.
This handsome property has been under the ownership of the same family for two generations and therefore, this is the first time it has come to the market for many years. The property has been respectfully maintained, retaining the integrity of the building's origins and Edwardian features, such as the original fireplaces, large fitted cupboards in the kitchen, service bell system and the quarry tiled floor to the utility room. Most of the windows have now been refitted with low maintenance uPVC double glazed units and a detached garage was constructed approximately 10 years ago which has been finished in keeping with the style of the main house and is a fabulous asset, in conjunction with the range of other smaller sheds and outbuildings.
The accommodation is thoughtfully arranged around the impressive entrance hall with galleried landing and is particularly adaptable in its arrangement with three reception rooms to the ground floor and four bedrooms to the first. To summarise, this is a delightful family home which offers scope for further modernisation, on a generous plot in an excellent location.
The property is approached through a 5-bar gate from Bunts Lane offering parking for several vehicles on the driveway in front of the garage which has the benefit of an electric garage door and pedestrian door to the rear. To the front of the property and access from the utility room is a courtyard area with two sheds and covered additional storage space between. Attached to the building is the gardener's WC and two further storage sheds. A paved pathway leads down the West side of the property to the rear garden which is of an excellent size, South-facing and level. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a small pond/water feature and screened area behind the garage, ideal for a kitchen garden. The garden is particularly private and has some exceptional views towards the estuary on the Eastern side.
Bywell is located in a desirable and leafy lane on the Western side of the popular coastal town of Seaton which has a selection of recreational and shopping facilities including a large Tesco store and some lovely independent shops. There is a golf course nearby in Axmouth and many walks, both coastal and country locally.
Seaton Tramway operates a narrow gauge heritage tram between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. Most recently, there is also the Jurassic Centre which offers a great day out for both adults and children. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools is situated about 2 miles away on the outskirts of the country village of Colyford.
The market town of Axminster is approximately 7.5 miles to the north-east and has a good variety of shops, schools and leisure facilities with mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).
The busy market town of Honiton lies some 15 miles away and is particularly well-known as an antique and book centre as well as having the usual range of shops, and also has a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).
The city of Exeter lies about 26 miles to the west and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, mainline rail link to London (Paddington), small international airport as well as M5 access.