Barnards is situated in an elevated yet sheltered location within 2.5 acres enjoying far reaching views southwards with glimpses of the Axe Estuary and the sea at Seaton. The position is almost rural, thus having the best of both worlds with the town of Seaton, a popular bustling coastal town situated on the World Heritage Site colloquially known as the Jurassic Coast, close by. It has a long esplanade and pebble beach and a good selection of recreational and shopping facilities including a new large Tesco store. There are many walks, both coastal and country close to hand, as well as the Axe Estuary, which is a well-known location for serious bird watchers. The renowned Colyton Grammar School is situated nearby on the outskirts of the country village of Colyford. The market town of Axminster is approximately 5.5 miles to the north-east and has a good variety of shops, schools and leisure facilities with a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). The busy market town of Honiton lies some 1o miles away and is particularly well-known as an antique and book centre as well as having most of the usual multiples such as WH Smiths, Boots and Tesco and has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). The county town of Exeter lies about 24 miles away to the west and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and a small international airport, together with M5 access. Barnards stands in what can be best described as delightful mature gardens, that create a most apt and colourful setting and are profusely stocked with a great variety of colourful plants and shrubs and in parts are lightly wooded. There is a massive terrace in front of the house a lovely south facing location which takes full advantage of the aspect. To the west is a paddock and in all the grounds extend to approximately 2.5 acres.
Barnards is a handsome detached property that was individually designed and built by a builder for his own occupation approximately 55/60 years ago. It has part rendered and colourwashed and hung tiled exterior elevations under a tiled roof. Over recent years the property has been enhanced and enlarged by the present vendors, works that have resulted in creating the distinctive home we find today. The accommodation is particularly spacious, well presented and adaptable in its layout and all the principal rooms take full advantage of the southerly aspect. Worthy of particular note is the huge recently constructed conservatory which opens onto a large terrace where there is a double barbecue. The kitchen is extensively fitted with granite worktops and complements the separate dining room and large drawing room, again which open onto the terrace. On the ground floor there is a guest suite and also a play room which could be used as a sixth bedroom if required as there is a shower room opposite. Two of the first floor bedrooms open onto a balcony commanding views over the garden to the sea away in the distance.
The property is approached from the lane to a hard standing and turn around area, adjacent to which is a pair of garages with up and over doors, wrought iron gates then lead to a further parking area and a drive that sweeps up to the mature gardens and grounds to the front of the house where there is a further large parking area and an attached garage. The gardens create a most apt colourful and mature setting for the property and are laid to large areas of sweeping lawn interspersed and bordered by colourful and well stocked mature flower and shrub beds. There are also a number of ornamental trees dotted throughout the grounds. Immediately outside the drawing room is a large paved terrace, a lovely place in which to sit and enjoy the far reaching southerly views. There is a productive kitchen garden with useful garden shed, as well as two greenhouses. To the west of the property screened by a small hedge is a paddock which rises gently up the hill. In parts the gardens are semi wooded with pine, oak and other mature trees. In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2.5 acres.