Cloisters is situated in a slightly elevated position thus gaining splendid country and coastal views over the Axe Estuary and Axe Cliff to the east, with sea glimpses to the south. It is located on the prestigious Ryalls Court development which is centred around the handsome Grade II Listed country house, formerly known as Ryalls. Cloisters comprises a substantial portion of this Regency property and benefits from lawned gardens of just over half an acre.
Seaton is a popular bustling coastal town situated on the World Heritage Site colloquially known as the Jurassic Coast. It has a long esplanade and pebble beach and a good selection of shopping and recreational facilities. 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 7 miles to the north-east and has a good
Cloisters forms part of the country house formerly knows as Ryalls and was built circa 1834 by Commander William Henry Baptist Proby, a well respected naval commander during the early part of the 19th century. The original house has had an interesting and intriguing history and was used as a military hospital during the second world war, before becoming a girls boarding school.
The property was built in the Gothic style and has elegant rendered exterior facades with classic arch top windows, drip mouldings, quion detailing and castellated roof that is in the main slated. The accommodation is both spacious and beautifully presented. Worthy of particular mention is the elegant drawing room with attractive moulded cornices, marble fireplace and bay window with views over the gardens and town to the coast and countryside beyond.
Cloisters retains a wealth of character features, all of which aid in creating the delightful period ambiance.
Gardens and Grounds
Cloisters is approached over a shared tarmac driveway to a turning area providing parking for several vehicles. This also gives access to the integral double garage with up and over doors. The gardens at Cloisters lie to the front and side of the property and are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees that include Beech and Sycamore. The gardens are surrounded by mature hedging.