A beautifully positioned country house set in idyllic gardens and grounds of over 4 acres, with 2 holiday cottages, pool, wildlife pond, paddocks and woodland
- Secondary Accom
- Swimming Pool
- View EPC Rating
A beautifully positioned country house set in idyllic gardens and grounds of over 4 acres, with 2 holiday cottages, pool, wildlife pond, paddocks and woodland.
Danes Hill House is a particularly handsome detached residence which is located in a stunning private position on the easterly slopes of Danes Hill. The property is of traditional construction with mellow flintstone elevations under and slated roof and gains splendid views over its gardens, grounds and woodland to the countryside beyond.
The house itself has origins dating back several hundred years, however was considerably enlarged and remodelled in the latter part of the 20th century, creating the spacious and very adaptable home we find today. This included the addition of two (attached) cottages, Swallows Haven and Waterside, which have a variety of uses such as ancillary accommodation, studio or home offices, or could provide a useful income through holiday letting. These have never been let by the current owners and it is worth noting that they do require a level of updating and refurbishment if one were to consider renting out.
The property has spacious and light accommodation with all principal rooms taking advantage of the beautiful outlook. It is very well-presented and worthy of particular mention is the large triple aspect sitting room which has an inglenook fireplace with woodburner and French doors onto the side terrace. To the first floor there is a roomy landing which has a door onto a balcony, five bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom.
Gardens & Grounds.
Undoubtedly one of Danes Hill Houses main features is its simply stunning, mature setting which has complete seclusion, quietude and is a wonderful haven for wildlife. The house sits well within the grounds and is approached through pillared entrance gates onto a driveway which sweeps around to the rear of the
property, passing a detached double garage with adjoining log store and with a small kitchen garden
behind. The front garden is in the main laid to lawn and from here, a 5-bar gate gives access to a paddock to the north.
To the rear of the house is a large paved terrace taking full advantage of the wonderful views, and a parking
area adjacent to which are Swallows Haven and Waterside. Steps lead you down to a lower level where there is a sheltered heated swimming pool, summer house and pump house. Beyond the pool are the more natural areas of ground where there is a chicken coop and a stunning spring fed wildlife pond with duck house.
The two main paddocks lay to the north and east and both run into the woodland at the bottom of the valley which is bordered by a small stream. In total the gardens and grounds extend to about 4 ¼ acres.
Danes Hill House is situated in a commanding position on the outskirt of the highly desirable village of
Dalwood, which in turn is located on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dalwood nestles in a sheltered valley with the small River Corry running through the village. It has a vibrant community with many social activities throughout the year, which includes a popular annual fair. It has a community run shop and post office, a superb and well-supported thatched public house, village hall and ancient Parish Church.
The busy market town of Axminster is approximately 4.5 miles to the east and has a wide variety of amenities including supermarkets, schools, shops, which include The Canteen shop and café owned by good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, leisure facilities and a main line rail link to London Waterloo.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Please note that there are pylons running through the valley with the wires crossing the woodland to the north.