Guide price £650,000
A charming Grade II listed period home with a beautiful extension, pretty gardens and grounds of just over an acre.
- Double Garage
Franklyns is located within the scenic and desirable conservation village of Smallridge, nestled in a lightly wooded combe in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on a tributary of the River Axe that runs through the grounds. All Saints primary school, Church and Village Hall are a short distant from the property. The village enjoys a number of community activities and the well-known Ridgeway Inn. Smallridge lies amongst some of East Devons most attractive countryside to which Franklyns has direct access to lovely right from its front door. Axminster lies approximately 2 miles away which has an excellent variety of shops, secondary school, sports facilities and a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). the County Town of Taunton is about 20 miles further with a wide range of shopping facilities, cinema, theatre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and M5 access. The Jurassic coast at Lyme Bay is approximately 7.5 miles to the south and is a popular destination for tourists and designated as a World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. The highly rated schools of Colyton Grammar and Woodroffe School are approx. 8 miles and 7 miles respectively.
Franklyns is a picture postcard, detached, thatched cottage which is located on the rural fringes of the popular village of Smallridge. The property sits at the head of a driveway in grounds of about an acre, in amongst some of East Devons most attractive rolling countryside with views from all aspects. This Grade II listed cottage has origins that date back to the mid 1600s and is of traditional construction, with colour washed rendered exterior elevations under a thatched roof, with a superb hardwood extension with under-floor heating to the easterly gable. The property retains a wealth of characterful features, such as heavily beamed ceilings, inglenook to the sitting room and exposed timbers to the first floor, all of which aid in creating a wonderful period ambience. Country views can be gained from many of the rooms over the delightful, well stocked garden and grounds.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Undoubtedly one of the main features at Franklyns are its grounds which surround the property and have been well planted with a huge variety of shrubs and trees. A driveway leads to a parking area for several vehicles and on to the detached double garage. There are several other outbuildings including a shed and workshop, further timber sheds and a greenhouse. Adjoining the side of the property is a large area of level lawn which is bordered by the small stream which divides these lawns from a paddock area with fruit trees. Surrounding the property are various terraces and well stocked flower and shrub beds.