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8 bedroom house for sale in Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon, EX13

Offers in Excess of £1,800,000

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A magnificent and substantial Georgian Country House set in beautiful gardens and grounds of circa 7.5 acres with two holiday cottages and stunning views

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  • Swimming Pool
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A magnificent and substantial Georgian Country House set in beautiful gardens and grounds of circa 7.5 acres with two holiday cottages and stunning views.

The Property.
Symondsdown House is a handsome Georgian country residence which sits proudly within its parkland setting at the head of a long sweeping driveway. The house itself dates to circa 1820 and is an imposing and distinctive home of classic proportions with its white rendered elevations and large sash windows under a slated roof. The front façade is particularly attractive with its pillared portico and balustraded and ornamented terrace which swings around to the heated pool.

The accommodation is of beautiful proportions, typical of a house of this era, and retains a great deal of character and period elegance. Worthy of particular mention is the impressive reception hallway which has a marble floor and sweeping staircase, the stunning formal reception rooms, and the principal bedroom suite which has a large window to the gable and opens onto a large balcony. Other noteworthy features include the spacious country kitchen with 4-oven Aga, games room (which would make an ideal home office, gymnasium, studio etc), and the extensive cellarage.

Symondsdown House offers six bedrooms to the first floor, five of which have en-suites, as well as a family bathroom. There are also two further rooms to the second floor and bathroom. The accommodation is very flexible in its arrangement, perfect for a large family, and also lends itself to offering some form of income potential, whether it be as a more informal Bed & Breakfast, or, as it has been in the past, a country house hotel (subject to any planning consents required).

The Orangery & The Peach House.
To the rear of the house, and well screened up their own driveway, are two detached holiday cottages - The Orangery and The Peach House. These are single storey units comprising and sitting room with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and have both parking and seating areas. They are currently let out through a local company and provide a very useful income.

Gardens & Grounds.
Electric pillared entrance gates lead from Woodbury Lane to a sweeping driveway that leads through the grounds to large, gravelled parking and turning areas to the side and front of the house. This driveway divides midway up giving access to the field (which extends to approaching 4 acres), and on further to the holiday cottages, which both a parking and seating areas. Beside the main drive is a yard around which sits a triple garage, implement store and workshop, log store and potting shed, most of which have recently been re-roofed.

Immediately surrounding the house are paved terraces with a delightful, sheltered entertaining area to the rear which has an awning and raised flower bed. This continues to the side where there is a heated pool measuring about 40’ into the bow end by 18’, detached former timber sauna and pump house.

The ‘parkland’ grounds lie to the front of the house and are accessed down a shallow flight of steps, beside which are established shrub beds. In total, the gardens and grounds extend to about 7.5 acres.

Situation.
Symondsdown House is situated just outside of the bustling market town of Axminster and commands an elevated yet sheltered location, enjoying far reaching views over the Axe Valley and beyond. The location is sunny and privacy is enjoyed as the property stands well within its own gardens and grounds at the head of a long sweeping driveway. The gardens and grounds are mature, well established and beautifully presented, thus creating a most apt setting for this distinctive house. Many country walks can be enjoyed in the immediate vicinity as well as easy access to the A35 Dorchester road. The property is readily accessible to either the market town of Axminster which is about 1 mile to the east, and which has a main line railway station with direct trains to Waterloo, and a range of independent shops including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstal’s The Canteen.

The popular town of Lyme Regis set on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast lies within 5 miles and has an extensive range of independent shops, boutiques and eateries, and is famous for its picturesque and historic harbour and Cobb. There are also many recreational and sporting facilities which include a sailing club, bowls, sea fishing and a well-respected golf course.

Directions.
From Honiton take the A35 Axminster road and continue for approximately 10 miles through the village of Kilmington. Take the third left turning after Kilmington (Lyme Road) signposted Axminster and then take the first turning left onto Woodbury Lane. Continue around a sharp right hand bend and the pillared entrance to Symondsdown House will be found after about 75 yards on your left hand side.

Services.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

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