A stylish and highly efficient German built Hanse Haus nestled on the edge of the
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Ocklynge is located in a delightful south facing position on the country outskirts of Uplyme and sits in a mature setting overlooking the wooded slopes of Woodhouse Hill. The heart of village lies about a mile away on the Devon/Dorset border and has a range of everyday amenities including a shop, primary school, church, public house, garage and post office, as well as a tennis club and cricket pitch.
The popular town of Lyme Regis lies about two miles away 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.
The busy market town of Axminster lies approximately 2 miles to the north-west and also has an excellent variety of shops which include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage shop and café, and mainline rail link to London Waterloo. There are some excellent schools close at hand which include the Woodroffe School which has recently been judged to be 'outstanding' and Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools, some 6 miles away.
Ocklynge is a stunning detached modern residence which was constructed by the award-winning Hanse Haus, a specialist in precision engineered, highly efficient homes which are meticulous in both design and quality. Built as a replacement dwelling by the current owners in 2014, this bespoke home is a statement of modern architecture and blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings which offer a great deal of privacy and seclusion. The house is of handsome proportions with its white exterior finish and larch clad gables and features grey, triple glazed windows with internally operated shutters, granite sills, and zinc
The accommodation has been finished with the same meticulous attention to detail and is beautifully light with the principal rooms taking advantage of some delightful views over the gardens and grounds, to the wooded valley beyond. Worthy of particular mention is the superb, open plan kitchen/family room which incorporates a sitting room with a contemporary wood burner, dining area with French doors to the front terrace and a stunning Spillers kitchen. This has been fitted with high gloss units under curved granite work surfaces and features a five-ring induction hob, oven and microwave oven, integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The ground floor could also accommodate a fifth bedroom. There is a wet room off the boot room and a large utility room to facilitate beach lifestyle needs.
An oak staircase with low level lighting rises to the first floor where there is a family bathroom and four
bedrooms (two with en-suites), all of which have a
double aspect and views. The principal bedroom is a fabulous suite with two dressing areas, covered balcony and luxury en-suite bath/shower room with a picture window overlooking the grounds.
As mentioned, Ocklynge is highly energy efficient due to its thermal qualities and excellent air source heat pump that drives the underfloor heating throughout, thermal store, photovoltaic panels and triple glazed windows. There are also several other noteworthy features which include a laundry chute, Cat5 cabling to many of the rooms and low-level, low-voltage lighting to the hallway, stairs and landing area.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Undoubtedly one of Ocklynges main features is its beautiful setting which is semi wooded and has open views across the valley. It was extensively landscaped and planted during construction and is now blossoming into maturity with a huge number of shrubs and trees including many rhododendrons, camelias and echiums. The property is approached from Yawl Hill Lane through double timber gates which lead to a large parking area, adjacent to which is a single garage and store. To the front and side of the house are several terraces and there is a fabulous timber and glazed covered seating area for entertaining which takes advantage of the delightful outlook.
The grounds lie principally to the south and have a more natural feel with pathways meandering through and
rising to a kitchen garden, log store and level lawn, which are screened by beech hedging. From here there are stunning views. Behind the garage is a greenhouse and potting area, and in total the grounds extend to about 0.54 acre.