Guide price £850,000
A fantastic and recently refurbished family home with a delightful private garden, superb games room and studio and self-contained apartment, in the heart of this thriving market town. First glimpses of Stoney House are most impressive, with its pretty faade constructed of part rendered and part stone elevations under an attractive slate roof. Dating back to the 1800s (the property is not listed) and originally a substantial coach house, the property is now a wonderful family home tucked away near the heart of the thriving market town of Axminster. On first entering the main house it is immediately obvious that it has undergone a fastidious and very clever programme of works and is now presented to the highest possible specifications with a huge amount of light, charm and space. It is clear that there has been no stone left unturned, with a complete rewire of the property, full upgrade of the central heating system, replacement of many windows and through repair and maintenance of the roof. There are many rooms in the house worth a special mention including the fantastic sitting room with views over the delightful and lovingly nurtured walled garden. The open plan bespoke kitchen and dining area is ideal for modern family living and with direct access to the garden and al fresco eating area. Alongside the kitchen is also a utility and good-sized storeroom plus an integral garage. The principal bedrooms, which are situated on the first floor, are quite simply 'as good as it gets' and all very well proportioned and light and decorated with flair and attention to detail. Two of the bedrooms have en suite bath and shower rooms and there is also a large family bathroom. To the rear of the property is a magical and very private walled garden with a lawned area and paved terrace. The real surprise however is the superb games room with a wood burning stove and sliding doors opening out to the garden. This room could happily be used all year round and is ideal for teenage children and entertaining on a large scale. There is also a studio/office space above - ideal for working from home. Alongside the main property is a superb courtyard apartment with a large open plan family kitchen and dining area and two bedrooms. This would be ideal for an elderly relative or teenage children. The main house itself is currently operating as a very successful holiday let, and using the courtyard apartment as such could also give the option of an additional revenue stream. OUTSIDE Stoney House has a delightful walled garden giving the feeling of a wonderfully secluded secret garden, with pedestrian gate access to the rear. The garden faces south and west and has some lovely spots within which to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There is a good size garage accessed via Stoney Lane, with original stable pavior floor and double doors from the former coach-house. Wrought iron double gates from Stoney Lane lead to a cobbled yard to the front of the property with parking for two cars and separate outside access to the annexe. All in all, this is a wonderful family home with superb ancillary accommodation in an idyllic yet very convenient location. LOCATION The delightful market town of Axminster has become better known in recent years due to Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall's 'River Cottage Canteen & Deli'. It boasts an excellent range of day to day amenities, including independent shops and restaurants and large supermarket, as well as a mainline rail station to London Waterloo. The property backs onto the sports centre via a garden gate and is two minutes stroll to the swimming pool and hydro-therapy pool and gym. Axminster is a short distance from the wonderful Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, with its popular sandy beach and good marine facilities. The larger city of Exeter lies just under 30 miles away, with an international airport and large range of facilities and high street shopping with several department stores including a large John Lewis.
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