St Mary's, Trinity Hill, Axminster


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An individual early 20th Century 3/4 bedroom character family home occupying an exclusive picturesque woodland setting amidst 0.3 acres of mature gardens with garage and detached home studio/office.


Birketts occupies a private woodland setting amidst similarly individual homes redeveloped from the private school of St Mary's. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the hamlet is accessed from Trinity Hill via an enchanting half mile private drive. The house is on the northern edge of Uplyme with the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis 4 miles to the South situated on stunning Jurassic Coast. Axminster is 3 miles away providing for most day to day needs including supermarkets, the renowned River Cottage Canteen and main line rail service to London Waterloo. Local schools include the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School and Woodroffe School at Lyme Regis.


Birketts is part of a former early C20th School, and has been significantly improved by the current owners whilst highlighting the character of its comfortable and well proportioned accommodation. An arched entrance door opens into the Reception Hall, a room in its own right with wide galleried staircase climbing to the first floor and glazed panelled doors to the Kitchen, Living/Dining Room, Cloakroom and Study/Bedroom 4. Spanning the rear of the house, the Living/Dining Room overlooks the gardens through double glazed windows with panelled window seats. The Kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of cupboard and drawer units topped by solid wood surfaces. Panelled pew style seating provides built in storage and encircles space for a breakfast table, an arched door leads into a Utility Room.

A cloakroom off the hall neighbours a Study at the front of the house which doubles as a fourth bedroom.

The wide elegant staircase is lit by a bank of three windows with original early 20th Century tiled sills, a feature repeated throughout all first floor bedrooms. The first floor landing is galleried over the Hall, again providing a further reception space and access via panelled latch doors to the bedrooms and family bathroom.

Each bedroom is of generous double proportions, all featuring built in wardrobes with the master housing an en suite shower room. Also on the first floor is a well fitted family bathroom.


The property is approached over a private road through forestry commission managed woodland. The driveway opens onto a parking area with detached timber store/workshop and a single garage with power and light. Mature hedgerow screens the drive from the house with pathway descending through lawns with raised beds and floral terraces.

At the rear of the house is a level lawn with original stone ballustrade housing a detached timber studio/office with power, light and double glazed french doors. Steps lead down to further lawns lightly populated by fruit trees with a timber storage shed and greenhouse. The wooded rear boundary provides a sheltering and attractive leafy backdrop.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.


From the A35 to the East of Axminster turn South onto Trinity Hill signposted to Combpyne and Rousdon. Take the first turning on the left hand side onto a private road marked by a green sign 'St Marys'. Continue through the woodland passing a newly built property on the left and follow the road sharply round to the left, the entrance to Birketts is on the right.

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