Woodbury Lane, Axminster

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
The West Wing of this stunning country house offering contemporary living alongside period grandeur. Far-reaching country views, lovely character features and 2.1 acres of landscaped gardens. EPC Band E

THE PROPERTY

Chattan Hall is an aspirational country home forming the principal part of a Victorian mansion house, which is believed to have been built in the mid 1860s. Features typical of Victorian architecture are everywhere including high ceilings, tall windows and ornate cornicing with an abundance of natural light throughout. Despite its historical origins, the property is not listed and has undergone a programme of sympathetic improvements, creating a superlative home with the perfect blend of contemporary décor, period grandeur and superb modern convenience. Owing to the rural position adjoining open fields, the property enjoys delightful, far-reaching views across the Axe Valley.

The programme of improvements was a great triumph, with the unique identity and sociable appeal of each of the principal rooms left unspoilt, particularly in the superb kitchen/breakfast room, the formal yet appealing dining room and the breath-taking drawing room. A nonetheless charming addition to the rear of the property, and therefore enjoying direct access to the glorious gardens, the conservatory is presently used as a large art studio. Upstairs, there are three fabulous bedrooms, including a principal bedroom suite complete with dressing area and ensuite bathroom, alongside family bath- and shower rooms.

Although no stone was left unturned during the renovation project, there remains scope for a new owner to make their mark on Chattan Hall, subject to any necessary consents being achieved. The large boarded attic space could also be the perfect conversion opportunity should additional accommodation within the main house be required.

SITUATION

The property is situated in a rural yet accessible location within easy reach of the charming market town of Axminster on the Devon/Dorset border and is surrounded by some of the West Country's most beautiful countryside, being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby is the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, on which Lyme Regis and Sidmouth rate highly among the many appealing destinations, both easily accessible from the property. Within Axminster, there is a mainline train station offering regular services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter. The highly regarded Colyton Grammar school is nearby.

OUTSIDE

Outdoor living at Chattan Hall is a joy. 2.1 acres of secluded, established gardens surround the property with rooms to suit many interests including a large sun terrace with two gravity-fed water features for al fresco dining, relaxing and entertaining; a successful produce garden and well stocked flower beds for those with green fingers; and an abundance of smooth lawns offering the perfect setting for lawn sports and garden parties alike. There is ample parking on the sweeping gravelled private driveway.

Planning permission had been granted (since lapsed - Ref 12/0066/FUL) for a new triple garage and annexe. Plans available from the agent.

OPTION TO BUY - The Coach House

Set slightly apart from the property is a two storey coach house, thought to be contemporary with the house, which suggests great potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation, perhaps for dependent relatives or to derive an income stream if desired. See floor plan for dimensions. We are looking for £60,000 for this.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage (primarily shared septic tank with additional private tank).

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport follow the A35 towards Honiton. After passing through Raymonds Hill take the exit to Axminster. Take the first left into Woodbury Lane and follow this road for around of a mile and the entrance to Chattan Hall can be found on the left.

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