Whitehayes Cottages, Kilmington, Axminster


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  • Bedrooms: 6
2 character Grade II Listed cottages. One 3 bedroom recently renovated and one 3 bedroom in need of modernisation with PP for an extension and PP (now lapsed) for a new house in garden.


Set in the heart of the historic village of Kilmington No 1 and the adjoining No 2 Whitehayes Cottages are positioned on a quiet lane 'The Street'. The village is home to an array of facilities, clubs and events which include two pubs, two churches, a renowned primary school, cricket pitch, tennis court, children's play area, garage with shop and the popular Millers Farm shop.

The village has a bus service to the nearby market town of Axminster with a mainline station to London. The Jurassic coast is a short distance to the south with Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth an easy drive away. A range of educational facilities are in the area including the renowned Colyton Grammar school, approximately 4 miles away.


Recently refurbished by the current owners, this wonderful character cottage is Grade II Listed for its historic and/or architectural merit and is believed to date from the 17th Century. Located above the lane, the accommodation is light and airy with exposed floorboards and timber beams.

On the ground floor, the large sitting room is complemented by French doors to a secluded courtyard as well as a brick fireplace and wood-burning stove. The stylish refitted kitchen has a range of in-frame units under a quartz worktop and inset sink.

Gently rising stairs take you to the three good-sized bedrooms each with exposed floorboards, with a new family bathroom and hot water system.

To the side of the house is a parking area which leads around to the rear. A secluded courtyard is sheltered by a stone boundary wall and two stone barns. The first barn, measuring approx. 18'10 x 10'1, is a useful store and could be re-purposed subject to consents. The second barn is equipped with plumbing for utilities and is situated adjacent to the kitchen with a covered walkway between the two.


No 2 Whitehayes Cottages is a Grade II Listed cottage set within the picturesque village of Kilmington. Although the property requires some updating throughout, it benefits from PP & LBC for a two-storey extension and conversion of a medium-sized barn (Ref 18/0264/FUL); plans available on the EDDC website. The cottage has a wealth of character and features window seats in the main reception rooms, inglenook fireplace and exposed beams.

The front door opens into an entrance hall which provides access to the sitting and dining rooms. The latter leads through to the rear of the property where the bathroom and kitchen are housed. The first floor provides three good sized bedrooms set above the quiet lane.

2 Whitehayes Cottages has a beautiful South facing garden which previously had planning consent (since lapsed) for a two-bedroom detached cottage within the grounds (Ref 14/2065/FUL). The garden, located on the side elevation of the cottage, is stocked with a variety of mature shrubs, borders and trees, benefitting from a green house and summer house. At the end of the garden is an off-street parking area and garage.


Mains water, electric and drainage.


From the A35 head south into Kilmington at The Old Inn. Pass the two churches and turn right into The Street, in about 300 yards No 1 and 2 are on the right.

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