Higher Watchcombe Farm, Shute, Axminster


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Rural 2 bed barn conversion with 1 bed holiday cottage in 0.4 acres. 2 Bed Barn Conversion. 1 Bed Holiday Cottage. Rural location. Fantastic views. Garden & Orchard. Parking. EPC Band: E


Occupying a delightful position overlooking the Umborne Valley, in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Jurassic Coast is within 4 miles whilst the coastal resorts of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth are both about 10 miles.

Colyton Grammar School (3 miles) has a fine reputation and the property is within their catchment area. The towns of Axminster (4 miles) and Honiton (4 miles) have a wide range of amenities and facilities including stations on the London Waterloo line. The university and cathedral city of Exeter and the county town of Taunton are also within easy reach. The property is 2 miles from the A35, which links to the A30 at Honiton, which then connects to the A303 and the M3.


Converted in the later 80's this pair of cottages were originally planned as holiday cottages enjoying wonderful views across the Umborne Valley, set in the grounds of a Grade II listed farmhouse and therefore within the curtilage. In 2017 consent was granted to allow unrestricted residential occupation of Orchard Cottage.


A large entrance hall opens into a light and airy open-plan living room and kitchen with a timber patio door opening to the decking area and views. The kitchen has a range of units with space for a fridge and an electric hob and oven.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The original consent Ref P1906 Dated 10th December 1985 showed the benefit of a large dormer window rather than the current roof lights.


Attached to Orchard Cottage and being a slightly smaller near mirror image, this cottage still has consent as a holiday cottage. Downstairs is a similar open plan layout, with one generous master bedroom and en suite bathroom.


There is a large gravel parking area in front of a timber 5-bar gate opening to the gardens and orchard. The part walled and hedge grounds are laid to grass with an old apple orchard seamlessly giving way to the lawn with established planted borders. Both barns have a decking area to enjoy the views down the valley.


Mains water and electric (sub metered). Shared private drainage new treatment plant to be installed by the vendors.


From Honiton take the A35 towards Axminster. After 2 miles you will enter the village of Wilmington, turn right signed to Widworthy Church next to the Home Farm Hotel and follow the road mile up the hill to the end. At the T junction turn left signed Colyton and Umborne at New Road Cross and continue on this road for 1 miles. The road forks at Homebush Cross turn left signed to Umborne. Continue on this road for mile and the property is on the left.

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