Chardstock, Axminster, Devon, EX13


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A handsome village house, Listed Grade II, providing elegant reception rooms and enjoying a quiet setting in this sought after village.

This particularly handsome old house was built in the 1830s and is certainly worthy of its Grade II Listing. Built in Tudor style with stone rubble and sand stone dressings, ovolo moulded stone mullian windows with leaded lights together with stone finials and kneelers and majestic chimneys. The property does not lack architectural merit. Beautifully preserved throughout, the house offers elegant wellproportioned rooms arranged over three floors. The drawing room has a south-facing square bay enjoying lovely outlooks over the gardens. There is a morning room with stone fireplace and French doors out onto the south-west facing terrace and there is a dining room found beside an oak fitted kitchen. Further reception space is found on the garden floor with games room and study together with an original wine cellar. The bedrooms are all of good size, the principal bedroom being particularly attractive with a double aspect enjoying lovely views.

The Old Vicarage occupies an enviable position just below the Church of St Andrews in this sought after village. Chard, Axminster and Honiton are all within a short drive and provide day-to-day local amenities, and both Axminster and Honiton have mainline railway stations with trains to London Waterloo. The highly sought after Colyton Grammar School is within easy reach, as is Taunton with its good range of independent schools, namely Taunton School, King's and Queen's Colleges and the Richard Huish Sixth Form College. Taunton has a good shopping centre and a main line railway station with fast trains to London Paddington arriving within an hour and forty five minutes. Exeter is also easily accessible and has an excellent shopping centre, including a John Lewis Store and the Princesshay Shopping Mall, and an international airport. The area has good road links including the A30 at Chard, the A303 at Ilminster and the M5 at Taunton. The South Devon coast is renowned for its pretty coastal towns and villages including Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis.

Formal lawned gardens stretch out to the south partly shaded by magnificent conifers and larch whereas to the west side there are formal terraces providing excellent sitting out areas. A formal flight of stone steps leads down to a further area of lawn being partly walled and has a mature magnolia. An opening leads into further lawns with a mature fig tree and an orchard area lies beyond with mature fruit trees which leads down to a kitchen garden with a greenhouse and garden store. A gated entrance leads to a gravelled path to the formal front entrance with handsome portico, topped with a stone cross and passes a pretty pedestrian gate leading up to the church yard. A vehicular entrance leads into a hard standing area for several cars and an enclosed car port with 'sail' canopy. In all about 0.356 hectares (0.880 acres).

Reception Hall

Six Reception Rooms


Wine Cellar


Principal En-Suite Bedroom

Three Further Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Car Port and Ample Parking

Beautifully Timbered Gardens

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