Membury, Axminster


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Picture postcard 17th century Grade II listed rural cottage in 3.5 acres. EPC Band F.


This delightful 17th century restored cottage is set in an elevated quiet location in the rolling hills of East Devon. There are plenty of character features including a stone fireplace, chamfered beams and exposed stone walls alongside a ground source heat pump, lovely kitchen and bathroom.

The property is located south of the pretty village of Membury (1 mile) with its church and primary school in this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby market towns of Axminster and Honiton offer good day to day amenities including mainline railway stations on the Exeter to London Waterloo line.

Exeter to the west and Taunton to the north both provide a comprehensive array of retail and leisure facilities and access to the M5. Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights. The beautiful Jurassic Coast is within an easy drive and includes the popular towns and villages of Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis.


The accommodation can be seen in more detail on the floor plan.

On the ground floor the ground source heat pump runs the under floor heating for a gently continuous heat. In the kitchen there is a clay-tiled floor, a range of kitchen units with solid timber worktops incorporating an inset sink, electric hob and oven as well as space for a washing machine. Steps lead up to the dining room and through a part plank screen to the sitting room, both with stunning flagstone blue lias floors and window seats, the latter with large inglenook stone fireplace. There is a downstairs family bathroom with attractive tiling and shower over the bath.

On the first floor are two dual aspect bedrooms leading one into the other, each with lovely wide plank timber floors, and vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers.


Approached over a short drive up to a parking area beside the house, there is a timber storage shed and vegetable plot. A cobble path leads to the front door and around to the rear southern elevation of the house. Attached to the house is a lean-to and remains of a old oven.

Steps lead up to the sunny garden planted with a range of shrubs and plants.

There are two paddocks surrounded by mature tree-lined banks, with a planted orchard and vegetable beds beside the house.


Private drainage (treatment plant shared with next door). Mains electric. Ground source heat pump for heating & hot water.


Take the A35 from Honiton and take the first turn to Axminster. Take the next left sign posted to Membury, following this road bear left at the T junction and up the hill for about 1.5 miles. Turn left into Lewsley Lane, in about 0.4 miles turn left at the fork and after about 100 yards the property is on your left.

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