Approximately 3,042 sq. ft.
Sought-after East Devon location
One of only three properties in an exclusive development which was thoughtfully designed in a barn conversion style to blend in with the rural surroundings, 1 Old Blamphayne Sawmills offers spacious accommodation arranged over two floors which takes full advantage of the splendid far-reaching views over neighbouring countryside. The property cleverly combines all the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including some exposed beams and A frame ceilings to the first floor.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with wooden flooring and French doors to the rear aspect and briefly comprises a generous dual aspect study, a well-proportioned sitting room and a fitted utility room. There are also two well-proportioned bedrooms, both with stylish en suite shower rooms, and a large family bathroom with separate walk-in shower. Depending on requirements, the study and sitting room would also be very suitable for use as fourth and fifth bedrooms.
On the first floor a galleried landing gives access to a generous size dual aspect master bedroom with a dressing room and an en suite shower room, together with an extensive open plan L-shaped kitchen/dining/sitting room with views to all four aspects. The dual aspect kitchen provides a range of contemporary units with a central island and breakfast bar, a range of modern integrated Miele appliances and French doors to the rear terrace. The sitting and dining areas feature wooden flooring, a striking central contemporary freestanding wood burning stove, space for a sizeable table and two sets of French doors to the rear terrace, making this an ideal open plan family and entertaining space.
1 Old Blamphayne Sawmills is nestled in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies in a peaceful rural position between the popular village of Colyton and the market town of Honiton. Colyton has a good range of day-to-day amenities as well as the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School (OFTED rated outstanding), whilst Honiton has a more extensive range of shops, supermarkets and local facilities. Lyme Regis is also just 10 miles away and is a gem of a fishing town with its literary and artistic connections. It has a wide range of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs.
East Devon is renowned for its beauty and ample opportunity for a range of outdoor pursuits. There are many local bridle paths and footpaths in the area, including the South West Coastal Path which is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. The East Devon Jurassic Coastline is approximately 6 miles away, where there are sailing opportunities from the Axe Yacht Club, Seaton and Beer Sailing Clubs. Beautiful beaches are found in Beer, Branscombe, Seaton and Sidmouth to name just a few. For the golfing enthusiast there are courses at Seaton, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Sidmouth and Woodbury. There is racing at Taunton, Wincanton, Exeter and Newton Abbot, and the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are also within easy reach.
The cathedral city of Exeter (approximately 21 miles away) offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.
Communication links are excellent. Intercity high speed trains operate from Honiton, Axminster and Exeter St David’s to London, the Midlands and the North of England. There are also an increasing number of flights to UK and international destinations from Exeter Airport, including a route to London City Airport with daily flights taking less than an hour.
1 Old Blamphayne Sawmills is approached through twin stone pillars over a gravelled forecourt providing parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to the integral double garage. The area enjoys far-reaching views over the rolling East Devon countryside. To the rear, the split level gardens offer a large paved terrace at first floor level, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, bordered by mature flowerbeds and overlooked by a raised area of sloping lawn with yet more views over neighbouring countryside. Steps lead down to the ground floor level, which features a further paved terrace.