Harcombe Road, Axminster

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A charming and beautifully presented five bedroom detached home with stunning views towards Lyme Bay, set in half an acre of gardens. EPC Band D.


The Finches is an attractive and substantial detached home set in half an acre of gardens which has been greatly improved by the current owners to create versatile, accommodation, all of which is presented to a very high standard. The property is located in a tucked away, somewhat secluded position within an elevated village and therefore enjoys fantastic, far reaching views across the surrounding countryside to Lyme Bay and the sea, with landmarks such as Golden Cap and the Isle of Portland clearly visible in the distance. This stunning outlook has been taken full advantage of at every opportunity with large windows and glass doors to the rear aspect, which also ensure that every room is filled with natural light, Internally, high quality fixtures and fittings have been used at every opportunity to create a comfortable, convenient and stylish home which reflects a wonderful modern lifestyle, with many appealing features including an ornate fireplace with wood burner in the sitting room and an impressive oak staircase.

The accommodation is spacious and family-orientated throughout with a great degree of flexibility, allowing it to be easily adapted to suit a broad variety of purchasers and indeed has planning permission granted for a two storey rear extension, details of which can be found at East Devon planning, the link below in Agents Note. On the ground floor, the sociable spaces comprise an elegant and expansive sitting room, where the charming fireplace can be found, and a large kitchen/dining room which is fitted with very well appointed units including integrated appliances and features a roof lantern above the dining area. Both rooms enjoy patio doors leading directly to the sun deck, facilitating a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living when weather allows. These are serviced by domestic facilities including a utility room with fitted units and spaces for laundry facilities, a cloakroom and a spacious entrance porch to the front door, the utility leads on to the kitchen.

The main staircase leads to a galleried landing from which five bedrooms (one currently used as a dressing room) and a family bathroom, which benefits from a Jacuzzi bath, can all be afound along with two ensuite shower rooms. Most of the upstairs accommodation appreciates the stunning views to the rear, with the principal bedroom featuring a Juliet balcony, This room enjoys an ensuite shower room with a Jack-and-Jill door to bedroom 3, which has allowed bedroom 3 to be utilised to great effect as a dressing room.


The grounds at The Finches extend to 0.5 of an acre, much of which is arrange to the rear as a mature and secluded south-facing garden. At the front, the handsome colour washed elevations of the house are framed by well stocked flower and shrub borders around a well tended lawn, and this theme is continued to the rear where an exciting array of established flora can be found including flowering palm trees. There is an in and out horseshoe driveway with plenty of parking. With a greenhouse containing a productive grape vine (from which the current owners have successfully made their own wine) as well as apple and plum trees, those with green fingers will recognise the excellent potential for fruit and vegetable growing, whilst those who prefer to relax and unwind out of doors will be similarly well catered for; the charming summerhouse and the sun deck adjacent to the house provide between them a perfect setting for al fresco dining, sunbathing and entertaining.

Accessed from a private road, the gravelled driveway offers parking and turning for a number of vehicles to the front and also give access to the large integral double garage. From the garage, a further vehicle door opens to the rear where there is an additional covered gravel area (approximately 15' x 33'). There is also a large shed within the garden measuring approximately 19' x 12'.


Planning permission has recently been granted for a two storey extension to the side and rear. Plans and documents can be viewed on the East Devon District Council website, ref. 20/2056/FUL.


The property occupies a secluded, peaceful and pleasant position with extensive views across the surrounding countryside, Lyme Bay and the sea. Raymonds Hill is a semi rural area on the Dorset/Devon border (and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in which there are a range of amenities including a shop/post office and the Hunters Lodge pub with many lovely walking opportunities locally. The famous regency resort of Lyme Regis is just 3 miles away with a broad range of shops and business facilities, together with an attractive harbour and beaches. The property lies within the catchment area of the popular Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis (free coach travel available) and the highly sought after Colyton Grammar School is also nearby. Axminster (which benefits from a mainline rail connection with London (Waterloo) and Exeter) Bridport are also within easy reach, and the A35 facilitates road travel to Exeter, the county town of Devon, or to London and the Home Counties.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport, head west along the A35. On reaching Raymond's Hill and just after the Devon sign, take the next left into Red Lane. and turn right at the first crossroads on to the Harcombe road and turn into the first long shared drive on the right where the property can be found towards the end of this private road on the right hand side. (Please note that the pin does not denote the exact location of the property as this is a private road)

01308 301006

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