Beautifully restored character, detached property situated in a semi-rural location with lovely far reaching countryside views over the delightful gardens. Read more
Beautifully restored character, detached property situated in a semi-rural location with lovely far reaching countryside views over the delightful gardens.
Southleigh is situated in the delightful East Devon rolling countryside, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Honiton and the coast. The property is approximately 2 miles from the small town of Colyton, which offers a good range of day to day amenities and the renowned Colyton Grammar School. Further facilities are available in Honiton including supermarkets, a twice weekly street market, a station on the London Waterloo line and access to the A30. The centres of Exeter, Taunton and Dorchester are all within a comfortable driving distance and the South Coast is about 5 miles situated at the charming fishing village of Beer.
From our offices in Seaton, turn left into Harbour Road and turn left at the first roundabout into The Underfleet. Proceed straight across the next two roundabouts and turn right at the traffic lights into Harepath Road. Take the second turning on the left into Seaton Down Road, continue to the top of the road, at the T junction turn left onto the A0352. Follow the road along for approximately 2 miles and just after the brown sign to Beer and Pecorama you will see a signpost to Southleigh. Turn right onto this road and continue straight for approximately one mile and Little Weekhayne will be found on the right hand side.
Little Weekhayne is a delightful character property with origins dating back to 1810 with later extensions. The property has been owned by the present vendors since 2009 and since that time they have extended, updated and improved the house completely. They have been sensitive to maintaining the character of the house and the new and old marry together beautifully. The countryside views enjoyed from the house and gardens can only be described as delightful. Virtually every room takes advantage of this view. The kitchen extension was completed approximately 3 years ago and incorporates a lovely garden room with bi-fold doors opening directly onto a terrace leading to the gardens beyond. The kitchen/dining room is very well designed with high quality units, a large range cooker and granite worktops with a central kitchen island. There is a separate utility and WC just off the kitchen. Stairs rise from here to the Master Bedroom Suite. On the ground floor there is a large formal dining room with stairs rising to the first floor which opens to the Living Room featuring a traditional multi-fuel stove. There is a lovely study beyond this room with bi-fold doors opening to the terrace. On the first floor there is a triple aspect Master Bedroom suite with En-Suite Bathroom with separate staircase access. There are three further double bedrooms- one with an en-suite bathroom and a separate family bathroom. All the bathrooms have been updated and renewed. The windows are wooden double glazed units and there an oil condensing boiler. The entire house is extremely well presented with many finishing touches which all add to the character of this lovely property. The gardens and plot extend to approximately 3/4 acres and a new Byre style double garage and store has been created this year. In addition there is also a detached garage with workshop and store and ample parking. The understated rear of the property is a stark contrast to the front exterior which incorporates the old character and new extensions creating an impressive looking house. Little Weekhayne faces South East and therefore enjoys sun all day.
The delightful gardens and grounds extend to approximately 3/4 acre and incorporate a brick paved sun terrace which runs directly in front of the house and continues to staggered patio seating areas in front of the garden room. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with apple and plum trees. There is a vegetable patch, greenhouse, shed and compost area. The mature gardens have a number of interesting trees including we believe Golden Oak , Gingko, Cyprus and Magnolia. The gardens back onto open fields and as there are no immediate neighbours, the garden is extremely private. There is a parking area adjacent to the lane with double wooden gates opening to further parking in front of a newly built detached Byre Style open fronted Double Garage with adjoining lockable store. This is an attractive building which measures approximately 6.32 m x 5m with the adjoining store of 1.52m x 5m. Additional detached Single Garage with double opening doors, power, light and roof storage measures approximately 5.63m x 3.72m. To the rear of this is a wooden attached workshop with three phase electricity, power and light with windows to the side and rear measuring approximately 5.3m x 5.3m. Adjoining wood store.
Mains electricity and water. Oil central heating. Septic tank drainage.
We are advised the property is in Council Tax Band E.