Impressive, character, waterfront property, sitting in an enviable location directly fronting the Axe Estuary near the entrance to the beautiful small harbour of Axmouth, with stunning sea and coastal views. Read more
Impressive, character, waterfront property, sitting in an enviable location directly fronting the Axe Estuary near the entrance to the beautiful small harbour of Axmouth, with stunning sea and coastal views.
Old Harbour House, has origins, we believe, dating back to 1776 and as such has a wealth of character features running through the property. Formerly a warehouse, this semi-detached property was converted into a house in the late 1940’s with an extension in 2006. The current owners, since purchasing seven years ago, have also updated the property which has further improved this delightful house. The property is located at the end of just a handful of exclusive properties which are accessed via a private gate alongside the harbour wall of Axmouth Harbour.
This envious waterfront, south facing position, directly alongside the Axe Estuary, provides a prime position to enjoy sensational views over the Axe spit opposite, towards the beach of Seaton, along the sea and coastline to Beer Head. The views also encompass the Axmouth Harbour looking towards the Yacht club with vessels passing by the house.
This truly unique property needs to be viewed internally to fully appreciate the light accommodation within and the sensational views enjoyed from most of the rooms.
The rooms are arranged over four floors with flexible accommodation providing three/four bedrooms, with 3 en-suite bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. The main living/dining room and kitchen/breakfast room are located on the first floor, with the bedrooms on the upper floors all of which take full advantage of the far-reaching views with three balconies which extend this view even further. The majority of the windows are sash style and double glazed, many with shutters.
A small rosemary lined pathway leads to glazed double doors giving access to the front entrance porch. It is glazed on three sides with window seats either side and an impressive large panelled, part glazed door then opens to the entrance lobby with stairs leading upwards and doors opening left and right. Flagstone floors flow through the ground floor and to the right a part glazed door opens to an inner hallway with storage cupboard with electric consumer unit. Here there is a shower room with WC, wash basin over a vanity cupboard and large sliding glazed door opens to a shower with tiled flooring and wooden seating. Beyond this is a garden room with French door to side and bifolding doors giving access to and views over the garden, harbour and sea beyond. To the rear of this room a door opens to a utility room with plenty of storage. To the left of the entrance lobby a door leads to the integral garage (former reception room) with exposed stone walling to one side with an interesting historic arched storage area under the stairs. Beyond the garage is a studio/office or hobbies room with window to front.
Stone steps lead up to the first floor which splits in two different directions with a large open plan living/dining room with bespoke bookshelves along one wall with one integral window seat. This room has high ceilings, mellow coloured stripped floorboards, feature fireplace with a log burner stove and two windows to the front alongside two sets of French doors which affords an enormous amount of light and takes full advantage of the lovely views. One set of French doors lead out to a small balcony and the other leads out to a large balcony which is also accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has matching grey fitted units throughout with gas double oven Aga and an additional electric Aga companion oven with gas hob. There is a feature log burning stove and plenty of space for table and chairs. This room forms part of a glazed apex to the extension giving additional ceiling height to one end of this room. Two sets of bifolding doors open onto a sizeable balcony providing additional external seating space which is partially covered and provides alfresco dining with a spectacular view. Accessed from the kitchen is a scullery and a WC. Stairs rise from the living/dining room to the second floor which again splits in two directions. The master bedroom has built-in shelving and bifold doors to a further balcony with outstanding far-reaching views which is further advanced from this level. The master bedroom has the benefit of an en-suite shower room as does Bedroom 2 alongside fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are also accessed from the second floor. Bedroom 4 is currently used as a dressing room with a large range of fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has a ‘Pegasus’ jacuzzi bath with WC and basin and the landing provides ample storage cupboards, one of which houses the gas central heating boiler. Further stairs rise to the top floor with access to eaves storage cupboard and character glazed doors opening into a delightful, character loft bedroom with velux windows enjoying the lovely views and an en-suite bathroom. This truly unique property needs to be viewed internally to fully appreciate the light accommodation within and the sensational views enjoyed from most of the rooms.
Outside: This property benefits from a large area for driveway parking. There is hardstanding parking for 2/3 vehicles directly in front of double doors which open to the integral garage with low storage to one side and flower beds to the rear of the parking. Stone walls then separates the parking from the main entrance to the front garden. There is low stone walling to the front boundary with a pedestrian gate leading to the front door. A further set of double gates then gives access to an additional parking area. The main garden is to the side of the property which has been landscaped by the present owners with decked seating area immediately in front of the garden room. There is a lower area with mature flower beds interspersed amongst stone paving slabs with a slightly raised decked seating area above. A couple of steps raise up to a further raised decked dining area with wooden pergola above and feature stone-built fireplace with stone sink to one side. This area provides a lovely alfresco seating area which enjoys the lovely waterside views. There is an external shelved storage shed attached to the house which houses the filtration system for the private water system. External steps then rise to one side of the house leading to the rear of the house with flower bed and decked pathway. A further raised decked area with a summer house which provides storage beneath is situated at the end of the path with sloping gardens to the rear.
Council Tax : We are advised that this property is in Council Tax Band F. East Devon District Council. Tel: 01404515616
Services: We are advised that mains electricity and gas are connected. Private water and drainage serves the property.