The Grade II Listed farmhouse at Colmer Farm Stud is currently divided into two semi-detached houses which could be converted back into one dwelling quite easily as a door connecting the two properties still remains in place. The divided house offers excellent income potential from letting, or could be used as further living accommodation for additional family members.
The older half of the house is thought to originate from the 1400s. Colmer Farm East is accessed via a side entrance which leads into a kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has an oil fired Aga, and an original plank and muntin screen which separates the kitchen and dining room. A door leads to a spacious double aspect sitting room, with appealing exposed beams and a Villager wood burner. The family bathroom is also located on the ground floor. There are three large double bedrooms on the first floor, each with appealing features including exposed beams and a window seat in the master bedroom.
The garden is predominantly laid to lawn, with a variety of attractive shrubs and trees. Lovely far- reaching views of the valley can be enjoyed from here.
The other half of the farmhouse has three reception rooms on the ground floor: A double aspect sitting room with appealing period features, exposed beams, a bread oven and wood burner within an inglenook fireplace; a garden room with pleasant views of the gardens, and a dining room with a plank and muntin screen, exposed beams and a window seat. The kitchen, utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, each with a fitted wardrobe and a hand basin, plus a shower room.
The house has a large garden with a variety of shrubs, trees and established flowerbeds. To the front of the property there is a lawned garden with mature beds and steps leading up to a further area of lawn. There are a variety of fruit trees within the garden, including apple and pear trees, as well as a wild meadow, a shed and a greenhouse.
Built by the current owners, approximately 9 years ago, is a three bedroom detached house, located across the yard. Exceptional views can be enjoyed from most of the rooms as the house is situated in an elevated position. There is a spacious double aspect kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor with an aeg electric hob, aeg electric ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher and French doors leading out to the garden and patio. Also on the ground floor is a triple aspect sitting room with Woodwarm wood burner and French doors to the gardens, an office, conservatory, utility/boot room and a downstairs shower room. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all naturally well-lit with lovely views, plus a family bathroom.
A gravel driveway adjacent to the house provides ample space for parking. There is a large, gently sloping, lawned garden to the rear of the house with excellent far-reaching views of the surrounding landscape. A south-facing patio provides an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Colmer Farm Stud is located at the end of a long private driveway and is completely surrounded by its own land, providing an unrivalled level of privacy and seclusion. Despite its seclusion, Colmer Farm is extremely well-located to access a number of well-regarded local towns, beautiful countryside and the coast. The property is on the edge of the village of Marshwood Village which is situated in an elevated position overlooking the Marshwood Vale. The village provides local facilities including a well-regarded inn, a primary school, working garage, pub and a church.
The surrounding Dorset/Devon countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is bordered by the spectacular Jurassic coastline. For those who enjoy walking, cycling and equestrian pursuits, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities. Axminster, with its mainline station, weekly farmers’ market and large supermarket is approximately 6 miles away, and the town provides a wide range of amenities. The renowned River Cottage restaurant and cookery school HQ are nearby. The delightful coastal towns and villages of Bridport/West Bay, Lyme Regis and also Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe are all within easy reach of Colmer Farm. Lyme Regis, with its magnetic Cobb harbour, provides a good range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities including hotels, inns, restaurants, museums, art galleries, a cinema and a theatre.
Bridport and Honiton provide a greater range of shopping with many individual retailers, while Taunton and Exeter have major shopping centres with most of the High Street brands available. The Cathedral City of Exeter, approximately 35 miles away, also offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants.
There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages in the area, including Chard Independent Preparatory School and the much-acclaimed Colyton Grammar School. Other well-regarded schools in the area include Taunton School, Kings College, Queen’s College and King’s Hall, Millfield, Wellington, Blundell’s School and Sherborne boys & girls schools. Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.
Communication links are excellent with the A303 providing links to London, the A30 to the A38 for Plymouth to the south, or the M5 for Bristol. There are hourly direct rail services from Axminster to London and Exeter. With its International Airport, Exeter offers an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport. A more extensive range of international flights is available from Bristol Airport, approximately 56 miles away.
Farm Buildings and Equestrian Facilities:
There are extensive equestrian facilities including 24 stables, two covered yards, a large barn, two large agricultural buildings, a workshop and a stable yard with good access to the drive. Several of the traditional stone buildings offer potential, subject to the purchaser pursuing the relevant planning permissions, for conversion into further accommodation.
The Land at Colmer Farm Stud extends to approximately 56.14 acres and is divided into paddocks with a water trough in each field. The fields have been well maintained and the fencing is in good order.