Chardstock, Axminster

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
Four bedroom well presented family home with two converted barns, set in 1.5 acres. EPC F


Kit Cottage lies in the upper Axe Valley , on the outskirts of Chardstock. The cottage is situated about half a mile out from the village in open countryside, close to a pretty bridge across the River Kit. The area falls inside the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is rightly renowned for its unspoilt countryside on the high plateaux of the Blackdown Hills intersected by meandering valleys. Just a few miles to the south, the countryside dramatically gives away to the East Devon World Heritage Coastline with wild cliff top walks and bracing beaches.

The nearest market town is Axminster, which offers banking, shopping facilities and a mainline railway station on the London waterloo Line. Honiton, to the west, offers a more extensive range of shopping and other day to day amenities and has a reputation for antiques and fine art centre. For schooling there is a village primary in Chardstock and Kit Cottage is easily within the catchment area of Colyton Grammar School, as well as several private schools.


Kit Cottage is a traditional cottage, set in an attractive and rural position, on the outskirts of the popular village of Chardstock. The cottage has been comprehensively renovated and is beautifully presented throughout, combining character, convenience and style.

The property retains much original character, including open fireplaces, beamed ceilings and exposed stone work. This is complimented by stylish decoration and high quality bathrooms, there is a fantastic kitchen and handcrafted timber framed conservatory.

The accommodation is well laid out over three floors, with the bedrooms to the front of the house enjoying fantastic views across the River Kit. The third floor provides interesting yet flexible accommodation, which could be used as an office or playroom.


On the ground floor the accommodation comprises of a front porch with a door leading to the spacious entrance hallway with flagstone flooring. The drawing room is a lovely room with bay window to the front aspect and French doors overlooking the south facing terrace. There is an attractive cast iron Victorian style fireplace, and a door leads to the beautiful conservatory, which is currently used as the dining room. There is a further delightful reception room with flagstone paved floor and a large open inglenook fireplace with bread oven, attractive beamed ceilings and bay window with views to the River Kit.

The kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of wall and base units incorporating a Belfast sink and drainer, space for a range cooker, fitted dishwasher and built in steam oven. There is a rear door to the garden and access to the Utility room which offers further units and plumbing for the washing machine. On the ground floor you will also find the cloakroom.

The first floor has four excellent sized bedrooms with the main bedroom having the benefit of a beautifully presented ensuite bathroom, with spa bath, and a variety of fitted storage. There is also an attractive family bathroom. From the spacious landing, stairs rise to the second floor which is a wonderful full length galleried room offering the potential for; Bedroom five/ Office/ Playroom.


Kit cottages sits in about 1.5 Acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. To the front of the house is an enclosed landscaped front garden. There is a gravelled terrace to the west side of the house with a vegatable patch area, and extending as far as the retaining wall and beyond the converted barns. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and the land extends into a sheltered paddock protected by a boundary screen of trees.

There is driveway parking for several cars.


The property has the benefit of two, beautifully presented 1 bedroom cottages, which could be used as an annexe or for holiday lettings to provide an income.


Mains water, electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.


Take the A358 Chard Road north towards Chard and at the village of Tytherleigh immediately before the Tytherleigh Arms, turn left and continue into the village of Chardstock. Immediately before the church in the centre of the village, turn left and proceed out of the village. Immediately after the bridge over the River Kit, Kit Cottage is the first property on your right.

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