The Old Lodge, Axminster

Guide Price: £1,450,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01297 33122

This historic Grade II listed farmhouse occupies a 14.80-acre plot of unspoilt pastureland and woodland in an elevated, yet secluded position on the fringes of the small hamlet of Weycroft, just under two miles away from Axminster.

Midweek Herald: The property sits on a plot of 14.80 acres and has several outbuildings

The plot originally formed part of Weycroft Manor which was licensed in 1426 by Henry VI as the Castle of Weycroft with a park of 800 acres. The quintessential Devon farmhouse, now named The Old Lodge, was built in the 17th and early 18th Centuries on the site of the ancient hunting lodge.

Inside, the four-bedroom detached property is finely presented and has a wealth of well-retained original features such as flagstone floors, beams and a handsome fireplace.

Midweek Herald: Inside, the property has several character features including exposed beams

Beyond the entrance hall, there are four reception rooms including a well-proportioned drawing room with a dual aspect, a charming window seat and a wood burner. The farmhouse kitchen is large enough to dine in and has an oil-fired Aga and bespoke timber cabinets.

On the first floor, there are four generously-sized bedrooms and two family bathrooms. The principal bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.

Outside, a large walled courtyard bordered by large flowerbeds filled with magnolias, roses, and a range of herbaceous plants gives access to the gardens surrounding the house. The gardens have a timeless look with formal beds along the walls and traditional areas of lawn.

Outbuildings include an attractive stone Old Cider House, a range of dog kennel buildings and cattery units, a stone double garage and three traditional barns and offices with scope for conversion, subject to consents.

At the front, a long tree-lined driveway flanked by pasture fields on both sides leads to a parking area.