Whitford Road, Kilmington

Guide Price: £1,250,000

Agent: Stags

Agent's Tel: 01404 45885

This unique five-bedroom property occupies a gently elevated position on a private track on the northern fringes of the pretty village of Kilmington where there is a thriving community and close links to Axminster. The rural retreat sits on the edge of the East Devon AONB and benefits from fabulous views towards the sea looking south down along the Axe Valley.

Midweek Herald: The semi open plan kitchen/living room is a highlight of the house

The countryside home sits on a plot of just over four acres and comes with a two-bedroom holiday cottage and an L-shape cob barn.

Over the past 15 years, the main house has been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment and enlargement. The two cottages that once stood on the site have been knocked through to create what is now a substantial family home orientated to make the most of the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Midweek Herald: Outbuildings include a holiday cottage and an L-shaped barn

On the ground floor, there are several good size reception rooms and of particular note, an L-shape, semi open plan kitchen/living room. On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, a large family bathroom and a separate shower room. A further bedroom, which could also be used as an office, can be found on the second floor.

Outside, the gardens are laid to lawn and feature a wealth of wildflower banks and planted borders. A substantial patio surrounds three sides of the house to make the most of the amazing views and to provide a place to soak up the sun at various points of the day. Beyond the gardens, the land is laid to pasture and split into two fields. There is also a small, south-facing orchard.

Outbuildings include a holiday cottage and an L-shaped barn. A cob workshop, built in 2017, has been converted into a high quality and unique holiday cottage. The two-bedroom annexe is self-contained and has several original features such as curved walls, chunky timbers and a spiral staircase. The current owners have been using the cottage as a holiday let, which has been profitable.

There is also an L shape of buildings, designed to accommodate a range of stores to be used with the house including a cob barn at one end, a stable in the middle and a workshop at the other end.