Lawnswood House, Harcombe Road, Axminster

Guide Price: £950,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01297 33122

This impressive contemporary residence sits within grounds of around 0.5 acres in a tucked away spot in the sought-after area of Raymonds Hill, less than three miles from Axminster town centre and close to Lyme Regis.

Midweek Herald: The kitchen/diner has partially vaulted ceilings and bi-fold doors

The individual four-bedroom property, named Lawnswood House, has its origins dating back to circa the 1950s and over the years it has been significantly enhanced and extended to provide living accommodation measuring in excess of 2,900 ft. Inside, there is a striking contemporary influence on the living spaces, many of which have been orientated to capture the far-reaching views of the countryside.

A modern, stylish theme migrates through the house combining aluminium anthracite grey windows with partial oak flooring.

Midweek Herald: The well-maintained gardens are mainly laid to lawn

On the ground floor, there is a cosy snug, a sizeable light-filled sitting room with a fireplace and wood-burning stove, and a stunning kitchen/diner with partially vaulted ceilings and bi-fold doors which encapsulate the raised Indian sandstone terrace. The bespoke kitchen has a central island, oak flooring, and coloured units complemented by an Everhot four-oven electric range, finished in a rather stylish shade of grey.

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a family shower room. The principal bedroom benefits from an ensuite bathroom.

Outside, the well-maintained gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with planted borders, a wealth of mature trees and shrubs, a variety of patio areas and a raised terrace with lovely views. A particular feature is the covered seating area which has marble-like flooring.

There is a handy, detached timber outbuilding, currently used as a garden store, that would work equally well as a home office or gym, subject to consents.

At the front, a brick-paved driveway provides considerable off-road parking space and leads to a detached double garage.