This individual, four-bedroom residence occupies a convenient position on the western fringes of Axminster, and benefits from splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

The substantial detached dwelling, named Ashbrook, was originally built in 1988 and has been subject to a programme of updating and reconfiguring in more recent years, with favourable results.

Midweek Herald: The refitted contemporary kitchen is a highlight of the house

Inside, the family home is presented in excellent decorative order with tasteful modern enhancements and high-specification fittings. The bright sitting room has a dual aspect, a focal fireplace and doors that open out to a south-facing patio. The dining room is equally spacious and also has direct access to the garden. The refitted contemporary kitchen is a highlight of the house with its sleek white gloss finished units, stone worksurfaces and integrated appliances. The ground floor layout accommodates a principal bedroom with an ensuite shower room that would be ideal for an elderly relative or alternatively, someone who wants a downstairs bedroom.

Midweek Herald: One of the four bedrooms

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms that come complete with built-in storage or fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has been renovated to a high standard with a smart white suite and a separate shower cubicle.

Outside, the large rear garden has a lengthy stretch of lawn and a sizeable, recently laid patio that has been shaped and is adjacent to the house making it a wonderful spot for al fresco dining or entertaining. A variety of mature shrubs have been planted to add colour and interest. The high fencing around the garden offers a good degree of privacy.

At the front, a shared driveway with the neighbouring property leads to a private parking area and a double garage. The garden has mature hedging, a lawn and a paved seating area.

Willhay Lane, Axminster

Guide Price: £400,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01297 33122