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4 bed link-detached house for sale

£1,000,000 Offers over

Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon EX13

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Property features

  • Major wing of a Victorian Country House with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
  • Over 2 acres of stunning grounds
  • Grand entrance hall with stunning features and beautiful parquet flooring
  • Magnificent Drawing room & Dining room
  • Large contemporay kitchen with Miele appliances
  • Master bedroom opening onto large balcony
  • Beautifully crafted and versatile garden lodge with decked area (one bed & one bathroom)
  • Incredible distant views over Axe valley & beautiful East Devon countryside
  • Superb location - Just outside Axminster & 5 miles to Lyme Regis

Property description

An incredible Victorian house with exceptional reception rooms, luxurious kitchen, spacious conservatory, three bedrooms & three bathrooms set within 2 acres of stunning grounds, with far reaching views and a superb garden lodge.

Fine and County are delighted to present this major wing of a grand Victorian residence set in a beautiful location, enjoying amazing views over the surrounding East Devon countryside. (No Onward Chain)

The Property
Chattan Hall is a splendid country home forming the principal part of a Victorian manor house, which is believed to have been built around 1860 and was divided into three around a century later. Chattan Hall retained the original name and occupies the substantial west wing. The house is approached via a long impressive driveway, which leads to this imposing and distinctive home of classic proportions. The whole façade is a triumph of handsome architecture. The extensive and stunning gardens and grounds are mature, well established and beautifully presented, thus creating an ideal setting for this distinctive house.

Chattan Hall remains a special example of the Victorian period. The grand living and entertainment part of the former manor house, with high ceilings and tall windows spread natural light throughout, with red and black checkerboard tiles, parquet floors, ornate cornicing and an expansive wooden staircase adding to the atmosphere. All combined with modern touches to ensure comfort, luxury and a relaxed informality.

It has been immaculately kept and cleverly improved with modern touches over the years. The current owners have carried out many sensitive restorations inside and out to upgrade and preserve the legacy of the building. Despite its stately appearance the building is not listed, offering plenty of scope for new owners to make their mark. There are plans already drawn up to expand into the substantial loft area should more space be required.

The principal rooms within the house are grand and generous in proportions, typical of a house from this era, and it retains a great deal of character and period elegance. The reception hallway provides a spectacular welcome as you enter the property, with wonderful parquet flooring and sweeping staircase. There is a superb kitchen/breakfast room with Miele appliances, utility room, downstairs cloakroom, a formal dining room and a breath-taking drawing room. A fabulous conservatory with a small kitchen area is a charming addition to the rear of the property, which enjoys direct access to the glorious gardens, which is perfect for alfresco dining or barbecues. Upstairs, there are three fabulous bedrooms, including a principal bedroom suite complete with dressing area and ensuite bathroom, alongside family bath and shower rooms.

(Note: Set slightly away from the property is a two-storey coach house, part of which could potentially be purchased via separate negotiation, and not part of the Chattan Hall sale)

Outside – Garden lodge, gardens & grounds.
Garden lodge – Situated a few strides from the main house is the garden lodge, nestled in the lower lawns with full height windows and a decked terrace to enjoy the views of the rolling hills and sunsets. A spacious, self-contained, fully insulated spruce wood log cabin provides a flexible space, with an office/bedroom, a shower room with toilet, a small kitchenette, and an indulgent infa-red sauna where you can relax away your stresses and aches whilst feeling close to nature.

The gardens at Chattan Hall are set in just over two acres with formal and wild areas to enjoy. There are many magnificent specimen trees, an array of acers, hydrangeas, camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons, an abundance of daffodils and crocuses in the early part of the year followed by bluebells in the spring. With five ponds spread across the gardens, fruit trees and rewilded areas, it provides a haven for wildlife and a stunning setting for lazy days and star filled nights. With a renovated veranda, expansive sun terrace and large flat lawns, the gardens have provided a perfect setting for entertaining, from grand celebrations to intimate gatherings.

There is ample parking on the sweeping gravelled private driveway.

Chattan Hall is situated just outside of the bustling market town of Axminster and is close to the meeting point of three of England’s loveliest counties – Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The property commands an elevated yet sheltered location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying far reaching views over the Axe Valley and beyond and you can fully appreciate the stunning sunsets as the sun goes down. The location is perfect, with plenty of privacy as the property stands well within its own gardens and grounds. The immediate countryside is perfect for country walks, whilst you have easy access to the A35 Dorchester Road. The property is well located for quick access to either the market town of Axminster which is about 1 mile away, which has a main line railway station with direct trains to Waterloo, and a range of independent shops and cafes, bars and restaurants, or if you prefer, it is a short drive down to the coast. Nestling on the Jurassic coast of West Dorset, approximately 5 miles away, Lyme Regis is a town where you can escape the pace of twenty-first century life, famous for geology and fossils, it is a unesco World Heritage Site that remains unspoiled. There is plenty to keep you occupied including a walk around the picturesque and historic harbour and Cobb, as well as exploring the beautiful beaches and great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants. There are also many recreational and sporting facilities including a well-regarded golf course, sailing club, powerboat club, scuba diving and sea-fishing. You could also try your hand at Jurassic footgolf on the outskirts of Lyme Regis.

Within a short drive are the sought after schools of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Axminster, Axminster Community Primary Academy & Axe Valley Academy. A little further away are Mrs Ethelston’s Primary in Uplyme and Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis. The highly acclaimed Colyton Grammar School (which has a nationally acclaimed reputation for excellence), is 6 miles to the West. Private Prep / Public schools accessible by school transport, train or car include Perrot Hill Prep (Crewkerne), St John’s (Sidmouth), Maynards School (Exeter), Exeter School (Exeter), King’s School (Taunton), Queen’s School (Taunton), Taunton School (Taunton) and Blundells (Tiverton). Excellent state sixth forms are also offered at Exeter College and Thomas Hardye (Dorchester).

From the A35, take the turning onto Lyme Road, signposted Axminster and then take the first turning left onto Woodbury Lane. Continue around a sharp right hand bend and the gated entrance to Chattan Hall will be found after about 1000 yards on your left hand side.
From Axminster, travel along Lyme Road towards Lyme Regis and the A35, and take the right turning into Woodbury Lane before getting to the A35.

Mains electricity and water
Oil fired central heating
Private Drainage (primarily shared septic tank with additional private tank)

Viewings – By appointment only, with Darren Fuller from Fine & Country Lyme Bay. Please enquire and quote dfa<br /><br />

Property info

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Property value data/graphs for EX13

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £520,070 £272 3.6 £571,253
Semi-detached £300,755 £239 3.0 £272,805
Terraced £277,849 £225 2.6 £227,380
Flats £183,448 £200 1.7 £132,583

Current asking prices in EX13

Average: £381,150
Avg. current asking prices in EX13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £268,956
Flats £108,333
All £108,333

Current asking rents in EX13

Average: £1,325 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in EX13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £901 pcm
- - £2,002 pcm
Flats - £793 pcm
- - -
All - £847 pcm
- - £2,002 pcm

Fun facts for EX13

Highest value in EX13
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Birchill £699,580
Axminster EX13 £698,120
Churchill £680,949
Crewkerne Road £631,796
Trinity Hill Road £616,226
Highest turnover in EX13
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Coombefield Lane 50.0%
Gate Close 50.0%
Meadow Bank 45.0%
Millbrook Dale 43.5%
Salway Gardens 42.1%
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Monthly running costs Beta

£4,343 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 100,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
Your payment £3,814 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Gas £41 Electricity £65 Estimated energy cost £106/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 17000 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

East Devon

Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £343 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

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Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £31 Sewerage £49 Estimated water cost £80 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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