South Cross House, Musbury, Axminster

Guide Price: £2,000,000

Agent: Humbert's

Agent's Tel: 01404 42456

This elegant and substantial former Rectory occupies a favourable elevated position on the easterly slopes of the Axe Valley, and on the country fringes of the pretty village of Musbury.

South Cross House is fortunate enough to have expansive panoramic south and westerly views from the house and grounds over a typical Devon patchwork landscape and to the sea, and benefits from easy access to a myriad of footpaths and bridleways in the near vicinity.

Exmouth Journal: There is an elegant looking veranda from where countryside views can be enjoyedThere is an elegant looking veranda from where countryside views can be enjoyed

The six-bedroom residence was built in the 1860s and sits on a plot of around 5.76 acres that includes formal gardens, grounds and a 1.6 acre paddock.

Inside, the property has retained many of its original period features and has been enhanced to a high standard in recent years. The kitchen/breakfast room has been opened-up creating a lovely bright and spacious room and is well equipped with bespoke quality units, integrated appliances, a wood burner and a central island. The sitting room features a Rayburn fireplace and has new French doors that open to the south-facing veranda. There is also a formal dining room, a good-size study and a cosy snug/tv room on the ground floor.

Exmouth Journal: A large volume of natural light spills into the living roomA large volume of natural light spills into the living room

The large landing on the first floor has a full-height window that offers wonderful views. The principal bedroom has lovely sash windows and a quality en-suite bathroom with a claw foot bath and separate shower. There are four further double bedrooms, three of which have modern en-suite bath/shower rooms. There is also a single bedroom and a family bath/shower room.

Outside, the spacious grounds are mainly laid to lawn with established, well-stocked colourful beds and borders. To the side is a covered Veranda, and to the rear, there's a spacious Iroko deck with a sunken swim spa and an outdoor shower. A large rolling lawn extends to the south and has a productive vegetable patch and an arboretum. Across the lane, there's a paddock and an enclosed cutting garden. There's also a range of outbuildings including useful brick-built stores and a workshop.

To the front, a large driveway leads to a parking area and a double garage.