School House, Thorncombe, Dorset, TA20

For Sale ££695,000 Guide

Key Features

Individual modern country home in a wonderful rural location with 4.6 acres (1.86ha)
3 bedrooms
entrance vestibule & hall
2 reception rooms
utility Room
bathroom & ensuite bathroom
double garage & carport

About This Property

An individual detached 3 bedroom modern country house in a beautiful, peaceful location with stunning rural views across this unspoilt part of West Dorset set in garden and wooded grounds of approximately 4.6 ACRES (1.86ha). EPC band D

The Brackens stands in an enviable location approached over a long gravel driveway through the extensive front grounds/paddocks. Originally built in the 1960's with mainly rendered elevations with brick features under a tiled roof, it has been subsequently extended and improved to provide a spacious and versatile home in a rural location which commands views across this beautiful unspoilt part of Dorset. The whole has the benefit of oil fired central heating together with the solar panels on the roof and replacement double glazed windows and external doors. There is scope for incorporating the garage within the living accommodation, subject to any necessary consent of building control regulation, to may be provide a separate annexe. The current owners had a planning permission approved to extend in November 1993 (ref: 1/W/93/000562) but this has now lapsed. Thought ideal for the country loving family or the active retired who seek a truly rural home in an idyllic location which is within easy travelling distance of numerous local centres.

The accommodation:
The well proportioned accommodation is spread over to floors but predominantly to the ground floor. The entrance hall leads to the dining room which in turn has steps to the sitting room, with an inglenook style fireplace, which in turn has doors to the conservatory. All three flow to give a light and bright living environment. There is also on the ground floor 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and utility room, which has door to the garage. The Master suite is on the first floor with the bedroom having a Juliet balcony overlooking the valley.

The property is set in an elevated but sheltered position just on the fringes of the popular village of Thorncombe, West Dorset. The village offers a variety of local amenities including a post office/stores, primary school and a fine church. The surrounding rolling countryside offers a range of rural activities with footpaths and bridleways in abundance. About 5 miles away the market town of Axminster has a good range of shops and services including the River Cottage Canteen and Delicatessen. Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb Harbour, sandy beaches, an excellent selection of restaurants, hotels and independent shops is nearby. The larger centres of Taunton and Exeter (with its regional airport) are within easy reach. Whilst surrounded by beautiful and unspoilt countryside the property is readily accessible by both road and rail. There is easy access to the M3 and M5 motorways via the A30/A303 dual carriageway. Axminster offers a mainline railway service to London Waterloo (2 hours and 40 minutes).

Primary schooling at Thorncombe. Good state secondary schools at Woodroffe School at Lyme Regis or the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School. Independent schools in the area include St Johns at Sidmouth, Perrott Hill at Crewkerne, the Exeter and Taunton Schools.

Approached by a long gravelled driveway which leads to the parking area and the attached DOUBLE GARAGE 28' x 20'5" (8.5m x 6.25m) with twin up and over doors, door to the utility room. Adjacent CAR PORT 28' x 13'3" (8.5m x 4m).

The driveway is bordered on both side by large lawns/paddocks with specimen trees which lead to the front of the house with a formal fish pond and sun terrace. At the rear are lawns and a second sun terrace.

The lawn gives way a sloping paddock which in turn leads to the woodland.

The whole site provides a tranquil and private setting with wonderful countryside vistas across the unspoilt part of West Dorset.

The total area extends to approximately 4.6 ACRES (1.86ha).

All rights are understood to be owned and included in the sale, except the lower woodland, where the sporting rights are reserved for the Forde Abbey Estate. Hunting with the Cotley Harriers, Racing at Exeter or Taunton, golf at Lyme Regis or Axe Cliff, Seaton. Sailing on the coast at Lyme Regis or West Bay.

Rights of Way
A footpath skirts part of the property close to the boundary hedge well away from the house.

Entrance Vestibule

Entrance Hall

Dining Room

Sitting Room



Utility Room

Bedroom Two

Bedroom Three


First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Double Garage & Carport

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