Savills | Shute Road, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ST | Property for sale
Excess of £1,250,000

Shute RoadKilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ST

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2021
  • Edwardian features throughout
  • Stunning established gardens with beautiful sun terrace
  • Impressive and flexible accommodation of over 4200 sq. Ft
  • Stables, workshop and double garage

A substantial Edwardian family home with versatile accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty enjoying wonderful established gardens and grounds.

About this property

  • The Beeches is an elegant and substantial south facing family home within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoying fine rural views and a stunning established garden. The impressive reception hall sets the tone throughout with its generous proportions and is perfect for welcoming guests, it has a beautiful feature fireplace, tall ceilings and parquet flooring. To the left, and clearly the heart of the home is the wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room which seamlessly flows outside onto the terrace. This double aspect room is wonderfully appointed with the kitchen benefiting from a range of wall, base and drawer units, Aga, integrated electric oven and microwave and an induction hob. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility room with plumbing and a pantry. The open plan dinning/sitting room is perfect for family life and entertaining with ample space for a dining table and a seating area. There is an open feature fireplace and double doors which open into the fabulous garden room where there are delightful views over the garden.

    The Drawing room is of particular interest with delightful proportions, a striking open fire with Minster stone surround and hearth and two sets of double doors out onto the terrace. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a study, separate cloakroom and WC.

    On the first floor and accessed by a splendid staircase with a stained glass window are four bedrooms (two en suites) a shower room and separate WC. Three of the four bedrooms have spectacular views over the gardens with a special note on the principle bedroom with a superb en suite bathroom. Further stairs lead to the second floor where it is currently arranged as a self-contained apartment with a kitchen, sitting room/sixth bedroom, a further double bedroom and a bathroom.


    Outside, the grounds and garden are a particular feature of The Beeches with a delightful countryside backdrop. The sun terrace, which is directly outside the south elevation runs the entire length of the property and is a superb area for alfresco dining. The garden itself is mostly laid to lawn and has an extensive range of established shrubs, trees and borders. The lawn gently slopes to a pond where there is an abundance of wildlife. Outbuildings include a detached double garage with store room, a range of stables/workshop and single garage within a courtyard. The driveway provides ample parking for numerous cars with further established flower beds and borders.

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“I could lose many hours sat on the sun terrace enjoying the view of the garden”

Tom BedfordProperty agent

Local information

  • The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is conveniently located between the two market towns of Honiton and Axminster. Kilmington is a popular and charming village with two churches, two pubs and the fantastic Millers Farm shop located on its fringes. The Beeches benefits from good local amenities but at the same time it is in a beautiful rural setting enjoying wonderful views over the East Devon Countryside. The nearby popular market town of Axminster to the east has a good selection of amenities including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and Deli, two supermarkets and main line railway station providing regular services to London Waterloo. Honiton, which is 7 miles to the west is famed for its lace, pottery and antique shops. It also has its own mainline railway station. Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is situated just 7 miles away. Lyme Regis, with its literary connections and picturesque buildings around the harbour offers good everyday amenities including shops, restaurants, business opportunities and schools. The renowned Grammar school at Colyton is about 4.5 miles away and the county town of Exeter with its wider range of regional facilities including transport links, University and commercial activities is only 25 miles away. Communications are excellent with the A35 linking directly to the A30/A303 at Honiton and M5 motorway at Exeter. Direct trains to London Waterloo and Exeter are available at Axminster and Honiton, with Exeter airport providing flights to domestic and international destinations.

Additional information

  • Axminster mainline train station about 2 miles Honiton about 7 miles Seaton about 8.2 miles
  • Mains water and electricity
  • Oil central heating
  • Private drainage
  • Directions: From Exeter, take the A30 Eastbound towards Dorchester, exit the dual carriageway at Honiton and proceed onto the A35 towards Dorchester. After 7.4 miles turn right onto The Hill and then the next right onto Shute Road where The Beeches will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F