Trinity Hill Road, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TB | Property for sale | Savills
3,529 sq ft(327.85 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000

Trinity Hill RoadMusbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TB

    Key features

    • Unique thatched property
    • Approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds
    • Stunning views across East Devon AONB
    • 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
    • Grass tennis court
    • Car port for two cars and gravel driveway parking
    • A second drive access to the property off Trinity Hill

    A beautiful thatched property set within wonderful gardens and grounds, with panoramic views over the East Devon countryside and beyond.

    About this property

    • Hartgrove Retreat is a particularly unique and beautifully appointed detached family home. Built 27 years ago and bespoke in its design of a characterful thatched cottage.
      It has all the charm of a traditional 300 year old property yet the benefits of contemporary construction, making the interior feel light and spacious throughout. This charming house enjoys a magical setting within magnificent grounds. High on the hill, the house is located in a wonderfully private spot with fabulous south westerly views across the valley and beyond. As far as Dartmoor on a clear day, which provides stunning sunsets over the valley all year round.

      Built from a fine selection of reclaimed materials locally sourced from the grounds of the property and the surrounding area, including the exposed timber beams and the stone for the two inglenooks, the properly is built on the footprint of an original house that dated from 1920's.

      The welcoming entrance hall with its flagstone floor sourced from the famous Montacute House, leads through to a wonderfully inviting lounge. The triple aspect brings plenty of natural light flooding into the room which has character in abundance, including an impressive inglenook fireplace. French doors open out onto a south westerly terrace that overlooks the garden and lawns to the far reaching views beyond.

      The dining room with its wealth of beams and atmosphere, drops to a lower level from the flagstone hallway onto polished reclaimed floorboards, which adds a further historical feel to the house. This East facing room benefits from morning sunshine.

      The kitchen with its slate floor is certainly the hub of the house, with an AGA set in an inglenook. Providing plenty of space for a farmhouse table and chairs, that give a great focal point to this family room.

      From the kitchen there is a versatile utility area, pantry and downstairs WC, leading to a rear porch entrance through a stable door.

      At the front of the house is a cosy snug or study leading down from the kitchen. That enjoys its own wood burner and views over the terrace and garden.
      Also from the kitchen, there is a second staircase that winds up to the guest bedroom.

      The wide galleried main oak staircase from the hall brings in plenty of light through two picture frame windows, one with a lintel sourced from the sea at Lyme. The principal bedroom enjoys a three aspect view across the garden and countryside beyond and has an en-suite shower room with beautiful stained glass window doors.

      The third and fourth bedrooms hold some of the best views from the house over the Axe Valley, with the second bedroom sharing an en-suite with the fifth guest bedroom. There is a further family bathroom from the landing. As mentioned the guest bedroom has a second staircase that leads back down to the kitchen and also holds the superb views across East Devon's AONB.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The property sits within roughly 2.5 acres with the gateway entrance from Woodhouse Lane opening on to a gravel driveway with ample parking for four cars and a carport for two cars.

      The garden surrounds the house with lawns, mature borders and a most attractive landscaped terrace that makes a perfect setting for alfresco dining. Further on, a bluebell wood and woodland area that provides a wonderful backdrop for primroses and aconites in the Spring. This leads on to a hidden part of the garden that opens out onto a fantastic grass tennis court, large vegetable garden and greenhouse. Whilst in need of some rejuvenation, it is a wonderful setting surrounded by mature trees and a garden pavilion overlooking the court.

      Not included within the sale, but to be mentioned, there is an orchard plot opposite the house, westerly across Trinity Hill Road that can be enquired upon separately for those who might have interest.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A truly wonderful picturesque thatched property, with fabulous gardens and grounds and set within the East Devon AONB.

    Nick JaneProperty agent

    Local information

    • Hartgrove Retreat is set within the tiny hamlet of Hartgrove amidst unspoilt countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Trinity Hill Nature Reserve is on the doorstep, offering beautiful woodland walks, forest tracks, trails and heathland.
    • Hartgrove Retreat occupies a tranquil country setting, with Trinity Hill conveniently situated close to the market town of Axminster which boasts a popular bustling market every Thursday throughout the year.
    • Axminster has a mainline train station offering direct services to London Waterloo ( approx. 2hrs 40 mins) and Exeter St David's (approx. 38mins). The A35 and the A358 are both easily accessible, also the A30 which is the gateway to Cornwall. Exeter airport is just a 30 min drive away. The thriving town of Bridport is only 12 miles away.
    • Hartgrove Retreat is within striking distance of the spectacular Jurassic Coastline awarded World Heritage Status in 2001. The historical coastal town of Lyme Regis, known as the Pearl of Dorset, with its famous 14th Century Cobb Harbour, it's charming seafront, beautiful sandy beaches and Michelin star restaurant is only an 8 min drive away.
    • Lyme Regis approx. 4.4m, Axminster approx. 3.6m, Uplyme approx. 1.9m, Musbury approx. 2.4m
    • Local Information
    • Uplyme and Musbury are popular villages nearly equal distant from the property, both offering a primary school, post office and stores a petrol station, a pub and a church. Uplyme also has a village hall, cricket and football clubs and a pubic tennis court.
    • Additionally, close by is Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's well renowned River Cottage.
    • There are excellent schools in the locality including The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, Axe Valley Academy, Axminster, Colyton Grammar School, Colyford and highly regarded Independent Schools in the Cathedral City of Exeter, Sherborne and Taunton.

    Additional information

    • Lyme Regis beach about 4.6 miles Axminster about 3.5 miles Seaton about 7.5 miles
    • Services : Mains water and electricity, Oil central heating, Private drainage.
    • Directions: What3words ///wasp.cello.bagels
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G