Guide Price £450,000Request a viewing
Fantastic location just off Lympstone beach
Close to the shops, pubs and train station
Stunning estuary views
Beautifully renovated and updated throughout
No onward chain
Ideal B&B or Holiday let
Easy to lock up and leave
From Topsham, head towards Exmouth on the A376, passing through Ebford and Exton and after passing Lympstone Commando, take the next turning on the right into Nutwell Lane. Follow the road into the centre of the village and at the T-junction, turn right. Cross under the railway bridge, pass The Swan Inn and the property can be found down the lane on the right hand side, by the cafe, opposite St. Peter’s Tower.
Lympstone boasts a fascinating past and an exciting present and future. It grew from an ancient settlement on the eastern shores of the Exe estuary, building its reputation on maritime trade and agriculture and it still retains its links with the past, with local firm Inghams Fisheries selling their catch in the riverside Fish Shed and organising special fish-based events. The village has a well-established local primary school in the middle of the village, with St Peter’s independent school on its outskirts. There are a GP surgery, two churches, four public houses, two cafes, a hairdressers and a store with extended opening hours. The multi-award-winning Darts Farm, a destination store selling local Westcountry food, drink and lifestyle products, is a ten minute drive away. Lympstone supports a wide selection of clubs and societies, including lively sailing and tennis clubs, an active gardening club, film society and other societies bringing live music and drama to the village and fostering home-grown talent. The half-hourly Avocet line train service, with its beautiful views across the River Exe, links the village with Exeter’s two main stations: Exeter St David’s with its fast train service to London Paddington and Exeter Central with its service to Waterloo. Exeter Central station is at the heart of Exeter’s lively shopping centre. The M5 at Junction 30 is just 8 miles away. The Exe Estuary Trail, 26 miles of cycleway along both sides of the River Exe is a recent addition to Lympstone’s many attractions.
Updated and renovated by the current owners, Franklyn is a stunning period property located in the centre of the village, metres from Lympstone Beach and the Exe Estuary. Open plan and contemporary, the accommodation has a lovely feel with a spacious sitting, dining room with wood-burning stove leading through to a modern kitchen. There is also a downstairs cloakroom.
On the first floor are two double bedrooms, both with newly fitted en-suites. Stairs rise to the top floor where there is a fantastic sitting room/3rd bedroom with a large dormer window providing a beautiful view of the Exe Estuary. Although the house does not own any outside space, being meters from Lympstone Beach it is possible to walk to the beach and enjoy the beautiful views West, over the river.
|ENTRANCE|| A part glazed stable door opens into the…|
|SITTING & DINING ROOM||26' x 14'2" (7.92m x 4.32m). A spacious open-plan sitting and dining room with open stairs to the first floor. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Modern wood-burning stove. Door to understairs cupboard. Double glazed windows to front and rear. Through to…|
|KITCHEN||18'3" x 8' (5.56m x 2.44m). Lacanche Range cooker with 5-ring gas hob and. Rustic wooden worktops and shelving. Large sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Range of fitted cupboards. Space for tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Fitted shelving. Through to…|
|CLOAKROOM|| Low level WC and wash hand basin. Gas boiler. Stable door to rear.|
|FIRST FLOOR|| |
|LANDING|| Stairs to second floor. Doors to…|
|BEDROOM 2||15'9" x 8'3" (4.8m x 2.51m). Double glazed windows to side and rear. Wood flooring. Door to…|
|EN-SUITE|| Fitted with a panelled bath, wash hand basin and low level WC. Heated towel rail. Wooden flooring.|
|BEDROOM 1||14'2" x 9'7" (4.32m x 2.92m). Double glazed window to front with river glimpses. Wood flooring and door to…|
|EN-SUITE|| Shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.|
|SECOND FLOOR|| |
|SITTING ROOM 2 / BEDROOM 3|| A fantastic sitting room or third bedroom with glazed French doors to the front with fantastic views of the River Exe. Wood flooring. Eaves storage. Double glazed window to side and Velux window.|
|AGENT'S NOTE:|| The Vendor advises that the kitchen is located ‘beneath' the neighbouring property, and as such is noted on the Land Registry. This is commonly known as a 'Flying Freehold'. If you would like to see copies of the Land Registry documents, please ask WG; the Sole Selling Agents.|
|AGENT'S NOTE 2:|| The Vendor advises that to the front of the property is an area which is thought to be public highway, that they use subject to availability, to park a vehicle. An area to the rear of the property has been used by the owners and occupiers of Franklyn from time-to-time for the purpose of a ‘social/amenity’ space but there is no legal right to do so.|