Georgian Splendour

 Symondsdown House

The agent, Jackson Stops, writes: A stunning Georgian family house in an idyllic yet very convenient location with delightful gardens and grounds (circa 7.5 acres) with two holiday cottages and stunning views.


Situated in an idyllic yet very convenient location on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Axminster first glimpses of Symondsdown House are most impressive. The property, which is not listed, is accessed via a pretty and sweeping driveway and sits perfectly within its own parkland setting. 

Believed to date back to 1820 it boasts a typically classic Georgian facade with white rendered elevations and large sash windows under a slate roof. Like many Georgian houses of this era, the property has a particularly attractive front fa├žade with its pillared portico and balustraded and ornamental terrace.

On first entering the property there is a real sense of light, space and charm with a particularly impressive reception hall with attractive marble flooring and a sweeping staircase. 

The fantastic formal reception rooms are as expected of a house of this era and stature, and more. 

The property offers very flexible family accommodation to suit most family's needs with a particularly spacious family kitchen incorporating a four oven Aga and plenty of room for a kitchen / breakfast table and leading into a morning room. 

There is also a games room whichwould make a fantastic study or playroom, and very extensive cellarage.

The principal bedrooms are situated on the first floor with the main master bedroom suite boasting a large window to the gable opening out to a fantastic balcony. 

There are six bedrooms on this floor, five of which have en suites, as well as a large family bathroom. There are also two further bedrooms on the second floor and a bathroom. This extensive family accommodation has also been very successfully used in the past as extra income flow or annexed and ideal for elderly relatives or teenage children.


The Orangery and The Peach House are two single storey holiday cottages, each comprising a sitting room with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with parking and outside seating areas.

They are situated to the rear of the main house up their own well screened driveway. They are currently let out through a local company and provide a very useful income.


A particular feature of this property are the glorious and very well nurtured gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 7.5 acres which surround this wonderful property. 

Paved terraces immediately surround the house with an attractive sheltered area to the rear – ideal for al fresco dining, relaxing and entertaining, with an awning and raised flower bed.

To the side is a heated pool, detached former timber sauna and pump house. Steps from the front of the house lead down to the 'parkland' grounds and established shrub beds.

There is ample parking on the large, gravelled parking area to the side and front of the house, with the sweeping driveway leading through the grounds to the electric pillared entrance gates. 

This driveway divides midway giving access to the field (which extends to approaching 4 acres), and on to the holiday cottages. 

Beside the main drive is a yard around which sits a triple garage, implement store and workshop, log store and potting shed.

All in all this is a magnificent family home in a wonderful part of the world.

Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon

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