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What a view, Darling!

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Darling The original cottage at "Darling" is one of the oldest homes in prestigious Manor Street at the heart of the village, says estate agents "The Coastal House".  Built in the late 15th Century, this stone-rubble property provides a glorious traditional backdrop to a striking and sleek glazed extension. Two worlds of the very old and cutting edge new come together and the result is nothing short of awe-inspiring. This spectacular historic dwelling already stands out from its contemporaries as it sits perpendicular to the street, allowing unusual and welcome parking for up to three vehicles. An open vaulted oak porch with honed slate bench seating provides an eye-catching entrance to the cottage, which is towards the end of the process of being lovingly restored to its former glory.  A cosy dual aspect reception room running the width of the property boasts a magnificent open stone fireplace and beautiful bespoke hardwood double glazed windows wind up the stairs

"The most refined and most sophisticated timber framed mansion in England"

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  Ockwells Manor An historic 15th Century manor house in spectacular gardens and grounds, says selling agent Savills .  Described by Sir Nikolas Pevsner as " the most refined and most sophisticated timber framed mansion in England. " Ockwells Manor is laid out principally over two floors and with the exception of a small cellar all above ground level. The house is faithful to its period and boasts spectacular panelling, stained glass windows and herringbone pattern brickwork. The Jacobean staircase, 17th Century panelling and 15th Century stone fireplace are particularly striking features of the house. Aside from its architectural and historical pedigree, the house functions as a beautiful family home ideal for entertaining or family living in equal measure. The main entrance is dominated by a fabulous oak door which enters into a cloister leading to a small internal courtyard. Around this are a number of exceptionally fine rooms but the Great Hall, living room and dining roo

Georgian Splendour

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  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. THE PROPERTY 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 ma