Symonds & Sampson are selling a delightful Grade II Listed Georgian house in the heart of Axminster, which has for years played an integral part of the town’s history
Tower House lies between Market Square and Castle Street, and is believed to have been the residence of the town constable. Part of his duties including feeding the prisoners in ‘the clink’ within the castle, and it’s believed that the long tunnel from the Market Square to the Castle, running below Tower House, was used to lead pack horses laden with supplies.
Part of the tunnel is still accessible from Tower House, running approximately 12 metres from the basement of the property to Castle Street, and currently housing an impressive vaulted wine cellar in one of the side shoots – very likely to have been a priest hole in days gone by.
The tower in Tower House is an impressive and unusual feature of this beautiful 4-bedroom property too, an unusual ‘D’ shaped staircase leading from the basement to the second floor. The house is beautifully presented, full of character, and comes with a pretty west facing terrace garden with lovely views. Click here for details, or call Amanda Curtis on 01297 33122.