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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Launchycroft, Lyme Regis

Guide Price £749,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Generously proportioned rooms
  • Impressive Drawing Room
  • Dining Room with Study off
  • 32' Kitchen/Dining Room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms and Shower Room
  • Gas central heating
  • Mature gardens and grounds
  • Double Garage and workshop
  • Ample parking

Full description

An imposing detached Edwardian house in mature gardens and quietly tucked away yet within easy access of the town centre and seafront. Guide price £749,950

A substantial detached family home believed to have been built around 1908 to a most attractive design with 'Arts and Crafts influences. Typical of the period the property was solidly built using good quality materials.

The property offers contemporary facilities including a recently refitted Kitchen and Ensuite Bathroom and redecoration. Original features include a charming inglenook fireplace in the Drawing Room, cottage style internal doors and fitted cupboards, additional period fireplaces in the Dining Room and main bedroom etc.

Launchycroft is situated on the Devon /Dorset border. It is an exclusive private development principally of 5 large Edwardian houses each in extensive mature gardens. It is a quiet semi rural setting yet only about a mile from the town centre and seafront and close to the much acclaimed Woodroffe Secondary School with highly regarded primary schools in Lyme and Uplyme.

Lyme Regis is an historic and much admired coastal town noted for its many character buildings, centuries old Cobb Harbour and unspoilt surrounding countryside . The town centre provides good shopping facilities for day to day needs and the larger centres of Taunton and Exeter are both about 28 miles away.
There is a mainline railway station at Axminster (6 miles inland). In Lyme Regis there is also a sailing club, bowls, golf course, theatre, cinema and numerous local societies.

The town is situated on the beautiful and unspoilt Devon and Dorset 'Jurassic Coast' awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in December 2001.

The Property


Double entrance doors to:

LOGGIA- 16'7" x 8' (5.05m x 2.44m)
Glazed to two sides, quarry tiled floor, substantial original oak front door to:

HALL with radiator, stairs to first floor, understairs store cupboard.

REAR LOBBY with rear entrance door to recessed porch area, tiled floor, space for coats and boots, radiator, door to:

CLOAKROOM with w.c. and hand basin, tiled floor.

DRAWING ROOM-23' (7.01m) 28' [8.53m] into fireplace) x 17'2" (5.23m.) plus bay A superb reception room with feature inglenook fireplace with 2 small windows and settles each side, polished wood surround to tiled fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove, large square bay window overlooking the main garden and French doors to rear courtyard, 3 radiators.

DINING ROOM- 19'2" x 18'9" (5.84m x 5.72m.) overall ('L' shaped), tiled fireplace with polished wood mantle and matching side cupboards with windows over, 2 radiators, glazed door to:

SMALL STUDY-8' x 7'2" (2.44m x 2.18m)with fitted desk, French doors to outside, radiator.

Door from Dining Room to:

BUTLER'S PANTRY with fitted shelving, 'Potterton' gas central heating boiler.

Glazed door to:

KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM-32'2" x 15'10" (9.80m x 4.83m) overall (narrowing to 10' in kitchen area) recently refitted with a range of painted wood cupboards with solid oak work surfaces, 1 1/2 bowl porcelain sink, 'Bosch' dishwasher, recess with 'Falcon' range cooker providing 5-ring gas hob, grill and 2 ovens, oak flooring, French doors to rear courtyard and glazed door to side, built-in larder, 2 radiators.


At half landing the stairs split to two main landings.

The front Landing. Radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM-22'6" x 17'7" (6.86m x 5.36m) plus large dormer window, 2 radiators, tiled fireplace with timber surround and cast iron grate.

ENSUITE BATHROOM recently refitted with a suite of panelled bath, hand basin with pillar taps and oak vanity unit, w.c., part tiled walls, dormer window with access to eaves storage, radiator. Door to landing.

BEDROOM 2-16' x 7'11" (4.88m x 2.41m)plus large dormer window, radiator.

BEDROOM 3-12'8" x 9'3" (3.86m x 2.82m), radiator.

Tiled shower cubicle with 'Mira Event' shower unit, hand basin and w.c., shaver point, radiator dado wall panelling.

Second Landing with radiator, airing cupboard housing the insulated hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 4-15'6" x 12' (4.72m x 3.66m)with beamed ceiling, 2 radiators.

BEDROOM 5-11'1" x 12'4" (3.38m x 3.76m)(max.) radiator.

BATHROOM with panelled bath, hand basin and w.c., radiator, part tiled walls.


A gravelled driveway leads via a 5-bar wooden gate from the private road and sweeps past the front and lower side of the house to a parking area at the rear and the Double Garage-16'2" x 15'3" (4.93m x 4.65m)incorporating a workshop-15'4" x 9'1" (4.67m x 2.77m), up and over door, light and power , 2 double glazed windows, workbench with cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, stable door to upper side of the house (adjacent to the kitchen door). The rear courtyard, in addition to parking includes a paved terrace with central planting bed and a gravelled patio area. At the lower side is a useful timber built workshop/store 13' x 10' (3.96m x 3.05m).

The principal garden is an attractive feature of the property, it includes a large level lawn ( a former tennis court) with steps down to a further grassed area with fruit trees. There are numerous mature shrubs and trees ensuring seclusion and also a screened log, compost and storage area.

On the upper side of the house adjacent to the roadway is a small gravelled courtyard part enclosed by natural stone walling.

The whole is informally estimated at 2/3 acre.

Please note all measurements are approximate and for guidance only.

From our office at the top of Broad Street fork right into Silver Street towards Uplyme. Continue past the Woodroffe School and the left turn to Woodroffe Meadow and the private drive to Launchycroft will be found on the left immediately before the bridge. After about 100 metres take the right hand fork and Kingswood is on the right.

Local Authority
East Devon District Council, Sidmouth, Devon 01395 516551

Council Tax Band 'G'

We understand that mains gas, electricity and water are connected but applicants should verify this with their own enquiries. Gas central heating . Private septic tank for sewerage.

1.Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors have not carried out any tests on the fittings, appliances or services mentioned in these particulars, and are therefore not able to give a warranty that they are in proper working order.
2.Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
2.1the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract;
2.2no person in the employment of Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
2.3 Plans where shown are for identification purposes only - not to scale.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500.
Through our affiliation with the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, we have an associated London office at 121 Park Lane, London W.1. telephone 020 7079 1506.

Please note: These particulars are believed to be accurate but this cannot be guaranteed and they are not to be used as part of a
contract. S.3468

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 February 2012

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