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4 bedroom house for sale

Rousdon Estate, Lyme Regis

Guide Price £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Cloakroom/w.c.
  • Study
  • Master Bedroom with Ensuite
  • 3 further Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Detached Garage
  • Walled Garden

Full description

A good quality and generously proportioned 4-Bedroomed house within this exclusive country and coastal estate with private beach. Guide Price £325,000

The Rousdon Estate is a remarkably intact late 19th Century Estate, including the Grade 11* listed Mansion, Estate Buildings, Chapel, Lodges, walled garden (with some buildings and structures listed Grade 11) gardens, drive, private beach and park. The nearby 'Undercliff' is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the whole Estate lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In 1870 Sir Henry Peek, MP for Wimbledon, who had been engaged in the tea trade since the end of the 18th Century, purchased the village of Rousdon. He commissioned Sir Ernest George to design a Mansion and other buildings to take advantage of the superb position 500 feet (some 150m.) above sea level. Being some distance from the nearest town, the house had to be self sufficient with laundry, coach houses, harness rooms, wine cellars, bowling alley, rifle range, china stores, bake houses, larders, museum, observatory, walled garden, tennis courts, farm buildings and numerous cottages to house the Estate population, which at the end of the 19th Century extended to around 600.

The architectural style of the Mansion, built in 1874, and other buildings have been variously described as Franco-Flemish and Tudoresque in style, and were built mainly of flint rubble with freestone dressings, plain tiled roofs, ornamental timber work, with some tile hung work and red brick.

The Estate was sold by the Peek family in 1930 to Allhallows School and was acquired by Rousdon Estates Limited in 1999 when the school closed. The Mansion and Estate buildings have now been converted into residential properties.


The Rousdon Estate is situated on the East Devon coastline about 2 ½ miles from the Dorset border at Lyme Regis. It is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt location on the South coast. It comprises parkland with a variety of mature trees, farmland and extensive areas of woodland (extending in all to about 350 acres) including a Nature Reserve which is leased to English Nature. Each property has the benefit of walks within the Estate and access to a private beach (Charton Beach) and also the famous 'Undercliff' coastal footpath between Lyme Regis and the Axe Estuary and Axmouth.

At Rousdon there is a village stores, petrol station and garage. In addition there is a country hotel and restaurant at the Dower House.


This high quality 4 bedroomed house was completed in 2005/6 and is constructed to traditional specifications with cavity walls rendered externally with some tile hanging beneath a tiled roof. It benefits from a 10 year N.H.B.C. warrantee and offers well designed and spacious accommodation with a standard of finish rarely found in a modern house, including solid oak flooring and oak laminate panelled doors, oak skirtings', granite worktops in the kitchen, fitted wardrobes, ensuite and a large family bathroom with fitted vanity unit and automatic lighting, stone fireplace in the Sitting Room etc.

The property is part of a development of some 20 houses constructed by Morrish Builders, a well-respected development company. The designs are influenced by the Victorian architecture of the original Rousdon Estate. It is quietly tucked away in a small cul-de-sac and features a carriage arch which provides a useful covered area and leads to the rear garden and garage.


Front door to:

Oak staircase to first floor. Solid oak flooring (which continues throughout much of the ground floor), coved ceiling (again virtually throughout), radiator, oak skirtings (throughout).

CLOAKROOM -W.c. and hand basin. Wall tiles to half height, radiator.

SITTING ROOM-21'10" x 11'4" (6.65m x 3.45m) max. Feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove, French doors (with curtains) to patio and rear garden, fitted units with T.V. and book shelves, blinds and curtains to window, downlighters, two radiators.

OFFICE /STUDY-10'7" x 7' (3.23m x 2.13m)
Fitted desk unit/work top with cupboards under, fitted store cupboard, window blinds, radiator.


DINING ROOM -10'9" x 9'8" (3.28m x 2.95m)
Radiator, blinds and curtains. Squared archway to:

KITCHEN-13'8" x 10'8" (4.17m x 3.25m)
The kitchen area is comprehensively fitted with base units and wall cupboards, granite worktops, integral appliances comprising dishwasher, washing machine, 'Britannia' cooking range (LPG) with 6 rings and 2 ovens and cooker hood, and microwave. American style fridge/freezer, porcelain sink unit (1 1/2 bowl and side drainers), tiled floor, part tiled walls, boiler cupboard housing LPG 'Worcester' boiler unit, door to side and rear garden.

Galleried Landing with radiator, access to loft.

BEDROOM 1-11'8" x 11'5" (3.56m x 3.48m) plus deep door recess
Curtains and blinds, radiator, fitted wardrobe and drawer unit, radiator, built-in airing cupboard with 'Megaflow' hot water cylinder.

Shower cubicle, vanity unit with laminate top, cupboards, hand basin and w.c., electric shaver point, ladder style towel rail/ radiator, extractor, oak flooring, fully tiled walls and floor, blinds.

BEDROOM 2-12'10" x 8'10" (3.91m x 2.69m)
Fitted blinds, fitted double wardrobe, radiator.

BEDROOM 3-8'7" x 8' (2.62m x 2.44m)
Fitted single wardrobe, two fitted blinds, radiator.

BEDROOM 4-10'10" x 6'11" (3.30m x 2.11m)
Built-in shelf unit, fitted curtains and blinds, radiator.

Panelled bath, vanity unit with cupboards and worktop, hand basin and w.c., shower cubicle, fully tiled walls, extractor, ladder style towel rail/radiator, blind.

To the front of the property (which is approached from the estate road via a shared tarmacadam driveway), there is a small paved and gravelled front garden enclosed by natural stone walling. There is also a tarmacadam driveway with parking for three cars and an undercover area, and carriage arch which gives access to the Garage and rear garden.

To the rear of the property is a walled Garden about 37' x 31' (11.28m x 9.45m.) which is mainly laid to lawn with paved patio area, pathway and flower beds.

The property is freehold. Within the estate the roadways and shared parts are maintained by a Management Company, who also maintain the sewage system which is a reedbed disposal system and each resident makes a contribution to the management costs. We understand the Management charge for 2012 is around £580 per annum. As there is private drainage water rates are reduced accordingly.

From Lyme Regis take the A3052 west for about 3 miles to the village of Rousdon. The entrance to the Rousdon Estate will be found on the left hand side just a few yards past the garage and stores. Follow the drive with the Mansion House directly ahead, turning right towards West Lodge. Take the second right turn to the Home Farm area with No. 21 Old Home Farm located on the right hand side after a short distance.

LOCAL AUTHORITY East Devon District Council, Sidmouth, Devon 01395 516551


Mains electricity and water. Private Estate drainage. LPG heating.
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.3493

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 January 2012


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