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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Colway Lane, Lyme Regis

Guide Price £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Sitting Room. Sun Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room. Utility
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms and Shower Room
  • Lean to Store/Workshop
  • Timber built Garage
  • Mature, secluded grounds extending to 3/4 acre
  • Potential building plot

Full description


Horn is a very pretty detached house in a unique setting. It is reputed to be significantly older than the front elevation suggests and apparently was, amongst other uses, a thatched cider house known as 'Horn Tavern'. It is believed to have been renovated in the early 1900s, hence the Edwardian 'Arts and Crafts' influence. The main walls are probably in stonework, rendered externally, beneath a clay tiled roof and there is a more recent sun room extension. In recent years the property has been extensively and sympathetically refurbished.

The property is quietly tucked away amidst extensive and secluded gardens and grounds on the edge of the town-a semi rural location yet only about 1/2 mile level walk from the town centre and seafront. As the attached O.S. plan illustrates, 'Horn' is only a few metres from the River Lym and adjacent to the picturesque riverside footpath which runs to the south to Lyme Regis and northwards to the Devon village of Uplyme.

Whilst much of the land is outside the Development Boundary of Lyme Regis there may be development potential at the property and the vendor has started the process of applying for consent on the garden plot adjacent to Colway Lane. The purchaser may wish to continue with this. This plot is part of the property being sold.

Lyme Regis is a picturesque 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 main line 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 Accommodation Comprises

On the Ground Floor

Pretty timbered open porch with front door to:

Tiled floor, radiator, cast iron fireplace, stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard.

SITTING ROOM about 16'5 x 11' (5m x 3.35m)
Cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, radiator, double French doors to:

SUN ROOM about 10'4 x 10'2 (3.15m x 3.10m)

DINING ROOM about 18'6 (narrowing to 16'6) x 13'10 (5.64m-narrowing to 5.05m x 4.22m)
Cast iron fireplace, large square bay window, radiator, feature stained glass window, laminate flooring.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM about 12'10 x 11'10 (3.91m x 3.61m)
With a range of modern base and wall cupboards with laminate worktops and integral electric over and hob in fireplace recess, 1 1/2 bowl porcelain sink unit with pillar tap, laminate flooring, stripped pine doors off. Walk in store and walk in larder.

UTILITY 13' x 7'9 (3.96m x 2.36m)
With stable door to front, feature reclaimed drawer unit with laminate top and inset hand basin with pillar tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine, radiator, tiled floor, double door to shower room and door to:

LEAN-TO STORE/WORKSHOP 28' (8.53m) overall x 10' (3.05m)
With door to outside.

With a tiled shower cubicle, hand basin with cupboard under, w.c., tiled floor.

First Floor

Hatch to loft which houses the gas central heating boiler, radiator, airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 1 12'4 x 11' (3.76m x 3.35m)
Radiator, door to Bedroom 2 (which is also accessed off landing). Double doors to:

Panelled bath in tiled surround with shower mixer, hand basin and w.c., radiator, part tiled wall.

BEDROOM 2 9'8 x 9' (2.95m x 2.74)

BEDROOM 3 14'3 x 13'9 overall (4.34m x 4.19m)
Radiator, door to Bedroom 4 (also accessed off landing)

BEDROOM 4 12'2 x 11' (3.71m x 3.35m)
Dual aspect. Cast iron fireplace, built in wardrobe, radiator.

Panelled bath in tiled surround with shower mixer and screen, hand basin, w.c., mosaic tiled floor, dado wall panelling, radiator.

Five steps down from the landing to:

BEDROOM 5 12' x 10'7 (3.66m x 3.23m)


The property is approached off Colway Lane via wrought iron gates and a tarmacadam driveway leads to the front of the house and the timber built Garage about 15' x 8'1 (4.57m x 2.46m) with electric light.

The mature and very secluded gardens and grounds (extending to about 3/4 acre) are a particular feature of Horn. They include lawned areas, a wide variety of shrubs and trees. Greenhouse.

At the back of the house is a Wet Room (great for after returning from the beach or camping in the garden). It is fully tiled and includes a shower unit with hand basin and w.c., pine ceiling and roof light.

Please note: Beyond is a woodland area with a mixture of native and ornamental trees which is available by separate negotiation if required. It is informally estimated at 1 acre.

Local Authority
West Dorset District Council, Dorchester, Dorset 01305 251010.

Council Tax
The property is currently deleted from the Council Tax assessment as it is holiday let and Business Rates apply:
Rateable Value £2,800
Rates Payable £1,355.20

From the town centre (by car) proceed up Broad Street, fork right into Silver Street towards Uplyme and take the third turning to the right into Haye Lane. Continue to the bottom of the lane, over the river bridge (Horn Bridge) into Colway Lane and Horn is the first property on the left hand side (please see attached Ordnance Survey extract).

We understand that all mains services are connected but applicants should verify this with their own enquiries. Gas central heating.

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500. The property is holiday let during the summer months and viewings are only available on Saturday.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 August 2016


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