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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7

Guide Price £349,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Carriage House
  • 3 Very spacious houses
  • Close to coast at Lyme Regis
  • Extensive grounds
  • Delightful country location

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4 Units for sale:
UNIT 1: (Woodhouse View) £695,000
UNIT 2: (Middlebrook House) £450,000
UNIT 3: (Rhododendron House) £495,000

Woodhouse is a substantial detached Victorian house (1879) - a gentleman's residence for the Prescott family who owned it until 1983 when it became a care home. The property is now vacant and splits very easily into 3 spacious houses.

They will be offered for sale with services laid on (water and electricity) and there is already a private treatment plant for drainage. The vendors will also provide the vertical subdividing walls between each house.

Each purchaser will be acquiring a large residential property which can be refurbished and fitted out to their own taste (subject to Local Authority consent). It is a Grade II Listed building.

The principal elevations are faced in dressed stone up to first floor level with tile hanging above and decorative Stucco panels. The main house also features a three storey tile-hung porch resting on carved posts and attractive window bay.

In the 1980's a spacious new wing was added with walls and roof matching the original (dressed stone and tile hanging) and this is Unit 3.

In addition to the above is a detached cottage (The Carriage House) which at present is converted to 3 small flats. This is to be restored back to a single residential property by the purchaser.

Woodhouse enjoys a parkland setting amidst the beautiful unspoilt countryside of the Lym Valley. It is approached via a long tarmacadam roadway off the B3165 Lyme Road and then through substantial wrought iron gates on stone pillars with secure entry system. On the upper side of the house there is vehicular access to Woodhouse Fields above which is the Pinetum (a mature woodland managed by the Woodland Trust).

In the vicinity are lovely country walks and bridleways.

In the village of Uplyme (about 3/4 mile away) is a good range of facilities including village stores and post office at the petrol station, excellent village hall, highly regarded primary school, pub, parish church, cricket and football clubs and a thriving community spirit.

The coast at Lyme Regis is only 2 miles or so and Axminster (4 miles approx.).

Lyme Regis is a picturesque coastal town noted for its many character buildings, century's 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 CARRIAGE HOUSE (of similar construction to the main house)

This detached cottage is at present converted to 3 flats and it is anticipated that the purchaser will reinstate to a single dwelling (subject to Local Authority consent).

Front door from driveway to FLAT 1


RECEPTION ROOM 14'3 x 10'3 (4.34m x 3.12m) night store heater

KITCHEN 12' x 11'3 (3.66m x 3.43m) with a range of fitted base and wall cupboards

BEDROOM 12' x 8'1 (3.66m x 2.46m) night store heater, French door to garden.

SHOWER ROOM with night store heater, shower cubicle, W.C. and hand basin, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.


Front door to

SITTING ROOM 16'3 x 9'4 (4.88m x 2.84m) night store heater, doors to inner hall and

KITCHEN 9' x 6'4 (2.74m x 1.93m) with fitted units, night store heater.

INNER HALL with recess for coats

BATHROOM panelled bath with 'Mira' shower unit, hand basin and W.C., night store heater, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 16' x 8'4 (4.88m x 2.54m) night store, French door to garden and double doors to

CONSERVATORY 16'6 x 10'6 (5.03m x 3.20m) uPVC double glazed, patio doors to garden.

Front door at rear of property to

FLAT 3 ground floor entrance hall with stairs to first floor, night store heater


LANDING night store heater, coats cupboard and eaves cupboard.

BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM 17'3 x 14' (5.26m x 4.27m) overall sloping ceilings, timber and uPVC windows, night store, eaves cupboards.

KITCHEN 14'3 x 9'3 (4.34m x 2.82m) overall with a range of fitted units, dormer window uPVC double glazing, eaves storage.

BATHROOM with bath, hand basin and W.C., electric panel radiator.

Gravelled parking area, mature gardens on 3 sides with lawn, shrubs and trees.


A management company will be set up to be responsible for maintenance of the shared driveways and the sewage treatment plant. Purchasers will be shareholders in the company.

Mains water and electricity will be laid on to each property and drainage is to an existing sewage treatment plant which has soak ways to a reed bed filtration system.


UNIT 1: (Woodhouse View) £695,000
UNIT 2: (Middlebrook House) £450,000
UNIT 3: (Rhododendron House) £495,000

Local Authority - East Devon District Council (01395 516551)

Council Tax Bands - to be assessed

From Lyme Regis at the top of Broad Street, fork right into Silver Street and continue to Uplyme. Proceed through the village and the private entrance drive to Woodhouse will be found on the left hand side after about 1/2 mile.

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis on (01297) 445500.

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28 October 2016

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