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7 bedroom house for sale

Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Very spacious Edwardian house
  • Attractive views
  • Drawing room and study
  • Dining room and kitchen/breakfast room
  • Boot room and cloakroom/w.c.
  • 5 Principal bedrooms
  • 2 1/2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Attic bedrooms
  • Annexe/games room
  • Delightful gardens and grounds. Double garage

Full description

An imposing detached Edwardian (Arts and Crafts) house set back from the road in an elevated position with delightful mature gardens (about 1.5 acres) which incorporate a wooded area which used to be part of the railway line from Axminster to Lyme Regis.

A handsome detached Edwardian house believed to have been built in 1906 to a most attractive design with 'Arts and Crafts' influences. Typical of the period the property was solidly built using good quality materials with numerous character features.

It has been well cared for by the present owners and offers modern amenities with generous accommodation on 3 floors taking in views across the Lym Valley and to the coast.

In addition there is a separate Annexe, ideal as a home office, studio or for conversion to a guest suite (subject to any Local Authority consent that may be required.)

Particularly attractive are the gardens and grounds which provide a delightful secluded setting for the house and extend to approximately 1.5 acres.

Whilst tucked away and private Abbotswell is within easy access of Lyme Regis town centre (about 1 mile) and seafront and close to the much acclaimed Woodroffe secondary school with excellent primary schools in Lyme and Uplyme.

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 property : Ground Floor

Verandah/Entrance Porch : With quarry tiled floor. Part glazed front door to

Hall : With oak flooring, radiator, stairs to first floor (a pine staircase with 'barley twist' metal balusters).

Drawing Room : 23'6" (+ inglenook) x 18'0" (+ bay window) (7.16m x 5.49m) , Feature inglenook recess with windows each side of 'Minster' stone fireplace with oak over mantle; square bay window, picture rail, plate display shelf, pine floor, French doors to

Study : 12'10" x 9'0" (3.91m x 2.74m) , Pine floor, decorative tiled fireplace with oak mantle, radiator, French doors to rear verandah and garden.

Dining Room : 18'10" x 11'0" (5.74m x 3.35m) , Inglenook recess (9' x 4') with oak panelling, side windows with window seats below, brick fireplace with 'living flame' gas fire; radiator, picture rails, pine floor. Large glazed hatch to kitchen.

Off the main hall is a door to the

Small Inner Hall : With understairs cupboard, doors off to kitchen and boot room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room : 26'0" x 15'6" (7.92m x 4.72m) (L shaped) , With a comprehensive range of good quality fitted units in cherry wood providing base and wall cupboards (some glass fronted), larder cupboards with slate shelving etc., extensive work surfacing. 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, 'Rangemaster' cooking range, additional unit with breakfast bar, utility area with cupboard housing washing machine and tumble dryer, butlers sink with mixer spray tap, cupboard housing central heating boiler, side entrance door, terracotta tiled floor.

Boot Room : 11'6" x 8'0" (3.51m x 2.44m) , Radiator, coat hooks, French doors to rear verandah and garden. Door to

Large Cloakroom : W.c. and hand basin, extractor fan, radiator.

First Floor : At half landing the stairs split to two main landings.

The Front Landing : Radiator, stairs to second floor

Bedroom 1 : 19'0" x 12'8" (5.79m x 3.86m) , An excellent range of fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table in cherry wood, radiator. Dual aspect windows.

Bedroom 2 : 18'0" x 13'4" (5.49m x 4.06m) (overall plus large dormer window) , Dual aspect windows. Range of fitted wardrobes in pine, eaves storage, store cupboard, 2 radiators, fireplace with glazed inset tiling and pine over mantle.

Bedroom 3 : 16'0" x 8'6" (4.88m x 2.59m) (12'8 into dormer) , With wide dormer window, built in store cupboards, radiator.

Bedroom 4 : 12'4" x 10'4" (3.76m x 3.15m) , With wide dormer window, eaves storage.

Bathroom : Panelled bath with mixer tap, vanity unit with tiled top, inset hand basin and cupboards under, w.c., radiator/towel rail, extractor fan.

The Rear Landing : Radiator.

Bedroom 5 : 15'6" x 8'4" (4.72m x 2.54m) overall , Triple aspect windows, radiator.

Large Family Bathroom : Panelled bath with mixer tap, vanity unit with tiled top and inset hand basin with cupboards below, 2 heated towel rails, shower cubicle fitted with power shower, fitted wall cupboards, double airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Separate W.C. : With vanity unit (as bathroom), w.c., wall cupboard, radiator, heated towel rail, dual aspect windows.


Large Landing : 13'0" x 9'4" (3.96m x 2.84m) including stairway.

Attic Bedroom 1 : 'L' shaped 19'6" x 7'5" (5.94m x 2.26m) and 15'6 x 7'8 overall , With sloping ceilings, 3 windows, 3 radiators, fitted cupboards.

Attic Bedroom 2 : 9'3" x 7'6" (2.82m x 2.29m) , With dormer window, fitted cupboards, sloping ceilings.

Outside : To the rear of the house is the detached Annexe (brick and tiled) 27' x 18'9 overall. A flexible space ideal as a home office, studio or for conversion to a residential unit (subject to local authority consent), radiator, integral w.c. and store with ladder to loft space.

The gardens and grounds are a particularly impressive feature of Abbotswell. They provide a secluded setting for the property reminiscent of a country house.

The front garden comprises an extensive level lawn with flower and shrub borders, an ornamental pond, a restored Edwardian greenhouse 14'6 x 7'6 with light and power etc. There is also a secondary (pedestrian) gate from Lyme Road.

The rear garden incorporates a verandah adjacent to the back of the house and there are further lawned areas with a variety of shrubs and small trees and a second greenhouse.

To the north of the main garden and part of the property is a delightful woodland garden (originally a part of the 'Bluebell Line' (the famous railway from Axminster to Lyme Regis) which is a natural area including mature trees with grassy areas.

Adjacent to the Lyme Road is a gravelled parking area and the detached Garage (mainly stone and tiled) about 17' x 17' with 2 sets of double timber doors.

The whole is formally estimated at 1.5 acres.

Please note:

On the lower side of Abbotwell, adjacent to Lyme Road there is a site for 2 detached houses. We do not believe these will have any impact on the privacy, views or amenities of the property as they are at a much lower level. We are bringing this to the attention of prospective buyers for the sake of transparency. Further information is available on the East Devon District Council Planning portal.

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01 August 2014

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