Overjordan House is a unique property situated in a fabulous location in the Old Town part of Lyme Regis within about 500 metres walk of the shops and beach. The house was originally built in late 1970 for the head master of the Woodroffe school. The property has been thoughtfully modernised and provides versatile and very stylish accommodation on two levels, offering options for use as a large family home or a three bedroom main home with one or bedroom annexe, making it ideal for relatives or to provide an income through letting. Most surprising for the location so close to town is the size of the plot and the fact that the house has three garages and parking at the end of its own private drive. This means the house sits in its own separate quiet space.
The ground floor comprises what is often referred to as the Annexe - because it is capable of being used as accommodation separate from the main part of the house - which has its own front door, leading into a small hall, bathroom, kitchen, a large bedroom, appealing sitting room with a small wood burning stove and doors to the garden and an additional room which could be a second bedroom or reception room. The style mirrors that of the upper floor. An internal (lockable) door leads to a connecting staircase to the upper floor. On this level, there are three generous double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, a spacious family bathroom, hallway with large airing cupboard and storage. With outlook to the front and side (east and south facing) the beautiful living space flows from kitchen to dining room to sitting room and back out to the landing, from where there are glass doors to a fabulous sun room which leads out to the top terrace. The house is flooded with light and has an attractive New England seaside feel with partially vaulted ceiling in the sitting room and a wood burning stove for cooler winter evenings. The living area being partly open plan is a very social space and at the same time retains a welcoming charm.
The seaside resort of Lyme Regis, famed for its historic connections and the Cobb Harbour remains popular with visitors. The town retains much of its original charm and a good variety of shops restaurants and places of interest to visit. There are many events throughout the year including a good range of live music and for those who would rather be on the sea, there are sailing and gig rowing clubs. This expanse of coast line has been designated a World Heritage Site and is affectionately known as the Jurassic coast. Bus services run regularly between the local towns of Bridport and Axminster, where the station runs a mainline service to London Waterloo and Exeter. The property is very well placed for proximity to the highly regarded Woodroffe Secondary School, which has been described by Ofsted as 'outstanding', with many house hunters seeking an address within the catchment area. Alternatively, the Colyton Grammar School, which is constantly ranked as one of the best in the country is approximately 8 miles to the west.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
LOWER GROUND FLOOR (ANNEXE)
Front door to garden. Small hallway opening to the kitchen. Further hall with lockable door to connecting staircase and leading to sitting room and bedroom 2/reception room.
Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin and small bath with mains shower over. Ladder style radiator.
Window to side. Fitted with wall and base units. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Built-in electric oven and hob. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dish washer.
Window and glazed door to side, leading to the garden. Built-in cupboard. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO/RECEPTION ROOM
Window to front. Radiator.
Window to front and patio doors to side leading to the lower terrace. Wood burning stove fitted in one corner. Radiator.
UPPER GROUND FLOOR (MAIN HOUSE)
Bright landing with stairs leading to annexe. Further hallway leading to bedrooms. Hatch to insulated loft.
This is a delightful room with two skylights and triple sliding patio doors leading to the top terrace. Light and bright with timber cladding to one wall and ceramic tiled floor.
Windows to front and side fitted with plantation shutters. Partially vaulted ceiling. Fireplace fitted with a modern wood burning stove set on a slate hearth. TV point. Radiator. Open to
Windows to front fitted with plantation shutters and rear. Ample space for family dining. Open to
Window and half glazed door to rear. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with oak work surfaces and stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Neff five ring gas hob. Electric oven and microwave. Space for fridge/freezer.
Space and plumbing for dish washer. Radiator. Ceramic tiled flooring.
(external) Stable door. Window to front. Butler sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Windows to rear and side. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Door to
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with mains shower, w.c. and wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
Window to rear. Radiator.
Window to rear. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower bath with mains shower, w.c. and wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
The property is approached from Mill Green over a private driveway which leads to a gravelled parking and turning area and three garages.
Three garages set en bloc with up and over doors to front. Power and light?
Steps lead up from the parking area and there is a ramp beside the garage for wheeled access. The gardens are laid out to either side of the steps and pathway and also run along the front of the house as well as along the back at a higher level. The garden is attractively landscaped and well stocked with flowers and a variety of mature shrubs and trees. There are terraces at the lower and upper levels so that each part of the house has a private seating area. To the far side of the house a path and steps lead from the lower level to the top. The upper terrace forms a delightful seating area with a lovely outlook towards the town. From here a spiral staircase leads up to a roof terrace. Beyond the top terrace a path leads around to the back, passing a large chalet style timber garden studio with power and phone sockets (one of two garden studios). The rear garden is terraced and provides ample opportunity for home grown produce with vegetable beds, fruit cages, a greenhouse and timber shed. At the far end of the upper area is the other garden studio, which is lined and set up for internet, providing a great place to work from home.
Dorset Council. Main House - Band E. Currently £2,075.87. Annexe – Band B. Currently £1,383.92 (2019/20).
All mains services are connected. Water is not metered.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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