A very stylish first floor two bedroom flat in a delightful leafy setting close to the pretty riverside walks to Lyme Regis. The former mansion house is believed to date back to the 1600's, built as the residence for the overseer of the cloth mills along the River Lym. The building has been converted into 7 apartments, each different from the rest and many retaining original features. The communal entrance hall is a large welcoming space featuring wood panelling to the walls, with a wide staircase leading to the first floor.
On entering the private apartment, there is a cloaks area for coats and shoes, which opens into a bright lounge/dining room with a beautiful square bay window, overlooking the gardens and with pretty views to the woodlands beyond. One step up from the lounge opens into a recently re-fitted kitchen, the whole area forming a bright, open social space. Off the lounge is a door to the double bedroom, which also has a large window overlooking the garden and benefits from built-in wardrobes. A door from the bedroom leads to a large 'Jack and Jill' bathroom, also recently re-fitted and beautifully finished. The other bathroom door leads to a multi-purpose room, which adjoins the kitchen from the other side. This room is part bedroom, part study, with a cleverly designed shelving unit housing a pull down bed and offering storage and desk space to one side. A further cupboard houses the boiler for the central heating and space and plumbing for a washing machine.
The property is beautifully presented, a large programme of work having recently been completed including new radiators, smoke detectors, new kitchen and bathroom, new floorings and redecoration throughout.
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:
Large entrance hall with turning stair case rising to the first floor.
Landing leading to private entrance to Flat 5.
LOUNGE/DINING ROOM - 4.09m (13'5") Into Bay x 3.99m (13'1") Max
Lovely square bay window with a delightful outlook over the gardens and the leafy wooded surroundings. Large storage bench seat built into the bay window area. Radiator. Door to bedroom one and step up to
KITCHEN - 2.46m (8'1") Max x 2.13m (7'0") Max
Cleverley fitted to make the most of the available space with integrated appliances and tiled splash backs. Door to bedroom two/study.
BEDROOM ONE - 3.38m (11'1") x 3.18m (10'5")
Double glazed window to front overlooking the gardens and with the pretty view as for the lounge. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Door to
JACK AND JILL BATHROOM
Obscure glazed window to rear. Beautifully fitted with a contemporary white suits comprising bath with shower over and glazed shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome ladder style radiator. Fully tiled walls.
BEDROOM TWO/STUDY - 2.77m (9'1") Max x 2.13m (7'0") Max
Window to rear. Cupboard housing gas boiler with space and plumbing for washing machine. Clever built-in wall unit housing pull down bed with shelves to either side. This room doubles as a some-time bedroom and/or a study. Doors to kitchen and bathroom.
The property is approached along a short driveway from Mill Lane which leads to the parking area. Each flat has an allocated space and there is additional visit parking. On the upper level is the main entrance with the gardens below.
All mains services are connected. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band A. Currently £1360.63 (2021/22).
Leasehold. 999 year lease from 1989 with 967 years remaining.
£96.25 per month to include buildings insurance, maintenance of communal areas including garden, hallway and stairs and parking area. External windows to the front have recently been replaced with wooden hand-made double glazed period style windows.
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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