Price £215,000 Under Offer

Holidays in the West Country?

Less than 10 miles from Lyme Regis, this Lock-up-and-Leave 3-bed spacious apartment with large lounge and extensive private terrace is the ideal holiday home for couples and small families.

Situated in the quiet village of Thorncombe close to Forde Abbey, the apartment is complete with large garage, private parking and leafy views.

A private entrance opens to stairs leading to the first floor where there is a hallway, lounge with a pleasant outlook, attractive kitchen/dining room with a door out to the roof terrace, bathroom and three bedrooms. There is parking in front of the garage for a car and bikes and the garage is generous in size. An external staircase also leads to the terrace for ease of transporting garden items without having to go through the flat. The terrace is extensive, southwest facing with sun throughout the day and not overlooked. Beside the garage below is a boiler room. The property benefits from double glazed windows and oil central heating throughout.


Thorncombe village lies in the western corner of Dorset close to the Devon and Somerset borders and just 11 miles inland from the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast. The nearest towns are Chard (5 miles) and Crewkerne (6 miles) and the seaside town of Lyme Regis is just 10 miles to the south. The area has been designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village itself has a very strong community with many local clubs on offer and an excellent community run shop/PO/cafe. There are numerous footpaths available from the doorstep and the famous Forde Abbey and gardens is just a mile down the road. To find out more, please visit

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Upvc double glazed door into small ground floor hall where there is space for coats and boots. Stairs rise to


Stairs rising to first floor. Coat hooks.

Window to rear. Hatch to insulated loft with part boarding, pull down ladder and light. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above. Radiator.

LOUNGE - 5.2m (17'1") x 4.1m (13'5")
Two windows to front with pretty views over rooftops to the countryside beyond and of the village church. Additional window to side. Fireplace with tiled hearth and surround fitted with LPG fire (not currently in use). Dado rail. Coved ceiling. Three wall lights. TV point. Radiator.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 3.92m (12'10") x 3.62m (11'11")
Window and half glazed door to rear leading to roof garden and window to side with a view of the church yard. The kitchen is fitted on two sides with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with white doors, brushed chrome fittings and cherry wood effect work surfaces. Inset white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Integral Belling double oven and grill. Integral Baumatic ceramic hob with filter hood above. Dish washer (included in the sale). Space for fridge/freezer. Space for table and chairs. Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 3.9m (12'10") x 3.17m (10'5")
Window to front with pleasant views of the church and hills beyond. Dado rail. TV point. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.64m (11'11") x 2.42m (7'11")
Window to side. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.63m (11'11") x 2.18m (7'2")
Window to side. Deep cupboard housing new electricity consumer unit. Telephone point. Radiator.

BATHROOM - 1.91m (6'3") x 1.82m (6'0")
Obscure glazed window (timber single glazed) to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with electric Triton shower over with glazed shower screen, low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. (Additional new power shower fitted over bath). Splashback tiling. Shaver point and light. Radiator.


GARAGE - 5.71m (18'9") x 5.36m (17'7")
Up and over metal door (fully retractable). Electricity and three strip lights. Space and plumbing for washing machine. There is ample space for a car as well as a workshop/storage area.

Beside the garage is the BOILER ROOM, housing a Firebird oil fired condensing boiler for the central heating and hot water. Additional electricity consumer unit. Light & electric point.

In front of the garage is a parking space with a storage area beneath the steps leading up to the sun terrace. Second outside tap. Beside the steps and mostly hidden by panel fencing is the oil storage tank.

ROOF TERRACE - 7.21m (23'8") x 6.09m (20'0")
From the kitchen a door leads onto a private sun terrace. To one side, there is panel fencing and steps leading down to the parking area and garage. To the other two sides, rendered walls form the boundaries. Outside tap. Plenty of space for outdoor seating and potted plants. There is a very pleasant outlook from the terrace and it faces west so as to enjoy the afternoon/evening sun.

Leasehold with a 999 year lease from 2009.

All mains services are connected except gas. There is no gas in the village. Water is metered.

Dorset District Council. Band B. Currently £1,589.75 (2020/21).


The property is well presented and all windows except 2 are uPVC double glazed. A new condensing boiler was installed in August 2009 and at that time a new electricity consumer unit was also fitted to the property. The main roof was re-laid in 2010.

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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