4 bedroom Bungalow located at Lyme Regis - Guide Price of £ 895,000

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Full Description:


Upper Knapps has been in the same family since 1964. At that time it was a derelict farmhouse, with a range of outbuildings, occupying a spectacular site on the western outskirts of Lyme Regis. A detached bungalow was constructed in 1966/7 which was largely rebuilt in 1980 following a fire when the present property was created.

It is a spacious light and bright bungalow with cavity walls faced in natural Purbeck stone beneath a tiled roof offering 3 Bedroomed principal accommodation plus a separate annexe/flat.

The property has been well cared for (including installing uPVC double glazing) but would now benefit from general updating.

Upper Knapps enjoys a unique rural location on a plateau at the top of the Lym Valley with superb views across surrounding countryside to the sea and impressive West Dorset coastline.

There is also an extensive range of outbuildings providing stabling, workshops and storage.

Note: The owner of the 2 fields to the north east of the bungalow has a right of access 25 / 7.62m wide running along the southern boundary within the garden. This has never caused problems for the vendors but a future owner could readily screen off the access way if they wished to.

The land comprises 3 pasture meadows extending in total to about 10.5 acres (approx. 4.39 hectares) and also enjoys super sea and country views.

The Devon/Dorset county boundary runs along Shire Lane and the Western boundary of Upper Knapps. Accordingly the bungalow is within Dorset and the land in Devon.

uPVC double glazed door to

Entrance Lobby:
with glazing to 2 sides (windows throughout are uPVC double glazed), ceramic tiled floor, exposed stonework to 1 wall, radiator. Hatch and ladder to Loft Space with rooflight and useful storage space.

Living Room:
17 1 x 15 10 (5.21m x 4.83m)
With natural stone fireplace and exposed stone to side wall, full width glazing including patio doors to garden, radiator, timber cladding to ceiling and back wall. Glazed double doors to

Garden Room/Sun Room:
15 9 x 10 10 (4.80m x 3.30m)
With glazing to 3 sides including 2 sets of patio doors to garden, radiator, tiled floor, timber clad ceiling.

Study/Bedroom 3:
11 10 x 9 (3.61m x 2.74m)
With radiator, timber clad ceiling.

Kitchen/Dining Room:
20 10 x 13 6 (6.35m x 4.11m)
With a range of hardwood fronted kitchen units with tiled work surfacing and splashbacks. 1 bowl acrylic sink unit, integral electric hob with cooker hood over and double electric oven. Cupboard with hot water cylinder, double store cupboard, radiator, exposed stone to 1 wall, access to annexe/flat.

13 2 x 8 4 (4.01m x 2.54m)
With radiator, 1 bowl stainless steel sink unit, fitted cupboards, built in larder, door to

With avocado coloured suite comprising small corner bath with shower over, hand basin and W.C., heated towel rail, extractor.

Door from Utility to

Rear Porch:
open fronted.

Boiler Room:
with oil fired CH boiler.

Off Kitchen:

Master Bedroom Suite:

15 10 x 11 9 (4.80m x 3.30m)

Dressing Area:
with vanity unit (h&c) and store cupboard.

with a coloured suite of panelled bath with shower attachment, bidet, vanity unit (h&c) and W.C., heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2:
12 x 11 9 (3.66m x 3.58m)
With built in wardrobes, vanity unit (h&c), radiator.

Separate external entrance doors to


Living Room:
15 8 x 9 6 (4.78m x 2.90m)
Plus kitchen recess 8 5 x 6 6 (2.57m x 1.98m)
Radiator, cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater.

Kitchen Area:
with stainless steel sink unit, base and wall cupboards.

11 10 x 9 4 (3.61m x 2.84m)
Fitted wardrobe, radiator.

Panelled bath with shower over, vanity unit (h&c).

Separate W.C.:

The property is approached off the private lane via double timber gates, and a tarmacadam driveway leads to the south west of the house and the main entrance door where there is also a gravelled parking/turning area around a mature ash tree. Along the western boundary is a range of Outbuildings which are primarily stone built with various forms of sheet roofing and which comprise an open fronted implements store, various stables, workshops and additional stores, and a hay barn. The main buildings are some 90 (27.43m) in length and a maximum depth of 22 (6.71m) added onto which is the hay barn which is about 22 x 13 9 (6.71m x 4.19m) and part clad in corrugated iron. To the rear is also a potting shed and greenhouse.

The gardens lie primarily to the south and east of the bungalow and are laid mainly to lawn with a variety of shrubs and small trees. There is also a useful vegetable garden to the south of the outbuildings and, separately sited, is a kitchen garden which includes a polytunnel. The whole is estimated at just under 1 Acre.

3 pasture meadows which for some time have been used for grazing sheep and horses. We understand that each field has a water supply.

The Little Field and The Long Field are fairly level (unusual for Lyme Regis) and The Large Field slopes down the valley side to the north.

There is a Public Footpath running through the 2 small fields from Barbers Lane up to Shire Lane.

Shire Lane is a private road which is also designated as a public footpath.

Please note: If a purchaser does not require the land then this can be retained by the vendors and the bungalow can be purchased separately.

(Areas taken from 1:2,500 O.S. extract)

2.1 The Little Field O.S. No. 8360 which extends to 1.52 acres (.615 hectares)
2.2 The Long Field O.S. No. 7874 2.21 acres (.894 hectares)
2.3 The Large Field O.S. No. 8877 6.78 acres (2.744 hectares)
Total: 10.51 acres (4.25 hectares)

Within The Little Field is a Static Caravan. The Caravan has the benefit of a Certificate of Lawfulness dated the 2nd January 2018. In effect we understand this means that there is a potential to replace exiting with some kind of George Clarke s Amazing Spaces type structure provided it meets with the definition of a mobile home and is used in conjunction with the main residence (i.e. with the present consent commercial holiday letting would not comply). The Caravan has the benefit of utility connections from the existing bungalow - water, electricity and septic tank drainage.

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Guide Price of £ 895,000
Under Offer
Upper Knapps
Shire Lane
Lyme Regis



  • Living Room
  • Garden/Sun Room
  • Large Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • 1 Further Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Annexe/Flat (Sitting Room, Bedroom, Kitchen and Ba
  • Good Range of Outbuildings
  • Attractive Gardens (0.9 Acres)
  • Lot 2: 3 Pasture Fields (10.5 Acres) and Static Caravan

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