2 bedroom House located at Lyme Regis - Guide Price of £ 325,000
Full Description:AN END OF TERRACE PROPERTY (GRADE II LISTED), PART OF A CONVERTED FORMER VICTORIAN MODEL FARM. SET IN AN EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY AND COASTAL ESTATE 3 MILES FROM LYME REGIS.
1 Home Farm North is an end of terrace barn imaginatively converted to provide light and airy accommodation. The elevations are principally stone faced and part rendered beneath a tiled roof.
The Home Farm North buildings formed the central part of the Estate's Victorian model farm, of varying architectural features and design. The overall structure is E-shaped in plan now converted to form seven individual dwellings, both single and two-storey. Gardens are bounded by original style flint walls and moulded stone coping with Estate iron rail fences including Victorian iron gates.
The Rousdon Estate is a remarkably intact late 19th Century Estate, including the Grade II* Listed Mansion, Estate buildings, Chapel, Lodges, walled garden (with some buildings and structures Listed Grade II), gardens, drive, private beach and park. The nearby 'Undercliff' is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the whole Estate lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In 1870 Sir Henry Peek, MP for Wimbledon, who had been engaged in the tea trade since the end of the 18th Century, purchased the village of Rousdon. He commissioned Sir Ernest George to design a Mansion and other buildings to take advantage of the superb position 500 feet (some 150m) above sea level. Being some distance from the nearest town, the house had to be self sufficient with laundry, coach houses, harness rooms, wine cellars, bowling alley, rifle range, china stores, bake houses, larders, museum, observatory, walled garden, tennis courts, farm buildings and numerous cottages to house the Estate population, which at the end of the 19th Century extended to around 600.
The Estate was sold by the Peek family in 1930 to Allhallows School and was acquired by Rousdon Estate Limited in 1999 when the school closed. The Mansion and Estate buildings have now been converted into residential properties.
The Rousdon Estate is situated on the East Devon coastline about 2.5 miles from the Dorset border at Lyme Regis. It is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt locations on the South coast. It comprises parkland with a variety of mature trees, farmland and extensive areas of woodland (extending in all to about 350 acres) including a Nature Reserve which is leased to Natural England. Each property has the benefit of walks within the Estate and access to a private beach (Charton Beach) and also the famous 'Undercliff' coastal footpath between Lyme Regis and the Axe Estuary and Axmouth.
At Rousdon there is an excellent village bakery which also doubles as a restaurant. In addition there is a country hotel at the Dower House.
The Accommodation Comprises:
Steps up with front door to
Open Plan Living Room with Kitchen & Dining Areas:
Overall about 25' x 17'7 (7.62m x 5.36m)
With feature staircase ascending to first floor. Whitewashed stone wall, tongue and groove gable end wall, two french doors and further window overlooking the garden, part glazed roof, substantial roof beams, underfloor electric heating. Laminate flooring, various contemporary lighting. Kitchen area fitted with ranges of drawer and cupboard base units, wall cabinets, store cupboard and work surfaces with inset 1.5 bowl single drainers stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Built-in electric hob, oven and extractor canopy, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer.
Laminate flooring and wood panelled doors to
About 12' x 10'7 (3.66m x 3.23m)
French doors and window to garden. Laminate flooring. Electric panel radiator.
Electric panel radiator, limestone floor, shaver point, glass block window and deep sill. White suite of WC, hand basin and panelled bath with shower screen and 'Triton' shower unit.
Galleried Landing/Study Area:
Access to eaves storage. Wood panelled door to
About 11' x 9'9 (3.35m x 2.97m) (sloping ceilings)
Exposed beams, 'Velux' roof light, access to eaves storage, electric panel radiator.
Shower, WC, hand basin. Cupboard housing the insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater.
Paved and lawned garden, part walled and bounded mainly with iron Estate railings. Victorian iron gate from the roadway. Ample communal parking.
The property is located on the Rousdon Estate and is subject to charges made by Allhallows Limited, the owners of the Estate lands, for upkeep of roads, paths, woodlands, fences etc. and drainage services including sewerage treatment. For 1 Home Farm North the current Estate charge (2018) is approximately £600 per annum paid in 2 half yearly instalments.
Allhallows Limited is owned by approximately 90 shareholders who are all owners/occupiers of the freehold properties on the Rousdon Estate. We understand that the current owners of 1 Home Farm North would be looking to sell their share in Allhallows Limited to the purchaser of the property at a price to be negotiated.
- Good Sized Accommodation
- Quiet Location
- Use of 350 Acre Grounds
- Character Features
- Open Plan Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Area
- Two Bedrooms