4 bedroom House located at Lyme Regis - Guide Price of £ 438,500

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Full Description:


The property comprises a modern mews house of modern construction in a traditional style reminiscent of the original architecture. The cavity walls have brick faced elevations with stonework and part timbered features beneath a tiled roof.

The house offers surprisingly spacious accommodation (around 1,700 sq. ft.) with high ceilings and is ideal as a family home, holiday retreat or for letting. It enjoys a quiet location with a sunny Southerly aspect and extensive views across fields to mature woodland beyond and glimpses of the sea.

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 and private beach. 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 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 architectural style of the Mansion, built in 1874, and other buildings have been variously described as Franco-Flemish and Tudoresque in style, and were built mainly of flint rubble with freestone dressings, plain tiled roofs, ornamental timber work, with some tile hung work and red brick.

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 3 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 English Nature. Each property has the benefit of walks within the Estate and access to a private beach (Charton Beach), also the famous 'Undercliff' coastal footpath between Lyme Regis and the Axe Estuary and Axmouth and a bridlepath.

Both Colyton Grammar School and The Woodroffe School are nearby and there is a bus stop at the entrance to the Estate.

The Accommodation Comprises:

Part glazed front door to

Large Entrance Hall:
Stairs rising to first floor, radiator, laminate flooring.

Laminate flooring, radiator, WC and pedestal wash basin, wall cupboard housing the electric consumer unit. Spotlights.

24'6 x 13'6 (7.47m x 4.11m)
A generously proportioned dual aspect through room. Window to front elevation, double french doors with windows either side opening to the rear garden (southerly aspect), 2 radiators, door from the Hall, glazed double doors from the Kitchen. Fireplace with woodburning stove, stone tiled hearth and wooden shelf over. Telephone point and tv points at each end.

Study/Bedroom 4:
9'6 x 9'6 (2.90m x 2.90m)
Understairs cupboard, radiator, window to front elevation, laminate flooring. Telephone point.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:
16'3 x 15'10 (4.95m x 4.83m) (narrowing to 11'/3.35m)
Half glazed door and windows to either side opening to the rear garden (southerly aspect). Radiator, laminate flooring, ceiling down lighters. Well fitted with ranges of drawer and cupboard base units, wall cabinets and laminate work surfaces. Integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher. Space for range cooker with extractor hood over. Plumbing for an American fridge/freezer. Part tiled walls, under plinth lighting, 1.5 bowl sink unit. Cupboard with central heating boiler. Space and outlet for tumble dryer, extractor fan. Door to the Lounge and double doors to the Hallway. Spotlights.

Utility Room:
Laminate flooring, space for washing machine (plumbed). Extractor fan, solid beech work surface and circular stainless steel sink. Recess with shelving. Spotlights.


Spacious Landing:
Access to Loft (party boarded with ladder and light), radiator. Built-in airing cupboard with radiator.

Master Bedroom:
16'6 x 13'6 (5.03m x 4.11m)
Dormer window (south) with views to the sea and country over the Estate's former walled garden. 2 Large double wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, tv and telephone points, 2 radiators.

Ensuite Bathroom:
Panelled bath with shower mixer, hand basin and WC. Ceiling down lighters, ladder towel rail/radiator, extractor.

Bedroom 2:
16'4 x 9'6 (4.98m x 2.90m)
Feature bay window, large walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving and Velux window, radiator.
Note: this room has potential to subdivide if an additional bedroom is required.

Ensuite Bathroom:
With panelled bath, hand basin and WC. Velux window. Spotlights.

Bedroom 3:
16'4 x 10'4 (4.98m x 3.15m) plus wardrobes
Views over the walled garden, Estate grounds, woodland and sea glimpse.
Radiator, double wardrobe, tv point.

Ensuite Shower Room:
With double shower cubicle with 'Mira' sports shower unit, hand basin and WC. Ladder style radiator, strip light/shaver point. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan.

Ample residents' parking area to the front of the house. The front garden is laid to lawn with Estate railings to the boundaries and a pedestrian gate and pathway leading to the front door. Shielded from the Estate road by a stone wall and planting.

The rear garden has a South facing and laid mainly to lawn with raised beds and mature planting. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a paved patio. Estate railings with a pedestrian rear access gate to a path and the boundary stone wall.

The Gardens' are situated on the Southern side of the Estate and enjoy beautiful views and quiet surroundings.

The Estate Maintenance Charge is £560 per 6 months (as at July 2019). This covers the maintenance of the Estate, tree planting, grass cutting, clearing paths, painting railings, gravel and an area for residents' garden rubbish. The foul drainage is included in this cost.

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Guide Price of £ 438,500
Under Offer
9 The Gardens
Rousdon Estate
Lyme Regis



  • Entrance Hall
  • Cloakroom/WC
  • Large Lounge/Diner
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Study/Bedroom 4
  • 3 Double Bedrooms all with Ensuites
  • Central Heating

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