Characterful coastal property, minutes from the sea! 5 Bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room & study, flexible accommodation.
Double garage. Office/ store space. Basement room. Swimming pool and garden. EPC Band C.
Applehayes is situated on the favoured western side of the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis. Applehayes is only minutes away from the harbour with its famous and ancient Cobb, sandy beaches and the town centre with its growing artistic community. There is a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities including: sailing, diving, fishing, golf and bowls all nearby. Lyme also has a theatre and is well-served by several medical and dental practices, a well-known secondary school and is within easy reach of the renowned Colyton Grammar School. To the north is the market town of Axminster (6 miles) with a wider range of facilities along with a railway station on the London Waterloo line. There are international airports at Exeter (25 miles) and Bristol (60 miles). The South West Coastal Path runs nearby offering immediate access to superb walks to both Lyme and its centre and through the wooded Undercliff with its bluebell woods.DESCRIPTION
This quirky and interesting timber clad property is tucked away in a prime position on the fringes of Lyme Regis, enjoying a south/west facing aspect. Situated along a private lane which holds three properties, Applehayes has ample space for parking- a rarity in Lyme! The property itself offers generous- sized rooms with flexible accommodation overlooking National Trust fields and the coast beyond. The accommodation comprises: an entrance hallway, a substantial L- shaped open plan, dual aspect living room with wood-burner, bi-fold and French doors leading onto decking, bespoke solid wood kitchen with a triple aspect and walk-in pantry, all with stripped oak flooring. Further accommodation downstairs is currently being used as a double bedroom overlooking a beautiful pine wood with an elegant en suite; the French doors from this bathroom open onto the decking and pool. This room could easily make for an excellent second reception room or artists studio. Behind this room there is a study which could equally be used as an ancillary bedroom or playroom. Doors lead from the study to a utility room with a handy shower, perfect for washing down sandy dogs or children alike! Stairs from the hallway lead to a galleried landing which has space for a desk or study area. Off this there are three double bedrooms, all of substantial size and varying proportions which gives this house much character. In addition to these double bedrooms, there is a unique living space/master bedroom with en-suite at the opposite end of the house with panoramic coastal views.OUTSIDE
The property is approached via a private lane leading to a substantial parking area for three vehicles in front of a double garage which also has a room above. The garage is currently configured to contain cars/boat but also has plenty of space for a workshop. The room above lends itself to being used as an office space (it has light, power and telephone point) but could alternatively make excellent ancillary accommodation/holiday let (STRC). To the front of the house generous borders of mature shrubs give the house a semi-tropical feel on your approach. The main garden and grounds (in all around half an acre) extend along the rear of Applehayes with an additional area behind the garage where there is a greenhouse and potential for a large vegetable plot. The main garden is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with an eclectic mix of banana plants and palms. The whole is bordered by evergreen laurel hedges that give privacy from neighbouring properties whilst maintaining the vista. Steps lead from the lower area of lawn to the elevated decking/outdoor eating area and pool. The latter is eco- heated by solar panels which also provide hot water for the house. PV units on the expansive south-facing roof generate electricity and there is also the potential for rain water harvesting. Bordering the far side of the pool, beyond the laurel hedge, there is an expanse of flat lawn which leads to the log store/orchard area. Alongside this is an additional single garage now used as a store and plant room for the pool pump. Applehayes is presented in excellent order throughout with a very flexible layout. In summary this is a highly individual and versatile property.SERVICES
All mains services connected.LOCAL AUTHORITY
East Devon District Council,
Tel: 01395 516551DIRECTIONS
From our Bridport office proceed to the A35 heading west towards Lyme Regis, passing through the villages of Chideock and Morcombelake. Take your second exit at the roundabout, signposted Lyme Regis and follow the road through the town on the A3052. Pass through the town centre passing the cinema and the Alexandra Hotel, continue up the hill and the driveway to Applehayes is the second turning on the left after Ware Lane. Applehayes is the second property on the left.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags. Call 01308 428000.