Tollgate Cottage is a charming and characterful home located within the popular village of Uplyme and just 1 mile from all that Lyme Regis has to offer. As the name suggests, the property was once a Toll House and is now somewhat of a landmark, owing to its unique and distinctive arched front windows. The character of the frontage is mirrored inside where a host of period features can be found, including beams, exposed stonework and fireplaces, one of which exhibits the original bread oven and is now fitted with a log burner, giving the property great cottage appeal. This is now dovetailed with modern conveniences as a result of sympathetic improvements carried out under the current ownership, creating a comfortable and charming home with spacious and versatile accommodation and lovely countryside views to the rear.
Entering the property through the front door, you are met with the most delightful open plan living room, arranged into a dining area, complete with a beautiful feature fireplace which warms the whole cottage when in use, and a sitting area. This works well in conjunction with the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room to provide a superb living space for every occasion, alongside useful domestic facilities including fitted kitchen units offering ample storage, a boot room and a ground floor cloakroom.
On the first floor, the three bedrooms and the family bathroom are arranged around a central landing. Each of the bedrooms is generously proportioned with two doubles and a healthy single, which is currently used as a study. The principal bedroom benefits from a feature fireplace, beams, large windows and windowsills (a common feature of Toll Houses), and built-in wardrobes, making this a particularly appealing room. Accessed from the landing via a ladder staircase, the loft room is a versatile space which, enjoying ample light from Velux windows and built-in storage, is perfect for a variety of uses including a hobby space, home office or studio. Due to the excellent size of bedroom 2, which also features large windows, windowsills, and beams, there is ample space to install a staircase to the loft room which could allow it to be re-purposed as a fourth bedroom (subject to any relevant consents and building regulations being achieved).OUTSIDE
Tollgate Cottage enjoys a large, west-facing rear garden which includes a lawn, bordered by flower and shrub beds, and a paved sun terrace onto which a door from the kitchen leads, facilitating an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The characterful frontage is framed by an attractive yet easily maintained walled garden with established shrubs.SITUATION
The property is located centrally within Uplyme, which is a well served village supporting a variety of local amenities including a petrol station, post office, church, school, village hall and public house. 1.5 miles away is the popular coastal town of Lyme Regis, part of the stunning Jurassic Coastline which includes a fantastic beach and famous Cobb. Near to Tollgate Cottage is a lovely level walk along the River Lim, taking you into this thriving town offering bespoke shopping and dining, as well as good provision of day to day amenities including health centre, churches, library and an independent theatre. The whole area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent walking opportunities easily accessible from the property.
Council Tax Band D.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport follow the A35 towards Honiton. Upon entering Raymonds Hill turn right by the Hunter's Lodge Pub and follow this road towards Lyme Regis. The property can be found on the left adjacent to the turning into Tappers Knapp, Identified by its distinctive arched windows and pale blue frontage.