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6 bedroom house for sale

Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

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6 bedroom
6 bathroom

Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold

Property description

Old Lyme is a magnificent seventeenth century, Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of the 'Old Town' of Lyme Regis.

It is between 200 and 300 metres level walk of the sea front and surrounded by galleries, shops, restaurants and the Old Town Mill.

The property is currently run as a very successful Bed and Breakfast business but could easily be transformed into either a Holiday Let or a very substantial 6 bedroom family home (subject to any necessary planning consent). This historic building was originally the town's post office and still retains the posting box, which is reputedly the oldest in the country.

The accommodation comprises six bedrooms in all, one of which is a private owner's apartment and another is a large family room, 5 of the rooms have en-suite shower or bathrooms and the 6th has a private shower room along the landing. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, one of which is used as a guest dining room, a kitchen/dining room at the back of the house, which opens to a sunny lounge/sun room and a utility room with w.c. French doors from the sun lounge lead out to a very pretty walled garden, which is set on two levels and offers a good deal of privacy. The house has been beautifully maintained by the current and previous owners and benefits from gas central heating throughout.

The seaside resort of Lyme Regis, famed for its historic connections and the Cobb Harbour remains popular with visitors. The town retains much of its original charm and a good variety of shops restaurants and places of interest to visit. There are many events throughout the year including a good range of live music and for those who would rather be on the sea, there are sailing and gig rowing clubs. This expanse of coast line has been designated a World Heritage Site and is affectionately known as the Jurassic coast. Bus services run regularly between the local towns of Bridport and Axminster, where the station runs a mainline service to London Waterloo and Exeter.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:

Panelled and part glazed period front door leads into

Electricity consumer unit set high on wall. Glazed double doors lead into

Stairs rising to upper floors. Doors to lounge and dining room. Step up and door to private kitchen/diner. Radiator.

LOUNGE - 4.96m (16'3") x 3.91m (12'10")
Sash window to front with window seat and original shutters. Fireplace fitted with a gas coal effect fire (new gas fire installed Dec 2019). Dado rail. TV point. Radiator.

GUEST DINING ROOM - 5.35m (17'7") x 3.46m (11'4")
Sash window to front with window seat. Fireplace, fitted with Dimplex wood burning style electric fire. Dado rail. TV point. Radiator. The old posting box can be seen and accessed from this room.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 6.61m (21'8") x 2.5m (8'2")
Window to rear (into sun lounge). The kitchen has been attractively re-fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with soft close cupboards and drawers. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer and laminate work surfaces. Integrated Zanussi double oven/grill. The following appliances are included in the sale: Bosch dishwasher, under counter fridge, free standing fridge/freezer. To one side of the room is space for a table and chairs and a deep study recess. Telephone point. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

UTILITY/CLOAKROOM - 3.74m (12'3") x 1.62m (5'4")
Two Velux windows. Fitted with a w.c. with recessed cistern and wash hand basin set into fitted units with cupboards below. Laundry space at the far end where there is a Hotpoint 11Kg drum washing machine and gas tumble dryer. Extractor. Ceramic tiled floor. Ladder style towel radiator.

REAR SUN LOUNGE - 4.7m (15'5") x 3.06m (10'0")
Glazed roof with fitted blinds. Four double glazed windows and French doors to garden. Telephone point. TV point. Two radiators. Karndean flooring.


Further stairs rising to second floor. Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 3.8m (12'6") x 3.05m (10'0")
Sash window to front with window seat. Built-in wardrobe. TV point. Radiator. Door to

Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Shaver point. Wall tiling. Vinyl flooring. Extractor. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.71m (12'2") x 2.41m (7'11")
Sash window to front. Built-in wardrobe. TV point. Radiator. (not currently being used for B&B).

(off the landing) Fitted with a suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Extractor.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.52m (11'7") x 3.18m (10'5")
Sash window to front with window seat. Built-in wardrobe. TV point. Radiator. Door to

to side. Fitted with a suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Wall tiling. Vinyl flooring. Extractor. Radiator.

PRIVATE APARTMENT - 4.17m (13'8") x 3.08m (10'1")
Two steps up from landing. Two windows to rear overlooking the garden replaced by Anglian windows in April 2019). Built-in wardrobes across one wall. Additional built-in wardrobes in recessed area. Telephone point. TV point. Radiator. Door to

EN SUITE - 2.45m (8'0") x 1.91m (6'3")
Obscure glazed window to rear (also replaced by Anglian April 2019). Fitted with a white suite comprising large corner shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Wall tiling. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring.


Window to rear. Radiator.

Large walk-in cupboard housing wall mounted Baxi gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water, factory lagged hot water cylinder. A new boiler was installed in August 2018 and has a 5 year guarantee. The boiler was last serviced in May 2021. Shelved storage. Access to fully boarded loft space with drop down extendable ladder.

BEDROOM FOUR - 4.87m (16'0") x 3.78m (12'5")
Currently used a family room for guests. Two sash windows to front. TV point. Radiator. Door to

Fitted with a suite comprising shower cubicle, w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Shaver point. Wall tiling. Vinyl flooring. Extractor. Radiator.

BEDROOM FIVE - 3.54m (11'7") x 3.31m (10'10")
Sash window to front. Built-in wardrobe. TV point. Radiator. Door to

Window to rear. Fitted with a suite comprising panelled bath with shower over and glazed shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Wall tiling. Shaver point. Extractor. Radiator.

Exiting through the French doors from the private rear lounge, steps lead up to a pretty walled private garden. There is a level gravelled seating area at the top providing plenty of space for summer barbeque and Al Fresco dining. The garden is planted with a good variety of small trees and shrubs including a palm and there is a garden shed. On the lower level, there is storage space for bins etc.

All mains services are connected. Water is metered.

West Dorset District Council. Band A. Currently £1,451.51 (2021/22). N.B. The council tax covers the private owners accommodation - the B & B is responsible for the business rates and benefits from small business rates relief. If the property were to be used as a private residence, the council tax would be reassessed.

This striking and substantial property is quite unique within the town. Not least due to its location. It has an established client base with many repeat visitors. The location means that the business also benefits greatly from passing trade. All letting rooms have TV points. The property is being sold as a going concern to include furnishings and fittings in all guest rooms to enable ease of continuation for the business. The business is run for 9 months of year with the owners taking 3 months off during winter. A new owner may want to extend the letting period and as Lyme Regis is popular all year round, the income achieved could be improved by doing so.
The property is Grade II Listed and beautifully maintained by the current owners. Windows are mainly sash single glazed except where stated above. There are smoke alarms in all rooms and hallways and the fire panel is in the kitchen along with a heat sensor.

It is rare that properties such as this become available to the market and it is for this reason that we anticipate a high level of interest.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


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