Mill Lane, Lyme Regis

£225,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A delightful top floor apartment in a superb, tucked-away setting close to riverside walks to Lyme Regis. Striking, historic building with charming character features. 2 bedrooms. Allocated parking and use of beautiful communal garden. EPC Band D.

THE PROPERTY

Treetops is a charming and characterful top floor apartment located in a superb, tucked-away position near the River Lym and therefore close to riverside walks to Lyme Regis. Waterside is believed to date back to the 1600s, when it was built as the residence for the overseer of all eight cloth mills along the River Lym, and therefore has a rich and interesting history with some notable visitors and residents over the years including Judge Jefferies, who is thought to have stayed at the property in the 1600, and, more recently, Colonel P.H Fawcett (the notable explorer and mapmaker) is known to have lived at Waterside in 1911. Although it has now been converted into just 7 highly unique apartments, the property still benefits from many historic features alongside all the usual modern conveniences with the grandeur of the former mansion house still very much in evidence. This is particularly the case in the communal entrance hall which, with striking wood panelled walls, gives a wonderful sense of arrival upon stepping through the front door.

The apartment itself enjoys a lovely outlook to the treetops opposite (which gave the apartment its name) and beyond to Uplyme and the surrounded wooded hills, creating a wonderful sense of escapism which, coupled with allocated parking and use of the attractive west-facing communal grounds, makes this a wonderful permanent or second home.

Internally the accommodation is well presented with sympathy to the building's historic origins, having been thoughtfully improved under the current ownership. The rooms are well proportioned with a wealth of natural light and include two bedrooms, a spacious yet comfortable sitting room, a farmhouse-style kitchen and a large bathroom with utility area.

Touches of character, both original and more contemporary, are seen everywhere including exposed stone, feature beams, a charming feature fireplace in the principal bedroom, cottage-style wooden doors and solid pine fronted kitchen units, enhancing the overall charm and historic appeal.

OUTSIDE

The communal gardens for the residents of Waterside are situated to the front and side of the building and therefore enjoy a sunny west-facing aspect. With a seating area, an established lawn and well stocked flower and shrub borders, this is a delightful setting for spending time out-of-doors.

Treetops benefits from an allocated space within the parking area, with ample visitors' spaces available.

TENURE

Leasehold with a share of the freehold. The remainder of a 999 year lease from 1989. Ground rent £50 per annum. The service charge for 2019/20 is £1575 but please note this is around 50% higher than usual due to new windows being installed in the building and is expected to drop back to normal levels for 2020/21.

We understand that the terms of the lease prevent the property from being used for holiday lettings/AirBnB but longer term residential letting is permitted.

SITUATION

The property is located in a tucked-away position 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 Waterside is a lovely level walk along the River Lym, taking you into the 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 B

SERVICES

Mains water, electricty, 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. Continue into Uplyme and pass the Talbot Arms, then turn left into Tappers Knapp. Take the first available right into Mill Lane and the entrance to Waterside can be found on the left.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

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