Lyme Regis is a very sought-after coastal town on the beautiful Jurassic Coast and Sherborne House enjoys a prime town location within the main street.
It is a charming town house, convenient to live in, although it has been evolving since the 14th century. It is a Listed building, and is described in the Lyme Regis Society's book of "Historic Buildings". Recently restored, so that its visible features include thick masonry walls, cruck beams, a "Chinese Chippendale" balustrade and Coade Stone urns. The bay window of its large main room looks down on Lyme's candle parades and other festive events. There are also lovely views to the rear to Timber Hill and the golf course.
The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and is very versatile.
On the ground floor is a recessed entrance porch, reception hall featuring mosaic tiled flooring and exposed beams, 3rd bedroom or study, utility room and a shower/wet room. On the first floor is a very large sitting/dining room with exposed floor boards, window seat and shutters, together with a large stone fireplace with wood burner, well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Siemens electric oven and Bosch gas hob, principal bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, 2nd bedroom and bathroom. On the second floor is a large attic/occasional 4th bedroom with access to a loft space.
Sherborne House also features a delightful private and sheltered courtyard with a large summerhouse / workshop / studio.
Further information about its history and character is available on www.universalworkshop.com/sherborne-house/
Although there is no off road parking, residents' permits are available for the nearby car parks - Hill Road (Lyme Regis Town Council) and Cobb Road (West Dorset District Council).
Sherborne House stands slightly back from the street with attractive railings.
The rear courtyard comprises a paved terrace with raised borders, paved pathways and arbour, together with a large SUMMERHOUSE / STUDIO / WORKSHOP with power & light.
Held on a very long 999 year lease with effect from 2009.
Sherborne House occupies a high profile position at the top of Broad Street in the heart of the town centre and within easy reach of the sea front and promenade.
Lyme Regis is a picturesque and historic coastal town famous for The Cobb and harbour. The town retains numerous historic buildings and offers good shopping, business and leisure facilities. It is situated on the stunning World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast and the immediate locality is designated as being on of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lyme Regis is a thriving community with cinema, theatre, arts, jazz and fossil festivals plus sailing and boating activities.
At nearby Axminster there is a main line rail service to London and the historic market town of Bridport is within only about 20 minutes' drive to the east.
The larger centres of Exeter and Taunton are both within only about 45 minutes driving distance.