A rare opportunity to purchase a detached period house in need of renovation, with gardens and grounds extending to about half an acre and breath-taking sea and coastal views
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A rare opportunity to purchase a detached period house in need of renovation, with gardens and grounds extending to about half an acre and breath-taking sea and coastal views.
Martins Mead is a handsome detached house which is believed to date to the early twentieth century and has been in the current familys ownership since the 1950s. Although now in need of full renovation, it has light and well-proportioned rooms which retain character features typical of its era.
Projects such as Martins Mead are incredibly rare on this stretch of coastline and the house offers the perfect opportunity for those looking to create a bespoke home, and one that will have unrivalled views. It offers enormous scope for refurbishment and could be significantly enhanced by extending (subject to planning) to the easterly gable, taking advantage of the stunning views to Golden Cap and the sea.
The property sits at the end of Ferndown Road and has both parking and an attached single garage. Timber gates lead to a large area of lawn where there is a timber shed and a gateway leading to a wild area which descends (steeply) to the South West Coastal Path. There are magnificent views from the grounds which must be seen to be believed.
To the rear of the house is a more formal area of lawned garden and in total the grounds extend to about half an acre.
Martins Mead sits in a tucked away position at the head of Ferndown Road and is conveniently located being within 1/4 mile of the town centre and beach. There are some superb coastal walks in the near vicinity and the grounds of the property border the South-West Peninsular Coastal Path which stretches right along the Dorset coastline and from which the dramatic and beautiful scenery can be enjoyed. Lyme Regis has an extensive range of independent shops and boutiques and is famous for its historical harbour and Cobb. There are also many recreational and sporting facilities which include a sailing club, bowls, sea fishing and a well-respected golf course which sits on the top of the cliff.
The busy market town of Axminster lies approximately 6 miles to the north-west and also has an excellent variety of shops and a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.
There are some excellent schools close at hand and Martins Mead is within the catchment area of the
outstanding' Woodroffe School, and Colyton Grammar, one of the country's top mixed state schools is some 6 miles away. The nearby A35 gives fast access to Exeter which has an international airport, and Taunton with M5 motorway connections. The market town of Bridport, which has excellent shopping, sporting and leisure facilities lies approximately 11 miles to the east.