A charming 4-bedroom end of terrace cottage of great character with attractive garden bordering the River Lim
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A charming 4-bedroom end of terrace cottage of great character with attractive garden bordering the River Lim.
Silkmill Cottage is an attractive Grade II Listed end of terrace residence which is located in a particularly convenient position in the heart of the town. The property has origins dating back to the 1600s, however much of what we see today is early/mid Victorian and the property is reputed to have been the Town Mill managers residence for some years. The house retains much character with exposed stone walls and panelled doors, and there are some delightful features such as the tiled stair hall and the superb brick open fireplace to the sitting room. The four double bedrooms are arranged over two floors with two bedrooms on the half landings, and a there is a large second floor bedroom with two dormer windows which is currently used as a hobbies room/studio.
Undoubtedly one of Silkmill Cottages main features is its attractive garden which borders the River Lim (some 10-15' lower) and has a delightful outlook to the trees opposite. It is in the main laid to lawn and there is a pebbled seating area, shed, useful workshop and small kitchen garden screened by an espalier apple tree.
Silkmill Cottage is located right in the heart of Lyme Regis and offers all the convenience of having the towns amenities and seafront close at hand, yet is situated up a small no through road so there is little passing traffic. There are some delightful walks close by alongside the River Lim, which the cottage backs onto, as well as the South-West Peninsular Coastal Path where the dramatic and beautiful scenery can be enjoyed over the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. 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 also 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 eateries, and a mainline rail link to London Waterloo. There are some excellent schools close at hand and Silkmill Cottage falls 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.
We would suggest you park in the Woodmead Carpark on Hill Road - DT7 3HN, and walk the short distance to the property. Head down the hill turning left onto Mill Green and Silkmill Cottage will be found in front of you.
It is worth noting that parking permits are available in this car park for residents and non-residents.