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5 bedroom house for sale in Old Home Farm, Rousdon, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7

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A beautifully presented detached residence situated on an exclusive 350 acre private estate with a self-contained holiday annexe, studio and glimpses of the sea.

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A beautifully presented detached residence situated on an exclusive 350 acre private estate with a self-contained holiday annexe, studio and glimpses of the sea.

The Property.The Old Kennels is a particularly handsome detached house which sits within the beautiful flint stone walls of the former kennels on the estate. The property was all but rebuilt in 2004 when much of the works to the estate were undertaken, however has been the subject of further considerable enhancement and expense over the past few years which has resulted in creating the beautifully appointed and presented home we find today. Some of the more major works have included the restoration and conversation of the former kennels which are very attractive buildings grouped around a central yard and for this reason the property is listed as Grade II*. The kennels now comprise the studio/summer room which is a wonderful multi-purpose room and this has been finished with two sets of French doors onto the yard and oak floors, as well as Springers Cottage, a 1 bedroom holiday cottage which has also been fitted to an exceptionally high standard.

The house itself has been finished with great care and attention given to the fittings and overall finish and has some delightful, characterful features and there are some lovely wide oak floorboards, oak doors and ash stair handrail. Worthy of note is the sitting room which has a log burner and French doors to the courtyard, and the large kitchen/breakfast room which has been beautifully fitted with cream units under granite worktops and there is a large central island as well as a Rangemaster cooker.

To the first floor there are four bedrooms, the principal of which has a modern en-suite shower room and contemporary family bathroom.

Springers Cottage has been successfully holiday let in the past and has immaculate accommodation comprising a kitchen area with modern units opening into a sitting area, double bedroom and shower room. Attached to Springers Cottage is a boiler room and it also benefits from its own small private garden.

Gardens. The property is approached from the road through high flint stone walls which lead into a gravelled yard adjacent to which is the studio/summer room with attached implement store/workshop and Springers Cottage.

The gardens in the main lie to the rear and have the most wonderful views over the countryside with the sea in the distance and are in the main laid to lawn. They have been stocked with a variety of colourful shrubs and central steps lead up to a higher level where there is a strategically placed seat to take advantage of the wonderful views which stretch out to the sea in the distance.

Situation. The Old Kennels is situated on the Rousdon Estate, a private 350 acre coastal estate situated in Lyme Bay on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Rousdon Estate dates from the 1870’s and belonged to Sir Henry Peek, first baron, and was designed by architect Sir Ernest George who constructed an impressive Tudor style mansion and a fine array of estate cottages and houses. It stands within a beautiful parkland landscape which includes direct access to the private beach at Charton Bay and the South West Peninsular Coastal Path.

Rousdon itself offers several amenities including a popular bakery/café. A comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the popular, nearby coastal town of Lyme Regis approximately 3 miles to the east or in Seaton which is approximately 5 miles to the West. These include a range of independent shops, cafe’s, restaurants, theatre and cinema. There are also numerous sporting opportunities including sailing and bowling clubs, Lyme Regis golf course, fossil hunting on the famous Jurassic Coast and walks along the cliffs or the historical Cobb harbour.

The Old Kennels is within easy reach of both Woodroffe School and the renowned Colyton Grammar School which is regarded as one of the top coeducational schools in England. The market town of Axminster is about 6 miles to the North with a main line rail service to London Waterloo. The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 27 miles to the West and provides a main line express rail link to London Paddington and international airport.

Further Information.
The estate is managed by Allhallows Ltd which is made up of participating estate property owners. There is an annual maintenance charge of about £765 and an annual waste water/drainage charge for the communal reed bed system of about £268.

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