Property of the Week: Sea Tree House, Lyme Regis
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Sea Tree House, Lyme Regis
Guide price: £1,500,000
Agent's Tel: 01308 428000
This substantial Georgian property is Grade II listed for having architectural or historical importance and sits right in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis. Named Sea Tree House, it occupies a prime elevated position with stunning sea views along the Jurassic Coast to Portland and it overlooks the iconic Cobb.
The property has a rich and interesting history, once being a boarding house where Jane Austen is believed to have stayed in 1804. Some believe the views of the Cobb may have inspired her to write the book 'Persuasion'.
The current owners have lived in the house since 1998, and have overseen an extensive sympathetic refurbishment that has retained a host of character features typical of its period including large bay windows, high ceilings, panelled doors, sash windows, ornate cornices, and fine fireplaces. Currently, the property is arranged as three separate apartments, where the lower apartments are being used as holiday lettings and the upper apartment is a private home.
The two lower, one-bedroom apartments have a very classic style and take full advantage of the coastal aspect. The upper apartment has two bedrooms and a large partially covered sun terrace/balcony.
Sea Tree House also benefits from a conservatory and a very large rear garden, which is a wonderful place to sit and take in the wonderful sea views. The garden is currently divided into three sections, one for each apartment.
The property has the immense advantage of having a nearby parking space, quite the prize in the centre of Lyme Regis, located at Stile House in Pound Road.