Property of the Week: Coombe Street
- Credit: Gordon & Rumsby
Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Guide Price: OIRO £895,000
Agent: Gordon & Rumsby
Agent's Tel: 01297 553768
Old Lyme Guest House is a magnificent seventeenth-century, Grade II listed property, situated in the centre of the 'old town' part of Lyme Regis. This historic building was originally the town's post office and still retains the posting box, which is reputedly the oldest in the country. The property is unique within the town and is within a 300 metres level walk of the seafront.
Currently, it is being run as a very successful Bed and Breakfast business but could easily be transformed into either a holiday let or, subject to planning consent, a very substantial six-bedroom family home.
Inside, the property is presented to an incredibly high standard, having been maintained beautifully by the current and previous owners. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, one of which is being used as a guest dining room, where the old posting box can be seen. The nearby lounge has a lovely sash window with a window seat and original shutters.
The kitchen has been attractively re-fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with soft close cupboards and drawers, and leads onto an inviting sun lounge.
Upstairs, the accommodation comprises six bedrooms in total, each with an en-suite shower or bathroom.
Outside, there's a pretty private garden planted with a good variety of small trees and shrubs including a palm. The gravelled seating area provides plenty of space for a summer barbeque and al fresco dining.