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THE PROPERTY

A substantial five bedroomed property boasting sea and countryside views, detached garaging and workshops with enormous DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (STPC) all set in a level plot extending to approx. 1.25 acres, a short distance from the Jurassic coastline. DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL Heathermoor presents a rare opportunity that would appeal to a number of different purchasers, not least as a superb family home, but also in offering the potential for further/total redevelopment (STPC).* The neighbouring properties either side have in recent years built very striking architecturally designed homes, taking advantage of this enviable and very much sought after location. THE PROPERTY Situated along a quiet country lane on the East Devon/West Dorset border, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of the coast and beach at Lyme Regis, the property sits in a level plot extending to approximately 1.25 acres, with south facing gardens enjoying fine views to open countryside and further to the sea. Originally built as as a single storey dwelling in the 1960's, the current owners during their 16 years tenure have extended at ground floor level and into the roof space, thus creating a very generously proportioned family home that also offers a great deal of versatility. The entrance hall has a very welcoming and spacious feel and leads to all rooms on the ground floor, with stairs rising to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room benefit from being south facing, enjoying views to the garden and countryside beyond, with the kitchen very much the heart of the home, with its impressive Everhot 150 Range cooker, un-polished granite work surfaces and breakfast area making for a very sociable space to gather. The dining room offers a more formal environment in which to entertain, and alfresco dining on the south facing paved terrace is a magical spot, with doors leading out from both the kitchen and sitting room. Furthermore, there is a cosy snug currently used as a table top games & music room and perfect for a growing family, a study, utility/boot room, fifth guest bedroom and shower room completing the ground floor. The first floor is equally as impressive, with a vast galleried landing area leading to four very well appointed and spacious bedrooms, two of which are en suite and face south with views to open farmland and through the valley to the sea at Lyme Bay. A door from one of the bedrooms reveals a further staircase leading to a fully boarded loft room that spans the entire width of the house, complete with three roof lights, making for a very light, bright and useful space. This would make a great hobby room/office space if required subject the necessary planning consent. OUTSIDE The property is approached via a quiet country lane, benefiting from two access points, creating a long semi circular drive with a natural heath in the middle, together with an established woodland to the north east corner. The house is positioned to the eastern side of the overall plot, with garaging and workshops to the western side, adding to its versatility and indeed further development potential. The formal gardens are principally laid to lawn and lie mainly to the rear, facing due south, with a Devon bank to each side. Both the kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room lead out onto a sunny paved terrace, overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond, with various mature trees providing quiet and shade for alfresco dining. A cedar wood summer house, built in 2018 boasting its own deck surrounded by flower beds that lead down onto the lawn is the perfect space for teenagers or adults craving peace and quiet away from the house. To the far southern boundary, a raised deck offers the perfect vantage point through the valley and beyond to the sea at Lyme Bay. A well established flower bed providing a riot of scent and colour gives all year round interest, and has been created to separate the formal areas from the working garden and orchard, providing a well stocked and fruitful produce garden, complete with greenhouse and garden shed. The garaging and workshops sit adjacent to the house, with ample room in between, and offer huge potential for development, (STPC). A great opportunity for those who require an annexe to accommodate elderly relatives, an office away from the house, or an additional income stream from holiday letting. * As enquiries have not yet been made with the local planning authority in respect of this development potential, any development would be subject to planning permission and interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.