Offers in excess of £900,000
A rare opportunity to acquire this 3 storey Regency seafront property, commanding an enviable position overlooking Lyme Bay, with panoramic views to the sea, beach, and Cobb harbour. Bell Cliff House, thought to date back to 1780, is justifiably Grade II listed and sits in an elevated position, gazing out over the sea and skyscapes of Lyme Regis. The accommodation is arranged over three levels offering great versatility that could suit a variety of purposes, not least as a primary or secondary home, but for those seeking an investment opportunity or an additional income stream, with its self-contained 1 / 2 bed studio apartment that has been successfully holiday let in recent years. Once forming part of a large hotel, the property has evolved over time whilst retaining and enhancing many of its period features. However, in 2009 it was very cleverly reconfigured by the current owners, a local architect, to make the very most of the extraordinary views which can be enjoyed from almost every window, not least from the converted loft space that now provides the most wonderful master bedroom suite. The entrance to the house leads from the main high street, with an enchanting doorway positioned between two shops, which recently featured in the film Ammonite, staring Kate Winslet. Double doors at the end of the hall open to reveal a sunroom with sensational views to the sea. A sliding window seamlessly connects this light filled room to the balcony, which is perched overlooking the beach front, exposing further panoramic views to Lyme Bay & Portland and is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and bath. A self-contained studio apartment separated by double doors offers a snug/bed 2, kitchen/breakfast room with a door connecting to the balcony, shower room and spiral staircase leading to a further double bedroom. The first floor with its generous landing, opens into the main sitting room; a very spacious and light room of Georgian proportions, commanding stunning views of the town and bay, complete with log burning stove for those cosy evenings in. The kitchen with its electric AGA, bespoke kitchen units and shelving is of a very good size, with plenty of space for a dining table. There is also a family bathroom and double bedroom at this level, not surprisingly with views to the town and sea. A wooden winding staircase leads to the master bedroom on the second floor, this space oozes with character and charm, with its exposed A framed beams and galleried landing, together with a full ensuite bathroom, built in wardrobe and dressing area. GARAGING FOR 1 CAR AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION - 5 MIN WALK FROM PROPERTY. LOCATION Lyme Regis is a most popular and picturesque coastal town noted for its attractive period buildings, the Cobb, (made famous by Jane Austin and John Fowle's French Lieutenants Woman) and the harbour. These along with the stunning surrounding countryside and coastline all justify Lyme Regis's worldwide reputation. Lyme Regis and the Bay are situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a major centre for fossil collecting. The town has an excellent selection of facilities, including many independent shops, as well as the familiar high street brands. There are two supermarkets, a number of restaurants, notably Mark Hix's Hix Oyster and Fish House, the boutique Alexander Hotel to name but one of the many, as well as its own Theatre. The nearby town of Axminster just five miles away has a large supermarket and a variety of independent shops and restaurants, including the River Cottage Kitchen & Deli, and has a mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The larger city of Exeter lies some 30 miles away, with an international airport and large range of facilities and high street shopping with several department stores including a large John Lewis.
View a selection of our similar properties
Guide price £850,000
Guide price £900,000