Overton, Timber Hill, Lyme Regis
Under offer

17 beds | Guide price £795,000


Excellent potential to revert back to a spacious family house or for a variety of business uses. (Subject to Local Authority consent, if required).

Treetops is believed to have been built in the 1930's as one of Lyme's finest family homes occupying an excellent elevated site with super sea and harbour views (especially from the 2 upper floors). The principal rooms enjoy a sunny southerly aspect.

We understand that about 35 years ago the house was converted to a residential care home and was extended and reorganised to create a total of 17 bedrooms.

Whilst the property lends itself to a variety of commercial uses (subject to Local Authority consent) it could also be reorganised and revert back to a generous family home.

The property is situated in a sought after area on the eastern side of the town just below the Golf Club and approx. 3/4 mile from the town centre and seafront. There is a local bus service to the town centre.

It is in a private close of just 6 detached properties with National Trust woodland opposite.

Lyme Regis is a picturesque coastal town noted for its many character buildings, centuries old Cobb Harbour and unspoilt surrounding countryside. The town centre provides good shopping facilities for day to day needs and the larger centres of Taunton and Exeter are both about 28 miles away. There is a main line railway station at Axminster (6 miles inland). In Lyme Regis there is also a sailing club, bowls, golf course, theatre and numerous local societies.

The town is situated on the beautiful and unspoilt Devon and Dorset 'Jurassic Coast' awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in December 2001.

The Accommodation Comprises
(All the bedrooms have numbered doors)

Substantial oak front door set in a brick archway ro

Tiled floor.

With WC and hand basin.

Drawing Room
24'10 x 16'6 (7.57m x 5.03m)
The original principal reception room with leaded windows at each end in brick reveals. Brick fireplace with beam over the hearth, 4 radiators (all main rooms have radiators). Doors to Dining Room and

Inner Hall
With stairs to first floor and Bedrooms 14 and 15 off.

Dining Room
22'6 x 12' (6.86m x 3.66m)
With uPVC double glazed window and french door to front garden (most of the windows in the house are uPVC double glazed). Door to

Store and Rear Lobby
With built in cupboards and secondary staircase to first floor. Bedroom 12 off.

14'2 x 9'10 (4.32m x 3.00m)
Dual bowl porcelain sink, base and wall cupboards with granite worktops and inset circular hand basin, doors to Sitting Room and

Rear Hall
With door to Courtyard and rear garden, built in cupboards including

Laundry Cupboard

Separate WC
With hand basin.

12'2 x 7'4 (3.71m x 2.24m)

11'4 x 5'6 (3.45m x 1.68m) plus recess.

Bedroom 12
16'10 x 11'3 (5.13m x 3.43m)
French door to patio and front garden. Ensuite Shower Room/WC.

With panelled bath, hand basin and WC.

Off Inner Hall:

Bedroom 14
11' x 9'6 (3.35m x 2.90m)
Ensuite WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 15
13' x 12' (3.96m x 3.66m)
Ensuite WC and hand basin, french door to side.


With stairs to top floor. At the far end if a door to the rear garden.

Bedroom 1
11' x 9'9 (3.35m x 2.97m)

Bedroom 2
13'6 x 7' (4.11m x 2.13m) plus door recess.
Hand basin.

Bedroom 3
10'3 x 9'6 (3.12m x 2.90m) plus door recess.
Hand basin.

Bedroom 4
13'6 x 10' (4.11m x 3.05m) overall
Hand basin.

Bedroom 5
10' x 9'10 (3.05m x 3.00m) plus door recess.
Hand basin.

Bedroom 6
13'6 x 10'2 (4.11m x 3.10m)

Bedroom 11
15'6 x 6'9 (4.72m x 2.06m)
Hand basin.

Bedroom 7
12'6 x 11' (3.81m x 3.35m)
Ensuite WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 8
17' x 11'3 (5.18m x 3.43m)
Ensuite WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 9
14'4 x 11' (4.37m x 3.35m)
Ensuite WC and hand basin. Patio doors with access to ramp which leads to rear garden.

Bedroom 10
11'6 x 11' (3.51m x 3.35m)
Patio door with ramp access to rear garden. Ensuite WC and hand basin.

A flexible space providing an additional 3 Bedrooms or a separate flat.

With door to

Sitting Room
18'6 x 9'2 (5.64m x 2.79m) overall
Sloping ceiling with roof lights at each end, stainless steel sink unit, worktop with cupboards under.

Off the Sitting Room is a Landing that is 'L' shaped and at the far end is a door with external staircase to the rear garden.

Bedroom 16
14'6 x 13'6 (4.42m x 4.11m) max. (L Shaped).
Sloping ceiling, a range of fitted wardrobes. Ensuite WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 17
15'6 x 10'6 (4.72m x 3.20m)
Sloping ceiling, hand basin, 2 sky lights.

Bedroom 18
14'6 x 8'3 (4.42m x 2.51m) overall
Sloping ceiling, hand basin and wardrobe.

With panelled bath, hand basin and WC. Sky light.

Treetops is approached off Overton Close by a private driveway which leads to a tarmacadam parking area for a number of cars and the

Detached Double Garage
With twin up and over doors, light and power.

Attached to the garage is a potting shed with sink unit and a freezer room.

The front garden is mainly lawned and includes 2 patio areas, shrubs and small trees, planting beds.

Adjacent to the garage is a wrought gate to the rear.

Alongside the back of the house is a concreted Courtyard with step up to the secluded rear garden with lawn, apple trees, shrubs and a rose bed, paved patio.

Read more