AN ENCHANTING GEORGIAN HOUSE WITH SPACIOUS 4-BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION AND LANDSCAPED GARDENS
Allerford is a charming Georgian House (Grade II Listed). Unusually it still retains original features typical of the period including sash windows and shutters, dado panelling, cornicing, Georgian staircase, impressive latticed porch and panelled front door etc.
The present owner purchased the property in 1982 and during the time he has been 'custodian' he has painstakingly maintained its integrity whilst providing modern amenities.
It is set well back from Tappers Knapp (a lane) just a short distance up the valley side from the tiny River Lym where there is a pretty riverside walk into Lyme Regis and the sea. Adjoining the upper side is Mona House, also a fine period house. By road Lyme Regis is only about 1 mile away.
The property enjoys landscaped gardens which are surprisingly private and an attractive feature of Allerford.
Within easy access are the facilities in the picturesque village of Uplyme including a primary school, post office and stores at the petrol station, parish church, pub, village hall, cricket and football clubs etc. About 5 miles inland is Axminster with a main line railway station (Exeter to London Waterloo line).
The Accommodation Comprises:
The English Heritage Listing describes the entrance:
"Central glazed and panelled door in moulded doorcase with cast iron lattice porch with pointed arch and tent shaped roof".
With understairs cupboard, radiator, stairs to first floor.
With WC and hand basin with cupboard under.
19'6 x 15'3 (5.94m x 4.65m)
Dual aspect windows with 2 sash windows and shutters in bays to the front, dado panelling, feature arch, built in bookshelving, stone fireplace with timber surround, 2 radiators.
13'9 x 11'6 (4.19m x 3.51m)
Square bay with sash window and shutters, dado panelling, 2 built-in cupboards, radiator, fireplace with timber surround.
16' (narrowing to 12') x 11' (4.88m x 3.35m)
Dual aspect including french door to patio and garden. There is a good range of base and wall cupboards with hardwood worktops, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit, integral gas hob and double oven, 'Amtico' flooring, 2 radiators and built in store cupboard.
13'9 x 6'6 (4.19m x 1.98m)
With parquet floor, dado panelling, door to
12'3 x 6'6 (3.73m x 1.98m) max.
With gas central heating, washing machine,dishwasher, washing machine, freezer, airing cupboard, 'Sheila Made' ceiling clothes airer, laminate worktop, chest of drawers, fitted wall cupboards and built in cupboards, quarry tiled floor, glazed double doors to rear yard.
With sash window, views across the Lym Valley.
16'9 x 11'9 (5.11m x 3.58m)
Sash window with view across the valley, tiled fireplace with timber surround, radiator.
Ensuite Dressing Room and Shower Room
With dual aspect windows (views), 2 electric panel radiators, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
16'9 x 11'4 (5.11m x 3.45m)
Sash window with views, hand basin with cupboard below, fireplace with tiled surround, radiator.
14'8 x 10'8 (4.47m x 3.25m)
Dual aspect windows with views, radiator.
10'10 x 7'9 (3.30m x 2.36m) + door recess.
Fitted wardrobe, radiator.
Panelled bath with shower and screen, hand basin and WC, heated towel rail.
The principal entrance from the lane is via a wrought iron pedestrian gate leading through a delightful walled garden with central pathway and box hedge and lawn each side to the front door. From the front garden is a wrought iron gate opening into the main garden which has been gently terraced to provide paved patios, lawns and herbaceous beds, a rose garden and pergolas, a wide variety of shrubs and trees including apple trees, water feature and pond and paved steps down to the garage and parking area. Garden shed and compost bin. To the rear of the house is a small courtyard. The gardens are a most attractive feature and are well screened by hedges all around. On the lower side off the lane is a concreted parking area for several cars and the
Detached Double Garage
17' x 16'6 (5.18m x 5.03m)
With up and over main door and side door with steps up to the garden.
The whole extends to about 1/4 Acre.