A FORMER BOAT HOUSE NOW CONVERTED TO A UNIQUE GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT ABOUT HALF A MILE FROM THE TOWN CENTRE AND SEAFRONT
Originally used as a large boat store, The Old Boathouse was converted some years ago into a spacious self-contained ground floor studio apartment situated within a block of purpose-built flats constructed in the 1980's.
The versatile accommodation is currently laid out in a 'quirky' style comprising an open plan living/kitchen/dining room area, shower room and separate WC and a mezzanine bed deck and raised living area which make full use of the unusually high ceilings and views over the countryside through floor to ceiling windows.
Stud partitions currently form the majority of the layout and these could be potentially altered or removed in order to create more or less accommodation as required.
The apartment would make an excellent primary or second home however, it is equally well-suited as a letting investment on an assured shorthold basis. We understand that holiday letting is not permitted.
The property is set back from the road occupying an elevated position about 1/2 mile from the town centre and seafront. Close by is the highly regarded Woodroffe Secondary School and useful amenities such a private health club and medical centre. A main-route and local bus service also operates here.
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:
Private main entrance door to:
8'5 x 8'9 (2.57m x 2.67m)
Floor to ceiling windows, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, fitted cupboards, shelves and desktop. Cupboard with 'Vaillant' gas central heating boiler. 2 Wide steps up to:
Open Plan Living Area
17'1 x 20'10 (5.21m x 6.35m)
Wood effect laminate flooring, 2 radiators, door to extensive storage area under mezzanine.
Mezzanine Sitting/Extra Sleeping Area
8'8 x 8'2 (2.64m x 2.49m)
With views across the Lym Valley.
With wall and base units, inset gas hob, acrylic sink unit, larder cupboard with space for fridge/freezer, laminate worktops, fitted wooden shelving. Extractor.
7'10 x 9'3 (2.39m x 2.82m)
With fitted shelf and clothing rails. Radiator.
Large shower cubicle, hand basin, heated ladder towel rail.
Separate WC/Utility Room
With plumbing for washing machine, worktop over and laundry sized sink with mixer tap. Fitted storage shelves. Radiator.
Mezzanine Bed Deck
7'10 x 9'4 (2.39m x 2.84m) (5'6 / 1.68m ceiling height)
Mini radiator. Window (which we understand is a also a fire escape).
Leading to low height storage area also used as a 'Bed Pod' (approx. 6' x 8'/1.83m x 2.44m).
A tarmacadam driveway leads up from the road to a parking area with an allocated space for one car.
TENURE AND MAINTENANCE
We understand that the flat is held on a 999 year lease from 2002. A Management Company has been formed which owns the freehold of the building, with each flat owner having one share in the company. We are advised that the cost of maintenance including the driveway, buildings insurance and management is currently £650 per annum (as at October 2020).