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Victoria House, Lyme Regis

11 beds | Guide price £995,000

  • Sea and Coastal Views
  • Generous Character Accommodation:
  • Living Room
  • Sun Room
  • Games Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen and Utility
  • Gym and Sauna
  • 11/12 Bedrooms (mostly Ensuite)
  • Extensive Parking and Gardens


Victoria House (formerly The Victoria Hotel - the station hotel) is a fine example of Victorian architecture that has been used for various purposes since it was built at the beginning of the 20th Century. It offers flexible opportunity for use, commercial or private, especially following its approved change of use in 2007 to residential.

It is currently used as the home of Recorder Courses Lyme, which runs 20+ residential music courses each year, and as a single furnished holiday let throughout the Summer, at Christmas, Easter and at other times. The combined business consistently generates a healthy net profit for the owners.

The music course business is quite bespoke and reflects the personal interests of the current owners but could be used as a model for other residential businesses. Alternatively, the property could be used wholly as a furnished holiday let (for groups of up to 20) which would significantly increase the number of available letting days, or as a generous family home.

Typical of the period, Victoria House is very solidly built of thick engineering brick walls, part tile hung and rendered externally with dressed stone features, beneath a tiled roof. The present owners have maintained the property to a high standard and provided modern amenities (including gas central heating) without compromising its character features. There are a number of large reception rooms and 11 principal bedrooms together with an attractive garden and an unusually large car park.

The house is prominently situated on one of the main approach roads into Lyme with excellent sea, coastal and country views from the upper floors. Victoria House is a 5-10 minute walk from the sea and there is a main line railway station at Axminster (about 6 miles) on the Exeter to London Waterloo line.

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. 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:

Arched and glazed entrance doorway to

Walk in cupboard, main stairs to ground floor (Sun Room), dado rail, double doors with stained glass panels to

Dining Room
19'6 x 17' (5.94m x 5.18m)
Seating for 20, dual aspect windows.

Off Hall:

Inner Lobby
Storage recess off.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
16' x 14'4 (4.88m x 4.37m)
A good range of fitted base and wall cupboards with laminate worktops, dual bowl sink unit, space for range cooker with hood over, 2 integral dishwashers.

8' x 7'6 (2.44m x 2.29m)
Plumbing for washer, and space for dryer, sink unit, base and wall cupboards with laminate worktops.

Boiler/Drying Room
10'8 x 8' (3.25m x 2.44m)
2 gas fired 'Ideal' boilers and 2 large insulated 'Joule' hot water cylinders/a pressurised system.

Door from Kitchen to

Inner Hall
With 'kitchen stairs' to ground floor, walk in larder.

Shower Room
With shower, hand basin and WC.

(8 person)

Bedroom 10
11'9 x 8'6 (3.58m x 2.59m)

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Bedroom 11
8' x 7'8 (2.44m x 2.34m)

12'4 x 9'6 (3.76m x 2.90m)
With external door, 2 deep built in store cupboards.

Hall to:

(accessed from two stairways from Lower Ground Floor or from either of 2 double door entrances from Uplyme Road)

Entrance Lobby, study area, stairs to first floor, door to Sun Room, door to Games Room, Store Room and

With original brass door furniture and etched glass door panel, WC and hand basin.

Sun Room
22'4 x 11'6 (6.81m x 3.51m)
Views across Lyme and the Lym Valley, stairs down to main hallway.

Living Room
24'10 x 17'4 (7.57m x 5.28m)
Triple aspect sash windows (many of the original sash windows have been retained elsewhere) with views across the Lym Valley and to the sea. Ceiling cornice, double servery cupboard with fitted shelving.

Games Room
28'4 x 24'2 (8.64m x 7.37m)
With dual aspect windows (2 with stained glass fanlights over), dado panelling, second entrance lobby with similar features, leading to Uplyme Road.

(accessed from 2 stairways from Upper Ground Floor)

First Bedroom corridor off which are arranged:

Bedroom 1
11'10 x 11'6 (3.61m x 3.51m)
Hanging recess, double french doors to

23' x 6'6 (7.01m x 1.98m)
With superb sea, coastal and country views.

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Bedroom 2
14'5 x 8'9 (4.39m x 2.67m)

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Bedroom 3
14'5 x 8'9 (4.39m x 2.67m)

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Store Room/Occasional Bedroom 12
(no window)
9' x 7'2 (2.74m x 2.18m)
Hand basin.

Walk in Laundry Cupboard

Inner Landing
With stairs down.

Second Bedroom Corridor

Bedroom 4
12'3 x 9'9 (3.73m x 2.97m)
Cast iron fireplace, sea and coastal views.

Ensuite Bathroom/WC
Shower unit over bath.

Bedroom 5
15'9 x 15'6 overall - 'L' shaped (4.80m x 4.72m)
Dual aspect with views to the sea and Lym Valley.

Ensuite Bathroom/WC
Shower unit over bath.


Sea and coastal views. Loft ladder to large Loft.

Bedroom 6
13'6 x 8'6 (4.11m x 2.59m)

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Bedroom 7
12' x 11'2 (3.66m x 3.40m)
Views to the sea, coast and Lym Valley.

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

Bathroom (for Bedroom 8)
With bath with shower unit over, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 8
10'4 x 8'3 (3.15m x 2.51m)

Bedroom 9
12'6 x 8'4 (3.81m x 2.54m)

Ensuite Shower Room/WC

On the south east side of the house is a secluded garden area providing extensive paved patio areas, a variety of shrubs and small trees and 2 raised beds, brick built barbeque and bench seating.

Large Tarmacadam Car Park

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