A SUPERBLY PRESENTED BARN CONVERSION SITUATED WITHIN THE POPULAR ROUSDON ESTATE
7 Home Farm North is an attractive barn conversion, situated within a tucked away position on the ever popular Rousdon Estate, located three miles from Lyme Regis. Originally thought to be part of the former Victorian farm buildings of the estate, it was converted to residential use in circa 1999 after the closure of Allhallows School.
Presented in fantastic order throughout, the property benefits from sympathetic character features typical of its previous use, including vaulted ceilings and exposed cross beams, combined with contemporary improvements and with consideration for modern living requirements in mind. The pleasant rear garden is an ideal entertaining space which is low maintenance, whilst there is parking nearby for the property.
No. 7 would make an ideal second home as it is used currently, or as a holiday or long term let investment.
The Rousdon Estate is a remarkably intact late 19th Century Estate, including the Grade II* Listed Mansion, Estate buildings, Chapel, Lodges, walled garden (with some buildings and structures Listed Grade II), gardens, drive, private beach and park. The nearby 'Undercliff' is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the whole Estate lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In 1870 Sir Henry Peek, MP for Wimbledon, who had been engaged in the tea trade since the end of the 18th Century, purchased the village of Rousdon. He commissioned Sir Ernest George to design a Mansion and other buildings to take advantage of the superb position 500 feet (some 150m) above sea level. Being some distance from the nearest town, the house had to be self sufficient with laundry, coach houses, harness rooms, wine cellars, bowling alley, rifle range, china stores, bake houses, larders, museum, observatory, walled garden, tennis courts, farm buildings and numerous cottages to house the Estate population, which at the end of the 19th Century extended to around 600.
The Estate was sold by the Peek family in 1930 to Allhallows School and was acquired by Rousdon Estate Limited in 1999 when the school closed. The Mansion and Estate buildings have now been converted into residential properties.
The Accommodation Comprises:
Part glazed stable door to:
19' x 15'6" (5.79m x 4.72m)
Tiled flooring, inset spotlights and further ceiling light over Lounge. Wood framed double glazed windows to front and wood framed double glazed french doors on to garden. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Woodburning stove. 2 Radiators. Telephone point. TV point. Staircase rising to Mezzanine Level above. Understairs cupboard. Smoke alarm. Built in cupboard housing boiler and further airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
8'6" x 8'2" (2.59m x 2.49m)
Tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Double glazed window overlooking garden. Contemporary matte black soft close units with marble effect worktops. Integral induction hob and electric oven with cooker hood over. 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer. Integral dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge freezer.
11'1" x 9'4" (3.38m x 2.84m)
Fitted carpet, inset spotlights, radiator, double glazed window overlooking garden. TV point.
Tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Window to front. Panelled bath within tiled surround with shower over and rainwater showerhead. Hand wash basin with vanity unit under. WC. Heated ladder style towel rail.
13'11" x 8'8" approx. (sloped ceilings) (4.24m x 2.64m)
Galleried landing opening into bedroom area with exposed beams. Eaves storage, carpeted. Velux window. Inset spotlights. TV point.
Ensuite Shower Room
Tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Velux window. Circular hand wash basin with vanity under under. WC. Ladder style towel rail. Walk in shower cubicle. Extractor fan. Built in shelving.
LOCATION, ACCESS AND OUTSIDE SPACE:
7 Home Farm North is positioned within the centre of the Rousdon Estate, within easy access of both Lyme Regis and Seaton. The property is found off the main road through the estate, via a gravelled driveway providing parking for other properties nearby. No. 7 can be found directly opposite 'The Bothy' and on the corner of the terrace known as Home Farm North on the right hand side. The south west facing garden is mainly laid to lawn with a further patio seating area, enclosed by stone walling and Victorian railings with a gate providing side access to and from the gravelled parking area. There is parking adjacent to the property and one allocated space for No. 7 in the nearby residents car park.
There is an annual estate charge believed to be around £600 per annum (as at May 2022), which covers maintenance of the grounds and the estate drainage system.