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The Lymes, Tappers Knapp, Uplyme

5 beds | Guide price £750,000

  • Generous Period Home
  • Character Accommodation
  • Delightful Rear Garden
  • 5 Bedrooms - Master with Ensuite and Dressing Area
  • Large Sun Terrace affording Views
  • Separate Lounge
  • Sitting Room
  • Spacious Kitchen Diner
  • Family Bathroom and Separate WC
  • Two Allocated Parking Spaces


The Lymes is a substantial and striking period house, thought to date back to the late Victorian period, and positioned on the edge of the village of Uplyme and coastal resort of Lyme Regis. The property was once part of a larger residence, Leacroft, which was sold off and converted into a number of separate dwellings including The Lymes some years ago.

Rich with period features, including window seats, ornate fireplaces and an attractive front and rear faade, the property has been much loved and cared for as a family home for many years. It benefits from five bedrooms, with the master enjoying large proportions with a spacious en-suite and dressing area, two reception rooms and spacious kitchen diner, family bathroom to the first floor and two allocated parking spaces nearby.

A further feature of the property is the attractive rear garden, which provides a delightful outside space to enjoy and is of a very good size, whilst the sun terrace, accessed from the main bedroom, provides a lovely space to unwind and relax whilst enjoying the wonderful views across the valley and beyond.

The Accommodation Comprises:


Part stained glass panel door to front, double glazed windows to side. Quarry tiled geometric floor, obscured double doors into:

16'3" x 15'10" (4.95m x 4.83m)
With stairs to first floor. Timber floorboards, window seat and double glazed windows to front. Feature fireplace with electric fire, wall uplights. Coving to ceiling. Understairs cupboard. Door from Lounge to:

Sitting Room
17' x 11'3" (5.18m x 3.43m)
With open fireplace, window seat and double glazed window to front. Radiator.

Door from far end of Lounge to:

Kitchen Diner
27'8" x 11'5" (8.43m x 3.48m)
With french patio doors to garden. Wood laminate flooring. Double glazed windows to rear. Base units with solid wood worktops and inset Belfast sink. Space for cooker/oven. Alcove space for fridge freezer. Feature ornate fireplace. Radiator.


With cupboard housing 'Worcester' boiler and hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 2
11'4" x 11'7" (3.45m x 3.53m)
WIth window seat and double glazed window to rear affording views. Feature fireplace, radiator. Built-in cupboard/wardrobe. Door to:

With tiled floor. WC. Pedestal hand wash basin and shower cubicle, heated ladder style towel rail. Window seat with obscured double glazed window.

WC, pedestal hand wash basin, radiator, single glazed window.

Tiled floor, window seat and double glazed window to rear affording views. Inset spotlights. Panelled bath within tiled surround. WC. Radiator. Shower cubicle. Vanity unity with inset hand wash basin.

Bedroom 3
14'6 x 9'8 (4.42m x 2.95m)
Window seat with double glazed window to front. Built-in wardrobes and storage. Radiator.

Bedroom 5/Study
9'4" x 7'1" (2.84m x 2.16m)
Double glazed window to front. Radiator. TV point.

Bedroom 4
12'3" x 11'4" (3.73m x 3.45m)
Timber floorboards. Window seat with double glazed window. Built-in cupboard. TV point.

Stairs rising to second floor.


With obscured single glazed window. Access to dressing area to one side and further door to:

Bedroom 1
20' x 12'5" (6.10m x 3.78m)
With double glazed windows affording views. uPVC double glazed double doors to roof terrace. Feature fireplace. Radiator. Door to:

Ensuite Bathroom/Dressing Area
With tiled flooring and obscured double glazed window. Vanity unit with double inset hand wash basin and mixer taps. WC. Freestanding bath with shower attachment. Shower cubicle. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Cupboard providing storage. Step down to dressing area with built-in wardrobes with sliding doors.

Roof Terrace
With tiled flooring and iron balustrades around perimeter. Spectacular countryside views can be afforded from here.

The Lymes is situated off Tappers Knapp, a pleasant lane on the edge of Uplyme and with countryside walks found a short distance away. The property can be accessed from the front via a step up to the front entrance porch, which is bordered on either side by raised shrub and flower beds enclosed by stone walling. The rear garden benefits from a paved patio which leads on to a generous lawned area, bordered to one side by raised beds and stone walling and high hedging to the other side. A set of steps from the lawn lead down to a further patio area with a summerhouse to the bottom end of the garden. A timber gate from the patio area at the upper end of the garden provides side access to a set of steps which lead down to a shared tarmacadam driveway serving other properties, where two parking spaces for The Lymes can be found.

The Lymes owns the freehold for the two flats (Flats 1 and 2 Leacroft) which are attached to the property. Each flat as part of the lease agreement pays a ground rent of £50 per annum. The owners of The Lymes are responsible for insurance of the building, with each flat owner asked to contribute towards a share of this cost within the current arrangement. The maintenance of the flat roof of the sun terrace for The Lymes is split between the three owners, 50% for The Lymes, and 25% for each of the flats.

Local Authority: East Devon District Council
Council Tax Band: E

We understand that all mains services are connected but applicants should verify this with their own enquiries.

Strictly by appointment with the Vendor's agents, Martin Diplock Estate Agents & Valuers, 36 Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

From Lyme Regis town centre take the right fork (Silver Street) at the top of Broad Street and continue to Uplyme. At the entrance to the village turn right (signposted Rocombe) and The Lymes will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.

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