Lyme Regis


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A wonderful opportunity to build a bespoke new house adjacent to National Trust land with outstanding sea and coastal views. Detailed consent for new dwelling of 2000sqft. For sale by public auction (unless sold) date 25th September at Taunton Racecourse.


The property is situated in the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis, within walking or driving distance from the harbour with its famous ancient Cobb, sandy beaches and the town centre with its growing artistic community. There are a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities including: sailing, diving, fishing, golf and bowls all near by. Lyme Regis also has a theatre and cinema and is well served by several medical and dental practices. Woodroffe School is within easy reach as well as the renowned Colyton Grammar School. To the North is the market town of Axminster (6 miles) with a wider range of facilities along with a railway station on the London - Waterloo line. There are international airports at Exeter (25 miles) and Bristol (60 miles).


This rather unique building plot of about 0.12 acres has consent for a detached contemporary dwelling of about 2000 sqft. The approved plans, drawn up by Architects Van Der Steen Hall, in Devon are modern and exciting. The accommodation takes advantage of the sloping site, with main living / kitchen / dining area facing South, looking across the terrace to the fields and sea beyond. Adjacent is the main bedroom and bathroom, with similar outlook.

Stairs lead up to the first floor, where there is a galleried landing looking down to the living area. At this level is the entrance lobby which leads onto the garden, forecourt, two bay carport and store. There are two further bedrooms at this level, with a bathroom, utility room and study. All of this part of the dwelling has a flat roof shown finished with Sedum.

The property is a short walk across the fields to the South West Coastal Path, offering immediate access to the superb walks to both Lyme and its centre as well as the wooded undercliff and blue bell woods.


The bat survey was carried out in 2016 and specifically states that no more than 18 months should pass between the date of the report and commencement of the development. The purchaser will need to commission a new report in accordance with the planning consent. Ad hoc surveys have suggested there may be bats in the area.

There is a restrictive covenant stating that the new house can only be built as per the plans passed in the planning permissions and no extensions will be permitted.


West Dorset District Council -

Planning Reference: WD/D/17/000502


Mains water and electricity. Drainage available to connect nearby.


A legal pack is available electronically by request through Stags estate agents: 01308 428000.


The Auction is being held at Taunton Racecourse Conference Centre, Taunton, TA3 7BL on Wednesday 25th September 2019.


Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags. Call 01308 428000.


From Lyme Regis town centre proceed up Broad Street and onto Sidmouth Road. Near the top of the hill turn left into Ware Lane, and the plot is approximately 100 yards along, on a tight right hand turn.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

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