An exceptional large home, nestled within an elevated position in one of Lyme Regis’s most superior addresses, with exquisite views of Lyme Bay, the Harbour and internationally famous Cobb.
One of Lyme Regis’s finest prestige homes, nestled within an elevated position with exquisite views of Lyme Bay and the famous Cobb. Overton House has recently been the subject of a complete refurbishment, finished to an exceptional standard and with unrivalled specification and quality throughout. The excellence begins at the gated entrance to the property, greeted by stunning views of Lyme Bay and the landscaped gardens.
Arrival into the elegant reception hall immediately sets the tone of things to come, with a large dual aspect sitting room and a truly luxurious kitchen-dining room that has been built and installed by local craftsman Marc Smith Bespoke. The stunning and highly functional kitchen offers handleless doors, brass gola rails, quartz worktops, brass champagne sink, handcrafted oak wine rack, boiling water tap, an integrated coffee machine, warming drawer, twin ovens, double dishwashers and LED mood lighting.
The attention to detail and extensive list of features within the kitchen provides evidence of the high specification finish that is followed throughout the remainder of the house. From the kitchen, bi-fold doors lead to a wonderful dining terrace against a backdrop of beautiful Lyme Bay, perfect for soaking up the evening sun. In addition to the superb bespoke kitchen, the property benefits from a utility room, boot room and wine cellar. There is an additional lounge/snug/games room and bar, from which outstanding sea views can be further enjoyed from this ground floor vantage point.
The first and second floors of the property are of significant
proportions, hosting fine and exquisitely designed bedrooms,
dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms. Five of the seven bedrooms benefit from being en-suite, with a large family bathroom servicing the remaining two bedrooms. The huge principal suite located on the second floor enjoys truly breathtaking sea views incorporating the Cobb beyond the town. It has a large en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower and free standing bath, with a separate dressing room and
walk in wardrobe.
The landing space of the second floor provides a superb area to be used as a quiet reading space/library/office, with a door giving access to the back garden, from which unrivalled views can again be fully appreciated.
Along the first floor landing are plentiful handmade built-in cupboards, a gym, sauna and steam room and a door out to the rear garden. A second staircase leading back down to the ground floor lands in the utility/laundry room, where doors lead back to the boot room and kitchen, a ground floor WC and a door to the adjoining two bedroom annexe.
The two storey annexe provides an excellent addition to this
meticulously designed property. It offers an open plan kitchen-dining room, separate lounge with garden access, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
Beautifully landscaped gardens have been expertly designed to maximise complete enjoyment of each area of outdoor space. The predominantly private and level front garden provides a large dining terrace and lawn, from which unspoilt views of the sea can be enjoyed.
The private rear garden has been designed as an extension to the internal accommodation, to truly compliment the wonderful lifestyle living this property provides. A fully equipped and undercover outdoor kitchen has been uniquely handcrafted from cedar wood, in a white rendered wall surround. The mosaic tiled floor gives this outside living space a truly Mediterranean feel, whilst diners can sit at the bar and look out to sea. Fitted with a drinks fridge, pizza oven and gas barbeque, with beautiful down lighting. A further patio area has been created, suitable for a hot tub and with atmospheric festoon lights.
From a practical perspective, the designer of this property has
incorporated useful outdoor store rooms to host water sports
equipment, with a hanging rail for wetsuits. There is a large double garage with ev charging point and a parking terrace which can host up to 8 cars.
Situated within Timber Hill, one of Lyme Regis’s most exclusive addresses, with spectacular views over Lyme Bay, Lyme Regis Harbour and the famous Cobb. The Cobb is an iconic part of the five times Oscar nominated film The French Lieutenants Woman, based on the novel by John Fowles. It has also played host to several other major movie productions, including most recently Ammonite, Persuasion and Wonka.
Timber Hill lies within an elevated position on the eastern side of Lyme Regis about 3/4 mile from the town centre and sea front. Overton Close is a private cul-de-sac of six exclusive detached properties, a stone’s throw to the golf course, opposite National Trust Woodland and direct coastal walks.
The Dorset town of Lyme Regis is a picturesque coastal town noted for its many period buildings and being situated on the beautiful unesco World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The town has an active community throughout the year, with a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, including Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House.
Approximately four miles to the north is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ, which hosts a variety of dining events and courses throughout the year. Sporting facilities include sailing, bowling and sea fishing, as well as an excellent cliff top golf course just a few hundred yards away from Overton House. The popular market town of Bridport and the county town of Dorchester are within easy driving distance.
Communication links to the area are good, with the A35 providing links to Honiton and Exeter in the West, and Bridport to the East. Lyme Regis is less than six miles away from the mainline railway station at Axminster, with regular services to London Waterloo.
Square Footage: 5,282 sq ft
Take the A3052 off the A35 near Charmouth and at the Golf Course turn left onto Timber Hill. Go past the Golf Course down the hill and the turning into Overton Close is on the right. Overton House is the third house on the right, through the gated entrance.
River Cottage HQ four miles | Seafront 0.75 miles | Axminster train station 5.7 miles
Services : Mains gas, 3 phase electric, water & sewage