Harcombe House, Lyme Regis

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A bespoke and unassuming gem tucked away in a idyllic setting on the fringes of Lyme Regis and the hamlet of Harcombe conveniently located for easy proximity to Axminster and to the popular Lyme Regis.


Whitty is a four/five bedroom house and is attached to other properties. Despite adjoining other homes, the property is of exceptional proportions and benefits from a large garden and unusual rural outlook. The property forms part of an impressive period country home which was once owned by Captain Francillon and has evolved over the years, formerly being a boarding house for Woodroffe School and was later converted into 8 holiday letting properties. The configuration of dwellings is mixed and there are communal grounds, a tennis court, the property is approached from private parking for the residents and along a walkway to the rear of the property and into an entrance hall to the side which is a convenient wet room and a sensible utility. A couple of steps lead up to the spacious living room which has a feature bay window accessed directly to the garden and views across your own grounds with rural countryside and woodland beyond.

The downstairs accommodation includes: a well appointed built in kitchen, a sizable hall with snug/study and French doors to the garden, a further reception room/bedroom 5 and a fourth bedroom of double proportions. Split level stairs leads to the first floor accommodation: a family bathroom with bath and shower above, three bedrooms, bedroom 3 having veluxes. The primary bedroom has a substantial wet room.

The accommodation is well balanced and proportioned, there is further opportunity to amend the configuration and create a large kitchen breakfast room within the living area which could suit the need of contemporary purchasers. The house is presented in good order throughout and benefits from a large garden measuring just under 0.5 acre. At present, this is not particularly private from some aspects but there is plenty of opportunity to create the garden of your dreams and plenty of scope for a kitchen gardener or to enjoy the rural setting.


The rear garden is extensive, extending to just under 0.5 acre and is south facing.

The property is approached via Harcombe Lane with good access directly into Lyme Regis. There is plenty of parking for residents and Whitty has two allocated parking spaces.

There is a restrictive covenant is that the property should be used as a private residential dwelling but with the proviso that this does not prevent it from being used for holiday let purposes.


£68.33 per month for maintenance of communal areas including the tennis court. Not including building insurance.


Whitty enjoys a delightful, semi-rural setting of Harcombe directly on the Devon/Dorset border. Raymonds Hill offers a range of amenities including a shop/post office and the Hunter's Lodge pub with many lovely walking opportunities right on the doorstep. The famous regency resort of Lyme Regis is just 3 miles away with a broad range of shops and business facilities, together with an attractive harbour and beaches. The property lies within the catchment area of the popular Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis (free coach travel available) and the highly sought after Colyton Grammar School is also nearby. Axminster (which benefits from a mainline rail connection with London (Waterloo) and Exeter) is very near. Bridport is also within easy reach, and the A35 facilitates road travel to Exeter, the county town of Devon, or to London and the Home Counties.


Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Drainage: private sewerage treatment plant which is located across the road.


Strictly by appointment with Stags.


From Bridport, go west along the A35. On reaching Raymond's Hill and just after the Devon sign, take the next left into Red Lane. From Red Lane, turn left onto Harcombe Road and follow along the lane for approximately a mile. Once you have passed the grass triangle on the right hand side a large white residence can be found directly after marked by a Slow down children playing sign beside the entrance. Drive into this parking area pull up to the end of the right hand side in a space marked with a cone. The approach to Whitty can be found beside the old swimming pool and there is a walkway to the house.

01308 301006

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29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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