Outstanding contemporary house set in a rural and elevated position within 58 acres with beautiful coastal views to Lyme Bay
The Lookout stands proudly in an elevated position within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far-reaching viewings over Uplyme and Lyme Regis to the sea at Lyme Bay. Situated within the parish of Uplyme, the house is located down a long private driveway, partially owned but shared with a few neighbours. The property is surrounded by its own gardens within mature woodland known as Woolly Hill.
The wider area is renowned for its lifestyle living, with a plethora of restaurants and farm shops supporting this thriving community. Uplyme is a pretty village about 1 mile from The Lookout with many great amenities including a primary school (Ofsted Good' rating), post office, church, village pub and village hall. Lyme Regis featured in the Domesday Book and lies on the picturesque World Heritage Jurassic coastline. With its beach and amenities, it is a popular village, with a wide range of shops, pubs and first class restaurants such as River Cottage, Hix and Swim. Axminster lies 3.9 miles to the north with a wider range of amenities and shops.
Walking on the national coastal path passes along the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and nearby includes the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. There are some excellent schools in the area including The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, Colyton Grammar, Blundell's at Tiverton, Millfield in Street, Bryanston in Blandford Forum and the schools in Taunton including King's College, Queen's College and Taunton School. Communication via road and rail is good, combining an idyllic and tranquil rural position with accessibility. The A303 can be joined by way of the A358 heading towards London and the Southeast, whilst the A35 links to the A30 heading towards Exeter and the West. The M5 motorway can be joined at Exeter or Taunton. There are regular mainline rail services from Honiton to London Waterloo and from Exeter St David's to London Paddington.
Bought by the owners looking for a project in 2014, the property stands in a private and secluded position amidst lovely gardens and just over 50 acres of mature woodland, with stunning open views to Lyme Bay. What followed their purchase was quite a journey and included being featured on Channel 4's Flat Pack Mansions. The Lookout was finished in December 2016 which was the culmination of many hard months of planning and design. The design was inspired by the original dwelling on the site and the brief to the architect was to incorporate some of the features in their new home. What was as important to them was the outside spaces, and how the pool and gardens related to the inside of the new house. We totally understood that the need to build in a traditional method wasn't necessary any more. Once we had chosen the plot and decided that we wanted to build an eco-house, Baufritz was one of the first companies we came across and we really liked their designs. And loved the look of the finish. It was quite an easy decision to make the vendors. Constructed by Baufritz utilising ecowalls' and solid concrete floors with sound insulation. The Lookout incorporates a multitude of innovative and energy efficient measures. However, what stands out as much as the quality of design and engineering is the warm feel of it as a home, perfect as both a primary residence or second home to escape to.
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