Derelict Art Deco house goes up for sale

A DERELICT Art Deco house in Lyme Regis has been put on the market after standing empty for several years. 

The prominent house at the top of Charmouth Road is currently up for sale with Chesters Commercial for £400,000.

A listing for the property on the estate agents website says: “The dwelling would benefit from complete renovation and refurbishment or alternatively may be demolished offering the potential for wholesale redevelopment.

“Opportunities may include apartments, town houses or a single one-off grand design project to take advantage of the position and sea views.”

But some residents have taken to social media to argue that the property should be listed and saved from demolition.

The land totals 13,068 square feet and the property is split over three storeys with the ability to provide three or four-bedroom accommodation.

The house is thought to have been originally built by local firm Emmett & Co as an annexe to the neighbouring St Alban’s School, which later became a hotel for the Workers Travel Association and eventually an adventure centre, later re-named Woodberry Down.

After the adventure centre closed down the estate was split up and the Art Deco annexe has been privately owned since.

The main house has now been demolished to make way for the new Woodbery Copse housing development.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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