The current situation has made some of us reevaluate our living situation and think about where we really want to be – and for many of us, this means moving closer to the coast or the countryside. So this month we’re taking a look at the beautiful Dorset coastal town of Lyme Regis, with information for anyone thinking of moving to this area and looking for removals and storage near Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis is an historic seaside town, situated on England’s famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. A popular place for visitors, the sand here is golden, the sea is crystal clear and there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the local area.

At the heart of the town there is an ancient stone harbour wall called the Cobb. This has featured prominently in both literature and film. You can read all about it in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman. When the latter was made into a film – staring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons – many scenes were shot in Lyme Regis.

Nowadays the Cobb is home to a small marine aquarium containing interesting fish that have been caught by local fishermen. It is also a good place to embark on a boat trip – with many sightseeing and mackerel fishing vessels offering trips around the bay from the harbour side

The beach at Lyme and the dramatic stretch of coastline are also very famous for their fossils . Lyme Regis’ most famous daughter, Mary Anning (1799 – 1847) was a prolific fossil collecting pioneer. She became famous around the world after finding hundreds of important fossils on the beaches and surrounding cliffs at Lyme. Her fossils revealed new species and challenged scientific thinking, prompting many changes in our understanding of prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. Some of her discoveries can be seen in Lyme Regis museum – whilst others reside in museum collections around the world. Lyme Regis is still a very popular destination for fossil hunters to this day, as the cliffs continue to erode, exposing mor  prehistoric species with each rock fall.

Planning your move to Lyme

If you’re still planning your move or just beginning to make enquiries about moving to Lyme Regs, we are able to provide you with a rough estimate for any removals or storage that you might need, in order to help you set your budget for your move.

You may have some concerns about living in a seaside town during the winter if you haven’t visited during the quieter months. It is worth considering what attracted you to Lyme Regis in the first place – was it the hustle and bustle of the crowds – or the nature and geology of the area. If it is the latter you will probably find something to delight you all year round. If you prefer to live somewhere a bit more lively you will need to understand the effects of the fluctuations in population at certain times of year. Lyme Regis is very different at the height of the summer season, compared to the winter months and you need to bear this in mind when making your decision – but it isn’t completely quiet during the winter and has something to offer all year round, including a thriving sailing club, sea fishing and many world-class restaurants and pubs.

House Prices in Lyme Regis

According to Rightmove, the majority of house sales in Lyme Regis during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £557,750. Flats sold for an average of £263,350, with semi-detached properties fetching £285,250.

With an overall average property price of £389,350, sold property prices in Lyme Regis were down 6% from last year, but up 3% on the 2017 peak of £378,175

If you’re thinking of renting, prices start at around £850 for a three bedroom house and £550 for a one bedroom flat, depending on their location within the town: www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Lyme-Regis.html

Made up your mind? Get a free, no-obligation quote for removals and storage near Lyme Regis from our friendly team. Just give us a call on  01308 423939 to discuss your options. Or use the forms on our website to get a quick quote – or get in touch.