Fore Street, Beer, Seaton
£600,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2
A superb Grade II listed period cottage located in the heart of the village that could equally serve as a permanent residence, second home or letting property. Kitchen/dining room, ground floor bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom. Council Tax Band D. Freehold. EPC Band D

SITUATION

Beer nestles on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and is a typical example of an unspoilt Devon fishing village. It is famous for its quarried stone that has been used in many historic buildings such as Exeter Cathedral and St Pauls Cathedral. Beer has a variety of shopping and recreational amenities which include restaurants, public houses, post office, galleries, two churches, doctors surgery and sailing club.

Some 8 miles to the west is the Regency town of Sidmouth with an extensive variety of shops including an out of town Waitrose. Exeter is approximately 22 miles to the west and has excellent shopping, sport and leisure facilities, international airport and a main line rail link to London (Paddington). Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools is also within easy reach, being about 4.5 miles away.

DESCRIPTION

A superb Grade II listed period cottage located in the heart of the village and only a stone's throw from the beach. Believed to be built in 1894 using traditional local materials including flintstone walls, cut limestone quoins and a clay tiled roof, this charming property was designed by the famous Arts and Crafts architect and resident of Beer David Carr, a member of the famous Carr's biscuit family and prolific architect for Clinton Devon Estates.

During the current owners tenure the property has been extensively renovated and upgraded to an exceptional standard throughout, retaining its charm and character with period features including, lozenge-shaped brick chimney stacks, stone mullion windows, original doors and architraves, exposed timber flooring and fireplaces.

ACCOMMODATION

In detail the accommodation comprises; Superb entrance hall with original period staircase with storage cupboard beneath. Alcove providing a delightful display area or study space. Spacious sitting room with feature open fireplace with timber surround and tiled insert and hearth. The kitchen/dining room has been exquisitely fitted with a selection of vintage distressed style storage cabinets. The first housing a Kenwood dishwasher which sits alongside a classic dresser featuring a commissioned vintage brass bucket sink with antique effect mixer tap with cupboards and drawers beneath. Range of shelved storage to alcoves incorporating integrated sliding refrigerator drawers. Superb Lacanche dual fuel range cooker with double oven, pan drawers and five burner gas hob. Display shelf over. High level cupboard housing consumer control unit. Double doors to shelved storage cupboard. The ground floor bathroom has been fitted with a period style suite comprising; wall mounted enamelled bucket sink with blue trim and chrome mixer tap, WC alongside and panel bath fitted with chrome mixer tap, dual head Aquas electric shower with glazed shower screen.

To the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The bathroom has been elegantly fitted with a double ended roll top freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap and handheld shower attachment. Close-coupled WC. Stylish vanity unit incorporating wash hand basin, chrome mixer tap and drawers beneath. Subject to the necessary consents, if one required three bedrooms there would be options to reconfigure the first floor accommodation. For more information please contact the agents.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached from Fore Street through a timber gate into a paved front courtyard bordered by a charming flint stone wall. A further timber pedestrian gate leads onto a path providing shared access for Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Sunnynook to the rear of the properties.

The rear garden features a good sized area of decking that provides an excellent space for entertaining and alfresco dining. A gravelled path continues through the garden, past a timber garden shed, an area of lawn and up to a further timber staircase to the upper terrace. This fabulous decked platform enjoys breathtaking views across the village and out towards Beer Cliffs and the sea.

The outhouse provides excellent storage and comprises a home office, utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and a store room.

SERVICES

All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating.

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