4 bedroom Cottage located at Beer - Guide Price of £ 625,000
Full Description:RECENTLY REFURBISHED
A CHARMING 4 BEDROOMED VILLAGE HOUSE WITH AN ANNEXE AND LARGE GARDEN
2 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH IN THE PRETTY FISHING VILLAGE OF BEER
Captain's Cottage is an imposing village house with many character features and bright and sunny accommodation on 3 floors. There is also an Annexe which would be ideal for subletting/Air BnB etc.
The property is Grade II Listed and probably dates back to the early 1700's. It was clearly built as a good quality house with good ceiling height and casement windows (leaded lights at the front and side). The external walls are principally in natural stone and the main roof is thatched.
Of historical interest: Queen Victoria's lace maker is thought to have lived here. She supervised the making of the lace for the for Queen's wedding dress and subsequently was invited to her wedding!
In recent years the property has undergone significant improvement using a local builder under the supervision of a local architect with necessary Local Authority approvals (including Listed Building consent). Permission was also obtained for an ensuite bathroom on the top floor but this was not implemented.
The refurbishment involved repointing all the external walls in lime mortar, a new roof above the Kitchen/Family Room (slate and tile) with 2 conservation roof lights installed, new combi gas fired boiler, hot water system and radiators in 2016, gas fired 'Aga', partial rewire where required, new bathroom suite in 2017. The thatched roof is in Norfolk reed and this was checked in 2017. Also an outbuilding was converted to a very useful and flexible Annexe (known as the Garden Room). This is ideal as a self-contained letting unit (with its own pedestrian access from Fore Street) or as a studio/home office.
The property enjoys a prominent location in the centre of the quaint fishing village of Beer (on the Jurassic Coast) just two minutes walk from the beach. It also features a secluded rear garden which includes a sunny courtyard and a summerhouse (which has sea views). From the main bedrooms there are views of the sea and beach.
Beer is much sought after by visitors and residents. It offers a selection of shops for day to day needs, pubs and restaurants, school, parish church, village hall, doctors surgery etc. It has a thriving local community and an extensive beach in a sheltered cove which provides a base for a number of working fishing boats and a sailing club.
Nearby are the larger towns of Seaton and Axminster (with a main line railway station) and some excellent secondary schools including Colyton Grammar.
The Accommodation Comprises:
Large thatched porch, panelled front door from Fore Street to the
15'9 x 12'9 (4.80m x 3.89m)
With attractive wall and dado panelling, inglenook fireplace in Beer Stone with oak beam over, leaded wndow, ceiling beam, radiator, quarry tiled floor, door and stairs to first floor, double doors to
18' x 9'10 (5.49m x 3.00m) (narrowing to 6'6/1.98m)
Stone fireplace with arched display recesses each side, dual aspect leaded windows with window seats, feature wall panelling, radiator.
Off Dining Room:
With wall panelling, radiator, quarry tiled floor. Door to
21' x 11' (6.40m x 3.35m) (narrowing to 6'10/2.08m)
An impressive light and bright room with high ceiling incorporating 2 conservation roof lights, 2 windows and part glazed door to rear courtyard and garden, gas fired 'Aga', Kitchen area with hardwood worktop with inset stainless steel sink, plumbing for dishwasher, 'Worcester' boiler, radiator.
With WC and hand basin.
A pretty cottage staircase (with polished wood treads) leads from the Dining Room to the
With fitted bookshelving, stairs to second floor.
12' x 10'10 (3.66m x 3.30m)
Leaded window to the front, (with window seats), ornate coving, radiator.
11'3 x 7'6 (3.43m x 2.29m) (Views to sea and Beer beach)
With dual aspect leaded windows (with window seat), radiator.
10' x 5'2 (3.05m x 1.57m) + storage recess (sea glimpses)
Leaded window, radiator.
Panelled bath with shower and screen, hand basin and WC, heated towel rail, leaded window.
Large Second Floor Bedroom:
23'2 x 12'8 (7.06m x 3.86m) overall (including stairs) (with sea views)
With views to the sea and Beer beach, sloping ceilings, radiator.
To the rear, off the Courtyard and also approached from Fore Street, is the
With glass roof.
13'8 x 12'9 (4.17m x 3.89m)
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beam, triple aspect windows.
With tiled shower cubicle, WC and hand basin, plumbing for washing machine.
Immediately behind the Kitchen is a sunny part walled Courtyard (great for al fresco eating) with steps up to the garden.
The good sized private garden slopes up the valley side. It is terraced for ease of maintenance and attractively laid out with lawns, beds and borders, a rose arbour, vegetable patch, fruit trees and, at the top, is a timber built summerhouse with view to the sea and cliffs. Garden shed.
To the front there are 2 small flower beds adjacent to the street and a pedestrian gate leads to a wide gravel path and The Garden Room.
- A Delightful Character Home - Grade II Listed
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Superb Kitchen/Family Room
- 3 First Floor Bedrooms
- Large Second Floor Room