• For Sale
  • Guide price 1,200,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 2,390 ft2
  • Land Size: 2,390 ft2
  • Bedroom: 5
  • Bathroom: 3
An enchanting early-Victorian, thatched cottage in the private setting of Babbacombe Bay. 40 mile panoramic sea views across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill
Dating back to the 1840s and Grade II listed, Rose Cottage was built as a pioneering seaside holiday property, given that it is built to a much higherspecification than the average local workman's cottage and this period also heralded the invention of the railways and therefore the start of the holiday travel to the English Rivera. It is detached and surrounded by its own largegarden and is built of local stone with stuccoed and painted walls under traditional thatched roof. It faces south allowing the interior to fill with light even on the dullest day, with views over Babbacombe Bay. A veranda with a Welsh slate roof extends along the front of the cottage providing welcome shade in hot weather and protection when they weather is unkind. It is also one of a group of small, picturesque houses that were bought about eight years ago by the renowned hotelier, Peter De Savary, to supplement the accommodation provided by the 5-star highly rated Cary Arms & Spa. After purchase all were renovated to an extremely high standard. It has immense charm and character and has retained many original architectural featuresincluding fireplaces and an attractive Victorian tiled floor in the entrance hall and has been refurbished sympathetically and tastefully. The sitting room and snug look out onto the front garden and have fireplaces fitted with stoves. The property is offered beautifully fully furnished turnkey.The dining room can seat about ten people and is close to the kitchen opposite, which is fitted with farmhouse-style, painted timber units, a Belfastsink with marble draining board and a gas cooker. At the rear of the cottage are the laundry/storage room and the rear lobby, which leads onwards to the gardens.Upstairs off the galleried landing are a total of five charming bedrooms characterised by exposed ceiling timbers. The two largest both have en-suite facilities and barrel-vaulted ceilings, with the three remaining bedrooms sharing the family bathroom and a separate cloakroom with WC.Rose Cottage is approached off the lane descending to The Cary Arm & Spa and Babbacombe Beach. Above and behind the cottage is a private parking area for three cars in front of a double garage, with a path leading down to the cottage and another behind it to a raised terrace used for outside dining and equipped with a brick-built barbecue and pizza oven, with a smaller additional deck further up the hillside. The cottage, front and side private gardens are sheltered by tall, mature hedging punctured by a romantic pedestrian gate and traditional cobbled path fringed by slim shrub borders. As its name implies the front of the cottage is festooned witha variety of climbing roses climbing the veranda, which give way to a pair of lawns. Extending out on one side of the cottage is a further raised and sloping lawn with lovely views looking out to sea. Below the dining terraceand alongside the cottage is a garden store and other stone outbuildings with a gated entrance onto the side lane. The coastline and sea views areoutstanding
Rose Cottage is set within the Babbacombe Cliffs Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and has a fantastic, south-facing position on the steep,wooded hillside just above Babbacombe Beach and the 5 star Cary Arms & Spa. From there the cottage looks out over the unspoilt magnificent Jurassic coastline and open water to Portland Bill over Lyme Bay. Rose Cottage enjoys a cosy and private setting surrounded by its gardens; For convenience and just half a mile away from excellent local shops inBabbacombe, Maidencombe and the larger historic harbour town TorquayThe university and vibrant cathedral city centre of Exeter is also within easy driving distance, as are other beautiful spots along the English Riviera andinland magnificent destin
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An enchanting early-Victorian, thatched cottage in the private setting of Babbacombe Bay. , South West, England, United Kingdom is a 2,390ft2 South West luxury listed for sale Guide price 1,200,000 GBP. This high end South West is comprised of 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Find more luxury properties in South West or search for luxury properties for sale in South West.