Picture perfect, 3 bedroom cottage located in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Beer and just a short stroll from the beach with south-facing garden and parking space.
Hope Cottage is a delightful picture postcard property which is believed to date back to the 16th century. While retaining many characterful features such as exposed beams, window seats and inglenook fireplace, the property offers all the comforts of modern living including gas-fired central heating and a beautifully fitted traditional-style kitchen with solid wood work tops and French grey units.
Worthy of particular note is the fabulous openplan sitting/dining room with wood burner and multi pane windows with window seats overlooking the pretty cottage-style garden. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, two of which are doubles and a well-appointed bathroom with heritage-style suite. The cottage is currently successfully let on a holiday basis, providing a great income.
The location of the property, in the heart of this picturesque Devon fishing village with it's delightful South-facing garden and parking space to the rear make it a must-see for those seeking a bolt-hole, investment property or a welcoming and comfortable village home.
A picket gate opens through a leafy arbour to the pathway which leads to the front door. The South-facing garden lies to the front of the cottage and is particularly pretty with well-stocked borders offering a good degree of privacy and a flat area of lawn with a rose arbour leading to a patio suitable for a good sized table and chairs. To the rear of the property is a parking space suitable for a small to medium sized vehicle, however, parking permits can be purchased for the car park which is conveniently located just a short stroll across the lane.
Beer nestles on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and is a typical example of an unspoilt Devon fishing village with a wealth of history attached to it. It has a past steeped in tales of sea faring and smuggling and the quarried stone in Beer has been used in many historic buildings such as Exeter Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, and parts of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. It has a variety of shopping and recreational amenities which include restaurants, public houses, post office, galleries, primary school and sailing club.
Glorious country and coastal walks are close at hand over the myriad of footpaths in the near vicinity and the popular South West Peninsular Coastal Path stretches (for some 80 miles) along the south coast from which there are dramatic views over this ancient coastline.
Some 8 miles to the West is the larger Regency town of Sidmouth which is one of East Devon's premier coastal resorts. It has beautiful parks and walks and an extensive variety of shops including an out of town Waitrose. It also has a cinema, theatre and range of sporting facilities.
Exeter, the county town, is approximately 25 miles to the West and has an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, university, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and international airport. Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools is also within easy reach, being about 4.5 miles away.