Whyte Cottage & The Boat House come to the market for the first time in 60 years and they are positioned just above the beach and on the coastal path with views over the bay.
Steeped in history, this property was named Whyte Cottage after Sir Winston Churchill's niece Lady Maud Whyte whom we understand owned the 2 cottages at one time. We also have it on good authority that Prunella Scales stayed here as a child in the 2nd world war. One thing is for sure, you can certainly imagine smugglers pulling into this hidden cove and making their way up through the woods with their bootie or maybe hiding it away on the sea's edge!
This picturesque coastal hamlet of Bucks Mills which lies at the sea's end of a beautiful wooded valley approach is positioned on the coast path and has a mainly stony beach and surprisingly, with the right tide and wind, provides some great waves for the surfers!
Beautiful views are a huge part of residing here, and with it's elevated position Whyte's Cottage has a fantastic outlook with far reaching sea views.
Whyte Cottage is approached through large double wooden gates into a courtyard which is shared between this cottage and The Boathouse.
On entering there is a lovely open plan living/dining room with Stanley stove set into the stone fireplace and this room leads through to the newly fitted modern kitchen with sea views. Steps lead down to a double aspect breakfast room, which makes the most of the outlook to the beach and across the sea to Lundy Island. The family bathroom is accessed from this room which has a shower over the bath and is fitted with a modern white suite and attractive tiling.
Stairs lead from the sitting/dining room to the first floor where the master bedroom and two further bedrooms can be found. The master is dual aspect and from this first floor elevation, the sea views are breathtaking. The second bedroom has one window which also looks to the sea.
Beneath the dining room there is a large storage area accessed from the small rear courtyard.
The Boat House can be accessed from the courtyard but also has its own separate access. There is a small kitchen, living room with wood burning stove, and shower room to the ground floor. Stairs rise from the sitting room to the first floor where there are two bedrooms (currently the owners have skillfully created bunk beds over the stair landing).
The Boat House has been utilised successfully, as an ice cream shop, serving customers from the window within the kitchen, but in the past it has also been utilised as a holiday let.
There is private parking for 5 vehicles a short walk from the property and these are located on the opposite side of the village square.
NB The majority of properties within the village currently discharge waste water into the natural watercourse. A planning application has been submitted for a village water treatment system to be installed. Until this has been approved we advise that the property is only suitable for cash buyers as it could be difficult to obtain a mortgage, however it is advised that viewers should seek their own professional mortgage advice.
Location This picturesque coastal hamlet of Bucks Mills which lies at the sea's end of a beautiful wooded valley approach, is positioned on the coastal path. The dog friendly beach is a mix of sand and stone with an array of rock pools and surprisingly, with the right tide and wind, provides some great waves for the surfers! With lovely woodland walks, fishing, boating, prawning and surfing there is always something to enjoy!
Services: Electricity Oil Mains Water
Directions: Fom Bideford on the A39, proceed along the road passing through the villages of Ford and Fairy Cross and Horns Cross until entering the village of Bucks Cross. As you enter the village, turn right signposted towards Bucks Mills. Continue down into the valley and through the village to the bottom and Whyte Cottage and The Boat House can be found on the right hand side.
Distance to Locations: Bideford Quay 9 miles Appledore 10.8 miles Instow 11.7 miles Barnstaple 17.6 miles
Council Tax Band: D
NB Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide-angle lens to show more of the rooms
Grade 11 listed 3 bedroom cottage with stunning views over Bideford Bay & out to Lundy Island. Separate 2 bedroom stone cottage which has been the subject of much capital expenditure. Ideal holiday home or family home plus income.
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