Ramshackle bungalow cottage transformed into a five-bedroom luxury mansion on market for £3.7m


Ramshackle red-bricked bungalow transformed into stunning cliff top home with spectacular panoramic views of the sea goes on sale for £3.7million

  • Bay View House, a few miles north of Torquay in Devon, boasts stunning views of the sea and countryside
  • £3.7million state-of-the-art property has a large lounge, open plan kitchen and dining room, and sun terrace
  • Four of the five bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also a media room, study and garage
  • The plot was a ramshackle redbrick cottage just five years ago but has been spectacularly transformed  

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A ramshackle coastal cottage in Devon transformed into a luxurious five-bedroom mansion with stunning clifftop views has gone on the market for £3.7million.

The old red-bricked property had fallen into a state of disrepair but still commanded £900,000 when sold along with a second cottage next door in 2015.

Both cottages were demolished and the most southerly one has been replaced with a state-of-the-art house with stunning sea views.

Bay View House, near the village of Maidencombe in south Devon, has gone onto the market for £3.7million

The state-of-the-art five bedroom property was built on the site of a ramshackle redbrick cottage in the last five years

The state-of-the-art five bedroom property was built on the site of a ramshackle redbrick cottage in the last five years 

The two-acre property has stunning views of Lyme Bay and the undulating countryside that slopes down to the cliff edge

The two-acre property has stunning views of Lyme Bay and the undulating countryside that slopes down to the cliff edge

The aptly-named Bay View House, near the village of Maidencombe, a few miles north of Torquay in south Devon, is up for sale with estate agents Strutt & Parker for £3.7m.

The two-acre plot, looking over rolling countryside down to the cliff edge, boasts a huge lounge, open plan kitchen and dining room, a study and 534 square foot sun terrace taking in view of Lyme Bay.

The lower floor features five bedrooms, of which four have en suite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a media room.

A virtual viewing is possible online during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Richard Speedy, of Strutt & Parker, said: ‘There are two new houses on this plot which was bought by property developers a few years ago.

The open plan kitchen and dining room at Bay View House with views over undulating countryside down to the sea

The open plan kitchen and dining room at Bay View House with views over undulating countryside down to the sea

The state-of-the-art property has been built in the past few years on the site of an old ramshackle redbrick bungalow 

The home is built a quarter of a mile from the cliff edge (circled) so coastal erosion is not a concern for prospective owners

The home is built a quarter of a mile from the cliff edge (circled) so coastal erosion is not a concern for prospective owners

‘There was an old bungalow on the site before. The developers built a single story dwelling that was sold last year and they finished By View House a few months ago.

‘It is very high-spec and no expense has been spared on it. A lot of excavation work had to be done because the plot was sloping.

‘You come down he driveway and there is a big garage and a lift to take you down to the house which is upside down living to make the most of the views.

‘It is a lovely spot that is surrounded by land owned by National Trust on one side and the RSPB on the other so there is no chance of development.

The spacious lounge which leads out into a 534 square foot sun terrace with views over Lyme Bay in the distance

The spacious lounge which leads out into a 534 square foot sun terrace with views over Lyme Bay in the distance

A view of the property illuminated in the evening and the spacious sun terrace, patio and grass areas

A view of the property illuminated in the evening and the spacious sun terrace, patio and grass areas

‘I would say the house is about a quarter of a mile from the cliff edge so there is no threat from erosion. But the land slopes away so you still have the beautiful sea views.

‘There is a footpath at the bottom of the garden that takes you to the nearest village of Maidencombe.

‘We are doing virtual viewings due to Covid-19. We have already done some viewings with potential buyers but we have had people who use want to look around and have a nose.’

 



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