Downderry Lodge is an exceptional, unique home, in a commanding cliff top position with unbeatable sea views and its own beach.
Downderry Lodge is an exceptional detached property built around 1890. Set over three floors, the rooms take advantage of the outstanding sea and woodland views. This beautiful home was originally used as a seaside retreat for the Port Eliot Estate and was the summer residence of the Earl of St. Germans. There is a private pathway leading from the garden down to the secluded beach below. The pedestrian gate from the garden gives access to the South West Coast path.
There are two elegant reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility/ boot room downstairs. The first floor is arranged as the principal suite. This includes an extremely generous bedroom with fitted wardrobes and door to balcony with ocean views , en- suite bathroom, a library guest bedroom , and dressing room incorporating bespoke joinery. The second floor contains two double en suite bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a 3 x bed family bedroom.
Kitchen - A slate tiled terrace and ornate wisteria clad loggia runs the entire facade of the building. The front door leads into the spacious reception hall. With archway through to the kitchen/ dining area on right. This is fitted with beautiful bespoke oak cabinets, dressers and shelving and pink granite worktops. The integrated appliances include a four oven oil fired aga, four ring Miele electric hob with microwave /oven, dishwasher, and American Fridge/freezer providing filtered water- the oak island incorporates cupboards providing ample storage. Underneath a window to the East is a stainless steel sink and drainer with waste disposal system fitted. Th original large sash window with fitted bench seating to the front overlooks the gardens and out to sea and has space for table and chairs. At the rear of the kitchen is a door to the utility/boot room, a large quarry tiled room with windows to the side and rear of the property. There is a Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and ample cupboards with a granite worktop. A stable door leads to the back courtyard and there is a door through to the back of the reception hall.
From the reception hall an arch leads left to the dining room with an original stone fireplace and two large sash windows, both fitted with window seats which capture the sea views. The rear area has a raised floor which accommodates the large dining table while the lower end has a good sized seating area for coffee table and sofa(s) .
Leading through to the large elegant drawing room which has a magnificent double height ceiling, wooden floor, and original characterful stone fireplace accommodating a large wood burner. As well a secondary front door there Is a glazed alcove with French doors exiting to the front loggia which at present accommodates a coffee table and seating for 2 persons. It has delightful views of the garden and bay beyond. The whole area is well soundproofed in the event it is used as a independent wing. It has a small fitted kitchen and recently installed shower room with sink/wc..
The staircase ascends from the reception hall. Halfway up is an original arts and crafts stained glass window allowing light to the 1st floor landing.
Principal bedroom suite
A unique carved door leads to the principal bedroom. Large bright room with French doors onto a pretty balcony giving a phenomenal sea vista. There is an original slate fireplace at one end and a useful built in wardrobe at the other. There are two concealed radiators and a wooden boarded floor. An archway leads through to the magnificent bespoke oak bathroom, complete with roll top bath, walk in shower, w/c and sink. A matching carved door leads through to landing extension where there are two storage cupboards one containing the consumer units. A third carved door leads to the library/ second bedroom
This room has a matching slate fireplace and wooden floor. There is an outstanding se view here
and useful oak shelving. An archway doorway leads through to a dressing room with bespoke fitted oak cupboards and window to rear facing the private woodland .
The very spacious beamed loft area above the drawing room could be accessed from here with minor building works. It has the best view of the whole bay and incorporates the original 19 century beams
with good height ceiling. It can be accessed at present through a hatch from the west wing drawing room. There are plans drawn up by a structural engineer which are readily available.
From the first floor landing another staircase leads to the second floor- there is a loft ladder to the secondary large storage loft
To the right is the west bedroom with sash bonnet window overlooking the grounds and bay.
Plenty of space for a super king bed and writing desk.
There is a fit wardrobe and to the north is an en suite bathroom with vintage bath , w/c, and basin. It has a large velux window overlooking the woodland.
Next-door is the food sized family bathroom with shower, wc, basin and bonnet window overlooking sea/grounds.
On the other side of corridor is the north bedroom. At present it contains three beds and has been used as a children's bedroom. It has a velux and one end, a double fitted wardrobe, and a second sash window overlooking the woodland.
The East bedroom also has plenty space for a super king bed and writing desk etc. It has fitted wardrobe and an en suite shower, wc, basin. There is a bonnet, sash window facing the bay/grounds.
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Downderry Lodge is a rare house with superb coastal viewsSean AndersonProperty agent