An award winning and unique contemporary waterside home of nautical influence and lifestyle, with panoramic views and direct water access to the Percuil River
Dating from 1935 and originally the site of a boathouse belonging to the Bird's Custard Family. The Boathouse has an interesting and varied history. In the 1980's, the then sail loft was converted into a dwelling and occupied until 2004, when the current owners purchased the property. In 2006/7, they engaged the award winning architect Ross Edwards to design and create a stunning and unique contemporary new build home, befitting of its spectacular location. As such, the original building was demolished and rebuilt to exacting standards, with later alterations and extensions being made in 2012 and 2013.
The property's design is unmistakably one of nautical influence and lifestyle, with a substantial part of the ground floor being laid out as a boat store and workshop. Keen attention to detail has been taken into account, combining traditional materials with state of the art facilities, ensuring the building works either as a family home, or a manageable lock-up and leave. An air source heat pump links to the under floor heating and photo-voltaic solar panels on the roof provide electricity, resulting in a relatively cost-neutral and energy efficient home. In addition, solar water panels provide hot water, backed up by an LPG gas tank on stand-by.
Throughout the interior, American white oak has been used on all joinery, whilst on the exterior, a combination of lead, slate and sedum, with cedar clad elevations and aluminium powder coated windows ensure the property's low-maintenance management. The reverse-level living accommodation, which extends to over 5,100 sqft, including the garage and boat store, is presented in immaculate order and has been designed to take full advantage of the building's spectacular panoramic views.
There are two decked terraces and a balcony accessed from the first floor which offer a variety of sheltered seating and entertaining areas from which to enjoy the spectacular views. Directly in front of the property and with easy access from the boat store is a tidal slipway, over which The Boathouse enjoys a right of access. Next to the boat store is an area of hard standing, suitable for boat storage, trailer storage and additional parking. Steps lead from the parking area to the decked terrace, running along the side of the building, within which there is a hot tub.
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As a boating enthusiast, what could be better than having your own boathouse with direct water access to some of the finest sailing waters in the UK.Chris Clifford