One of the most iconic waterfront houses in Kingswear. A beautiful and unique south facing waterside property, sensitively crafted in recent years from oak, slate and stone.
The Boathouse, available to buy for the first time since 1988 and originally the boathouse for Kittery Court. Built into the cliffs in a small cove on The Dart Estuary and within sight of Dartmouth Castle, The Boathouse offers unrivalled views of the river and the open sea beyond. The property is presented in exceptional order throughout with accommodation arranged over four floors with two staircases, an impressive oak spiral staircase which rises to the upper floor and a flight of oak stairs giving access to the lower floors. The Boathouse has been designed in such a way that all the principle floors have direct level access to the stunning terraced gardens.
The upper floor of The Boathouse is dedicated to the garden room, a wonderful reception room, perfect for entertaining, with high vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Within the garden room is a fitted fridge and sink and potential for a small kitchen with wood burning stove and cloakroom with WC. A door leads from this room to a wonderful al fresco dining terrace with glazed balustrade and superb views of the water. On the lower ground floor is a spacious kitchen / breakfast room with utility and laundry rooms, living and dining area with panoramic riverside views. The wonderful principal bedroom has French doors opening to a private balcony overlooking the foreshore, an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes and on the lower floor is a guest en suite bedroom, two further bedrooms, family bathroom, cloakroom and WC.
The private and enchanting walled gardens have gentle steps and a pathway leading down to The Boathouse entrance. An ancient stone wall divides the lawned lower garden from the upper garden with its secluded terraces offering many places to sit surrounded by interesting and established trees, shrubs and wisteria clad pergola. Stone steps lead from the house and gardens to the slipway with double doors to a boat store with storage for small boats. The property has one running mooring and pays harbour dues annually. The Duchy of Cornwall owns the beach and foreshore either side of the slipway but the cove within which the property sits is only accessible at low tide.
Full planning permission was granted under South Hams Ref: 2947/15/FULL on 15 April 2016 to demolish the existing garage and stone wall and erect a 2 storey structure with parking for 2 cars and a studio flat at first floor level. Further details can be found at: http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/154415.
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Gem on the River Dart.Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick