A truly unique and beautiful home, situated in one of the most outstanding riverside locations in the South Hams.
QuerQuay is a magical home that was designed and hand built as a labour of love by one man over many years. It is engineered and crafted almost entirely from natural materials which were sourced, salvaged and reclaimed from the local area. The house is full of nature's best gifts with exposed timber, slate and stone throughout giving it warmth, charm and immense character. Handmade ironmongery furnishes the windows and doors, and river views are enjoyed from every window. The current owners have sympathetically upgraded QuerQuay including works to the heating, plumbing, roof insulation and double glazing.
QuerQuay has been cleverly designed so that the whole house also be divided into two independent apartments, with their own entrances, by way of an ingenious hinged staircase that can be raised and concealed in the ground floor ceiling, forming an additional hall landing above.
The ground floor apartment, known as The Bolt Hole', has been successfully let for holiday rentals by the current owners and offers a lobby with small kitchen, sitting room with wood burning stove double bedroom and bathroom.
The remaining upper two floors of the house then forms a second apartment, known as Upper Decks', which has also been let and both properties can be viewed at www.querquay.com. Upper Decks' offers some superb open plan accommodation, comprising bespoke kitchen, sunroom sitting area, dining area, sitting room with wood burning stove, additional sitting area on a mezzanine level, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The air conditioned master bedroom itself occupies the second floor and enjoys its own private balcony with fabulous 180 degree river views and one of the most ingenious and artistic en suite bathrooms you will ever see.
GARDENS & OUTBUILDINGS
The enchanting grounds compliment the house beautifully, having over the years, been thoughtfully and creatively planted to ensure a high level of privacy and an abundance of colour. Paths lead through the wooded gardens to sitting areas and terraces offering uncompromising river views and fabulous sunsets. There is a charming boardwalk running alongside the steam railway line and the river foreshore, with a covered swing seat. Within the gardens can also be found a beautiful handcrafted glass, stone and timber art studio/ greenhouse and a charming 2-storey stone outbuilding with a pitched slated roof, ideal as an office or children's den.
In addition there is a wood/tool shed, and a stone room adjoining the house which would could make an ideal wine cellar. The gardens adjoin National Trust owned Hoodown Woods, a beautiful oak and bluebell woodland.
The gated driveway offers parking for 3 vehicles and the integral garage can double as a workshop with built in benching and vice. There is a clever boat hoist at the rear to store a small dingy/tender.
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'Swallows & Amazons' meet 'The Railway Children'...<BR>I have never seen a more gorgeous setting on the banks of the river with the steam train running alongside. Truly exceptional.Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick