This stone built character property, dating back some 300 years, is located in the heart of the village of Beer and offers much potential, comprising of a 3 double bedroom cottage with separate retail unit and planning permission to convert an existing outbuilding. The cottage enjoys many character features including wooden doors and exposed stone walls, with accommodation comprising of a lounge with vaulted ceiling, dining room, kitchen, downstairs WC and an inner hall/study on the ground floor, with 3 double bedrooms, a shower room and family bathroom on the first. To the front, opening onto Fore Street, is a retail shop with separate kitchen and WC and an interconnecting door to the cottage. There is also planning permission to convert a stone outbuilding into a one bedroom detached annexe to the cottage. The property enjoys a beautiful mature garden with a summer house and private gravelled courtyard. Further benefits include parking for several cars and gas fired central heating.
Situated on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, the historic fishing village of Beer is very popular with tourists, who visit for the beach cafes, the famous Beer Quarry and caves, and the selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Railway enthusiasts will know Pecorama, a favourite family day out, famous for its model trains. The surrounding countryside is designated an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is perfect for walking enthusiasts. Located between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, it is within easy reach of the city of Exeter, as well as the nearby town of Axminster where the station is on the main line to Exeter and to London Waterloo. A few miles away in Colyford, is the renowned Colyton Grammar School, which consistently ranks as one of the top schools in the country.
Reception/dining room 13' 5" x 10' 2" (4.10m x 3.12m) Wooden single glazed windows to front aspect overlooking the courtyard. Tiled floor, feature painted stone wall, recess with display shelving and wooden latch doors either end leading to the lounge and kitchen. High ceiling with 'Velux' skylight, dimmer controlled lighting, radiator.
Lounge 14' 9" x 11' 9" (4.5m x 3.6m) Beautiful conversion with vaulted ceiling and exposed wooden beams. Dual aspect with wooden single glazed windows with display sills to the front and wooden French doors with further windows either side opening onto a gravel sitting area and garden beyond. 'Velux' skylight, two radiators, dimmer controlled lighting, television aerial point.
Kitchen 12' 9" x 8' 3" (3.9m x 2.52m) Fitted with a range of cream wall and base units with wood effect worksurfaces, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap, space and plumbing for a washing machine and slim line dishwasher, inbuilt under counter double oven with electric hob and stainless steel cooker hood over. Space for freestanding fridge/freezer and inbuilt larder cupboard. Tiled splashbacks, radiator. Wooden single glazed window and panel door to front aspect opening onto the courtyard. Wooden latch door to:
Cloakroom 4' 5" x 3' 9" (1.35m x 1.16m) Fitted with a white WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin with cupboard under and chrome accessories, inset spotlights and extractor fan. Display shelf, painted wooden panels to walls and tiled floor.
Further door from the kitchen leads to:
Inner hall/study 8' 1" x 7' 1" (2.47m x 2.17m) Stairs to first floor with understairs storage cupboards. Some exposed brickwork, stud wall and interconnecting door to small shop area. Electric fuse boxes.
An enclosed staircase with handrail and radiator leads up to the first floor, splitting to the left to a door to a shower room, and then to the right to the first floor landing with doors off to the bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Shower room 7' 3" x 3' 11" (2.23m x 1.2m) Fitted with a white suite and chrome accessories comprising an inbuilt shower unit with mains pressure shower, low level flush WC and wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, radiator and wall fan heater. Wooden single glazed window to front aspect.
Bedroom 1 17' 6" x 10' 4" (5.35m x 3.15m) Maximum dimensions.Two double glazed windows with deep display sill look out over Fore Street. Feature fireplace with wooden mantel and stone hearth housing a gas coal effect fire. Picture rails and radiator.
Bedroom 2 11' 7" x 11' 6" (3.55m x 3.52m) Double glazed window with deep display sill again overlooking Fore Street. Inbuilt slim cupboard and display shelving, radiator. Loft hatch with ladder to partially boarded loft with 'Velux' windows.
Bedroom 3 10' 5" x 8' 7" (3.19m x 2.64m) Wooden single glazed window with feature stripped wood window seat overlooks the side/rear aspect. Fitted wardrobes with cupboards over along one wall.
Family bathroom 10' 0" x 7' 6" (3.06m x 2.3m) Fitted with a white suite and chrome accessories comprising a low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panel bath with mixer tap with an electric shower and bi-folding shower screen over. Part tiled walls, heated chrome ladder style towel rail, wall lights and shaver plug. Wooden single glazed window to side aspect with deep tiled display sill. Airing cupboard housing the gas boiler.
Outside The property is accessed via a wooden gate, tucked away off the path from the road. It opens to a well-maintained gravel courtyard with mature borders including shrubs and roses climbing up the beautiful stone walls. Paved stepping stones lead round the side of the cottage to a further gravelled area, where steps rise between stone walls to the main garden. This is mostly laid to lawn, with feature trees and mature borders offering a perfect spot to relax and unwind, with the benefit of a summer house and gravelled seating area to the rear of the garden, beautifully positioned to enjoy the evening sun.
Returning to the path from the road, this gives vehicular and pedestrian access to the parking area adjacent to the garden, with parking for four cars.
Main shop 20' 11" x 14' 11" (6.4m x 4.56m) Double fronted with single glazed picture windows and low level display sills and a wooden 3/4 glazed front door. Feature exposed brick work wall and wooden flooring. To the rear is a kitchen/store (1.97m x 1.75m) with access to the cottage's courtyard and a separate WC with wash hand basin. Within the shop is an interconnecting door which opens into:
Small shop area 13' 9" x 12' 6" (4.2m x 3.83m) Ideal studio/extension to the shop, currently used as part of the cottage. Wooden single glazed picture window with low level deep display sill. Wooden single glazed front door to Fore Street. Wrought iron fireplace with wooden mantel and surround. Feature exposed stone walls. Interconnecting doors to the cottage and main shop.
Detached annexe 35' 9" x 12' 9" (10.9m x 3.9m) Maximum dimensions, irregular-shaped room. Once the meeting room for the nearby converted Gospel Hall, this detached stone outbuilding has planning permission to be converted into a one bedroom dwelling with open plan living accommodation and an en-suite bathroom.