Attractive Grade II Listed Two Bedroom Character Cottage Situated in The Centre of Beer. Read more
Attractive Grade II Listed Two Bedroom Character Cottage Situated in The Centre of Beer.
Beer is a highly sought after fishing village situated on the Jurassic Coast. A crystal clear brook runs down the main street to the pebble beach with its colourful fishing boats. The quaint village centre has various eateries, galleries, shops, gardens, primary school and local attraction 'Pecorama' with its steam trains. Close by are delightful coastal and country walks, including cliff-top walks to Seaton Hole and Branscombe.
From our offices in Seaton turn left into Harbour Road and turn right on the roundabout to proceed up Castle Hill. Bear left onto Beer Road and follow this road. On rounding the tight corner into the village of Beer, Starre Cottage will be found a short distance along the road on the left hand side.
Positioned in the centre of the village of Beer, Starre Cottage is a delightful property which is said to be steeped in history and the oldest remaining dwelling in the village today. A stone’s throw from the village amenities and pebble beach, the cottage is situated in an idyllic and peaceful location.
Built in 1504, Starre Cottage is believed to be a part of the former Beer manor house owned by Henry VIII and his final wife Katherine Parr and is built in famous Beer stone. The cottage is Grade II listed and is packed full of original features from a Tudor stone archway and feature stained glass window to exposed stonework, mullion windows and wooden beams.
The Property Continued:
On entry to the property is a large stone arch door leading to the entrance porch with a further door giving access to a well-proportioned living and dining room with tiled floor and centre fireplace with multi fuel stove. A large wooden door leads through to a modern fitted kitchen which has cream/wood effect base and wall units complete with integrated slimline dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob and space/plumbing for a washing machine. With high ceilings and exposed beams, this room also benefits from an upper galleried area with illuminated stained-glass window. A step up through a latched wooden stable door gives access to the sunroom with external door to the rear/side of the property. Exposed stone stairs complete with arrow slits rise from the living room up to the first floor with unique character under stairs storage perfect for a wine cellar and additional upstairs storage including airing cupboard. There are two bedrooms- one double with feature window seats and a second slightly smaller double room. There is a modern family bathroom with white suite including P-shaped bath with shower over. The property benefits from electric heating. This cottage would make an ideal home or second home investment and is currently let out as a holiday cottage. It must be viewed internally to fully appreciate the space and unique features within.
On approaching the property there is low stone wall border, with pedestrian gate which gives access to the property via a leading pathway. There is a south facing front courtyard garden which is low maintenance with a number of small flower beds and is mainly brick paved.
Pedestrian access around the side of the cottage gives access to the conservatory/sunroom.
Currently zero rated under commercial rates. Was previously a Council Tax Band D. East Devon District Council. Tel: 01404 515616