A rare gem on the Avon Estuary

19th May 2016  |  12:00am

A rare gem on the Avon Estuary

NESTLING in a spectacular position on the beautiful Avon estuary Aune Cliff is one of the last remaining freehold properties in the area having direct water access. This truly is a rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding coastal home.

Its views are breathtaking, with virtually every room offering a vista across the estuary, renowned for its birdlife and wildlife, and out to sea towards iconic Burgh Island in Bigbury Bay.

Tucked away close to the heart of the pretty village of Bantham, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the house is in a superb location; secluded and not overlooked, yet close to the historic Sloop Inn, and the local shop.    

Nearby is the privately owned, unspoiled beach with its undulating dunes sheltering a vast expanse of soft white sands, serving the needs of everyone from keen surfers to young families with children who can paddle in the still waters of the estuary as it meets the sea.

Built in the 1920s, the house itself has the feel of a well loved family seaside retreat and would now benefit from some modernisation but has all the ingredients and potential for an impressive bolt hole for the 21st century.

A grassy terrace at the front of the property overlooks the water and a pathway leads down to the foreshore where, by making the appropriate application, the buyer may be able to acquire the right to moor.

The grounds contain numerous mature trees and shrubs and are bordered by a natural stone terrace, with an octagonal summerhouse and a detached garage with a boat store.

Arranged over three storeys, the house has four bedrooms together with a family bathroom and separate WC and at basement level is a one bedroom, self-contained flat.

The living accommodation, with its natural wood flooring, consists of a spacious, light and airy sitting room with window seats in the bay windows to take full advantage of the exceptional views, flowing into a dining room which in turn leads to the kitchen. There is a separate utility room, entrance porch and ground floor WC.

Stuart Cartwright MRICS, Director of Marchand Petit, said: “This house is in an exceptional location, the like of which rarely comes to market, and is sure to generate a great deal of interest.”.

A short drive from the bustling market town of Kingsbridge and within easy reach of other local resorts such as Salcombe and Dartmouth as well as good transport links, Aune Cliff is to be sold by Informal Tender/Best and Final Offers, with closing offers to be received by 12 noon on July 8th 2016. Guide Price £1.5million.

Please contact the Prime Waterfront & Country House Department on 01548 855590/857588 or email, pwch@marchandpetit.co.uk.