Tumbledown clifftop seaside cottage is transformed into £3.7m luxury mansion with stunning views – The Sun

A RAMSHACKLE coastal cottage has been transformed into a luxurious mansion that has gone on sale for an impressive £3.7m.

The cottage on the outskirts of Sheldon in Devon was demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art five bedroom house.

The old red-bricked property had fallen into a state of disrepair before it and a second cottage next to it were sold off in 2015.

Despite its appearance the property was still able to command a sale price of over £900,000 due to its cliff-top location and stunning sea views.

The elevated two acre plot has rolling countryside below it that runs down to the cliff edge.

Bay View House has now gone on the market with estate agents Strutt & Parker for £3.7m.

Due to its undulating plot, the house has a suspended bridge entrance as well as a lift to take the new owner from the separate garage down to its first floor which is the main living space.

There is a large lounge, open plan kitchen and dining room, a study and a 534 sq ft sun terrace that takes in the views of Lyme Bay.

On the lower floor there are the five bedrooms, of which four are en suite, a family bathroom and a media room.

Although it is not possible for prospective buyers to visit the new house due to the lockdown, they can have a virtual viewing of it online.

Richard Speedy, of Strutt & Parker, said: "It is a lovely spot that is surrounded by land owned by National Trust on one side and the RSPB on the other so there is no chance of development.

"I would say the house is about a quarter of a mile from the cliff edge so there is no threat from erosion.

"But the land slopes away so you still have the beautiful sea views."

Due to the coronavirus lockdown the estate agents are only holding virtual viewings and have noticed that some people who are not interested in buying the property are taking part because they want to "have a nose".

"It is very high-spec and no expense has been spared on it," said Mr Speedy. "A lot of excavation work had to be done because the plot was sloping.

"You come down he driveway and there is a big garage and a lift to take you down to the house which is upside down living to make the most of the views."

A footpath at the bottom of the garden takes you to the nearest village of Maidencombe.

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