- Panoramic views over River
- Private off road parking
- 3 double bedrooms
- Gardens and terrace
- Period features
For a home of substance and character, a bolt-hole from the city just a short stroll from the very pretty Dartmouth centre with its mix of independent stores, coffee shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants.take a look around 112a Above Town, a stunning ground floor period apartment in Cheyne Lodge with fabulous views, off road parking and gardens.
The house was built in the Edwardian era as a wedding present for a daughter of the Pillar family (builders) who married one of the Phillips (boat builders) family. The influence of the boatbuilders is evident in the quality of the woodwork and in particular the pitch pine conservatory and veranda. The brief was that all principle rooms had to have a view of the sea.
The name Cheyne Lodge was chosen to pay homage to the defensive chain which stretched across the river mouth to deter a waterbourne invasion by the Spanish Armada and others. Elevated above the river it is set securely on the rock bed of a former quarry (the highest foundation in Above Town) in a peaceful area of Dartmouth yet only a few minute's walk from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town.
It has enviable panoramic views that extend from the Boatyard at Noss Marina via the Royal Naval College, Kingswear, and the river mouth and the sea beyond.
Living here you tune in to the ebb and flow of the river, the changing tide, and especially the moon tracking in its various phases reflecting across the river.
With its own section of private gardens, approach 112a, Cheyne Lodge from its private parking place up the slate paved path to its front gravelled patio.
Step through the period stained glass front door, partially glazed to draw in the natural light, and into the conservatory with attractive black white chequer board tiled floor.
Ahead, a doorway frames the stunning stained glass door for an inviting glimpse beyond.
Approached on the right is the living room with large walk in bay window that overlooks the garden and river beyond. The view out to sea is perfectly framed . Subtle wall lighting and suspended chandelier overhead add to the illumination.
The cast iron log burner fits in perfectly with the original marble surround fireplace and provides that welcome warmth and glow in the winter months.
The kitchen is a particular feature of this home painted cupboards with built in sink are topped with a solid oak worktop with painted shelving above. A central painted unit with granite top provides that all important extra preparation space whilst a large wall of painted built in cupboards house the integrated fridge freezer. A walk in bay window provides the perfect space to dine and enjoy the panoramic river views.
Returning to the entrance hall, continue on, arriving at the first of the three bedrooms on the right, this first room was originally designed as the kitchen of the house and still has the timber fireplace recess that would have housed the original range.
Sneak a peek into the family bathroom with white suite before heading into the third bedroom at the end of the hall, this cosy room would also make a perfect snug or home office. There is a handy extra WC tucked away just round the corner.
The master bedroom has ever so useful built in wardrobes and a bay window to the side of the property.
Step back outside to enjoy the private gardens that wrap around the house This is an ideal area to entertain guests during Dartmouth Royal Regatta, from the rowing events, to air displays to the fireworks finale.
The property also has that all elusive off road parking which is a significant asset to any property in Above Town. The parking space will also be provided with an electrical vehicle charging point.
This property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Dartmouth, and all information and photographs have been provided by them. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 835788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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