Bell Cottage, Dartmouth
If walls could talk then Bell Cottage could certainly tell a tale. Originally a coach house for the nearby manor house, this detached riverside home is as charming as it is distinctive. Located in a more secluded stretch of exclusive South Town. Bell Cottage is unique in its size, location and style. This delightful slate-hung cottage sits snug into the riverbank giving each room in its four storeys unrivalled, uninterrupted panoramic views of the beautiful River Dart.
Two grand stone pillars and a heavy wooden gate mark the entrance to the property and we enter through a contemporary glazed porch. Underfoot terracotta tiling completes this practical space.
A glazed stable door admits us to the heart and soul of this home - the most characterful kitchen diner - cottage-style shaker cabinetry in dove grey is topped with warm oak worktops , a useful breakfast bar and exposed beams provide definition to the charming dining area housing the most picturesque fireplace. However all of these delightful features are overshadowed by the stunning views from the river facing windows. Washing dishes need not be a chore when gazing out over the majestic River Dart. Enjoy breakfast watching the sun rise over Kingswear beyond.
Wind your way up the open staircase to the former hayloft, converted to a wonderful living room, a well positioned window seat provides the best spot in the house to curl up with a book or watch the ever-changing river life. Built in units form handy storage and the cosy seating area is treated to the same stunning views.
Drift back down the steps, pausing to note the charming stained glass window, highlighting the thickness of the walls.
Across the dining room and down a second flight of stairs to the master bedroom, occupying its own floor, this pretty suite has a walk in wardrobe and bathroom. Elegantly decorated to showcase its best feature: the splendid views up and down the river. As we move out of the room take a peek at the sweet little fireplace feature.
Downstairs to the second bedroom and another great room with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, this room has the added bonus of glazed french doors to frame the superb views. These open out on to a joyous stone terrace. Just imagine breakfasting in this spot, watching the sun rise higher in the sky as Kingswear and the river wake to a new day.
Across the hall, exceptionally tall windows showcase the unusual arch - a great feature of the conservatory - currently used as a second dining room, the ideal place to gather on chillier evenings after enjoying a Bar-be-que on the adjoining second terrace. All with panoramic views of the magnificent body of water that is the Dart.
Bell Cottage has been operating as a very successful holiday let for the past 16 years and have regular annual visitors. The current holiday let agency can provide income predictions based on real figures.
EPC Band: TBC
Council Tax: TBC
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