FOR those who have a lifelong fascination with the sea, this large and exceptional Spanish style residence, which Fine & Country has for sale at £1,500,000, would be a true dream home.
The five-bedroom property stands behind a walled and gated entrance in grounds of almost half an acre.
While these gardens are designed for optimum privacy, they directly adjoin Cooden Beach – so offer an uninterrupted outlook of a splendid and ever-changing marine vista.
Located within prestigious Winceby Close, created on the site of a former private school, the house was constructed around 15 years ago to a quality specification.
As well as enjoying considerable visual appeal and the advantage of a stunning setting, this beachfront residence provides extensive accommodation of around 3,500 sq ft with all principal rooms looking to the sea.
All the bedrooms are doubles and there are very generous living areas. The property is entered through a large, covered terrace-style porch which, in turn, leads through to a light and very spacious reception hall.
From here is a 27ft by nearly 15ft triple aspect sitting room with marble fireplace and patio doors with a marvellous view over the gardens to the Channel.
A formal dining room, breakfast room and kitchen, excellently appointed with fittings from Johnson & Johnson of Esher, share the same outlook.
The two latter rooms are partially open plan and form an excellent family living area more than 24ft by well over 16ft.
While the kitchen comes with a host of AEG appliances, the adjoining fitted utility room has a washing machine, dryer and American-style fridge/freezer.
A substantial conservatory upwards of 38ft by 11ft 7ins and having the advantage of three sets of patio doors giving access to the garden provides a further dimension to the property. A study and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Stairs from the hall rise past a most attractive tall arched picture window and continue to the 24ft by 22ft-plus L-shaped landing, which offers lovely views from a further feature window.
Bedroom one, at over 18ft by almost 15ft and commanding a glorious sea outlook, opens to a good sized terrace and forms a master suite with a bath/shower room. The second bedroom also has access to the terrace, while bedroom three comes with wardrobes and an en suite shower room. Two remaining bedrooms also have fitted storage and feature arched front-facing windows. There is a family bathroom.
The property has plenty of secure parking and an integral garage linking through to the hall and conservatory.
Within the beautifully landscaped gardens are expanses of lawn, patios, paths, a seating area and attractive ornamental walls. Among the plants is an olive tree reputed to be around 200 years old. A gate from the rear provides direct access onto the sea wall, beach or boat ramp.
Viewing of this seafront home, conveniently located for the local golf club, hotel and mainline railway station, can be arranged by appointment with Fine & Country on 01323 726060.