Cliffside home with spectacular sea views goes on market for £3million

A house on the cliff edge: Stunning home with spectacular sea-views and historic gardens goes on the market for only the second time in a century for £3million

  • Appropriately-named Cliffe above Lee Bay in north Devon has gone up for sale for second time in century
  • Five-bedroom 3,887 sq ft property comes with boathouse converted into £31,000-a-year holiday let cottage
  • Also comes with gardens providing best sea views and private access to a small, secluded sandy beach

A spectacular cliffside home with far-reaching sea views has gone on the market for only the second time in a century for almost £3million.

The appropriately-named Cliffe is dramatically perched on the hillside above Lee Bay in north Devon.

It comes with a boathouse that has been converted into a £31,000-a-year holiday let cottage and five acres of grounds, with the best sea views from the top of the gardens. 

Whoever buys the beautiful home will have plenty of spots for taking in the spectacular scenery as the home also comes with a covered balcony next to the open plan kitchen as well as several different levelled terraces – and even the cellar has a sea view.

This spectacular cliffside home perched on the hillside above Lee Bay in north Devon has gone up for sale for £2.8million

The five-bedroom property, appropriately named Cliffe, comes with a covered balcony next to the open plan kitchen

The incredible home has several different levelled terraces for views of the Lee Bay below – and even comes with private access to the beach

Cliffe also comes with five acres of grounds, including a series of gardens with the best sea views. They are filled with exotic plants and even come with the original greenhouse


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The main house has 3,887 sq ft of accommodation with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a sitting room, dining room, study, cellar and a garage.

The cottage has 1,031 sq ft of accommodation with an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and two bedrooms with en suites.

Most of the gardens are separated from the two properties by a lane. They follow the hillside and are arranged over several levels with woodland walks above, and were previously open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.

They contain exotic plants, herbaceous borders, a timber summer house, the original greenhouse and a potting shed.

The property has only gone on the market twice in the past century. The current owners have lived there for 14 years and are looking to downsize

Cliffe also comes with a boathouse that has been converted into a £31,000-a-year holiday let cottage (pictured)

The main house has 3,887 sq ft of accommodation with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a sitting room, dining room, study (pictured), cellar and a garage

A spokesperson for Stags estate agents said: ‘The house is one of two halves, where the original character property blends seamlessly with the rear wing, which has a more contemporary light and airy ambiance’

The gardens were first created in the 1920s, and during the Second World War they were maintained by two gardeners who partially turned it over to food production for the war effort.

At the far end of one of the terraces in the garden is a pedestrian gate which allows private access to Lee Bay beach, a small, secluded sandy beach with lots of rock pools. The hugely popular beach at Woolacombe is also just three-and-a-half-miles away.

The owners have lived in Cliffe for 14 years but are now looking to downsize.

A spokesperson for Stags estate agents said: ‘These two properties represent one of north Devon’s prime pieces of real estate and are offered for sale for only the second time in nearly 100 years – probably only the third time since the property was built.

The gardens were first created in the 1920s, and during the Second World War they were maintained by two gardeners who partially turned it over to food production for the war effort 

Whoever buys the beautiful home will have plenty of spots for taking in the spectacular scenery – even the cellar has a sea view

The Stags spokesperson added: ‘All in all, this is a truly unique opportunity to purchase a historic landmark property, enjoying dramatic frontline sea views in a stunning and timeless location’

The property can be bought as a whole for £2.8million or split into three lots with the main house available for £2.2million

‘The house is one of two halves, where the original character property blends seamlessly with the rear wing, which has a more contemporary light and airy ambiance.

‘All the principal rooms enjoy fantastic sea views and the spectacular historic garden enjoys one of the most dramatic views of all.

‘Black Pit Cottage was formally a boat house converted in 2010 to the excellent holiday cottage which it is today. It is a very popular holiday destination and currently produces a healthy annual income.

‘The garden follows the hillside and is arranged over several levels with woodland walks above. There’s a pedestrian gate allowing private access down to the beach below down the ravine west of the house.

‘All in all, this is a truly unique opportunity to purchase a historic landmark property, enjoying dramatic frontline sea views in a stunning and timeless location.’

The property can be bought as a whole for £2.8million or split into three lots with the main house available for £2.2million.

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