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Moving Overseas in the South Hams

Wed 24 July 2019

This fantastic property on the Overseas Estate in Stoke Fleming has just come on the market, explains James Baker MRICS.

Perched high up on a cliff edge, this 1930s house overlooks Start Bay, Blackpool Sands and rolling Devon countryside. Packed full of potential, the existing house, which has been in the same ownership for 35 years, could either be transformed into one very impressive home or up to three detached dwellings.


Though the current vendors have not yet approached planners on the subject, recent development on the site – and the fact that the original 1930s planning permission granted three dwellings – would suggest an optimistic outcome for anyone who chooses to do so.

With a stunning southerly outlook, the current 2,200 square feet of accommodation provide a number of reception rooms, a large balcony and several terraces on which to sit and admire the views. Currently arranged over two levels, the ground floor includes two reception rooms, a well-fitted modern kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. Stairs lead up to the first floor master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, which affords breath-taking sea views. 


Together with this spectacular view, Seacliffe’s most impressive assets lie in its grounds. Extending to 0.42 acres, the surrounding gardens incorporate a private outdoor swimming pool, two level lawns bordered by herbaceous beds and stone walling, plus decked areas for al fresco dining. There is also a large paved driveway with carport and garage.

Whether the new owner chooses to live in Seacliffe as the current vendors have for 35 years, demolish it to build a Grand Designs-style dream home or create three stylish new homes in its place, Seacliffe presents a truly unique opportunity. 

For more information about Seacliffe, contact Stags Dartmouth today.

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