Full of coastal charm, Carmel was once the head gardener’s cottage to the impressive East Dene Estate home in Victorian times to the celebrated poet Algernon Swinburne. The cottage faces due south with spectacular sea views from the property and its surrounding garden. Climb the paths behind the house to reveal further secluded terraces with panoramic sea views.
Carmel has been furnished in a coastal style to compliment many of its original features, hand carved fireplaces with wood burner, original floorboards and high attic ceilings. The new galley style kitchen has dual views and cottage windows. A separate dining room opens onto the living space which looks out over the gardens. Cosy in the winter with the woodburner or refreshing in the summer with the garden doors open onto the lawn.
Style & Rooms
The Cottage has three elegantly furnished bedrooms, each with its own unique charm, and easily sleeping eight. Upstairs, 2 large double bedrooms overlook the surrounding countryside with seaviews to the east and west. High ceilings and open beams compliment the sunny light mood of the rooms and hallway. The childrens room has three single beds with an optional pull out if further sleeping is required. The bathroom is also spacious and provides bath, shower, wc and wash basin.
The third bedroom is located towards the rear of the property overlooking the garden. Stripped floorboards, minister style stone fireplace and tongue and groove paneling all enhance the open, airy atmosphere. This room has an en suite shower-room accessible through the adjacent utility room.
Relax in the terrace gardens and enjoy the gentle sound and smell of the ocean Our ever evolving gardens fit perfectly between the charming nature of the cottage and their magical setting between sea, sky and nature. The lower gardens surrounding the property are a great place for children to explore and play. Numerous eating areas and terraces enable you to enjoy a spectacular seaview and absorb the sun from early in the morning well into the evening. The look out deck at the top of the upper garden has incredible views looking out over the gardens, across the cliff and out to sea.
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