Unique £1.5m Widemouth Bay house has a glass bridge and glorious views to the Atlantic ocean - Cornwall Live

2022-06-19 21:59:17 By : Ms. beryl Shah

The fabulous Fursewood is set a mile above Widemouth Bay beach, near Bude

If superb is what you are searching for in your next home, the fantastic Fursewood could be the property for you. Set about a mile above Widemouth Bay beach, near Bude, this amazing architect-designed house enjoys an elevated position with glorious panoramic views over its own paddocks and garden to the Atlantic ocean.

Designed by Steve Clinch of London Architects MHK, Fursewood is a highly individual and aesthetically striking family residence, blending traditional and modern styles. Fursewood was planned to provide spacious and adaptable living accommodation that would take best advantage of the stunning views it enjoys.

Built in 2006, the unique four-bedroom home was arguably well ahead of its time and is still contemporary today. Both sides of the house are aesthetically quite different.

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The accommodation to the right offers more of a traditional two-storey cottage appeal with stone elevations under a slate roof. To the left there is a curved section with a sedum roof, aluminium edging, stone elevations, and a bank of large windows facing the entrancing views.

Inside, the stylish accommodation is arranged in two ‘wings’ and features a glazed atrium with a glass bridge on the first floor linking the two sides. While the property exudes an air of quality from the electrically gated access onwards, Fursewood’s true scale and extraordinarily high specification manifests itself immediately upon entering the house.

The hardwood front door opens onto an impressive entrance hall with the glazed atrium above and an open-tread steel framed staircase with glass and stainless steel balustrading leading to the first floor.

Light grey limestone and natural oak flooring runs throughout the ground floor, with underfloor heating beneath the limestone and to the two ground-floor bedrooms. A large open-plan kitchen, dining and family room with striking, light blue German kitchen units and a range of integrated appliances is also on the ground floor.

This magnificent triple aspect space features a part-double-vaulted ceiling and a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. In one corner of the room, full height, double glazed windows in hardwood frames provide stunning views, while the open-plan staircase to the first floor curls upwards in another.

Off the entrance hall, there is a large and useful storage cupboard, plus a cloakroom, and a laundry room. A lower hall leads to two double bedrooms, each enjoying en-suite facilities.

On the first floor, the master bedroom and the upstairs living space enjoy the best views in the house. The master bedroom is a superb triple aspect space with an en-suite dressing room and bathroom, a high vaulted ceiling, and an apex wall of windows looking down the valley to the sea.

From the main landing in front of the master bedroom, the glass-floored bridge leads to a second landing, a guest bedroom with an en suite, and the large open-plan living space - which is probably the most impressive room in the house.

With real wow factor, the living space features a curved, part-vaulted ceiling, and central fitted cabinets with cupboards and a TV point and bracket on one side and book / display shelves on the other. The pièce de résistance is the room’s four tall windows which frame captivating views over the grounds to the sea.

Stretching to around 12 acres, Fursewood’s gardens and grounds are just as impressive. The twin electric gates open onto the property’s large parking and turning area which also leads to the double integral garage.

Slate screed paths lead around the house providing access to the gardens and to a large sunken circular rear patio which is sheltered by natural stone walling, topped by safety rails. Stocked with flowering shrubs, flower beds, inset trees and flowering bushes, the landscaped gardens have matured beautifully since the property’s construction in 2006.

Large lawns surround the house on three sides, and beyond the formal gardens, post and rail fencing encloses two large paddocks, which are flanked by an area of woodland bordered by a stream. Head to the lower paddock, which has its own vehicular access, and Fursewood offers one more surprise - a large hay barn and stabling with power and water.

This contemporary coastal residence is for sale with a guide price £1,500,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Lillicrap Chilcott on 01872 273473.

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