Wind your way up the bustling ancient thoroughfare of Kingsbridge, past boutique hairdressers, artisan bakeries, independent clothes shops and quirky gift shops to the top, nestled amongst some of the oldest Kingsbridge Town Houses. 104 Fore Street is a Grade II Listed, three bedroom townhouse, harmoniously modernised to a chic family home.
An attractive stained glass window and resplendent dragonfly knocker announce our arrival at this converted town house. Thought to be the servant’s quarters for the larger merchants homes further up the hill, this Georgian-era home is packed full of original character, harmonising seamlessly with modern improvements. The very best of old and new.
We enter a surprisingly bright modern stylish kitchen, thanks to a superb skylight and grand bi-folding doors leading to the courtyard. Cream shaker cabinetry augments the light and the wooden worktops and herringbone flooring add warmth and character. With plenty of room for a dining table, this is a wonderfully radiant and welcoming space.
Through to the living room now and a large Georgian sash window is highlighted by the morning sunshine, a great place to curl up on the deep window seat and read a book. A lovely long space allowing room for a work space too. Drift back through and an exceptionally brilliant use of under-stair storage - a super mini study! The ground floor hallway has clever original built-in storage highlighted by the beautiful earthy neutral tone decor.
Wind your way up the whimsical original staircase to the next floor where we find the first of three bedrooms. A bright, pretty east-facing double with another large sash window and window seat. To the rear, a glorious family bathroom designed with relaxation in mind. A soft neutral and green colour palette is the perfect backdrop for the traditional style suite. A roll top bath and wetroom shower complete this truly luxurious sanctuary.
Underfoot sisal carpeting carries us up another storey to the second floor where we find the candescent master bedroom. A large east-facing characterful bedroom with plenty of room for storage. Next door we find the third bedroom, currently being used as a pretty nursery - great spot for a day time nap. Original wooden flooring adds character and warmth to all of the bedrooms
Spiral back downstairs and draw back the large bifold doors - a surprisingly large, light, decked courtyard on which to bask in the afternoon sunshine and watch the setting sun at the end of a busy day.
EPC Rating: D
Perfectly positioned between rolling Devonshire countryside and glorious coastal scenery, Kingbridge has the best of both worlds. From an ancient bridge linking two royal estates, a traditional market town was born and has grown in to a vibrant and friendly destination for walking and sailing al year round. The town itself has a great collection of eclectic independent shops, cafes and pubs. There are plenty of local events including food and music festivals and fair week, farmers markets or concerts. Kingsbridge can lay claim to some of the UK’s most fantastic beaches – Bantham, Thurlestone, Hope Cove to name a few. If watersports are your thing, Kingsbridge is situated on a pretty estuary, with moorings right at the start of the town centre. An ideal starting point to explore the exquisite coastline by paddleboard or kayak. Keen sailor? The sailing Meccas of Dartmouth and Salcombe are within easy reach.