Mysterious door hides ‘village within a village’ on market for £1.5million

There’s nothing we love more than when a homeowner discovers a quirky, hidden feature in their own home.

But what if instead of finding a hidden basement or passageway in your property, you opened the front door to see a village within a village.

Sounds almost too good to be true, right?!

Situated in the heart of the popular fishing village of Appledore, in Devon, is a non-descript door just off of Bude Street, which leads into a Mediterranian-style private courtyard, which all of the properties are centred around.

The courtyard contains a main house with five bedrooms, plus three additional cottages and three further apartments as well as a shop that is currently let.

Marketed as a ‘village within a village’ the multi-faceted property is being sold by Jackson-Stops with no ongoing chain and there is a listing available.

If you were curious how much something like this would cost, the whole thing will set the future owner(s) back £1.5million.

The listing reads: “This is a unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed extremely versatile property, situated in the heart of this stunning coastal village, yet offering a high degree of privacy. The property offers the prospective purchaser the chance of owning a ‘village within a village’, as the property has the feel of its very own private community, all set around a glorious Mediterranean style central courtyard.

“The property is accessed via a non-descript door off of Bude Street, which leads to the private courtyard, which all of the properties are centred around. The main house comprises five-bedroom accommodation arranged over three floors, with a wealth of character features. There are an additional three cottages (two one-bedroom and one two-bedroom), that the current vendors holiday let to generate a lucrative income.

“The property further boasts three apartments that are let on AST basis, providing further income – there are two one-bedroom apartments and a studio, believed to have been formerly a shop and offering potential for something similar in the future (subject to any necessary planning permissions).

“The property also has the added benefit of a shop on Bude Street, which is currently let out, providing further income.”

The listing goes on to say how a special feature of the property is the generous walled gardens, with one having a “delightful” summerhouse/studio tucked away in the corner that could be used for a home office, studio, or a hobbies room.

The property also has a garage, which is apparently “a rarity” in Appledore.