Cottage perched perilously close to cliff’s edge goes on the market for £295,000

The agent behind the sale of the former coastguard shack said its current owner had not been affected by coastal erosion in 32 years and was leaving due to his “advanced years”.

The country house in Dunwich, Suffolk, which is being sold for just £295,000 due to the risk of it falling into the sea.

A country house with spectacular views over the North Sea has gone up for sale after a £200,000 discount, because it is located near the edge of a cliff.

The four-bedroom terraced house built in the 1820s sits about 40 feet from the cliff at the end of his garden in Dunwich, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Erosion has endangered other houses on the coast and caused some to collapse into the sea. As a result of the potential for disaster, the former coastguard lodge, in need of extensive refurbishment, has been valued at £295,000.

Stuart Clarke, a partner at the agency Clarke & Simpson, which is selling the property, said the cottage was in a “fantastic position” and could cost around £200,000 more were it not for the risk of erosion.







The cliff in the Dunwich area that the house sits on is supported by vegetation, meaning it is less likely to erode.
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But he said the current owner had stated that the 45-foot-high cliff at the end of his garden had not been affected by erosion at all in the 32 years he has lived there.

Clarke added: “The cliff in that area of ​​Dunwich is supported by vegetation, which means it’s less likely to erode. There hasn’t been significant loss of shoreline in that area for a long time, although nobody knows what will happen next.” the future”. long-term.”







The village in which the cabin is located has lost many buildings due to coastal erosion.
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The town of Dunwich dates back to Anglo-Saxon times when it was the capital of the Kingdom of East Angles. Much of the town, including its eight churches, has been engulfed by the sea since the 13th century.

Clarke said the elderly cabin resident had moved out because he was “getting old.” He added: “He’s been there since 1990 and he loves it, but now he’s much older and has to move. He has nothing to do with the property.”

“There is a lot of interest in the house, both from people who want it as a second home and others who want to live permanently on the coast. It would also make a wonderful vacation rental due to its seaside location.”

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