Cape Crusader

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Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty finds it hard to forget a beautiful home overlooking Nantucket Sound in Cape Cod – now being marketed through the Cape specialists, Robert Paul Properties.

Since my visit to Cape Cod recently I seem to have done little else but imagine myself living or vacationing there. I fear I am becoming a Cape Cod bore. But there is nothing boring about Cape Cod. For thousands of Bostonians especially, weekends and vacations are all about getting away from the city and heading to the Cape. It’s hardly surprising. Boston is a great, great city but Cape Cod is just excellent to have a couple of hours’ drive away. It is one of the best playgrounds in all the US.

Cape Cod is a place to get away from it all and a place to gather with friends and family in a variety of lovely communities to suit most tastes and lifestyles. One of my favourites is Cotuit. This charming village on the edge of Cotuit Bay is both understated and stylish.

The houses are like that too. But there is small understated and stylish, and grand understated and stylish. I went to see one of the grand ones. 30 Belair Lane sits securely down a private gated road. All other access seems denied by a moat – or rather Cotuit Bay that guards two sides of the property and is a perfect place to swim and to go boating. The house sits on a little headland called Handy Point. And the point is that it is very handy – handy for the village centre and other great local amenities.

But the house is really about water. After all Cape Cod is all about water. There are great views across the bay to Nantucket Sound from the deep shady veranda, sunny decks and private beach. To one side of the property runs a creek that is a haven for wildlife. The house is well orientated to catch these views and make the most of them. As for the interior, just look at the online photos. It’s fabulous.

So in my mind I am now back in Cape Cod and in this wonderful home. I can’t wait to tell more people about it. There I go, Cape crusading again.

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