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Monday, April 28, 2008

A Beautiful Beach House Find- English Beach House for Sale

Redlap House a Devon England Beach House for Sale

Microclimate: owner Sandy Conner at Drake's Lookout; (above, from left) Redlap Cove; Redlap House; and the garden.

Beach house life: aerial view of Redlap House (left); the barn room (top); and the garden study.

(photo credits Jay Williams

This beautiful beach house find, is a english beach house with private golden sand in Devon England which dates back to the 17th century and it is for sale. The beach house has nine bedrooms, a flower room, scullery, wine cellar, sewing room, nanny wing, mother-in-law's house and gardener's cottage. The home also has regency-style windows, airy rooms with wooden floors and is decorated in a beachcomber style with fresh paint colors, informal furnishings and an open fireplaces. A vaulted ceiling dining room, looks out on a traditional English style cobbled courtyard, with a gently trickling fountain. There is a priest's hole, a smuggler's tunnel, and a domed bedroom with a built-in mother-of-pearl cabinets. The Actor Cyril Maude lived at Redlap in the 1930s, playing host to poet John Masefield. Maude was responsible for planting a sub-tropical garden, and adding the large barn room with fireplace. Redlap is situated in a wooded bowl on the cliff tops, and enjoys its own balmy microclimate. The private beach at the end of the garden has lemons on the trees in April and in May the cliff path from the garden to the cove is a bright blue river of bluebells. Sea kale clings to the banks, shells gleam in the sand, and there are lobsters to be caught at high tide.

  • Redlap House is for sale at £5 million through Savills (020 7499 8644).

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