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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Gullet Estate, South Pool, Nr Salcombe, Devon

Offers in Excess of £10,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Arts & Crafts 7 bed main house
  • 6 cottages
  • Private Jetty & 22 Moorings
  • Boat House
  • 156 acres, excluding foreshore

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


The Gullet Estate occupies a spectacular position on a peninsula between South Pool Creek and Goodshelter Creek, both of which lead down to Salcombe and its estuary. The peninsula extends to
about 156 acres and is protected on two sides by the aforementioned creeks, creating a wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion. There are no public rights of way over any of the land, and the main house can only be seen from the water. The level of privacy is extraordinary.

The long private drive runs down the south side of South Pool Creek, from the village of South Pool, to a parking area from where steps lead down and past the serpentine sea wall to the house. A separate back drive leads down through the farm directly to the house. The house, buildings and garden occupy a gently sloping valley that runs in a westerly direction to the creek in front of the house.

South Pool is a "picture postcard" village of pretty, painted houses and cottages at the head of the creek. It has an historic church and a well known 16th Century pub which serves excellent food. There is also a superb bakery at Frogmore. The market town of Kingsbridge is about 5 miles away and has two supermarkets and good specialist shops.


The house is finished with painted rendering under a Cotswold stone roof with lead light windows in wooden mullions, in classical Arts & Crafts style. The use of materials and dormer windows has enabled the architect to maintain the "thatched cottage by the creek-side" image that first attracted the family to this wonderful site in 1926 when it was occupied by two ancient thatched cottages. This understatement has been magnificently achieved, allowing the whole house to blend into the landscape. Inside, the house has magnificent oak panelling, parquet floors and open fireplaces with exposed beams in the drawing room in particular.


Arts & Crafts principal house extending to about 9,000 sq ft. Ground Floor - 40' drawing room, dining room, reception hall, study, fitted kitchen with Aga, sitting room, domestic offices
First Floor - master bedroom suite with bathroom, shower room, 2 dressing rooms and lift, 6 further bedrooms, 4 further bathrooms, staff flat
Home Barn - 47' ball room with minstrel's gallery, further bedrooms and bathroom
Estate offices with bedrooms above
Heated swimming pool, walled garden & greenhouses, beautifully landscaped gardens
Boat house
6 further cottages
35 acres of foreshore with jetty and up to 22 moorings
Farmland & woodland
In all about 156 acres of land (excluding the foreshore)


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Added on Rightmove:
17 September 2011


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