Mansion that boasts a cliffside tropical garden goes on sale for £7m
23rd October 2020

Your own piece of Devon coast! Incredible Grand Designs-style mansion that boasts a 30-acre cliffside tropical garden and spectacular sea views goes on sale for £7million

  • Rock Vale in Redlap near Dartmouth, Devon, has a private terrace, sun room, library, study and drawing room
  • Four-bedroom home has 4,882 sq ft of living space with an open plan ground floor leading to breakaway areas
  • Contemporary property boasts stone ‘look out’ area, stream-fed ponds and garden where banana plants grow
  • Savills’ Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick said house completed in last five years and ‘makes the most of its views’

An incredible Grand Designs-style home that boasts a 30-acre cliffside tropical garden and spectacular sea views ahs gone on sale for £7million.

Rock Vale is a contemporary four-bed home in the tiny coastal hamlet of Redlap, near Dartmouth, Devon, and has grounds where banana plants grow thanks to its own micro-climate.  

The main house has 4,882 sq ft of living space with an open plan ground floor leading to breakaway areas including a library, dining area, sun room, kitchen and living area.

The property also has a cathedral-style entrance hall with a double height vaulted ceiling and floating staircase. 

Rock Vale in the tiny coastal hamlet of Redlap, near Dartmouth, Devon, boasts a balcony, above, with spectacular seaside views and a tropical garden where banana plants grow thanks to its own micro-climate

An expansive marbled office space in the property, which has been designed to make the most of its sea views. The property, which also has a guest house, has gone on sale for £7million with estate agents Savills 

Rock Vale, pictured above, sits on 30 acres of grounds in Redlap near Dartmouth, Devon. The property, accessed through a driveway, has a cathedral style entrance hall with a double height vaulted ceiling and a floating staircase

Upstairs there is a drawing room, study, a master bedroom suite with a bathroom, dressing area and private terrace, three further bedrooms and three bathrooms.

It also has a guest house along the drive away from the main residence.

The semi-tropical gardens have been well looked-after and have a vast array of unusual plants, stream-fed ponds and a stone ‘Look Out’ area.

The rest of the plot includes woodland, pasture and cliff faces.

Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick, from estate agents Savills, said: ‘The valley is spectacular. There’s two or three other houses along that road, but they’re positioned in a way that you can’t see any neighbours.

‘The house was only completed within the last five years and has been designed to make the most of the views. Every room has got these jaw-dropping views.

Rock Vale sits above the rugged coast of Devon, with the plot including woodland, pasture and cliff faces. Savills’ Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick said: ‘People that want to escape the city and have that feeling of space and solitude will love this’

The open plane kitchen and dining space, pictured, which has a mixture of wooden and marbled flooring, as well as a breakfast bar area. The property also has a guest house along the drive away from the main residence

The semi-tropical gardens include a vast array of unusual plants, stream-fed ponds and a stone look-out, which is ideal for barbecuing and enjoying the panoramic seaside views near Dartmouth, Devon

The contemporary property is situated off a quiet country lane, above, in Redlap near Dartmouth, Devon. As well as a guest cottage with three bedrooms, Rock Vale also has a barn with workshops and storage facilities

‘There’s a room on the ground floor where they’ve put in two glass panels in a corner with no post between because they didn’t want anything to obstruct the view.

‘It also has a lovely guest cottage which has three bedrooms and lovely gardens, that in itself is a substantial property.

‘There’s also a newly-built agricultural barn that’s enormous with workshops and storage facilities, so that caters for all sorts of outdoor pursuits or car enthusiasts.

‘This property has something for everybody. People that want to escape the city and have that feeling of space and solitude around them will love this.

The kitchen with a breakfast bar, which boasts a view of the greenery outside. Estate agents Savills said that, although it is a large property, it could ‘easily be a second house as it is very simple in terms of lock up and leave’

A tub with a view in one of the property’s bathrooms. Upstairs there is a drawing room, study, a master bedroom suite with a bathroom, dressing area and private terrace, three further bedrooms and three bathrooms

The outside of the property seen from a different angle, showing the semi-tropical gardens, which are said not to be out of place at a National Trust house, and vast array of unusual plants, which have been well looked after

‘You have the jaw-dropping coastal view and total privacy.’

She added: ‘It’s a large property but it could still easily be a second home as it’s a very simple house in terms of lock up and leave. If you wanted to employ a housekeeper they could go into the guest cottage.

‘If someone wanted it as a main home, there is great education nearby, it’s about 20 minutes from Totnes train station and in under three hours you can be in Paddington.

‘The property is on the South West Coast Path, it runs past the front of the drive and you’ve got beautiful beaches within easy reach.

‘And the gardens are beautiful and wouldn’t be out of place at a National Trust house, it has a sub-tropical climate and there’s banana plants growing there.’

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