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Chesil Cliff, Devon
Photograph: Knight Frank

Now on the market: this spectacular Grand Designs property on the Devon coast

The magnificent lighthouse-inspired art deco pad will set you back a cool £10 million

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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Sometimes you look at a work of architecture and just think: wow. And this clifftop mansion in Croyde, Devon? Well, it’s exactly one of those kind of buildings. Called Chesil Cliff, it was built in the style of an art deco lighthouse – and now it’s on the market. 

The highlight of Chesil is clearly the lighthouse-style tower at one end, but that’s only one of its glammy features. The house also has an infinity pool, a hot tub and direct access to the sea below. Not to mention, as you’d expect from its clifftop location, some totally spectacular views. The property has plenty of full-height glass windows to help you make the most of vistas out over the local surfing beaches and, obvs, the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Now, to some of you Chesil Cliff might actually look quite familiar – and there’s a good reason for that. Chesil is famous for being on the ‘saddest ever’ episode of house design TV show Grand Designs. The episode got its reputation because of the struggles of owner Edward Short – and because the project ended the episode unfinished. Host Kevin McCloud apparently described it as a ‘half-finished, desolate carcass’. 

The good news is that Chesil is now finished. In practical terms, the place has eight bedrooms, three of which are in a separate guesthouse, and six reception rooms. It’s also got plenty of patio and balcony space, as well as its own garage. Here are a few pics of the place.

Chesil Cliff, Devon
Photograph: Knight Frank
Chesil Cliff, Devon
Photograph: Knight Frank
Chesil Cliff, Devon
Photograph: Knight Frank

So how much will all this set you back? Well, the price tag is, unsurprisingly, steep AF. The property has a ‘guide price’ of a whopping £10 million ($12 million). Which is, erm, eyebrow-raising, to say the least. It’s being sold by estate agent Knight Frank

If you’d like to find out more about Chesil Cliff, you can find out more on the property listing here.

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