The Gullet Estate occupies a spectacular position on 35 acres on a peninsula between South Pool Creek and Goodshelter Creek on the Salcombe Estuary in Devon. The property is extremely private, and built in the Arts & Crafts style offers an incredible 9,000sq ft of space created from two ancient thatched cottages which were combined to produce a house which fits perfectly with its stunning surroundings.

Inside is some magnificent oak paneling, parquet floors and open fireplaces with exposed beams throughout the main reception rooms which are to be found at the western end, while the kitchen and domestic offices occupy the eastern end. The master suite occupies almost a third of the space on the first floor, and the remaining seven bedrooms and four bathrooms are built around the central courtyard.

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At a higher level behind the house are the formal gardens including two lily ponds, a formal rose garden and a croquet lawn, as well as a walled garden, a swimming pool and Home Barn – a 3,000sq ft property specifically built to house a ballroom with a minstrel’s gallery and an open fireplace; upstairs are a wing with two bedrooms, kitchen and a sitting room.

The swimming pool is located near the main house in the beautiful old cutting garden while the four cottages are well removed from the property. The foreshore to the Estuary includes around 35 acres between the high and low water marks, plus the jetty and up to 22 moorings.

The total land comes to more than 156 acres of the peninsula ensuring complete privacy. It’s mainly farmland on a business tenancy; there are areas of woodland including the foreshore of the creek and a 16 acre plantation.

The house is located close to the picture postcard village of South Pool which has an historic church and a great local pub. Kingsbridge is five miles for local amenities.

The guide price is £4m. For further information please contact Savills on 01392 455 755 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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