Penhill House

Penhill Lane, Brixham, United Kingdom
GBP|4000000GBP £4,000,000USD $4,000,000
MLS EXE180480
Web code XLFO
Status Active

Key Details

6209 SF2
Total Beds
Full Baths
Lot Size
16.6 Acres


A spectacular Art Deco property with panoramic sea and countryside views, a detached annexe, tennis court and outbuildings; set in approximately 16.6 acres. Penhill House is a truly spectacular Art Deco property in a coastal location with panoramic sea and countryside views, a detached annexe, tennis court and outbuildings; all set in approximately 16.6 acres. The property has been completely refurbished by the current owners who have painstakingly restored its magnificence as a fine Art Deco residence. Penhill House has an interesting history, reputedly regularly visited by Agatha Christie. With interiors inspired by the nearby country house of Coleton Fishacre,...

the attention to detail throughout the house is superb with character features including large double glazed Crittall-style windows, 1920s-style steel radiators, parquet floors, oak doors with Art Deco door handles, well thought-out lighting and ornate ceiling roses. On the ground floor are four large reception rooms, all with unique features and fabulous sea views. The reception hall has a parquet floor and brick fireplace, leading into a striking dining room which has a continuation of the parquet floor with outline detailing, original oak panelled fitted cupboards, an open fireplace with Delft tiling and French doors leading outside. There is a very spacious drawing room, benefiting from another brick open fireplace, as well as a bay window and a unique circular seating area. The fourth reception room is currently used as a games room but could be a downstairs bedroom if required. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the heart of the home; well-appointed with a range of fitted units, an original working Butler’s Bell, a Rangemaster, American-style Rangemaster fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher and large wine rack. On the floor are slate tiles which continue seamlessly outside onto the extensive wrap-around terrace which overlooks the grounds and takes full advantage of the impressive vistas. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom, plus a good-sized fitted utility room, benefiting from a double Butler sink and a very handy dog shower. A unique spiral staircase leads to the lower ground floor where there is a large office/studio (or additional bedroom) with an en suite shower room and bifold doors out to a sheltered terrace area, currently used as a hot tub terrace. A door leads through to the integral double garage which has remote-operated electric doors and an electric car charging point.On the first floor, there are four large double bedrooms, each with yet more superb views. The principal bedroom suite benefits from a spacious balcony, a fitted dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a freestanding roll-top slipper bath, thoughtfully positioned to appreciate the sea views. The three additional double bedrooms each have an individually designed, yet similarly Art Deco style en suite bath or shower room, whilst bedrooms three and four also have their own spacious balconies. Penhill Chase Penhill Chase is a detached three to four bedroom bungalow, situated away from the main house. Currently used as a successful holiday let, Penhill Chase would also be very suitable as annexe accommodation for additional family members or guests. There are two reception rooms; a large sitting room and a separate dining room, both with sea views. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a dressing area. The fourth bedroom, also with views, is currently used as an additional reception room. The property has its own separate parking area in front of the house, with ample space for numerous vehicles. It also has a good-size cottage garden to the rear, featuring a wide variety of colourful planting and a patio which is perfect for al fresco dining. Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Two septic tanks. Underfloor heating in principal en suite bathroom, office/studio, games room and kitchen/breakfast room. Zoned intruder alarm. Electric car charging point in garage. Solar panels behind barn. Local Authority: South Hams District Council. Council Tax: Penhill House: G. Penhill Chase: G. Penhill House is approached via a private gravelled driveway which leads to two parking areas which provide extensive parking for vehicles or a boat. The property is surrounded by lawned landscaped gardens, affording complete privacy, with the fabulous wrap-around terrace providing the perfect space for entertaining and enjoying the glorious views. There is a very well-maintained tennis court which also enjoys the views, as well as a large barn and a stable block. The remaining land comprises three gently sloping fields of pasture, in total measuring approximately 16.6 acres.

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