Contemporary grand design house situated in its own secret coastal valley of some 30 acres
Rock Vale is a spectacular contemporary home that has been designed and built around one of the most glorious views in the South Hams. The house has been built with modern living at the forefront of the design concept and the attention to detail is exquisite. The cathedral style entrance hall that greets you as you enter Rock Vale is quite spectacular, with a double height vaulted ceiling and floating staircase rising to the first floor. The open plan living on the ground floor is thoughtfully designed with breakaway areas including a snug / library with woodburning stove and a sun room. The living room has a glazed wall that opens to the adjoining terrace and is a superb design that is worthy of a mention as there are no corner posts to distract from the sensational view. It is this level detail that can be found throughout the house that makes Rock Vale so unique.
The kitchen is well appointed with flush floor to ceiling units and central island with breakfast bar. The appliances include electric Aga and side companion oven, coffee machine, tall standing wine fridge, dishwasher, double fridge / freezer and microwave. The dining hall is on a split level to the kitchen and has been created beneath a double height green oak and glass frame which fronts on to the rock face behind. It is exceptional. The first floor landing extends to a large drawing room which overlooks the dining hall and has concertina glazed doors leading to the wrap around balcony. There is an impressive floor to ceiling fireplace. The principal bedroom is as you would expect, simply beautiful. The freestanding bath overlooks the gardens and sea beyond, there is a Jacuzzi jet Morphosis shower, wall to wall wardrobes and a private terrace. In addition to the principal bedroom, there are a further 3 en suite bedrooms, a fifth bedroom that is currently used as an office and two further shower rooms.
Rock Vale Cottage is situated further along the drive, away from the main house. It offers beautifully presented accommodation comprising a well fitted kitchen, breakfast room, sitting room, three bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens are breathtakingly beautiful and compliment the house and cottage exceptionally well. The grounds have clearly been a real labour of love and are now well established, immaculately kept and full of colour. Within the semi-tropical gardens you will find a vast array of unusual plants more associated with warmer climates, including a banana plant. The stream fed ponds are a delight and there are many places to sit and enjoy the view and the wildlife. On the edge of the boundary across the valley, is The Look Out, a stone construction landscaped into earth banks ideal for barbecuing or enjoying the panoramic views starting from the Mew Stone to the east across the entire width of Start Bay to Start Point in the west.
There are a number of outbuildings within the grounds and the land extends to just short of 30 acres, which apart from the
gardens also includes woodland, pasture and cliff faces which drop to the high water mark below.
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Rock Vale is the jewel in the South Hams' crown being a 'Grand Design' house of exceptional quality sitting in one of the most amazing coastal valleys in the South Hams. It is truly sensational.Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick