Thursday, 28 July 2011

Du Maurier House For Sale Again?

According to London's Evening Standard, the house that inspired some of some of Daphne du Maurier's greatest novels, including Rebecca and Frenchman's Creek, is to go on sale.  If true, this will be the second time in as many years that the house has changed hands (It sold for approx £1.85 million in 2009.)

Situated in a picturesque part of Cornwall, the house was originally built as a coach house for Point Neptune, another stunning abode which is now home to comedienne and author, Dawn French.  Sheltered by scenic Cornish cliffs, it is overlooked by both St Catherine's Castle and the medieval part of the town of Fowey.

Daphne du Maurier
Although she only lived there for two years (1942 - 1944), du Maurier's love affair with the house and with Cornwall in general would last until her death in 1989.

Interestingly, despite the property's unique literary pedigree, the asking price has dropped to  £1.79 million.  It seems not even the great du Maurier is immune to the current economic malaise!

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