East Cliff was constructed in 1925, designed as the private home for Eric Francis, a well renowned architect who was articled in 1909 under Sir Edward Guy Dawber RA and then worked as an assistant for a period to Detmar Blow. He also worked closely with Henry Avray Tipping the Country Life Architectural Editor and designer of Mounton House, his principal country residence, as well as his later home, High Glanau Manor.
East Cliff is an elegant and relaxed Arts and Crafts style country residence in a prominent location, overlooking the Wye Valley with private lawned gardens, as well as a large walled garden that predates the property along with a charming lodge sited at the driveway entrance then into a formal gravelled driveway leading to the main residence. The house is entered via a scalloped porch area into the reception hallway with hard wood flooring. A spacious drawing room affords views over the gardens as well as the Wye Valley, separate dining room with French doors to the formal gardens. The kitchen overlooks the rear of the property, with adjoining morning room as well as large pantry, rear hallway, utility areas and access to the cellar. The oak balustrade staircase leads to an impressive double landing with windows to the front elevation, the master bedroom suite is located to the rear of the property, with archway to a private dressing room. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, along with two bathrooms and a small study. From the main landing a stairway leads to the former staff accommodation affording two bedrooms and bathroom.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES
Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, morning room, kitchen, utility room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cellarage, walled garden, garaging and outbuildings, charming summer house
Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room
Set in approximately 9 acres