Grand Designs’ lighthouse on ‘saddest episode ever’ on sale for £10m

CGI of what it will look like - due to be sold later this year (Alan Phillips)
CGI of what it will look like - due to be sold later this year (Alan Phillips)

The infamous lighthouse from the “saddest ever episode” of Grand Designs has gone on the market for £10million.

Owner Edward Short, 52, followed his dream of transforming a lighthouse into a home that in the end tore his family apart and cost him his marriage.

Now the owner is able to put Chesil Cliff House and its annexe The Eye on the open market with a guide price of £10million after heartache and sheer determination of a decade of rennovations.

It is set to be completed in early spring this year, property consultancy Knight Frank confirmed.

A Knight Frank spokesperson said: “Chesil Cliff House is positioned on a three-acre site between surfers’ paradise Saunton Sands backed by the impressive UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Braunton Burrows, and the idyllic cove of Croyde, beyond which sits National Trust-owned Baggy Point.

“Not only does the property boast high design and build quality, it also has a south-facing position and an ease of access to the water with a private beach and foreshore.”

Christopher Bailey, Head of National Waterfront, Knight Frank, added: “Chesil Cliff House will be the most significant coastal property to come to the open market in the West Country for many years.

“It is iconic in the true meaning of the word and there is nothing else to compare it to on the market right now.

“It certainly sits at the very top of the national coastal waterfront market and I have no doubt it will attract keen interest globally.”

Last year, Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud revealed he is planning to revisit the lighthouse after the tale of woe touched viewers across the nation.

He told House Beautiful: “I liked Edward a great deal and he is such an extraordinary human being that he has now managed to pick that project up again and run with it again with more finance. He’s still building and we are now talking about going back and making another programme with him about the same project, how about that?”

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