The identify of the property in reminiscence of an writer whose ashes lie beneath its hearthstone
Ursula’s Backyard is a horny residence in trendy arts and crafts model with an interesting historical past providing 4 bed room lodging and sea views on the primary ground of Constantine Bay. This spectacular home was constructed within the model of Charles Voysey in 2012, has received awards and is featured in a number of magazines. It affords versatile lodging.
The identify of the property commemorates Ursula Dawson Scott, whose ashes lie beneath its hearthstone. She inherited the backyard from Catherine Amy Dawson Scott, the founding father of the Worldwide PEN Membership, which nonetheless fights for political freedom for writers. Ursula had connections to the royal household and used to coach Edward VIII’s greyhounds on the spectacular seashore on the backside of the course, and it’s reported that HM George V and Queen Mary made non-public visits. CA Dawson Scott was a novelist and literary hairdresser who usually wrote about Trevose Head.
Ursula’s backyard occupies the house for her writing studio, the place she would invite literary colleagues to remain and work. These included John Galsworthy, HG Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Renault, Dorothy Richardson: whereas Noel Coward would immortalize her hostess as Madame Arcati, in Blithe Spirit. She was an avid spiritualist, most lately occupying a tent on the seashore and studying the Tarot.
Her daughter-in-law Ursula was a pupil at Slade. As we speak’s main painters (Munnings, Hepworth, Leach, Hodgkins, Barry, Winifred Nicolson) visited whereas portray the coast, in addition to newer writers resembling Causely, Russell and Betjeman. Her daughter Frances, a prima ballerina at Rambert, entertained de Valois, Fonteyn and Macmillan.
The doorway to the property is thru a large arched door into the eating room with a gallery ledge above. A constructed oak ground flows via to the lounge and bedrooms with underfloor heating from the air supply warmth pump in the back of the property. The lounge has doorways resulting in the backyard on the entrance and an enthralling fire with wooden burning range and slate fire. The kitchen is totally geared up.
There may be one other room downstairs (at the moment used as a bed room) which advantages from a non-public bathe room. This bathe room will also be accessed from the kitchen making it very best for these coming back from a day on the seashore. The primary ground has a master bedroom with a balcony with sea views. There may be an extra visitor suite and a cottage bed room, good for youngsters, which might additionally make a wonderful examine.
The property has two parking areas. The secluded backyard has a south-facing terrace, a garden space and a sheltered deck. There may be additionally a backyard store. Aspect entry to the property is supplied through a backyard gate resulting in a terraced rear backyard with out of doors bathe.
With a steered retail value of £ 1,750,000, contact Jackson-Stops on 01872 261160 for extra info.