Ratty on The River

A dream house for ‘The Wind In The Willows’ character Ratty; Devon boathouse for sale for £2.5 million


A Devon house that could be perfect for anyone sharing Kenneth Grahame’s character Rat’s view that “there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” has gone on sale for £2.5 million ($3.5 million, €2.9 million or درهم12.9 million).


The Boathouse at Kingswear features “unrivalled views of the River Dart and open sea” beyond and is described by selling agents Savills a “iconic.” It incorporates 2,456 square of internal accommodation over five floors and is built from oak, slate and stone.


Aside from 4 bedrooms, the property also features a 32’ by 19’5” open plan kitchen-dining-reception space and a 24’2” by 23’8” garden room. For the sailor, there is a boat store, private slipway, a DHA licenced running mooring and direct access to the foreshore whilst those simply want to relax, could just idle away the hours in the property’s gardens and on its terraces.


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  • £2.5m for that!!!!!!!!!!!!! April Fools Day has been on gone!!!!!!!!!!!!! It probably floods ---- knock in down!!!!!!! Wrecking ball urgently required!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • This was my grandparents house when I was a child back in the 1950's, a stunning place to play!! Would love to see it now!!

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