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The Swiss Cottage

A Grade I Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5798 / 50°34'47"N

Longitude: -4.2679 / 4°16'4"W

OS Eastings: 239525

OS Northings: 78018

OS Grid: SX395780

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.DTSS

Mapcode Global: FRA 17YJ.P2Q

Plus Code: 9C2QHPHJ+WR

Entry Name: The Swiss Cottage

Listing Date: 19 October 1978

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92469

Location: Endsleigh, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Milton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: English country house

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Cottage. Circa 1810 for the 6th Duke of Bedford and part of the Picturesque
surroundings to Endsleigh House (qv). Late C20 renovations for the Landmark Trust.
Timber with applied rustic planking, a thatched roof and 2 stone stacks, one on the
rear and one on the ridge. Swiss Cottage on a spectacular site above the Tamar.
Irregular plan to the rear with a regular front block with the second floor gabled to
the front and jettied out on 3 sides over a 2-tier rustic timber verandah. A flight
of external timber stairs leads up to the first floor on the left, further entrance
at rear. 3 storeys. Deep eaves with fascia boards with rustic planking. The
planking applied to the external walls is fixed in vertical, horizontal and diagonal
panels. The front elevation is 1 window wide with a 3-bay 2-tier verandah to the
ground and first floors which continues round the left and right returns of the front
block. The verandah is carried on timber posts with rustic notches and rustic struts
and has a timber fence to the first floor. A 2-light ground floor casement has 1
hexagonal leaded panes. On the first floor a half-glazed door gives on to the
verandah. A 2-light casement in a brattished frame in the gable has hexagonal leaded
panes. The gable has a timber pendant and is crowned by a timber pinnacle.
Interior Large intact modest interior with simple painted stone fireplaces and a
staircase with stick balusters. An extremely fine example of a Swiss Cottage
associated with Picturesque designed landscape and other buildings of outstanding
national importance.

Listing NGR: SX3952578018

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