In August we visited this delightful house built for Rupert D'Oyley Carte and his wife Dorothy as a holiday residence. The interior is Art Deco and the rooms have been kept as they were. The house was bought by the National Trust in 1982 and is being lovingly cared for. The guides were friendly and helpful. If you can play the piano you may be allowed to play the beautiful Baby Grand piano in the lounge! Then there is the fascinating downstairs servants' quarters.
The garden follows the cliffside down to the sea with plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand. There is a pleasant cafe, plants are for sale in the shop and there are signposted dog walking areas. The house is reached by a narrow lane and there is an attended car park a few minutes walk from the entrance to the house.