The white-washed seaside coach house in Cornwall, England, which was home to novelist Daphne du Maurier in the 1940s has recently been put on the market for the handsome sum of £1.65 million. Du Maurier, most famous for her haunting novel Rebecca, used the house and its dramatic seaside location as the fictional setting of her novel Frenchman’s Creek.
Nestled in its own sandy cove, the house boasts sea-views from almost every room, as well as an enchanting garden, croquet lawn, former tennis court, and greenhouse. “It is easy to see why Daphne Du Maurier was inspired while staying here,” estate agent Robin Trethowan told the Telegraph.
Though born in London, the author spent much of her life in her beloved Cornwall in and around the seaside village of Fowey. Each year in May, the town hosts a ten-day festival to celebrate du Maurier’s legacy.