1 review of Sharpham House in English
Sharpham House is a majestic Palladian villa with great views
along the river Dart, dating back to the 1700s. Its name
came from Clemens de Scharpenhamm, the owner of the original
manor house that was located here. A later owner, Captain
Philemon Pownoll,who was a high seas adventurer, made his name
in 1762 by capturing a Spanish treasure galleon. With the
wealth he secured from this haul, the Captain appointed an architect
Sir Robert Taylor to design a new mansion & lovely gardens.
These days all sorts of cultural activiies take place here;the view is
breathtaking across the river Dart. The interior has a famous cantilevered
staircase, matched only in beauty by the much larger one at the National
Liberal Club in London.
The House & the boathouse are available for hire, & rooms for B&B. Call to enquire.
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