Devon mansion on sale for £7.5m straight out of an adventure story

Sarah Coles
Redlap House
Redlap House

Redlap House could have been brought to life from the pages of a children's adventure story. It was the 18th century home of a notorious smuggler and has false walls behind which he used to hide his contraband. It has its own private beach which can only be reached from the house - and its own pool. It's also said to have inspired a famous tale from a former poet Laureate.

So how much do literary connections add to the value of a property?
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