Chesil Cliff House, labelled the "saddest" Grand Designs home ever, is back on the market in another grim update in what has been an ongoing saga involving the Devon-based property. 

The property, located in Saunton (near Braunton) in Devon, first appeared on Channel 4's Grand Design back in 2019.

Husband and wife Edward and Hazel Short appeared on the Channel 4 show with "wildly optimistic" plans for a "shining white art deco lighthouse on a rugged beautiful clifftop".

After setting an original budget of £1.8 million and a time frame of 18 months, the property ended up costing Mr Short his marriage and leaving him with a £7 million debt, according to The Mirror.

Fans of Grand Designs have described the property as the "saddest ever" to appear on Grand Designs due to what has happened. 

One person on X (formerly Twitter) said: "Chesil Cliff House has to be the saddest one ever, purely for the debt they ended up in, marriage breakdown etc."

Latest update in ongoing saga of 'saddest ever' Grand Designs home

The property was on the market in 2023 with Knight Frank and for a reported £10 million, The Mirror said.

A "serious buyer" was found but allegedly pulled out of the sale in the "eleventh hour".

The five-bedroom property labelled a "once in a lifetime opportunity" is now back on the market on Rightmove for £5.25 million. 

Savills are the agents that have been instructed to sell The Crest & Crest View, Down End, Saunton, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1JH (as it is now listed), with the sale coming under instruction from receivers.

In a statement Savills said: "Savills has been instructed to sell The Crest & Crest View on behalf of Joint Receivers: Hinesh Varsani BA (Hons) PGDip MScSurv MRICS FNARA RPR MABRP & Michael Yianni BSc (Hons) MRICS  (Belleveue Mortlakes Chartered Surveyors & LPA Receivers)."

Rightmove listing gives insight to Chesil Cliff House

Chesil Cliff House or The Crest & Crest View as it is now listed, on Rightmove, is described as a "once in a lifetime opportunity to take on and finish the specification and fit out of one of the UK’s most spectacularly situated coastal homes".

The property, which featured on Grand Designs, boasts a private clifftop location set in three acres of grounds including foreshore and tidal beach. 

Cotswold Journal: The property that once featured on Grand Designs is now on the market through Savills under the instruction of receivers.The property that once featured on Grand Designs is now on the market through Savills under the instruction of receivers. (Image: Savills)

It features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, detached guest lodge/holiday let, infinity pool, hot tub, integral garage and private driveway. 

The Rightmove description reads: "The bespoke design has been brought to life through impressive engineering, with the building being anchored to the bed rock, blending whitewashed elevations with steel and glass, culminating with a lighthouse feature at one end giving almost 360 degree views of the coastline.

"The position combines privacy with a diverse range of breath-taking views, all set in around 3 acres, which includes a large area of foreshore, a private tidal beach area and coves."

You can watch the Grand Designs episode featuring Chesil Cliff House on the Channel 4 website and read more about the property on the Rightmove listing.