Don’t let Knowle go
SIR - It was a glorious week of sunshine to start spring last week, and Sidmouth was looking its best. Everyone was taking the early opportunity to enjoy the beach, and many, the sea!
In response to the Herald’s articles regarding the sale and possible redevelopment of the Knowle, house and grounds, I felt I should visit it again - not something I have done at this time of year.
For a Sunday morning, it was a haven of tranquillity and beauty. I had caught the last of the daffodils, and early azaleas and rhododendrons were flowering. There are some magnificent trees, including the great, spreading pine, and the fascinating monkey puzzle tree. The sweep of the lawns with the view down to the sea is unique, and children must delight in seeing so many rabbits!
I have fond memories of the house and gardens, as my daughter held her wedding there, on a similarly fine, October day.
It is certainly a beautiful area of Sidmouth; it would be sad to lose it.
You may also want to watch:
- 1 Sidmouth’s ‘overwhelming’ support for Wear a Hat fundraiser
- 2 Prince Philip's legacy is guaranteed through awards scheme
- 3 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 4 Veterans called to muster in tribute to Prince Philip
- 5 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 6 There will be sunshine after the rain as the town re-opens
- 7 Ottery retirement community with Easter thank you for keyworkers
- 8 Rewarding first night back For Sidmouth Running Club
- 9 Claire leaves political spotlight
- 10 Salston Manor Hotel plans given the go-ahead