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A la Ronde, Exmouth
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A woman's touch in a man's world

Most people return from a holiday abroad longing for better weather at home, but how many people would go so far as to design a house specifically to make the most of our weak British sun?

Well that's exactly what happened in Exmouth at the end of the 18th Century, when a unique, 16-sided house was built by, some would say, eccentric spinster cousins, Mary and Jane Parminter, on their return from Europe.

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