A haven of tranquillity, yet close to local amenities, this property offers stunning views surrounded by 30 acres of nature.
High in the Devon hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries Webbery Manor Estate is an oasis of rural tranquillity. Steeped in history and with several noteworthy owners, Webbery Manor Estate was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was given to Nicholas the Crossbowman, by a grateful William the Conqueror as a Saxon manor. In the 17th century it passed to the Lippincott family, one of whom set sail with the Mayflower flotilla to settle in America. In the 18th century, John Cutcliffe, the grandson of the owner, fought at the battle of Waterloo and was personally promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
Set in 30 acres of parkland and woods, with grazing sheep, deer, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. The delightful gardens have numerous specimen trees and banks of rhododendrons giving a spectacular spring display. While the organic walled kitchen gardens grow some more unusual varieties of vegetables to the UK. You will find Romanesco, Cavelo Nero, and Pink Fir Apple potatoes to name a few, all complimentary subject to season and availability.
Originally the estate threshing barn, now beautifully converted to a two-bedroomed detached cottage. The barn doors replaced with full height picture windows with views towards the Bristol Channel and Lundy Island. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, solid oak floors, and hand-made curtains. Relax in the stylish, living room with Chinese carpet, and wood-burning stove on marble hearth. There are comfortable chairs to relax on and watch the flat screen TV, and doors leading to the garden with views towards Lundy Island. The large bespoke kitchen with double range cooker is ideal for family breakfasts and informal evening meals round the large farmhouse table. The double en-suite bedroom room has triple aspect windows, brass bedstead and crisp fresh linen. The peaceful twin en-suite bedroom has period furniture, wood floor and plush bed linen.
The lively market town of Bideford makes an excellent day out, with weekly market and working harbour. With so many pubs and restaurants to choose from, why not treat yourself to a meal out before heading home. Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.
Wing of the Coach House. Shared central entrance hall with slate floor. Stairs to first floor. Sitting room with period furnishings and door to large furnished deck extending full width of property and with views to Exmoor. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker. Double bedroom with period brass bedstead and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Rugs on wooden floors throughout.
- Freeview TV
- Electric range included
- Large first floor decked area with furniture
- Cycle store
- No children under 8 years
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
- Shared 30-acre mature parkland
- Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
- Shared barbecue and gazebo
- Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
- Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
Note: Cutcliffe (ref HPPR) and Luppincott Chambers (ref HPPS) can be booked as a single 4-bedroomed unit sleeping up to 8 people. This is achieved by converting the Luppincott sitting room into a substantial dining room seating up to 8
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for HPPR and HPPS at Webbery Manor Estate - Can be booked together to sleep 8. The dining room table sits 8 but can fit up to 10 at a sqeeze. Shared laundry room Bring your own non marking footwear and equipment for the tennis courts Complimentary produce available from kitchen gardens.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION No children under the age of 8 are permitted.Get the full listing »