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Stunning Grade II Listed Georgian Manor House with Beautiful Gardens, Sleeps 24

People24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Space 3,982 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 24, 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9 man hot tub, bar and games room

Mount Sandford House is, in part, over 250 years old. During 2014 it has been completely renovated in a tasteful and respectful manner. The result is a glorious 10 bedroom manor house, set in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens on the edge of Barnstaple and next to Portmore Golf Club.

There are 8 newly installed bathrooms, a large drawing room, 2 living rooms, dining room with seating to accommodate all your group, 2 kitchens, utility room, conservatory, 9 man hot tub in the garden next to the Summer House.

Next to the bar and games room, complete with pool table and wall mounted TV for all those sporting event coming up, is a large car park sufficient for all your family and/or friends.

Mount Sandford House has had its electrical system and plumbing brought up to excellent standards for a property of this size. Do not be worried about low pressure showers, not enough hot water, big cold rooms associated with these large properties. Mount Sandford will not disappoint, no expense has been spared to ensure warmth and comfort.

The bedrooms are spread out over the 1st and second floors and the west and central sections of the house. The whole property is connected, but there is a wing that can be annexed if any of your party want their own space and some peace and quiet. It can be sectioned into a 2 bedroom house with its own living room, dining room and kitchen.

More Details

Property Manager
Benn or Amy Coley
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Benn or Amy Coley

Benn and Amy bought Mount Sandford House in early 2014 having lived in France (property 8294) for over 10 years where both their children were born. They have spent 2014 breathing fresh life into a magnificent property with enormous potential and inherent intrigue and beauty. Having lived in SW France near the beautiful sandy beaches and surf they have decided that they want to have the same benefits but live in the UK - North Devon was the obvious place to come. We love our new lives here, love the vibe and buzz to Barnstaple and everything the North of Devon has to offer.

Benn or Amy Coley purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Benn or Amy Coley chose Barnstaple

Benn spent many Summers in the South West of England surfing and generally exploring the rugged coastline. We have family down in this part of England as well. I always thought I would like to live here one day. We found Mount Sandford House by accident, having already looked at similar sized properties in very rural, out of the way locations. We decided that Mount Sandford House was the ideal location because we had the best of both worlds....surrounded by fields, but only a few minutes from bars, restaurants, shops and life! Our kids love it down here too.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We fell in love with the 'unkown' history to Mount Sandford and the opportunity to restore it to something majestic that we could use for our business. Mount Sandford has so many nooks and crannies to explore. Its location makes it easy to get to by car or train....we are only 30 mins from Tiverton Parkway, which is only 1 hour 30mins from London, and we are only 40 mins off the M5 down the A361.

We have golf outside our front door at Portmore Golf Club, as well as easy access to Royal North Devon and Saunton Sands Golf clubs. We are near great beaches, and loads of other tourist attractions including The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. Cycling around here is incredible and we are more or less on the Tarka Trail! The region is steeped in history, great food, restaurants, beer, cider and even local wine making. You will not be disappointed.

Location

Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lilico's
Nearest Golf
0.1 Kilometres
Portmore Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
A361
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Bull and Bear
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Saunton Sands
Car: recommended

Mount Sandford House is ideally located on the edge of Barnstaple, a thriving town in North Devon. The house is surrounded by fields and a golf course, however, you are only 3 minutes away from a vibrant town with bars, restaurants, a high street, markets and only 10/15 minutes from the glorious beaches of North Devon.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Barnstaple in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3982 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Details above with the bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite with bath, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite with bath and shower and balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , family suite, 2 rooms with ensuite bath and shower, bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite with shower
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite with bath and shower
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite with shower, large enough for other kids beds
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , own bathroom with bath, next door to room
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed room, forming part of family suite in bedroom 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Benn and Amy live on site in Little Sandford, a 3 bedroom annexe, next to the East Wing. We are often away during your stay, but when around are more than happy to help with local info and tips on the house. It is completely independent to the Manor.

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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with an amazing garden and outdoor area. Very luxurious but maintained a homely feel. I loved my weekend at Mount Sandford House.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Perfect for large groups of friends/family

  • 5 of 5

Second Easter visit to this house. Really comfortable and well equipped. Most rooms en-suite with modern, good quality decoration and fittings. Sitting rooms spacious - one cosy, one more formal. A brilliant dining room with loads of character and close access to kitchen. Gardens planted beautifully and hot tub a lovely bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Brilliant house

  • 5 of 5

Second time here with friends -families with teens, tweens and a toddler. We fill the save! Perfect week - it is a great location for walks, beaches and cycling. Excellent cookware, crockery etc, and the beautiful gardens mean there is always a sunny spot. Hot tub a real hit with all of us ...not all at once but certainly big enough for 6+

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Beautiful property and great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here recently for a golf weekend. The property is stunning with very comfortable beds in lovely rooms. Benn and Amy are brilliant hosts and take care of all your needs, leaving you to relax and enjoy the spacious living areas and gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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My Sandford House - The Cream of Devon

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place for a weekend away. Benn and Amy have done a superb job renovating this Grade II property with each room having its own distinct feel. Highly recommended for any occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Perfect for large parties in relaxed surrounding

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay at Mount Sandford. Plenty of space for everyone, even in the hot tub! Fantastic hospitality and cooking from the hosts and plenty of options for eating out nearby too. Lovely house with great out-house bar and games facility. The golf courses were great, but I'd come back with the family just to enjoy the peaceful rural life and beaches. Thanks again to Benn and Amy for making us feel so comfortable. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Barnstaple, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 2 nights
From
£1,000
£2,500
 
 
Xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,500
£5,000
 
 
Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 2 nights
From
£1,150
£2,850
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 3 nights
From
£1,200
£4,000
 
 
Bank Hol 2018
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 3 nights
From
£1,250
£4,000
 
 
Summer 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,250
for 7 nights
£5,250
 
 
Xmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,500
£5,250
 
 
New Year 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,500
£5,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 2 nights
From
£1,250
£3,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Tax Rate 20.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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