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8-bedroom mansion located close to Exmoor and the North Devon coast with onsite leisure facilities

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8-Bedroom Grade 1 Listed Mansion with onsite swimming pool and tennis court

The Devon Manor House is a beautiful eight bedroom Grade 1 listed mansion set within a private 160 acre estate in rural North Devon. Located just a few miles from Barnstaple and only a short drive from the stunning North Devon coastline this is the perfect retreat for both families and friends.

Comfortably accommodating up to 16, The Devon Manor House benefits from its own private estate, including feature gardens, a large outdoor swimming pool (can be heated for additional cost) and a hard tennis court. When staying at the manor house all of these facilities are solely to be used by guests.

Inside the house has a wonderful combination of period features and contemporary mod cons. Think stunning wood floors, intricate plaster-work and original wood beams meet smart TV's, a state of the art music system and WiFi. Providing everything you will need for enjoying a memorable holiday in one of the finest manor houses in the South West.

The Devon Manor House has plenty of space both upstairs and down. On the ground floor there are three living rooms, including a family/TV room, an adult lounge and the main sitting room with wonderful views. A large dining room features two pine tables, which end to end seat up to 16 comfortably, but can also be separated for an adult and a child's table.

There are two kitchens to choose from at The Devon Manor House, both of which are fully equipped with a range of appliances to make cooking a five course meal easy. A separate kitchen can be found at the pool house and is also equipped to a very high standard, allowing guests to make the most of the grounds and outside facilities.

The eight bedrooms at The Devon Manor House are split over two floors and accessed via three staircases.

On the first floor are the first six bedrooms, five have en-suite facilities. The first bedroom has two antique double beds and an en-suite shower room, as well as views out towards the Shirwell beech trees, which mark the boundary of the property. The second bedroom has a king sized bed an en-suite with both a shower and a bath. This is situated next door to the Pine Suite, a large bedroom with king size bed and en-suite with a gorgeous roll top bath. The fourth bedroom also has a king sized bed and benefits from a small en-suite shower room.

The final two bedrooms on the first floor are accessed via the stunning Venetian staircase and include the Rose Suite and the Old Schoolroom, which have lovely views and zip and link beds. Both these bedrooms share the bathroom located next door to the Rose Suite, which is fitted with a shower and a bath.

On the second floor are the final two bedrooms. Reached via the back staircase, both rooms are wonderfully large and each features a zip and link bed that can easily be made up as either a double or as a twin. These bedrooms share a bathroom fitted with a bath. A small kitchenette containing laundry facilities is also located on this floor.

Within the large, private 160 acre estate are several charming features that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. There are two walled gardens at The Devon Manor House, the first is a beautiful rose garden, whilst the second is used for vegetables and cut flowers.

The main gardens at the house are located close to the private swimming pool with private pool house, which is equipped with its own kitchen and wet room. A hard tennis court is also part of the Devon Manor House leisure facilities.

When staying at The Devon Manor House you are only a short drive away from some of the country's best beaches, including the award winning Woolacombe, the surfing mecca Croyde, and the beautiful Saunton Sands, which can be reached in less than 20 minutes. As well as these golden sands beaches there are a number of smaller pretty coves to discover such as Crowe Point, Rockham and Combesgate.

North Devon is also a haven for walkers and cyclists with plenty of designated routes, including The Tarka Trail perfect for all abilities and levels of experience. Exmoor National Park also provides the perfect setting for seeing the beautiful landscape and local wildlife.

There are also many attractions within easy reach of The Devon Manor House, including stunning gardens such as those at Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor and Broomhill; family friendly parks, including Watermouth Castle and Exmoor Zoo, and several historic houses, as well as so much more.

Special rates for groups of 10-12

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Calendar last updated:
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barnstaple in Shirwell

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Long Bedroom En-Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-Suite shower room to the Long Bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Blue Bedroom En-Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to the Blue Bedroom with bath and separate shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Pine Suite En-Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-suite to the Pine Suite with roll top bath.
    Bathroom 4 - Pretty Bedroom En-Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room to the Pretty Bedroom.
    Bathroom 5 - Shared by The Rose Suite and The Old Schoolroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , A large bathroom with roll top bath and a separate shower.
    Bathroom 6 - shared by second floor bedrooms - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , The second floor family bathroom has a bath.
  • There are six bathrooms at The Devon Manor House, as well as a ground floor cloakroom. The bathrooms are as follows: Bathroom 1: En-suite bathroom to 'The Long Bedroom'. Fitted with a shower, WC and wash-basin. Bathroom 2: En-suite bathroom to the 'Blue Bedroom'. Fitted with a shower and a separate bath, as well as a WC and a wash-basin. Bathroom 3: En-suite bathroom to the 'Pine Suite'. Fitted with a roll top bath, a WC and a wash-basin. Bathroom 4: En-suite to the 'Pretty Bedroom'. Fitted with a shower, a WC and a wash-basin. Bathroom 5: Located next door to the 'Rose Suite' this bathroom is also shared by 'The Old School Room'. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, a roll top bath, a WC and a wash-basin. Bathroom 6: The second floor family bathroom shared by two bedrooms is fitted with a bath, a WC and a wash-basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - The Long Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , A twin with two antique double beds - serving as two singles
    Bedroom 2 - The Blue Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed and countryside views.
    Bedroom 3 - The Pine Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed and countryside views.
    Bedroom 4 - The Pretty Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed and views out over the garden.
    Bedroom 5 - The Rose Suite - 2 Single Bed , Zip and Link Beds - can be a twin or double.
    Bedroom 6 - The Old Schoolroom - 2 Single Bed , Zip and Link Beds - can be a twin or double.
    Bedroom 7 - Second floor bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip and Link Beds - can be a twin or double.
    Bedroom 8 - second floor bedroom. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip and Link Beds - can be a twin or double.
  • The Devon Manor House can accommodate up to 16 in eight bedrooms, which are split over two floors and accessed via three different staircases. The bedrooms include the following: Bedroom 1: The Long Bedroom, accessed via the old staircase is a twin bedroom with two antique double beds. The bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2: The Blue Bedroom accessed via the old staircase has king-size double bed, and benefits from its own en-suite bathroom complete with bath and separate shower. Bedroom 3: The Pine Suite accessed via the old staircase is a large bedroom with a king-size double bed and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a roll-top bath. Bedroom 4: The Pretty Bedroom accessed via the old staircase has a king-size double bed and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 5: Accessed via the Venetian staircase is the Rose Suite, which has zip and link beds allowing it to be either a double or a twin. This bedroom shares a bathroom with The Old Schoolroom. Bedroom 6: The Old Schoolroom accessed via the Venetian staircase has zip and link beds allowing it to be either a double or a twin. The bedroom shares a bathroom with The Rose Suite. Bedroom 7: Located on the second floor and accessed via the back staircase is a large double/twin with zip and link beds. Bedroom 8: Located on the second floor and accessed via the back staircase is a large double/twin with zip and link beds. Please note that all the bedrooms on the first floor have gorgeous countryside view and with the exception of the Blue Bedroom, which is fully carpeted, all other bedrooms have polished wood floors and antique rugs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Devon Manor House is packed full of features and facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, which is available from early May through to mid-September, and can be heated if required for a small additional cost. There is also a hard tennis court, extensive gardens, a BBQ, a Bose sound system and WiFi. The property also has three kitchens, including one at the pool house, three living rooms and ample car parking.

Reviews

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8-bedroom mansion located close to Exmoor and the North Devon coast with onsite leisure facilities
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
4

Loved this property- building and the grounds

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful welcome and shown around both inside and out. Freedom to roam during our stay was so refreshing. The house was beautiful. We had to change our sleeping plans as 2 rooms were too far away for small children to go to bed away from adults. These rooms also had a problem with flys. Our other main issue was difficulty with lighting. It’s understandable that a period property does not have the same access to modern lighting. This would have been ok if all the lightbulbs worked. The rooms were huge and decorated beautifully.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

An exceptional comfortable spacious house

  • 4 of 5

We went for one week with family and friends in September 2017

The weather was mixed and the house is perfect if it is a wetter day as there is so MUCH SPACE

The house is amazing. We go every year for an annual holiday, to different houses, and this is the best house we have every had for space and it is such a treat to stay in a very cared for home.

We had 2 babies, 3 children and 2 dogs as well as all the adults, and it all worked very well.

The beds are extremely comfortable and the house has a special quality that must be rare to experience.

There are 2 main kitchens which is great for cooking for big parties

Plenty of fridge and freezer space

It is QUIET - so quiet - in the house and the grounds. The walls are so thick you don't hear anything from other parts of the house. The grounds and peaceful and lovely to walk round and enjoy. We had great fun with Croquet. The grounds are maintained well. The pools is lovely - further from the house than we expected but with the pool house it was a great area to spend time. The pool house is very well equipped.

It is a house that you shouldn't expect too much of as it is a listed building but has been really well modernised to such a high standard but in keeping with the period. The heating is not so great and no control of the temperature

We were met on arrival and the property was very clean and we were briefed well on the details.

The area is great, go to Woolacombe beach, it is amazing.

Lynton and Lynford are great for a visit - the water powered railway

Heddon Valley walk was my favourite.

The coast line is dramatic and 20-30 mins drive to lots of different coastal points.

Some small downsides to be aware of .....

We had to pay for the babies, which we have never experienced before

The heating is only just about good enough though on all the time (we had to pay extra for this).

There are log fires in 2 of the rooms but not in the children's lounge which was cold. (you have to pay for logs)

We were disappointed the Aga was not working. It is on all the photos so should be made clear as it was a selling point for us in the brochure.

The washing machine and tumble drier was not really adequate as it was up 2 flights of stairs and didn't dry the clothes well at all.

So in summary, don't expect too much but do expect to be impressed with space, character, peace and tranquillity and a great experience.

The owners clearly love this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this property which is a wonderful place to stay - plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing in beautiful surroundings. We were very lucky with the weather, so made full use of the swimming pool and tennis court.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Muddiford Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Portmore
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
M5 Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pyne Arms, East Down
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Saunton
Car: necessary

Set within its own private 160 acre estate, The Devon Manor House is a wonderful North Devon retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The self-catering holiday home is located close to some of the country's best beaches, as well as being within easy reach of the Exmoor National Park. It is the ideal property for those looking to explore, whether by car, foot or bike, as well as those just wishing to sit back and relax within their own private estae.

Conveniently located the Devon Manor House is less than a 20 minute drive from both Saunton and Woolacombe, two gorgeous golden beaches perfect for sunbathing and water sports. Alternatively, less than a 10-minute drive in the opposite direction is Exmoor with its wild expanse of rugged land and home to local wildlife, including red deer.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £1,000.00
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