Cottage in North Devon, England
HOLIDAY_HOME: 2753 / HDDQ
"A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."
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.
Once the home of the head groom this delightful cottage has been renovated to give spacious, luxurious accommodation. With its original boot room ideal for walking boots, and light and airy open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. With central, double-sided wood burning stove, keeping you toasty warm, and with French doors leading to secluded walled garden. With its impressive raised terrace it’s ideal for al fresco dining. The bespoke kitchen with its regency/gothic design and large range cooker is just the place to discuss your plans for the day. Both en-suite bedrooms overlook the secluded garden, the double has traditional French bed and the twin has period furniture.
Spend an enchanting day at Tapeley Park Gardens with its Italian garden, stunning views, woodlands and lakes, kitchen garden, tea rooms, and children’s play area. Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.
Large open-plan living/dining room with central double-sided wood-burning stove and French doors to enclosed garden. Bespoke kitchen with range (gas hob/electric oven). Small boot room. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Electric/gas range inc
- Terrace with furniture
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- T/cot and h/chair by arr
- Shared 30-acre mature parkland
- Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
- Shared BBQ and gazebo
- Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
- Complimentary produce avail from kitchen garden
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
Note: Groom’s Cottage (HDDQ) and Dove Cote House (HDDP) can be linked, allowing both properties to be booked together to sleep 12 people (with the dining room also seating 12)
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