DOVE COTE HOUSE
Cottage in North Devon, England
HOLIDAY_HOME: 2754 / HDDP
"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. 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 coach house and stables for the Manor, and named after the dove cotes in the gable which is adorned by a magnificent wisteria. This wonderful period property has a wealth of features, with vaulted ceilings, and galleried landings. Relax in the large lounge with its spectacular brick fireplace, wood burning stove, and door onto the terrace. The bespoke kitchen has range, marble worktops, Belfast sink, breakfast area, and limestone floor. While the dining room with wood burning stove and oak refectory table is ideal for social gatherings. Dove Cote House has 4 bedrooms, but you might want to make sure you get the master bedroom! With its mahogany bed, beamed vaulted ceiling, period furniture, and roof terrace with breathtaking views to Lundy Island. The en-suite bathroom with Victorian slipper bath, gives a touch of opulence to this delightful room. The three further bedrooms are en-suite, and have crisp, fresh linen and plump duvets.
No trip to Devon would be complete without a visit to the peaceful, unspoilt nature reserve of Lundy Island. Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.
Large living room with wood-burning stove in large brick fireplace. Large dining room with wood-burning stove and oak refectory table. Bespoke well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking), marble worktops, Belfast sink and limestone floor. Breakfast area. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Art Deco French mahogany bed. Roof terrace. Bathroom with raised area with Victorian slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
- Wood-burning stoves - fuel inc
- Elec inc
- Electric/gas range (double oven) inc
- Large American-style f/freezer
- Terrace with furniture and lawned garden
- Ground floor facilities
- 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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