Hidden away in a wooded hollow just beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor, this Jacobean Manor is a house virtually untouched by time. The original manor was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but today’s impressive Jacobean dwelling, set in its own shrub filled gardens and surrounded by peaceful countryside, dates from the early 1600s. Over the years it was home to a series of colourful characters, from a compulsive gambler and suspected murderer, to a celebrated hymn writer and novelist. Now you can make the house your own for the weekend or longer.
This house, steeped in history, is large enough to be imposing, yet not so grand as to be unwelcoming. Stepping over the ancient slate floor in the impressive hallway one immediately feels very much at home, and, with just 14 bedrooms, this property is perfect for enjoying your own private slice of English country life with exclusive use.
Ideally located for total seclusion, this is a sublime spot to get away from it all. Exclusive use of the Manor offers a selection of reception rooms with stunning period features in a traditional and intimate setting, with unrivalled flexibility to provide you and your guests with the ultimate special occasion. The burnished oak panelling, exquisite ornamental plasterwork and extraordinary antique furniture are exceptional and combine with rich fabrics, roaring log fires and first class service to create a cosy and luxurious atmosphere.
Extending over several acres, the glorious gardens feature streams and ponds, fountains and statuary, sunken lawns and a profusion of shrubs, plus a huge rustic dovecote and a recently restored walled vegetable garden, where the chefs often gather fresh produce for their menus.
It is a lovely place, so take a step back in time and relax into your own private and exclusive world.
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Location: England - South West
Budget: £5000 - 10000
- the secluded country setting
- the original Jacobean ballroom
- the pretty gardens and views