Ancient and remote with glorious views, a comfortable house that sleeps 14 – and toddlers too. Visit the beaches, hike from the door…
It's the sort of place where you long to pull on your boots or jump on a horse and head for the horizon. This historic 400 year old Manor House, forms part of the 6 Manors of Widecombe. This important Manor has been in existence since early medieval times. It is situated half way up the hill in an isolated and quiet position, yet is within easy reach of local amenities. The views across Dartmoor and Widecombe are among the best in Devon. The property is set within its own grounds of about 30 acres and has direct access to the moor, some of which belongs to the property.
There are seven main bedrooms (four with doubles, 3 with twins), two storeys and an attic, linked by a medieval stone stair. There are also 2 further small bedrooms which can either be used for babies or young children on fold out beds. Note the wonderful granite flags as you enter the hall, and, through the window ahead, your first glimpse of the moor. In two sitting rooms cosy with wood-burners and TV's with Sky – and a third for children – are oatmeal walls and comfy sofas. There's a kitchen for cooks (an Aga and a separate hob), a lovely long oak table that seats 18, and a sun room with views you'll never want to leave. There is also a utility room and boot room.
Outside, lawns for children to tumble on, paddocks all around, and a table and chairs for the setting sun. After a day fixing tees to greens (golf is close) or building castles in the sand, how gratifying to come home to fresh flowers, crisp linen and fluffy white towels. What's more, Widecombe, home to the Rugglestone Inn, is a ten-minute walk downhill – a babbling brook, beer from the cask and chips to die for.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are dried off before entering the main house (an extra charge is payable for dogs).
- Children welcome - Kids of all ages can stay
- WiFi - Wireless internet access available
- Pets welcome - Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets
- Public transport - Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
- Open fire / Woodburner
- Microwave oven
- Central heating
- Mobile reception
- Cooked meals available
- Washing machine
- Restaurant nearby
Minimum stay: 4 nights weekdays & weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Description of Sleeping Capacity: Sleeps 14 adults & 4 toddlers (7 Bedrooms)
Notes on Bedrooms:
Bedroom 1,2,3 & 4 with king size double beds in each, Bedroom 5,6 & 7 with 2 singles in each. Two baby rooms with a cot in each and fold up beds for young children. All main bedrooms have either a wardrobe or chest of drawers or both.
Two of the double bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. There are also 2 family bathrooms, one at each end of the house. The baths also have showers fitted. Each bathroom/shower room has a WC, sink and heated towel rail.
Aga with 2 ovens, plus electric hotplate. Microwave and dishwasher. Single butler sink. Built in Fridge and freezer.
Range of kitchen units for storage and a dresser for crockery and cutlery.
Small sofa and coffee table.
Notes on Accommodation:
The house is warm in the winter and reasonably cool in the summer. However Dartmoor weather can be very changeable, so bring plenty of warm clothes. There is no downstairs toilet, but there is a very posh outside toilet and wash room.
There is a large patio with a barbecue area and outdoor furniture, however this is not directly attached to the house. There are extensive lawn areas around the house together with many flower beds and shrubs. All the gardens are maintained weekly by our gardener. Some of the surrounding paddocks are rented to local farmers for grazing their cattle or ponies. There is a car port, which holds 2 cars. Access onto the moor is directly from the property.
Washing machine and condensing tumble dryer. Fridge freezer, ironing board and iron. Drying rack.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
All towels and linen are included for the duration of your stay. The house is cleaned and linen changed with each new group coming in. If staying for more than 2 weeks then further cleaning and linen changing will take place.
Dog towels are also provided
Sun room or Loggia which has a small sofa and single chair, with outstanding views across the valley. Boot room which contains the boiler, coat hangers and a bench seat.
£1650 - £3150 per week. 4-night stay from £1,350. Logs £60 per week. Please enquire below.