In Combe Raleigh, a handsome, Georgian, Grade II listed house, once the manor to the 3,000 acre Combe Raleigh estate, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Abbots Manor is a big, three-storey, family home, warm and well-equipped with period features and antique furniture but all the modern comforts of the 21st cent.. Part of the right-hand gable is attached to the former servants' quarters and coach house buildings.Behind, a good-sized, enclosed garden with large level lawn (shallow ditch - caution small children), terrace (tables/chairs, barbecue) and lovely rural views over fields; for young children, a well-equipped play area (swings, slide, sandpit, play fort, Swiss play house, trampoline, ride-on toys), and for supervised/older children, a terrific campfire area with rustic log seating - ideal for toasting marshmallows and storytelling around the fire. Wedding marquees etc may be erected, by arrangement. Gravelled drive to impressive porch and front door; entrance hall (half-sized snooker table/dining table for 6). Elegant drawing room (woodburner, TV/DVD/PVR) with Bechstein grand piano. Formal dining room. Big heart-of-home kitchen (dishwashers, microwave, 4-oven electric Aga, enormous larder fridge) with door to terrace for alfresco dining. Utility/boot room (additional gas cooker and larder fridge, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, sink, table football, cross-trainer) and larder. Small office (desk). Loo. Wireless music system.Stairs (stairgates) up to half-landing and lovely, light morning/games room (home cinema TV/DVD/PVR, PlayStation2, Xbox) with sofas and beanbags, and a few more stairs (stairgates) up to first floor and four bedrooms:- step up into master double (zip-linked 6' bed or twin) with TV/DVD/PVR and step down into en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, two washbasins)- double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite)- twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with washbasin - twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with washbasin Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). More stairs (stairgates) up to second floor and four more large bedrooms (some sloping ceilings, apex beams from 6'2", door lintels from 5'8"): - family room with 6' zip-linked double (or twin) plus twin beds and en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) - double (zip-linked 6' bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) - twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) - twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower) Professional catering and ready meals available. Fishing/shooting available locally. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £500.Abbots Manor provides comfort, space and character, ideal for family gatherings and well located for exploring with easy access from the A30.
Combe Raleigh: small, picturesque village (15th cent. church) in the Otter Valley at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, 1½ miles north of Honiton. Owned by the Raleigh family in the late 13th cent., many historic houses/gardens nearby. Luppitt (interesting old pub), 3½ miles. World Heritage 'Jurassic Coast' and beaches at Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Seaton, 11 miles; fossils at Lyme Regis and Charmouth, 15. Golf, 3 miles.
Over three levels. Four first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and two basins, 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 2 x twin (can convert to super king double) with basin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Four second floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with super king double (can convert to twin) and twin beds with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 2 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite bathrooms with bath, WC, basin (one with shower over, the other with separate shower and hand shower). First floor morning/games room. Ground floor hall with small dining table. Dining room. Drawing room with wood burning stove. Kitchen. Utility/boot room. Office. Ground floor WC with basin.
COMBE RALEIGH Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.
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