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Electricity, heating, bed linen and duvets included unless stated otherwise below in the full cost breakdown.

The property

… 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, freezer); 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, ready meals and meals in the owners' house 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.

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The place

Combe Raleigh: small picturesque village (15th cent. church) in the Otter Valley at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, 1½ miles from 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.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is available
There is a barbecue
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
A dropsided or traditional cot is available
There are two cots available
A travel cot is available
There are two dishwashers
DVD player
There are three DVDs
Electricity costs are included
There are two freezers
There are two fridges
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
This property has central heating
The property has a woodburner
This property has underfloor heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
Three highchairs are available
Linen, duvets and blankets are provided free of charge
Ready meals are available from the owner by arrangement
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 10 standard sized cars.
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 3 dogs are permitted, by arrangement.
There is a phone
There is a piano
Professional catering
Professional catering is available by arrangement
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Snooker table
There is a snooker table
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
There are three televisions
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Full details

Location:Combe Raleigh, East Devon, Devon
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 8 ( 3 Double, 4 Twin, 1 Family )
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2012. See page 174 of our 2017 brochure
Good for:Large gatheringsDogsPubsPets OffersChild Friendly
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We had an amazing time at Abbots Manor. There were 13 of us and we all enjoyed our stay a lot and agreed it's the best one we have stayed at (and we've stayed at a few!). The garden was every child's dream, with lots of play equipment and its perfect for hide and seek. We all enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the fire in the garden and enjoying watching the sun go down. The house is huge and beautiful, it has everythIng you could want and more! Would love to stay again soon.


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