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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). 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.

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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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Features

Electricity costs are included.

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

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is available
Barbecue
There is a barbecue
Broadband
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
Cot
There are two cots available
Cot
A travel cot is available
Cot
A dropsided or traditional cot is available
Dishwasher
There are two dishwashers
DVD player
There are three DVDs
Electricity
Electricity costs are included
Freezer
There is one freezer
Groceries
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
Heating
The property has a woodburner
Heating
This property has underfloor heating
Heating
This property has central heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
Three highchairs are available
Linen
Linen, duvets and blankets are provided free of charge
Meals
Ready meals are available from the owner by arrangement
Microwave
There is one microwave
Parking
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 10 standard sized cars.
Pets
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 3 dogs are permitted, by arrangement. No puppies under 12 months accepted.
Phone
There is a phone
Piano
There is a piano
Professional catering
Professional catering is available by arrangement
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Snooker table
There is a snooker table
Towels
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Full details

Cottage:G51
Location:Combe Raleigh, East Devon, Devon
Sleeps:18
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 8 ( 3 Double, 4 Twin, 1 Family )
Bathrooms7
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2012. See page 45 of our 2018 brochure
Good for:Large gatheringsDogsPubsChild Friendly

We have winter weekends away every year - this was the loveliest house we have stayed in. Jessica the caretaker was extremely helpful and you could tell it was a much loved family home. Perfect.



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