"A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."
High in the Devon hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries Webbery Manor Estate is an oasis of rural tranquillity. Steeped in history and with several noteworthy owners, Webbery Manor Estate was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was given to Nicholas the Crossbowman, by a grateful William the Conqueror as a Saxon manor. In the 17th century it passed to the Lippincott family, one of whom set sail with the Mayflower flotilla to settle in America. In the 18th century, John Cutcliffe, the grandson of the owner, fought at the battle of Waterloo and was personally promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
Set in 30 acres of parkland and woods, with grazing sheep, deer, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. The delightful gardens have numerous specimen trees and banks of rhododendrons giving a spectacular spring display. While the organic walled kitchen gardens grow some more unusual varieties of vegetables to the UK. You will find Romanesco, Cavelo Nero, and Pink Fir Apple potatoes to name a few, all complimentary subject to season and availability.
Picture perfect and just for two, Garden Cottage is the ideal romantic retreat, entered via one of the walled gardens. The spacious, comfortable living/dining room has oak floors, antiques and beautiful period Edwardian knoll sofa. While the lovely kitchen with oak work tops and slate floor has everything you need to create that romantic meal for two. For that touch of opulence, there is a superb walnut inlaid 5ft French empire-style bed, while the en-suite bathroom has large walk-in shower. Enjoy balmy evenings on the terrace looking onto the walled garden, perfect for watching the sun go down.
For romantics you really ought to spend a day at Knightshayes Court near Tiverton. It combines medieval romanticism with lavish Victorian decoration, with an elegant boudoir and drawing room, giving a taste of country house living.Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.
Large living/dining room with oak floor. Large kitchen with oak worktops and slate floor. Double bedroom with 5ft French, inlaid bed, oak floor and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.
- Washer/dryer (shared, outside utility)
- Small courtyard garden with furniture
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
- Shared 30-acre mature parkland
- Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
- Shared barbecue and gazebo
- Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
- Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
Note: The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS) and Garden Cottage (HMMN) can be linked, allowing the properties to be booked together to sleep 10 people (with the dining room also seating 10) at a discount of 10% only on the rental of Garden Cottage