A fabulous Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house in the loveliest east Devon countryside, a welcoming, remarkable place for special occasions and family gatherings.
A captivating house full of history and mystery, this Grade II listed Elizabethan manor sits within the spectacular East Devon countryside. Part of the Yarcombe Estate, it was formerly Sir Francis Drake’ medieval hall house, and is now a characterful space for people and pets to socialise and relax. A remarkable destination for special occasions and family gatherings, up to four dogs are welcome (more considered upon request).
If you love large fireplaces and oak panelling, this is for you. You can even banquet with a long table to seat everyone comfortably. Off the beaten track, there are gorgeous walks for you and your canine companions within the lovely grounds. Afterwards, curl up with your hounds in front of the cosy wood burner. Outside, an enclosed courtyard offers a perfect space for young children; there is also an outside dog kennel. Check out the full-sized snooker table in the room containing William Morris wallpaper. The large and beautiful garden has a ha-ha, while a wild garden/orchard is reached by a perfumed wisteria-covered pergola walk. A croquet lawn and huge indoor games room mean parents can relax. To escape with your four-legged friends, try the peaceful sunken garden.
Situated a mile from the peaceful, unspoilt village of Yarcombe in the Blackdown Hills, this manor house is superbly located for visiting Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Surrounded by 2,500 acres of farmland with a river, try your hand at trout fishing, or enjoy plentiful walks nearby. Under a mile away is the village of Howley, and Honiton, 10 miles, offers a wide variety of shops and dog-friendly pubs. The Jurassic Coast is easily accessible by car with beaches of Charmouth (19 miles), Lyme Regis (19 miles), Sidmouth (20 miles), Seaton (17 miles) and Beer (20 miles) all worth a visit.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.