Webbery Manor Estate - Dove Cote House

Webbery, nr. Bideford


Property Reference: HDDP
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade5 Star rating
Exterior Living room Living room Dining room Kitchen Double bedroom Double bedroom Double bedroom Twin bedroom Twin bedroom Bathing area View from balcony Garden and grounds

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Alternative properties at this location

H81HMMNHDDNHDDOHDDQHPPRHPPS

Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

"A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."

Nestling peacefully high in the hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries, the Webbery Manor Estate - a Saxon manor listed in the Domesday Book as being given by the conqueror to Nicholas the Crossbowman - is a haven of rural tranquillity, yet lies within convenient striking distance of the North Devon market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple. In the 30 acres of parkland and woods surrounding the Manor House (rebuilt during the Regency period), grazing sheep compete for space with deer, hare, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. Stunning views of Exmoor and Lundy Island (accessible by ferry from Bideford and Ilfracombe) may be enjoyed from the grounds on clear days. Gardeners will delight in the many specimen trees and rhododendrons, and in the stone and brick walled kitchen gardens from which complimentary seasonal produce is made available to guests. In addition, the gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Marwood and Tapley Park are all within easy driving distance.
Four of the properties (HDDN, HDDO, HDDP and HDDQ) were originally constructed using materials from the estate and all have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with careful attention being paid to comfort and detail. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, they offer solid oak floors, hand-made curtains and wood-burning stoves with fuel available from the estate’s woodland. The owners’ tennis court may be used subject to availability (non-marking footwear must be worn). Dove Cote House is a substantial residence, truly unique with dove cotes set into the front gable of the house. The interior boasts vaulted ceilings, galleried landings and many other interesting features. The main bedroom has a roof terrace with breathtaking westerly views out to Lundy Island - just the place for breakfast or watching the setting sun with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s evening.
A link to the Groom’s Cottage can be opened up to create a six-bedroomed cottage accommodating twelve people. The Groom’s Cottage which adjoins the Dove Cote House has open-plan accommodation on the ground floor with French doors leading to a secluded walled garden. The Linhay, where carts were once kept and the hay stored for the horses which worked the estate in a bygone age, is a two-bedroomed detached cottage with a bright and airy interior which oozes charm. Both bedrooms enjoy westerly views over the Bristol Channel towards Lundy. The Appleloft, which once housed the estate’s cider press is a delightful spacious, two-bedroomed cottage with a gallery and vaulted ceiling, adjoining the Groom’s Cottage.
Chapel Cottage (H81), the fifth property, adjoins the Manor House (occupied by the owners) and is a conversion of what was once the family place of worship, whilst the sixth, The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS), has been reconstructed in the Regency style and has wonderful views towards Exmoor in the distance. It has been divided into two stunning wings, Cutcliffe Chambers and Luppincott Chambers. Each is sited either side of an internal light tower and can be booked separately or, for a larger party, taken together. The Garden Cottage is a spacious retreat for two, and as it adjoins The Coach House it can also be booked as an annexe to this property to create a five bedroom cottage accommodating ten.
Webbery is ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who just want to escape and unwind on holiday in a truly magical place. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks in woodland, along coastal and esturine trails and for the more energetic, The Tarka Trail is located only a few minutes away and provides extensive (and largely level) cycling with wonderful estuary views. The sea is never far away from Webbery and the long sandy beaches of Instow...

Large living room with wood-burning stove in large brick fireplace. Large dining room with wood-burning stove and oak refectory table. Bespoke well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking), marble worktops, Belfast sink and limestone floor. Breakfast area. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Art Deco French mahogany bed. Roof terrace. Bathroom with raised area with Victorian slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Electric/gas range (double oven) included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Large American-style fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Terrace with furniture and lawned garden
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared 30-acre mature parkland
  • Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
  • Shared barbecue and gazebo
  • Parking
  • Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
  • Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
  • No smoking

Note: Groom’s Cottage (HDDQ) and Dove Cote House (HDDP) can be linked, allowing both properties to be booked together to sleep 12 people (with the dining room also seating 12).

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The property was stunning and beautifully furnished. Could not wait to get "home" to it at the end of the day. The owners were very kind and generous. They left us homemade scones and two bottle of wine to start our holiday. Would thoroughly recommend Webbery Estate for an excellent base for a holiday in North Devon. Sept 2012.
  2. Very supportive & charming Owners. Avoid the R N Devon golf course - too difficult! Memories restaurant in Northam (through Bideford), superb. Will probably return next year. June 2012.
  3. The Webbery is a beautifully kept estate in a scenic and stunning location but close enough to a town centre that you don’t feel too isolated. The property has been very well maintained, it had a great period feel with all the modern conveniences. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated, the kitchen had been stocked with everything we needed from herbs and spices right down to basic cling film. Kate and Kevin welcomed us with home made apricot and walnut scones (yum), and a few essentials to get us started. When we needed any assistance they were right on hand with a friendly approach and even came to say goodbye. The place is extremely clean and the well kept, the sheets towels and mattresses are high quality. My mum is not a well lady and had the best nights sleep in years. If your looking for a truly unique cottage experience you should give this one a try! March 2012.
  4. Excellent accommodation in beautiful peaceful surroundings, yet fairly close to amenities and coast. March 2012.
  5. Excellent accommodation, the welcome and hospitality of the owners was very nice. Use of the garden produce fabulous and very entertaining for the children to pick their own fruit and vegetables. A very safe place to let the children out to wander in the grounds. Aug 2011.
  6. The house is much better than the photos suggests, beautiful inside and out. Kitchen and breakfast room were excellent with everything you need. Lounge and bedrooms were most comfortable and dining room, an added luxury. The grounds are fabulous, especially the walled kitchen and the garden where you can pick all the fruit and veg you want. The tennis court is excellent. I thoroughly recommend this property in every way. July 2011.
  7. Dove Cote Lodge is an extremely attractive and comfortable house. It is well and sensibly furnished. The owners are lovely people who make you welcome with little gifts, for instance delicious scones. They also allowed us access to their vegetable and soft fruit, which we picked when in season. This delighted the children. June 2011.
  8. The owners of the cottage were more than helpful and a delight to talk to. The tennis court was lovely and had an amazing view. March 2011.
  9. Lovely house in a quiet location, owner very welcoming and helpful. March 2011.
  10. The location, cleanliness and quality of the property. Feb 2011.
  11. Good size, lovely decoration and finishings. Dec 2010.
  12. The photographs on the web site did not do justice to this property. It was amazing! We have stayed in at least 4 other properties from you and this was by far the best. Nov 2010.
  13. The cottage is huge with very nice old furniture and in perfect conditions. The availability of the tennis court, the free access to the walled garden for fruit and vegetables and the kindness of the owner are a great plus. Oct 2010.
  14. Very clean & excellent accommodation. Lovely bedrooms and good living accommodation. Modern kitchen & bathrooms. Very comfortable. Easy parking. Aug 2010.
  15. The property exceeded expectations and we were greeted by the owners who where wonderful. All our needs were catered for. March 2010.
  16. Larger and more spacious than anticipated. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the bathrooms a very good standard. The sitting room is big and comfortable. The kitchen well-equipped and stylish. March 2010.
  17. Lovely house, beautifully maintained and very clean. Plenty of room for us all to spread out. Lovely grounds to wander in. Oct 2009.
  18. The fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom was an important factor in our choice of property. The kitchen was superbly fitted and kitted. We liked its quiet location and the owner’s welcome. The property was perfect for our adult group and we hope to return! Sept 2009.
  19. Accommodation exceeded expectations. Excellent and owners very helpful and friendly. March 2009.
  20. A most stunning and relaxed cottage, with excellent grounds and just about the best owners we could have hoped. Genuinely wonderful. July 2008.
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    Low deposit only £25

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    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
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