Webbery Manor Estate - Groom’s Cottage

Webbery, nr. Bideford


Property Reference: HDDQ
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade5 Star rating
Exterior Living room Living room Double bedroom Twin bedroom Dining Area Kitchen/diner Exterior Sitting-out-area Garden Exterior Exterior Exterior Garden and grounds

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Availability & Price

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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Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Alternative properties at this location

H81HMMNHDDNHDDOHDDPHPPRHPPS

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 open-plan living/dining room with central double-sided wood-burning stove and French doors to enclosed garden. Bespoke kitchen with range (gas hob/electric oven). Small boot room. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Electric/gas range included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • 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. Groom’s cottage was an amazing find. The location was fantastic, the cottage was incredibly well equipped, clean and comfortable and the owners were the absolute best hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they both made us feel so welcome. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this beautiful location to anyone, it’s perfect! July 2012.
  2. I was very impressed with this cottage, the photo’s really don’t do it any justice. Situated on a very quiet estate, a small drive from Bideford. It was so lovely and peaceful. We met the owners and they were very nice and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this cottage. June 2012.
  3. The cottage was even better than it had appeared in the photos. The owner was very friendly, generous and helpful. We only had a four night stay in the property and wished that we could have stayed longer. We hope to return sometime. We have stayed in several cottages in the past and this was the best by some margin. Aug 2011.
  4. A truly perfect cottage and location. WE WILL RETURN! March 2011.
  5. Beautifully appointed accommodation which was very clean and comfortable in lovely surroundings. Feb 2011.
  6. The cottage had been thoughtfully planned and furnished - everything was of an extremely high standard. Dec 2010.
  7. Very comfortable, warm and welcoming. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. It was like staying with friends. Lots of free veg from the kitchen gardens. The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Nov 2010.
  8. Beautifully furnished cottage with everything you needed. Sept 2010.
  9. The cottage was refurbished to a very high standard and furnished with very sympathetic furniture. July 2010.
  10. Excellent standard, well equipped. July 2010.
  11. Really high standard of accommodation - beautiful oak floors / mantel piece and stair case, Wedgwood crockery, well supplied kitchen, high standard of furnishings. Lovely flowers and apricot and walnut scones on arrival. Very welcoming and helpful owners. Fantastic guide to cottage and the area- really thorough. Sept 2009.
  12. The property was furnished to a very high standard, with small but important details like high quality linens and appliances. The grounds and surrounding were absolutely beautiful and the holiday was worth every penny. I would say that overall my expectations were exceeded. March 2009.
  13. The cottage was in excellent condition throughout. The furniture and fittings were high quality and in keeping with the style of the property. Everything that was provided was of a very high standard. July 2009.
  14. Wonderful place, wonderful holiday. Hosts were great. Fully recommend and shall go again. June 2009.
  15. This is an excellent property superbly kept and i was made to feel so welcome it was like home from home. Thank you so much. May 2008.
  16. The owner and her husband couldn’t have been more helpful and the fresh vegetables from the walled garden were a huge treat. Aug 2008.
  17. We had a late availability booking, it was a most beautiful and quiet setting with lovely gardens and most welcoming and friendly hosts. It was an easy journey from M5. The cottage was very well furnished. July 2008.
  18. Lovely cottage and location. April 2008.
  19. All the properties on Webbery estate were to an excellent standard - the owners kindly showed us round. Brochure did not fully emphasize the fact that the owners gave home grown vegetables to the holiday cottage occupants (from their vast walled gardens) at no charge. The owners were absolutely fantastic, and nothing was too much trouble. June 2008.
  20. A hidden gem, it was a gorgeous cottage and the owners were very helpful and made us feel right at home, there was even home baked scones! Couldn’t have asked for a lovelier setting. April 2008.
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