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Mount Sandford Manor House

England / Barnstaple, Devon
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An opulent, ten-bedroom retreat with a cinema room, a large outdoor hot tub, and a barbecue hut, nestled in rural North Devon.

Ever fancied lording it up, in your very own version of Downton Abbey?

Well, with a stay at Mount Sandford Manor House, your dreams can come true. Grandly nestled amongst 1.5 green Devon acres on the outskirts of historic Barnstaple, this is the perfect setting for a get-together that demands an extra flourish of timeless style.

You won't have to leave anybody off the guest list, either. Not only does the house itself sleep up to 24 people, you'll have the option of accommodating seven more if needed, in the elegant annexe.

Jaws are certain to drop as you drive up to your sumptuous manor house, and once inside, you'll discover plenty of beautifully decorated spaces for everybody to relax in their own way.  

Chill out in the lounge, with its open fire, wall-mounted Smart TV, and soothing views to the garden, or retire to the formal drawing room, for in-depth conversation surrounded by grandeur.

Meanwhile, book lovers will enjoy the lobby-library, competitive types can shoot some pool in the bar-equipped games room, and film buffs can hole themselves up in the dedicated cinema room, with its 65" 4K HD TV, Blu-ray player, and impressive surround-sound system.

Bring everybody together at mealtimes, whether you're whipping up a feast in the AGA-equipped kitchen, to be served in the sophisticated dining room, or sizzling your supper on the barbecue. There's even a large, furnished wooden barbecue hut for everybody to enjoy those juicy burgers and cocktails in - so there's no need to stand around, awkwardly trying to balance both in your hands!

You'll also discover a bubbling, nine-person hot tub in those huge gardens, along with an immaculate, furnished lawn area that's ideal for curling up with a good book... and plenty of outdoor games for the kids.

Oh, and you might want to leave some time to claim your bedroom, as choosing a favourite won't be easy! The first floor is home to a cosy double, a kingsize room with a separate dressing area, another king room with a bunk area, and a twin.  

Head to the East Wing to find a king room with day bed, a double with sofa bed, and another twin room, while the second floor houses a superking room, a double, and a single.

With mountain bikes available to borrow, exploring the local area will be easy. Why not pack a light picnic and whizz along the Tarka Trail to Instow estuary beach, or jump in the car to visit the surfer's paradise beaches of Croyde or Woolacombe?

Otherwise, you could wander into Barnstaple and enjoy the delights of the village, before returning to your manor house just in time for that spectacular sunset.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm. Regrettably, pets are not permitted.

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Region: Barnstaple, Devon
Cost (from): £3013 per week
Sleeps: 24 (+7)
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 8
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1499

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Manor house, sleeps 24 guests.  Ground floor: lounge with open fire and basket of logs, wall-mounted smart TV/DVD, large sofas, garden views.  Drawing room with formal seating, lobby with library and seating.  Furnished conservatory.  Dining room with tables and chairs for 24 guests.  Kitchen: large range-cooker, AGA, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee maker.  Utility room: washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, dishwasher.  Games room: pool table, bar, wall-mounted smart TV Xbox 360 with games and Bluetooth surround system.  Cinema room: 65" 4K HD TV, Blue Ray Player and surround sound system, seating.  Separate WC.  First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC, 1 king-size with balcony overlooking the lawn, dressing area and en-suite shower with WC, 1 twin, with additional pull-out trundle bed with en-suite shower and WC, 1 king-size with separate bunk area, balcony overlooking the lawn and en-suite bath with WC. East Wing: 1 king-size bedroom with day bed and en-suite shower with WC, 1 twin, 1 double with sofa bed, TV and wall mounted fireplace. Second floor: 1 double with en-suite shower over bath and WC, 1 super king-size with en-suite bath and WC, 1 single with extra pull out bed.  Family bathroom: bath and WC.  Gardens: furnished lawn, barbecue hut with seating, 9-person hot tub, outdoor play equipment, trampoline, table tennis, mountain bikes, off-road parking.  Separate annexe for an additional 7 guests: 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 extra WC, fully fitted kitchen/diner with table and seating for 7, living room with sofas, HD TV and DVD player.

Local Activities

Beaches, watersports, walking, cycling, golf, Tarka Trail, village life, shops, pubs, restaurants.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A 10-bedroom manor house sleeping up to 24 guests, nestled amongst 1.5 acres of North Devon land that's close to historic Barnstaple. Ideal for stylish celebrations!
  • A further 7 guests can be accommodated in a separate annexe on request.
  • Features include a nine-person hot tub, dedicated cinema and games rooms, and a furnished barbecue hut.
  • A perfect base for exploring the North Devon coastline, there are several beaches in easy reach, and a golf course just opposite the house.
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