Manor House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 23
AS USED AS A HIDE OUT BY THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS - MANY WERE ARRESTED AT BEAFORD HOUSE, AND MANY BELIEVE THAT MUCH OF THE MONEY MAY HAVE BEEN HIDDEN IN THE GROUNDS AND NEVER FOUND !!!
Beaford House offers peace and tranquility in a lovely setting with the bonus of an outdoor heated swimming pool (Whitsun-mid September). Shared with 3 small holiday cottages. ** FROM Oct 2013 Private HOT TUB !!! ** Beautifully furnished, this English country house is elegantly furnished throughout, with spacious accommodation for up to 23 guests in nine bedrooms including two with a four poster bed.
Perfect for conversation, gatherings and relaxation is the large comfortable drawing room. Featuring a large wood-panelled fireplace, it has one wall of floor-to-ceiling French doors, comfy sofas, occasional chairs and tables.
IN HOUSE CATERERS ARE AVAILABLE GIVEN PRIOR NOTICE
The perfect rural retreat Beaford House makes guests feel like the Lord and Lady of the manor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 23, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Westward Ho! 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 8 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 23, Lounge seats for 23|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
For the children, a cosy snug is ideal with TV, video and games, and a wood panelled fireplace. Wii with games
A bookcase-lined hall (filled with books) leads to the extensive dining room where three floor-to-ceiling French doors lead out to the lawns and swimming pool. Elegantly furnished, with a large table, to seat 24, this room too boasts a wood panelled original fireplace and contains a pool table and seating areas.
The newly fitted kitchen is attractively decorated with granite topped units, a table with seating, a blue, four-oven AGA, plus a 6 burner gas cooker, microwave and all the little extras guests need. Off the kitchen is a scullery housing a commercial dishwasher, sink and original crockery shelving, while to the rear of the kitchen is a second kitchen with freezer, sink and table.
The original wash room houses the washing machine. A corridor with original red quarry tiling leads to the servant's entrance - ideal for muddy boots and shoes!! A second servants' staircase leads to the first floor.
Off of the main hallway is the stairway leading to the nine bedrooms. Eight of the bedrooms are en-suite and most are very spacious with stunning views. All have a TV. 3 double en-suite bedrooms, one with balcony, a balconied family room with a double & 2 single beds plus en-suite, 2 en-suite four poster bedrooms, a triple bedroom with a king size bed, a single bed and en-suite, an en-suite double bedroom with 2 additional single beds and a twin bedroom. In addition there are 2 family bathrooms and one toilet.
All power and linen included. Logs and coal for the fires can be purchased on site. Central Heating is charged @ £35 per day.
|Further details outdoors|
Beaford House is surrounded by tranquil countryside and set in large gardens and grounds. With a children's outdoor play area, a BBQ, chairs and plenty of garden furniture provided. Many horses and ponies fill the owners' surrounding fields.
The fenced outdoor heated swimming pool (Whitsun-mid Sept) is shared with 3 small holiday cottages.
FROM OCTOBER 2013 - PRIVATE HOT TUB
A large attached Ballroom can be hired, which includes a Civil Wedding Licence, for the week, and the option for outside caterers to be brought in. This room is very well equipped with a bar area, large open fire and ladies and gents cloakrooms.
The West Country region
As used as a hide out by the Great Train Robbers both before and after the robbery the family will be more than happy to fill you in on memories they have of times spent with characters such as Ronnie Biggs and Buster Edwards.
Just a short walk along a track, leads down the valley to the River Torridge, where kingfishers, otters and deer can be often spotted.
Just 4 miles away is Great Torrington, home of RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Glass. Salmon and trout fishing, shooting, hunting, horse riding and golf can be booked locally. North Devon beaches, Bideford, North Devon’s principle town of Barnstaple and many local attractions can be easily reached. Tours of Tarka Country and trips to Exmoor and the North Devon Coast at Ilfracombe are all good days out.
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