Combe Raleigh holiday cottage accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

G51 - Abbots Manor

from £191 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

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Cottage / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16 Home 204763

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Cottage / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

In Combe Raleigh, a handsome, Georgian, Grade II listed house, once the manor to the 3,000 acre Combe Raleigh estate, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Abbots Manor is a big, three-storey, family home, warm and well-equipped with period features and antique furniture but all the modern comforts of the 21st cent.. Part of the right-hand gable is attached to the former servants' quarters and coach house buildings.Behind, a good-sized, enclosed garden with large level lawn (shallow ditch - caution small children), sitting-out area (tables/chairs, barbecue) and lovely rural views over fields; for young children, a well-equipped play area (swings, slide, sandpit, play fort, Swiss play house, trampoline, ride-on toys), and for supervised/older children, a terrific campfire area with rustic log seating - ideal for toasting marshmallows and storytelling around the fire. Wedding marquees etc may be erected, by arrangement. Gravelled drive to impressive porch and front door; entrance hall (half-sized snooker table/dining table for 6); elegant drawing room (woodburner, TV/DVD) with Bechstein grand piano; formal dining room with table seating 12 comfortably, 16 with less elbow-room; big heart-of-home kitchen (dishwashers, microwave, 4-oven electric Aga, enormous larder fridge) with door to garden; utility/boot room (additional gas cooker and larder fridge, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, sink, table football, cross-trainer) and larder; small office (desk, freezer); loo. Wireless music system.Stairs (stairgates) up to half-landing and lovely, light morning/games room (home cinema TV/DVD, PlayStation2, Xbox) with sofas and beanbags, and a few more stairs (stairgates) up to first floor and four bedrooms:master double (zip-linked 6' bed or twin) with TV/DVD/video and en suite

bathroom (suite, shower over bath, two washbasins)

double (5' bed) with en

suite shower-room (suite)

twin (zip-linkable to 6'

double) with washbasin

twin (zip-linkable

to 6' double) with washbasin


(suite, shower over bath).   More stairs (stairgates) up to second floor

and four more large bedrooms (some sloping ceilings, apex beams from 6'2”, door

lintels from 5'8”):

double (zip-linked

6' bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath)

double (zip-linked

6' bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath)


(zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath)


(zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and

separate shower) Professional catering, ready meals and meals in the owners' house available. Fishing/shooting available locally. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £500. Abbots Manor provides comfort, space and character, ideal for family gatherings and well located for exploring with easy access from the A30. 

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Property is within 5 miles of a railway station
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (8), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.

The Devon region

East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon's capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children's-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.

Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon's prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a 'World Heritage Coastline'.

Combe Raleigh

Combe Raleigh: small, picturesque village (15th cent. church) in the Otter Valley at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, 1½ miles north of Honiton. Owned by the Raleigh family in the late 13th cent., many historic houses/gardens nearby. Luppitt (interesting old pub), 3½ miles. World Heritage 'Jurassic Coast' and beaches at Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Seaton, 11 miles; fossils at Lyme Regis and Charmouth, 15. Golf, 3 miles.

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