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Medieval Manor House Farm House Idyllic Rural Views Near To North Devon Coast

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Manor House, Atherington, Nr Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Peaceful Rural Location, 20 Minutes to The Beach, Close to The National Parks Close to Golf Courses - PLEASE NOTE Bed combinations can be changed in rooms using our occasional beds for children A lovely Old Medieval Barton Manor Farmhouse set near the top of the Devonshire Taw Valley overlooking a beautiful landscape. With 6 acres of landscaped gardens, including paddocks, wildlife ponds and a small wooded area it offers complete privacy and relaxation. Dating back before 1066 the Medieval Manor of Boreat was once part of a much larger Manorial settlement and is full of History. It was once the Residence for the Kings Chief Tenant of Devon and has also been home to the Secretary for Lord Nelson and one or two Knights. Sadl...Manor House, Atherington, Nr Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Peaceful Rural Location, 20 Minutes to The Beach, Close to The National Parks Close to Golf Courses - PLEASE NOTE Bed combinations can be changed in rooms using our occasional beds for children A lovely Old Medieval Barton Manor Farmhouse set near the top of the Devonshire Taw Valley overlooking a beautiful landscape. With 6 acres of landscaped gardens, including paddocks, wildlife ponds and a small wooded area it offers complete privacy and relaxation. Dating back before 1066 the Medieval Manor of Boreat was once part of a much larger Manorial settlement and is full of History. It was once the Residence for the Kings Chief Tenant of Devon and has also been home to the Secretary for Lord Nelson and one or two Knights. Sadly following a fire in 1603 much of the Formal Manor was not rebuilt and some of the buildings were used for farming. What remains today at Boreat Manor are the smaller remnants of the original Manor. The Farm buildings have been converted from Barns in to lovely homes and it all sits in a Courtyard setting. A Manor Boundary Wall has a Date Stone of 1604 A.D depicting when part of it was rebuilt. Despite a further fire in 2000 Boreat Manor has retained many of its original features and is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing Family holiday with stunning views over the Devonshire Dales whilst still close to the rugged North Devon Coast; a surfers paradise with its miles of sandy beaches. Boreat Manor is both secluded and ideally placed for all the major attractions that North Devon has to offer. The closest beaches are a short distance away being Westward Ho!, Instow Beach and Saunton Sands Beach which all sit in a triangulation at the mouth of the Rivers Taw and Torridge. These are great for surfers as well as Croyde beach which is just around the corner from Saunton. Westward Ho! boasts the Royal North Devon Golf Links course, the Oldest Golf Course in England and is the equivalent to the Scottish St. Andrews Golf Course. We have plenty of Golf Courses close by and Libbaton Golf Club is just 2.5 miles up the road so bring your Clubs! Exmoor National Park is a short drive as is Dartmoor National Park so Boreat Manor is again ideally situated for walkers, ramblers and anyone wishing to access the Moors and Coast alike for adventure and sport. The River Taw is just a couple of miles down the road and offers great Fly Fishing for Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Course fishing is good on the Rivers Taw and Torridge and there are plenty of Large Lakes and Reservoirs stocked with huge fish locally. Boreat Manor is easily accessed by road only 8 miles from the North Devon Link road and only 30 miles from the Motorway M5 at Tiverton. The City of Exeter and splendid Cathedral is only 30 miles by car but you can take the short trip down to our local Umberleigh Train Station and hop on the train to the centre of Exeter. The trains are regular and take you through the beautiful Taw Valley where you will always see Deer and other Wildlife and maybe even Otters. Rugby Fans will Love Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park which is Host to the Rugby World Cup! The National Trust is prominent in our area and from here you can visit many National Trust properties including Castle Drago, Arlington Court. The Royal Horticultural Society offers Rosemoor Gardens in Torrington, Marwood Hill Gardens near Barnstaple, Arlington Court, Tapely Park at Instow and more so this is ideal for enthusiasts and all 'green fingers'. Boreat Manor has 5 bedrooms, 2 with En-Suite, a Large Family Bathroom and a downstairs shower room/laundry room. There are 6 Reception rooms including a lovely Conservatory with magnificent views towards the Coast. Underfloor heating on is both floors, a Wood Burning Stove in a Gothic Stone Fireplace in the Oak Panelled Drawing room and a Villager Wood Burning Stove in the Large Original Open Fire place in the main Sitting room. The Large Farmhouse Kitchen fitted with all integrated appliances and the Large Breakfast/Dining room with seating for up to 16 at the refectory table is perfect for the Family get together. We are Family orientated and provide an area for children to play with a toy box and a play area in the garden with swings. A Pool Table is located in the Breakfast/Dining room also. With plenty to do outside the children can enjoy Rambling, Woods, Ducks and Ponies! The Family Bathroom is very large and includes a Double Walk-In Shower and Free Standing Bath, a High Level WC and Two Wash Basins set in their own Gothic Iron Wash Stands. A baby changing station is provided here. This Large Bathroom and shows off the magnificent Vaulted Ceiling and Exposed Beams. The two Front Bedrooms have En-Suites and the Master Bedroom has a Large Romantic Gothic Style Oak Four Poster Bed. Both these Bedrooms have the original Fireplaces, though they are no longer used. The other two Bedrooms share the Large Family Bathroom. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
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Listed Since:February 2016
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We live in a barn conversion next door to Boreat Manor and are available if there are any problems. Mary is on site every morning to feed the animals. the key is left in the door.
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Spent Easter weekend in 2019 for my 70th birthday with all my family. The house was absolutely amazing and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The cake on arrival was delicious and a lovely gesture! The beds were extremely comfortable and the house...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Date of stay: February 2019
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Thank you for allowing us into your amazing holiday home well manor house as a family of 12 the house was vwry spacious for us all on arrival we were all stunning by the building and the grounds to which we loved to walk and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

This is the first I have gone on holiday with members of my husbands family. His sister, husband and children and my family decided to all spend a few nights away for my husbands birthday. First impression when we turned up was that we must...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
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Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
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About the neighborhood
Deep in the picturesque North Devon countryside Boreat Manor is surrounded by rolling green hills and steep river valleys with stunning views. The ancient village of High Bickington dates back to Saxon times and has 2 pubs, a post office that sells basic essentials together with a community shop selling local crafts and products, and a golf course.. Within easy driving distance of both Exmoor and Dartmoor which can be seen from the property, and just 30 minutes from the rugged North Devon coastline there is plenty to explore and lots for the young ones to do no matter what the weather,
Getting around
You will need a car due to Boreat Manor's rural location. Their is a station at Umberleigh (2 miles away) on the famous Tarka line that connects to the towns of Barnstaple and Exeter. The nearest airport if Exeter about a 45 minute drive from the property.
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