A stunning Medieval Manor house steeped in history and located deep within the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offered with a range of historic barns, two cottages and up to 125 acres, all set in a secluded part of south Devon, some 10 miles from the coast.
A stunning Medieval Manor house offered with a range of historic barns, two cottages and up to 125 acres, all set in a secluded part of south Devon, some 10 miles from the coast.
A particularly attractive private residential holding steeped in history and located deep within the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Manor and barns, supported by two adjoining cottages, lie in an elevated position overlooking a quiet wooded valley. To the west, a parcel of some 104 acres of farmland offers purchasers the opportunity to develop a number of agricultural, leisure or biodiversity interests.
For sale by private treaty. Available as a whole or in four lots.
LOCATION Crabadon Manor is situated in a particularly attractive part of the rolling wooded countryside of the South Hams lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty situated only 10 miles from the south Devon coast.
The Manor is located off a particularly quiet council road some 6 miles from Totnes which lies to the west and 10 miles from Kingsbridge. Both towns offer a wide range of day to day facilities including supermarkets, surgeries and numerous independent shops.
Dartmouth lying on the River Dart is approximately 11.5 miles to the south east whilst Salcombe is some 15.5 miles to the south. There is a regular train service to London Paddington from Totnes. The regional airport is Exeter and offers regular shuttle connections to major airports in the country and abroad. The area is renowned for marine and sporting activities with both Salcombe and the Dart Estuaries providing the highest quality of sailing and family beaches such as Bigbury Bay and Bantham. There are numerous other sporting opportunities including racing at Newton Abbot, golf at Bantham and Dartmouth and various local shoots taking advantage of the dramatic topography.
THE PROPERTY Crabadon Manor comprises a most attractive private residential holding set in a secluded position in a particularly attractive part of south Devon. The Manor house, adjoining cottage and range of traditional barns are grouped together centrally within the holding, set well back from the council road enjoying views down the wooded valley below. The Manor which is steeped in history provides excellent family accommodation serviced by a further 2 bedroom cottage situated nearby and a range of large traditional barns which offer potential for a variety of alternative uses subject to consent. Lying a short distance to the west of the house there is a further detached 3 bedroom cottage currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. The property in all comprises some 125 acres of which the majority has been farmed by a local farmer under a contract farming agreement. To the south of the house is a small attractive wooded valley.
The property lies in an area of high amenity value and offers privacy, sporting potential and the opportunity to develop a wide range of biodiversity.
LOT 1 Comprising Crabadon Manor, Lily Pond Cottage, a range of listed traditional barns, gardens, amenity woodland and paddocks, all lying within approximately 15.78 acres.
CRABADON MANOR The Manor offers enormous charm and character yet its manageable size makes it ideal as both a family home and a place for entertaining. There are numerous historic features throughout the house including oak panelling, slate flag floors and impressive fireplaces.
Crabadon Manor has a long history built in Medieval times as a summer retreat for the Monks of Cisterian Monastery of Buckfastleigh in the 13th century. The over mantal in the drawing room denotes its heritage from the monastery at that time. Whilst the building used to comprise four sides around the lily pond, part of which was made into cloisters, the Manor has been reconfigured to take full advantage of its southerly aspect.
Entrance to the Manor is from the two storey porch at the front which leads to the central cross passage. The impressive front door leads to an entrance hall from which the principal reception rooms are accessed. To one side is the library through which leads to the drawing room. On the other side of the hall is a good sized dining room ideal for entertaining. Beyond the dining room is the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room which in turn leads to the usual service rooms including the utility, laundry room and a conservatory.
First Floor There is the principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, further adjoining bedroom (that would be ideal as a dressing room) and four further double bedrooms and family bathroom.
The house lies in an elevated position with a gravelled area of hardstanding to the front and side and a lawned terrace garden running down to the wooded valley below. To the rear of the house is a further lawned garden and lily pond.
LILY POND COTTAGE Situated to the rear of the Manor, the detached 2 bedroom cottage provides excellent ancillary accommodation and enjoys the benefit of overlooking the attractive gardens and lily pond.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor; kitchen/breakfast room and bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and on the first floor, a large sitting room with shower room.
TRADITIONAL BARNS Dating back to the origins of Crabadon Manor, there are a range of listed traditional stone barns that lie to the west also enjoying the peaceful and spectacular location and providing the opportunity for a range of additional or alternative residential, holiday, or other uses, subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents. One of the barns was the original chapel to the Manor and another provided stabling.
LOT 2 Comprising two home paddocks totalling 4.12 acres, ideal to service either the Manor or the cottage.
LOT 3 - CRABADON COTTAGE Situated at a discrete distance from Crabadon Manor and enjoying a separate access off the adjoining council maintained road, Crabadon Cottage enjoys a stunning location with southerly views across the valley. The cottage offers accommodation of three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage and gardens lie in approximately 0.33 acres.
LOT 4 - 104.8 acres of farmland. Serviced by council maintained roads that run through the centre of the parcel along the southern boundary and totalling 104.8 acres, the land comprises good quality, versatile arable land, typical of the South Hams and capable of servicing a range of arable and livestock uses. The land is currently divided in to good sized manageable enclosures and farmed on a contract farming arrangement.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in four lots.
TENURE & POSSESSION The property will be sold with vacant possession for Lots 1, 2 and 4. Crabadon Cottage is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
LISTING STATUS Crabadon Manor, the former stables and adjoining outbuildings to the north of the Manor are all Listed Grade II.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The farm is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser following completion.
SERVICES The property is serviced by its own private water supply. The property is serviced by a private drainage system. Currently both Crabadon Manor and Crabadon Cottage are serviced by a private electricity system running off a generator. Terms have been agreed with the electricity board to bring mains electricity to the western boundary of Lot 4. Easements will be granted to the owners of each lot to lay mains electricity connections to the various properties and buildings.
DESIGNATIONS The property lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS All sporting rights are in-hand.
EPC RATINGS Crabadon Manor G Crabadon Cottage E
COUNCIL TAX BAND Crabadon Manor G Crabadon Cottage B
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council www.southhams.gov.uk
VIEWINGS By prior appointment with the Vendors Agent, Carter Jonas 01823 428590.
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