Peacefully set in 240 acres of grounds in a wooded valley, this beautiful old manor house and detached cottage, dating back to the 16th century, are full of traditional character and charm.
The Manor is very much a family home, with comfortable furnishings, and enjoys a terraced natural garden to the front where wisteria, fruit trees and wildlife flourish, with superb views over open countryside beyond. To the rear is a lily pond surrounded by farmland, where Lily Pond Cottage (a cosy cottage for up to four people) is located.
Both the cottage and Crabadon Manor enjoy a splendid position, quite remote in location off the beaten track and tucked away in the heart of the South Hams countryside, the most southerly part of Devon, with a wonderfully mild climate where many flowers still bloom in December. Beautiful sandy beaches are easily reached and the rugged splendour of the Dartmoor National Park is just 4 miles away.
Note: Crabadon Manor and Lily Pond Cottage may be booked together to sleep up to 10+4 persons
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In a most beautiful setting, amid 150-acre parkland grounds, and with two acres of formal garden complete with sole use of swimming pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house offers a warm and characterful retreat (owner retains a service wing for private use). With origins in the 12th-century, the present house was built in 1616 and is full of period features and furniture, such as original fireplaces, 16th and 17th century wood panelling, Tudor rose ceilings and a grand staircase with twisted balustrade dating from 1682. The themed bedrooms, initimate reception rooms and dining room combine to make it an ideal holiday choice for family celebrations and get-togethers.
The surrounding area is steeped in history, with Sissinghurst Castle, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chartwell (Churchill’s home) and the moated splendour of Leeds Castle all beckoning exploration. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hunting can all be arranged locally. Etchingham Railway Station is 15-minute walk, or 3 minutes by car, for rapid access to local places of interest, and the sites and sounds of the capital can be accessed in around an hour and a half. Shops 2 miles.