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Crabadon Manor (sleeping up to ten) is perfectly placed, nestling amongst 240 acres of grounds within the popular South Hams in Devon's glorious countryside. Tucked away in a wooded valley, Crabadon Manor provides the perfect venue for large groups of friends or family who want to catch-up and get together, or celebrate a special occasion. The manor house has four bedrooms (with a chaise longues if accommodating ten guests).
Formerly a summer retreat for the monks of Buckfast Abbey, this magnificent manor house dates as far back as the 13th Century and is the perfect choice for those who put country-style living above and beyond modern gadgetry. It's a place where you can all step off the tread mill and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Take time for long leisurely breakfasts in the big farmhouse kitchen or garden; cycling the flower filled country lanes discovering the beauty of the South Hams along the way; put on your wellingtons and enjoy the day exploring the glorious countryside that surrounds; or launching your boat, canoe or kayak from Dittisham for a splash around on the water. There is a television and land phone line (as there is little phone signal) and also WiFi which has just been installed.
All of the South Hams best bits are within easy reach of Crabadon Manor. Browse the shops or enjoy a long lazy lunch at historic Totnes (which has a train station) or the vibrant harbour town of Dartmouth. Take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway or visit popular Salcombe and the vibrant riverside town of Kingsbidge. The choices are plentiful!
Whilst the pretty villages and attractive market towns have strong appeal, many visit the area for its warmer climate, beautiful beaches, fantastic sailing and glorious countryside providing miles of fabulous walking along the South Devon Coastal Path. The rugged natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park is just eight miles from Crabadon Manor and provides lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures including walking and horse riding. There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens to visit in the area including Greenway, the home of Agatha Christie. Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Park are sure to be holiday highlights with the younger party members, as are the glorious beaches of Goodrington Sands, Bantham and Bigbury Bay - just a few of the many beaches that pepper the coastline.
Whether you are looking for a large house to catch up with friends, celebrate a special occasion or simply spend time with the family, Crabadon Manor with its refreshingly simplistic historic charm is an excellent choice in a very special part of South Devon.
John Vaughan (Manager) joined Independent Cottages in December 2017
Crabadon Manor House - Accommodation comprises:
Outside: Guests of Crabadon Manor have plenty of space for relaxing / playing outside and alfresco dining when the sun shines (which is often the case in the South Hams with its own micro climate!). The natural garden has lots of interest graced with fruit trees, a magnificent wisteria which blooms in the summer months, shared wooded area and unfenced lily pond (children must be supervised). Outdoor furniture provided along with a BBQ. Ample off-road parking.
Swimming pool update: sadly, owing to our near neighbour permanently closing down his leisure centre because of the Covid crisis, there is no longer a swimming pool available near the house; swimming facilities are available The Quay Leisure Centre in Kingsbridge or the many beautiful beaches along the coast.
Additional information: Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. No smoking. Electricity is produced by a generator and included in the price, along with oil fired central heating in both, bed linen and towels (please bring beach towels). Water spring feeds the property. Shops / supermarkets for provisions can be found in nearby Dartmouth and Totnes but there is a local shop / garage just two miles from the house for forgotten items (hop on your bike!). A non-resident caretaker calls regularly.
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