Rockbeare Manor is a Devon mansion house dating back to the 18th century standing in its own stunning parkland just five miles outside Exeter. The property is U-shaped in plan and accommodation is arranged over three floors and served by four staircases.
The west or entrance facade is symmetrical with full-height bow windows flanking a wide ground-floor porch supported by pairs of fluted Doric columns, the roof of which forms a wrought-iron railed balcony. The reception rooms lie along the south and west wings and are little altered from their 18th and 19th century designs and include some notable architectural details including plasterwork, joinery, fireplaces and flooring.
The central stair hall is also remarkable with its fine staircase leading to the first floor Regency drawing room. The ground floor boasts a drawing room, billiard room, library and the morning room in addition to the dining room and the kitchen; upstairs are 13 bedrooms.
Outside the gardens and pleasure grounds lie to the south and south east of the house; the ha ha separates the parkland to the west. The Park was created around 1820 and lies to the west and south of the house. It comprises some very beautiful parkland, fine specimen trees and a one-and-a-quarter-acre lake. The grounds come to 57 acres.
A brick walled garden comes to more than an acre, and is split into two halves. The brick outbuildings lie behind the coach house and have been used as accommodation for a small dairy herd and for service accommodation for the house in the past – the upper floor of one is used as a one-bedroom flat. There are some more modern buildings attached.
Rockbeare Manor is located close to the village of the same name and just five miles outside Exeter. The village has a church and an excellent primary school, as well as a post office and a village hall.
The guide price is £3.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01392 455 700 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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