Bozomzeal Manor is a Grade II listed stone-built manor house dating back to the 16th century on the banks of the River Dart. The property is packed with period features like flagstone floors, beams and open fireplaces, some dating back to the original property, thought to be a former mansion.
The house is extremely historic: before the Norman Conquest, the mother of Earl Harold owned the Manor after which William the Conqueror took the estate as his own. A century later it was part of the Barony of Harberton and in the 14th century was held by the Bozom family. In 1540 it passed by marriage to the Fulfords who owned it for almost 300 years. In the 16th century Captain John Davies lived in Bozomzeal Manor – he was famous for his attempts to find a northwest passage to China and for discovering the Straits between Greenland and Baffin Land which bear his name.
It later became part of the Raleigh Estate and descendents of Sir Walter Raleigh owned it until the second half of last century. Bozomzeal Manor has been lovingly and sympathetically restored by the present owners with much use of oak and other natural materials to complement the existing ancient features.
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The accommodation comprises: entrance hall, great hall, dining room, family room, kitchen, wine store and five bedrooms plus a bedroom annexe.
The extensive gardens have been wonderfully landscaped and are composed of a series of lawns, borders and stone and gravel pathways. To the rear are a large patio and a water feature and the driveway rises up to two interconnected lakes from where there are views down the valley towards the River Dart and out to sea. All in all the grounds extend to around two acres.
The house is situated in the hamlet of Bozomzeal in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Dittisham on the banks of the Dart. Dartmouth and Totnes are both also nearby for further amenities.
The guide price is £1,250,000. For further information please contact Stags on 01803 835 336 or visit www.stags.co.uk.