Country houses for sale

South-facing former rectory in Devon

Manaton Gate is a wonderful, south-facing Georgian former rectory in Devon. The property was built in 1827 and the present owners have restored and improved the house over the past decade.

Inside are spaces which work for informal family life and also more formal entertaining: the kitchen faces south and is a wonderful family space; the orangery serves as a living/dining/breakfast room while the drawing room and study are separate, more grown up rooms.

* Subscribe to Country Life and save £40%

The first floor has three well-sized en-suite double bedrooms and a fourth bedroom plus shower room; the second floor has a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside there is garaging for four cars, and beautiful gardens and grounds surround the house with access to a covered verandah along the front of the property. Gardens have delightful lawns with mature trees and shrubs, and there is a stunning bluebell wood; the grounds are popular with wildlife in many forms. The land comes to around 5.25 acres and includes its own historic private Tor.

Manton Gate is located on the edge of the village of Manaton, which has a village hall/part time post office, and a public house whilst Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey provide wider choices.

The guide price is £1.8m. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01392 214 222 or visit

* Country Houses for sale

* Country houses for sale in Devon

* Follow us on Twitter