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9 acres, Bude, Cornwall
For Sale - £1,750,000

  • Historic Manor House
  • Grade II listed
  • Quiet rural setting
  • 9 acres
  • Near the North Cornish Coast
  • Paddocks & Formal gardens
  • Amenity woodland
  • Barns with potential
  • General purpose building
  • Triple garage

Manor Farm is situated in a rural setting off a quiet country lane, overlooking a beautiful valley that leads down to the cove at Crackington Haven. The property is just outside Higher Crackington on the spectacular North Cornish Coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Bude and Boscastle. About 1.5 miles north west is the picturesque village of Crackington Haven, at the head of a cove with rocky foreshore and sandy beach with rock pools at low water. The cove is surrounded by dramatic cliffs, with Pencarrow Point and Cambeak Headland, and one mile to the south is High Cliff, Cornwall’s highest cliff.

At the beach are two café style tea rooms, the Coombe Barton Inn, a beach shop and surf club. The surf beach recently obtained Blue Flag status for cleanliness. To the north is the popular surf beach of Widemouth Bay, there is access on to the spectacular South West Coast Path and, to the south, such well known places as Boscastle, Port Isaac and the stunning Camel Estuary including Rock and Padstow.

There is easy access to the A30, leading west further into Cornwall, or East to Exeter. The A39, also known as The Atlantic Highway will take you both North to Bude and up into Devon, or South down the Wadebridge.

Manor Farm is believed to have been mentioned in the Domesday Book, when William the Conquerer’s half-brother, the Earl of Mortain, held it as part of the properties associated with the Manor of Bottreaux (Boscastle). In the house is a copy of a deed recording the sale by Richard Greville to George Roole of half of the Manor of Crackington, dated 1566. In 1874 it is described as having seven bedrooms and easily the largest house on the manor estate. Deeds going back to the 1300’s are held at the Royal Cornwall Museum. The current owner has lived at Manor Farm since 1977 and it has been a very happy family home.

A fine, spacious, historic house, of considerable character and charm which has evolved over the centuries and retains many of its period features from different eras, both granite mullion and sash windows, exposed timbers, slate flag stone floors, built in window seats and decorative cornicing.

From the paved terrace, the main front door opens to an entrance hall which serves the formal dining room with stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and part wood panelled walls. The large L shaped drawing room with fireplace and to one of the staircases to the first floor.

Leading from the drawing room an arched door takes you through to the East Wing with potential to create a self-contained annexe. The east wing has its own independent entrance and comprises snug reception room, a Television room, the music / sitting room, servery kitchen and on the first floor an en-suite double bedroom with stone mullioned leaded light window and a further double bedroom.
A rear hall leads out to the courtyard and internal doors again lead into both the dining room and drawing room, as well as the kitchen breakfast room and to the sitting room, with further doors to the rear hall and wet room. The Kitchen / breakfast is a dual aspect room with wooden leaded windows overlooking the courtyard, slate flagstone floor, exposed ceiling beams, four oven oil fired Aga, fitted oak wall and base units with roll top worksurfaces, built in dishwasher, and fridge, and recess for a microwave. Doors lead to the panty with slate floor & shelves, fitted units, sink and built-in oven and also to the utility room with fitted cupboards, butler’s sink, Miele washing machine and tumble dryer.

The main staircase ascends from the entrance hall to large landing, from here there are 3 bedrooms overlooking the terrace and garden, all with fitted cupboards, the master bedroom an en suite bathroom and there are 2 further en-suite double bedrooms overlooking the garden. A main family bathroom, a linen room and a secondary staircase descending to the rear hall.

From the quiet parish road a gated entrance between stone pillars opens on to a gravel drive sweeping down through the gardens to a large parking and turning area to the side of the house. The delightful formal gardens are a particular feature of the property, with gently sloping lawns fringed and interspersed with a plethora of colourful flowering shrubs, plants and ornamental trees, including rhododendron and azalea. An added point of interest is the old mill wheel, still in situ behind the barns. Beyond the gardens are extensive areas of natural woodland sloping down to the stream at the bottom of the valley and being a haven for wildlife.

To the rear of the house is a large concrete courtyard around two sides of which are a range of traditional stone under slate barns, including games rooms, stable, former livestock accommodation and stores. To the opposite side of the house is a further outbuilding comprising triple garage and workshop, with the oil storage tanks. On the other side of the courtyard is a substantial 5 bay general purpose buildings. The buildings comprise:-

Triple garage and workshop: 14.31m x 6.48m (46’11 x 21’3)
2 doors with electric up and over and one manually operated.
General Purpose Storage Building: 22.73m max x 19.17m (74’6 max x 62’9)
Traditional Barn: 14.5m x 4.97m (47’7 x 16’4)
Divided into games / meeting room: 5.77m x 4.88m max (18’11 max x 16’ max)
A triple aspect room with granite mullion leaded windows through the front and side elevation, with wooden windows to the rear.
Games Room: 8.20m x 4.62m (26’11 x 15’2)
A double aspect room with windows to the front and rear.
Adjoining Stores: 3.81m x 3.10m (12’6 x 10’2)
Adjoining Traditional Barn: 5.26m x 4.39m (17’4 x 14’5)
Ideal for storage, livestock or stable loose box
Adjoining Stores: 8.23m x 3.96m (27’ x 13’)
Adjoining Store: 4.80m x 4.46m (15’9 x 14’8)

The land
The 3 paddocks situated adjacent to the gardens extend to approximately 3 acres, complimented by approximately 4.5 acres of amenity woodland.

Water – Mains
Electricity – Mains
Drainage – Private
Telephone and Broadband – BT Connection
Heating – Oil Central
Council Tax – G

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY. Tel: 0300 1234 100.

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by arrangement with D. R. Kivell Country Property. Tel: 01822 810810.

Agent’s Notes
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not. All figures, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.


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