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13.69 acres, Whitechapel, South Molton, EX36, Devon
For Sale - Offers in Excess of £2,000,000

  • 11 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 11 bathrooms
  • 13.69 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Rural
  • Stabling

Built on the site of an earlier 12th Century House, Whitechapel Manor is a fine example of an Elizabethan manor house and dates from the late 16th/early 17th Centuries, and is described by Historic England as "an outstanding house with a remarkably well-preserved interior". The house is Grade I listed and is built of local stone with a Welsh slate roof and has two wings arranged off the main range, with a central porch. The internal layout is arranged so that five of the six reception rooms face south, as do the principal and two principal guest bedroom suites, thereby enabling natural light to flood in to the most important rooms. All these rooms also have fantastic views out across the formal walled and terraced gardens, with the domestic service rooms arranged along the house's north-facing side. The house was extensively refurbished around 1700, with further work being undertaken in the 19th Century and this is reflected in the fine panelling, joinery, fireplaces, and plaster moulded ceilings.

Today Whitechapel Manor is a welcoming family home, with a lovely feeling that lends itself to entertaining, with all six reception rooms inter-connected to create an ideal entertaining space. Over recent years the house has been extensively refurbished and renovated, with particular care being taken to preserve the overall character of the house. On the first floor the principal and two principal guest bedrooms both having their own dressing rooms and bathrooms, and there are eight further bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

Beside and to the rear of the house is an enclosed, cobbled stable yard, beside which are a period stone stable block of five loose boxes, further storerooms and two timber garage blocks comprising four single garages.

The gardens and grounds extend out on three sides of the house and are simply spectacular. They are comprised of a
series of garden terraces, walled gardens and extensive lawns, and are laid out at varying levels separated by neatly clipped hedging and stone walling. Included within the garden are a croquet lawn, deep borders richly planted with herbaceous perennials, flowering shrubs and roses, as well as ornamental trees including mature copper beeches, ash, birch, walnut and lime. There is also an ancient mulberry tree as well as an attractive cascading leat flowing through the grounds. Beside the formal gardens is a productive kitchen garden and to the south of the house and gardens are two pasture paddocks and an area of woodland. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 13.7 acres (5.54 hectares).

Available by separate negotiation -
Tucked away within the grounds is Astons, a charming cottage that provides either perfect secondary accommodation for house guests or would make be ideal home for live-in domestic staff. On the ground floor are a sitting room and dining room, which opens out to the kitchen and utility room, whilst on the first floor are the three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, with a shower room serving the other two. To assist in ensuring privacy for the main house it also has its own private garden.

South Molton 3 miles, Dulverton 12 miles, North Devon Coast 14 miles, Tiverton 16 miles, Tiverton Parkway station (Paddington 1 hour and 55 minutes) 22.5 miles, Exeter City Centre 36 miles, Taunton 36.8 miles, Exeter Airport (London City 1 hour) 38 miles (Distances and times approximate)


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