Crackington Haven, Bude EX23 0JW, UK
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An historic listed manor in A rural setting on the north cornish coast.
Situated less than a mile from the beach of Crackington Haven is this beautiful Historic Manor, which has not been on the open market since 1977. Retaining an abundance of charm and character the well maintained and spacious accommodation comprises; 7 Bedrooms, 5 Bath/ shower rooms, 6 Reception rooms, Kitchen breakfast room with slate flagged floor and 'Aga', Pantry, utility and more.
Outside in an exceptionally well maintained range of stone and slate barns around a central courtyard, modern purpose built agricultural barn, triple garage and workshop.
In all Manor Farm sits on approximately 9 acres of gardens and grounds with stone pillared entrance, 2 pasture paddocks and sloping woodland.
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The property The property is understood to be 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 Grenville to George Rolle 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. The current owner has been at Manor Farm since 1977, since when it has been a very happy family home. Deeds going back to the 1300's are held at the Royal Cornwall Museum.
The house has evolved over the centuries and retains many of its period features from different eras, such as both stone mullioned and sliding sash windows, exposed timbers, slate flagged 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 fireplace and the large L shaped drawing room with fireplace and arched door through to the East Wing.
The East Wing also has its own independent entrance and comprises a small reception room along with a TV room, the music room, small servery and two bedrooms above, one being en-suite with stone mullioned leaded light window and the other being an attic 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 door to the rear lobby and wet room.
The Kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with a matching range of base and wall cupboards with work surface over, slate flagged floor, sink and drainer, dishwasher, fridge, 4 oven oil fired Aga, exposed ceiling timbers and doors to the pantry with fitted cupboards, worktops, shelving, sink and oven, and also to the utility room with fitted cupboards, worktop, butler's
sink and plumbing for washing machine.
The main stairs ascend from the entrance hall to a large landing, from here there are 3 bedrooms overlooking the terrace and garden, all with fitted cupboards and one with en-suite, there are also 2 further en-suite bedrooms overlooking
the garden as well as the main family bathroom, a linen room and a secondary staircase returning to then rear hall.
In summary this is a fine, spacious, historic house, of considerable character and charm.
Gardens, grounds and outbuildings Entrance gates between stone pillars open to a gravel drive sweeping down through the gardens to a broad parking and turning area beside 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 and 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 steeply down to the stream at the bottom of the valley and being a haven for wildlife.
Also adjoining the gardens are two gently sloping paddocks one with timber field shelter.
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 cowshed 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 agricultural building measuring approximately 22.73m x 19.17m max.
Location Manor Farm is situated off a small lane in a quiet, rural setting, 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 a mile down the road is the lovely 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 small 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.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating.
Council tax Band G.
Directions From Exeter and the M5, follow the A30 past Okehampton to Launceston. Turn off on the A395 to Camelford and follow this road for 7.7 miles. Just past the Wilsey Down pub turn right signed to Bude. Follow this road for about 2 miles and at the T junction turn right towards Bude on the A39. Follow for 0.3 miles and turn left signed to Crackington Haven. Follow this road for 3 miles and then turn right towards Bude and then immediately right signed Crackington Haven. Proceed
for about 2 miles and through Higher Crackington. Just past Crackington Insitute, turn right into Church Park Road. After 0.1 miles turn right opposite Lundy Drive. Continue for about 200m and the entrance into Manor Farm is straight in front.