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Elizabethan splendor awaits you
Impressive entrance panelled hall
Oak panelled drawing room with wood burner
A great space to enjoy time together
The banqueting dining room has room for all 24 guests
The perfect setting for celebrating any occasion
Well-equipped kitchen with access to the butlers pantry and larder
Time for ice cream
Childrens lounge with TV/DVD
The entrance hall leads to the billiard room
The billiard room has a full-sized snooker table
The 'Study' bedroom is located on the ground floor, a super-king-size which can be presented as a twin
'Amy' is a super-king-size bedroom which can be presented as a twin
'Francis Drake' is a twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
The 'Clock Room' is a king-size
Relax with a coffee and read a book
Spacious bathroom with WC
'Jacintha' is a super-king-size room which can be presented as a twin
'Davids' room is a king-size
A restful ambiance in every room
'Alexandra' is a king-size room with beautiful four poster bed
Enjoy breakfast in your bedroom
Traditional bathroom with WC
'Eva' is a king-size bedroom
The 'Blue Room' is a king-size bedroom
The 'Blue Room' has an en-suite bathroom with WC
'Marjorie' is a super-king-size room which can be presented as a twin
The 'Playroom' has two single beds and a super-king-size which can be presented as a twin
The 'Playroom' has a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with bath, shower and WC
Spacious terrace with seating for everyone
Enjoy drinks with family and friends and soak up the views
Looking towards the manor and croquet lawn
Hours of fun for the whole family
The huge games room provides a great space to enjoy time together
The shallow rill is another feature within this huge garden
The pergola walk is covered in wisteria
Enjoy some quiet time in the thatched pergola
There are so many peaceful spots to enjoy
The charming exterior
There is parking to the front of the house for a large number of cars
A stunning location at any time of the day or night
Children's play area
During the summer months the flowers are in full bloom
Floor plan of the ground floor
Floor plan of the first floor
1 / 46  Elizabethan splendor awaits you
2 / 46  Impressive entrance panelled hall
3 / 46  Oak panelled drawing room with wood burner
4 / 46  A great space to enjoy time together
5 / 46  The banqueting dining room has room for all 24 guests
6 / 46  The perfect setting for celebrating any occasion
7 / 46  Well-equipped kitchen with access to the butlers pantry and larder
8 / 46  Time for ice cream
9 / 46  Childrens lounge with TV/DVD
10 / 46  The entrance hall leads to the billiard room
11 / 46  The billiard room has a full-sized snooker table
12 / 46  The 'Study' bedroom is located on the ground floor, a super-king-size which can be presented as a twin
13 / 46  'Amy' is a super-king-size bedroom which can be presented as a twin
14 / 46  'Francis Drake' is a twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
15 / 46  The 'Clock Room' is a king-size
16 / 46  Relax with a coffee and read a book
17 / 46  Spacious bathroom with WC
18 / 46  'Jacintha' is a super-king-size room which can be presented as a twin
19 / 46  'Davids' room is a king-size
20 / 46  A restful ambiance in every room
21 / 46  'Alexandra' is a king-size room with beautiful four poster bed
22 / 46  Enjoy breakfast in your bedroom
23 / 46  Traditional bathroom with WC
24 / 46  'Eva' is a king-size bedroom
25 / 46  
26 / 46  The 'Blue Room' is a king-size bedroom
27 / 46  The 'Blue Room' has an en-suite bathroom with WC
28 / 46  'Marjorie' is a super-king-size room which can be presented as a twin
29 / 46  The 'Playroom' has two single beds and a super-king-size which can be presented as a twin
30 / 46  The 'Playroom' has a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with bath, shower and WC
31 / 46  Spacious terrace with seating for everyone
32 / 46  Enjoy drinks with family and friends and soak up the views
33 / 46  Looking towards the manor and croquet lawn
34 / 46  Hours of fun for the whole family
35 / 46  The huge games room provides a great space to enjoy time together
36 / 46  The shallow rill is another feature within this huge garden
37 / 46  The pergola walk is covered in wisteria
38 / 46  Enjoy some quiet time in the thatched pergola
39 / 46  There are so many peaceful spots to enjoy
40 / 46  The charming exterior
41 / 46  There is parking to the front of the house for a large number of cars
42 / 46  A stunning location at any time of the day or night
43 / 46  Children's play area
44 / 46  During the summer months the flowers are in full bloom
45 / 46  Floor plan of the ground floor
46 / 46  Floor plan of the first floor

Sheafhayne Manor

Honiton (9mls NE), Devon
Sleeps 24
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms 10
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the big garden with orchard, stream, croquet lawn, sheltered sunken garden and enclosed courtyard
  • It is a place to have fun and find freedom, with 2,500 acres of farmland which you are welcome to visit
  • The vast games room is great in all weathers with pool, table tennis, air hockey and table football
  • Full of character with beams, Tudor panelling, flagstones, mullioned windows and old oak floors and doors
  • Situated in the heart of the picturesque Blackdown Hills on the Devon/Somerset border
Property code: 62367

A fabulous Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house in the loveliest east Devon countryside, a welcoming, remarkable place for special occasions and family gatherings.

Situated a mile from the peaceful, unspoilt village of Yarcombe in the Blackdown Hills yet superbly located for visiting Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Surrounded by 2,500 acres of farmland through which the River Yarty flows, try your hand at trout fishing, or enjoy the vast choice of walks nearby. You will probably not want to venture far from this idyll, but if you do, under a mile away is the village of Howley and the nearby towns of Chard and Honiton, both offering a wide variety of shops and places to eat and drink. The Jurassic Coast is easily accessible by car and the excellent beaches of Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Seaton and Beer are all within 20 miles.

From the moment you step through the stone porch and ancient oak door you will be struck by the character of the house, which was originally a medieval hall house and is part of the Yarcombe Estate which was inherited from Sir Francis Drake. The entrance to the house is from a formal courtyard with fine views over the estate. The impressive entrance panelled hall has flagstone flooring, a huge, medieval, ornamental fireplace, beams and window seat. Off it, is an oak-panelled drawing room (lounge) with comfy sofa’s, a wood burner to curl up in front of and TV/DVD. The banqueting dining room has a carved ornamental fireplace, piano, iPod dock and dining table seating 24, so you can all enjoy meals together. Next door is the kitchen/diner with an electric 4-oven Everhot range plus an electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, two dishwashers, two fridges, large freezer and breakfast table with window seats for those family breakfasts. There is also a proper old-fashioned larder/wine store and butler’s pantry, so there is plenty of storage for food and beverages for 24 guests. From the kitchen is a children's lounge a perfect place to watch a favourite film on the TV/DVD. There is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer and there is also a separate WC. From here is a back door to the former stables and enclosed courtyard, a perfect space for young children to play with toys and a sandpit, there is also a useful outside dog kennel. Back to the entrance hall you will find the billiard room another huge, long room with large windows, William Morris-designed wallpaper, and a full-sized snooker table. Off this is an ante-room leading to ‘The Study’ a twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up into a super-king-size on request) with lovely views across the countryside and a neighbouring shower room with shower and WC. There are four staircases (from billiard room, hall, back scullery and one steep, boxed-off spiral) up to ten more bedrooms, each uniquely named, some with lovely panelling and all with exceptional views. Some rooms have interconnecting doors, however, all can be bolted and individually accessed. From the billiard room staircase, you come to ‘Amy’ a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up into a twin on request), ‘Francis Drake’ is a twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up into a super-king-size on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. The ‘Clock Room’ is a king-size and shares a shower room with shower and WC with ‘Amy’. ‘Jacintha’ is a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up into a twin on request), with en-suite shower room with shower and WC. ‘David’s Room’ is a king-size and has a neighbouring shower room with shower and WC. ‘Alexandra’ is a king-size room with a beautiful four poster bed and has a neighbouring bathroom with bath and WC. ‘Eva’ is a king-size suite with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. ‘The Blue Room’ is a king-size and has an en-suite bath and WC. ‘Marjorie’ is a twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up into a super-king-size on request) with en-suite shower and WC. ‘The Playroom’ has two single beds and a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up into a twin on request), there is also a ‘Jack and Jill’ en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC.

Venturing outside is a large and beautiful garden with lawn fading via a ha-ha into the countryside. A wild garden/orchard with mown paths is at the end of a pergola walk which is covered in wisteria, there is a perfectly placed seat, so you can listen to the trickle of the nearby stream (unfenced). On the other side of the huge croquet lawn is a shallow rill which is also unfenced, so children must take care. There is a huge games room accessed from the garden with pool table, air hockey, table tennis, table football and ride on toys, parents can relax in the seating area while children play. To the rear of the house is a flagstone and paved terrace a perfect place to enjoy a charcoal BBQ with seating for 24. From here head through a stone arch with wrought iron gate to a sunken garden, which is very sheltered and peaceful. Parking can be found at the front of the house, which can provide parking for a large number of cars.

  • 11 bedrooms - 4 king-size doubles, 1 king-size four poster, 5 twin zip-and-links (which can be made up as a super king-size on request) and 1 with two singles and a twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super king-size on request)
  • 10 bathrooms - 3 en-suite bathrooms, 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite 'Jack and Jill' bathroom, 3 shower rooms and a separate WC
  • 4-oven Everhot electric range, electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, 2 fridges, large freezer and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Facilities - huge heated games room with pool table, air hockey, table tennis, table football and ride on toys. Billiard room with full-sized snooker table. Trout fishing available on the River Yarty which flows through the farmland
  • Wood burner in drawing room lounge  (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for over 24 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 4 dogs welcome (will consider more on request), outside dog kennel available
  • Farm shop 4 miles and pub/restaurant in local village
  • Storage for bikes in the games room
  • TV/DVD in drawing room (lounge) and TV/DVD in playroom
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available on request
  • Professional catering and ready meals available (extra) pre-booking directly with owners is essential
  • You can pre-order local produce at the nearby farm shop (butchery, deli, seasonal produce, dairy products, bread etc), which will be ready for you to collect
  • Heated games room/old ballroom available to hire for functions (extra) pre-booking directly with owners is essential
  • Private water supply 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Demi Rogers

This property is personally managed by Demi.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Barbara 29th April 2022

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We spent a heavenly week at glorious Sheafhayne Manor.

Reviewed by Dinah 11th March 2022

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everything was perfect for our whole family, from the youngest 3 years old to the eldest 84 years old. It truely had all that we wanted and we had a fabulous weekend for my 80th birthday. Nancy Rowe catered for a special meal and it was wonderful for everyone included the children. We hope to come back next year.

Reviewed by Lisa 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Vince 3rd December 2021

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This property was ideal for our group. Kitchen was very well equipped and a pleasure to cook in. The dining room spacious enough to seat a large group. The bedrooms all spacious and all had comfortable beds. The games room was spacious and well equipped and catered for all age groups. Beautiful outside space with amazing views. We would definitely Read morerecommend. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 26th November 2021

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Great house and location. Slightly faded grandeur but this appeals to us. Really good room layouts and lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. We used caterers on Saturday night, Nancy Rowe, and can thoroughly recommend her. Lovely meal, dealing with diet restrictions, vegans and everything inbetween. Very good value and all cleared away and left tidy. We Read morewere 23 aged from 70 to 1 and the house suited us all. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 12th November 2021

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A brilliant property for a big family get together in a lovely location.

Reviewed by John 29th October 2021

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Wnderful opportunity to stay in a historic, elegant manor house, full of character and charm, but adapted for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Mary 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Megan 15th October 2021

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Sheafhayne Manor was beautiful! We had the most amazing holiday. All guests aged 1 to 70 had the best time. The grounds were stunning, huge (surprisingly warm) and beautifully decorated rooms, very well equipped kitchen with cooker and aga, the Manor had everything!! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Carol 8th October 2021

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Beautiful house and grounds, well equipped with spacious bedrooms, dining room, and kitchen. Great place for large gatherings.

Reviewed by Helen 3rd September 2021

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We had a fabulous family holiday - the house is so comfortable and spacious. Fresh flowers in all bedrooms and around the house were a lovely touch. Very well equipped kitchen for a large party - plenty of fridge & freezer space, large pans and serving dishes. Lots of activities and beautiful grounds. Would highly recommend Meryl and Paulo who cateRead morered a special birthday meal - eating out at home! We would definitely book this property again. Hide

Reviewed by Lucille 27th August 2021

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Sheafhayne Manor is a wonderful historic manor house set in its own huge grounds. It is the perfect place for a large family holiday. There are 11 huge bedrooms, each with its own en-suite or bathroom next door. All of the communal spaces are huge and comfortable, and everything you need will be there, as well as the extra luxuries like the wonderfRead moreul eco-products in all the bathrooms, and the eco washing-yp liquid in the kitchen sinks. Everything is provided. I can't speak highly enough! Hide

Reviewed by linda 20th August 2021

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The house is marvellous all the equipment you could possibly need, great activities so even if it rained there was plenty to do. Beautiful countryside surrounding the property. A delight for all ages (we were 6-75 age range).

Reviewed by Mike 30th July 2021

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Everything you could possibly want for entertaining a large family reunion. The grounds offer excellent photo settings and plenty of scope for childrens activities. The large bedrooms give a quite space to retreat from the family chaos if needed, and the the downstairs rooms are large enough for everyone to congregate.

Reviewed by Stephen 14th August 2020

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What an amazing place from the moment you approach the property your immediately mesmerised by its charm and character, its fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The grounds are so beautiful and theres lots to do for both young and old. I would love to return for a week on my next visit, a weekend just isnt long enough to explore Read moreeverything. Thank you Sheafhayne Manor for such a memorable break. Hide

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Elizabethan splendor awaits you
Impressive entrance panelled hall
Oak panelled drawing room with wood burner
A great space to enjoy time together
The banqueting dining room has room for all 24 guests
The perfect setting for celebrating any occasion
Well-equipped kitchen with access to the butlers pantry and larder
Time for ice cream
Childrens lounge with TV/DVD
The entrance hall leads to the billiard room
The billiard room has a full-sized snooker table
Show 34 moreThe 'Study' bedroom is located on the ground floor, a super-king-size which can be presented as a twin

Location

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