Chateau with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and private pool in Chulmleigh, England
From £9,212 per week
Chateau to rent in Chulmleigh, England
This is a 19th Century country house, situated in the unspoiled Devon countryside, nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The Amberstone Manor.
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Chateau overview - owner's description
This is a 19th Century country house, situated in the unspoiled Devon countryside, nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The Amberstone Manor, set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and 20 acres of river meadows, has been totally refurbished and offers 12 stylish bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. It sleeps up to 22 adults and is able to provide additional accommodation for children or staff.
The house is in two parts. The main part has a ground floor with two very large reception and dining areas and a lounging TV room to relax in. There is also a large farmhouse style kitchen with ancilliary rooms and the dining room that seats 24. All have large windows, mostly double aspect, allowing in the south facing sun and light.
The two floors above contain 9 double bedrooms and 8 en suite bathrooms. The courtyard area houses another bedroom and bathroom, a special loft style split level living room, 2 bedrooms with 2 en suite shower rooms and an outdoor bath on the deck. Additionally the courtyard contains a large spectacular room (11m x 6m) that can be used for functions, conferences, dance, yoga and table tennis. The adjoining room is a huge but restful snooker room (full size table), library and flat screen TV.
The house sits comfortably in 5 acres of gardens and pastures with uninterrupted views across a valley of woods and river towards distant Dartmoor. Immediately around the house are formal gardens that were laid out in Victorian times. To the west is a private sunken salt water swimming pool set amongst tropical plants, while on a lower terrace is a tennis court of green artificial grass surrounded by a hundred Rhododendron bushes. The south facing terraces are built from fossilised limestone from Malta, but underneath is a very English Victorian garden grotto. A lawn for croquet, an orchard for apples, a vegetable garden for fresh produce all add up to the quintessential English country garden.
Facilities include an outdoor heated (heated by solar panels) salt water pool(The swimming pool is open from the 1st May through to the end of September),infra red sauna, yoga and dance room, TVs and DVDs in most of the rooms, grass tennis court, snooker room, croquet lawn and extensive gardens. Wi-fi is available throughout.
There is a full meet and greet service with the house. The owner will show you around and show you how everything works to make sure you are happy before you are left to enjoy your holiday!
Amberstone Manor is the perfect place for house parties, celebrations, family get-togethers, or a relaxing retreat. We love it here so much that we chose Amberstone as the venue for one of our spectacular blogger retreats, offering a taste of the unique Oliver's Travels holiday experience.
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Please note that 3 night weekends must start on a Friday
For July and August, the maximum stay is 6 nights, arriving on a Friday and departing on a Thursday (no 7 night stays are possible during this period, due to the time it takes to prepare the house for Friday arrivals). For these 6 night stays, the check in time will be 12:00 mid-day on the Friday, and the check out time will be 11am on the Thursday.
Good news! This property is available as a Vill'otelYey! Wait… what is that?
It's the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.
- Open plan dining area/lounge
- Living room
- Second Kitchen
- Principle bedroom with king sized four poster bed with ensuite large bath and shower room
- Peacock bedroom with double bed and ensuite shower room
- Parisian room with super king sized bed (which can be converted into twin beds) and small ensuite bath and shower room
- Garden bedroom with brass king sized bed and ensuite roll top bath and shower
- White room with king sized bed (which can be converted to a twin room) and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
- Cherry bedroom with ensuite shower room
- Princess bedroom with emperor sized bed
- Bunk bedroom with three single beds
- Family bathroom shared between the bunk bedroom and Princess room
- Fitness suite
- Log store
- Laundry room
- Cobbled bedroom with 2 king sized beds and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
- Studio with king sixed bed (which can be converted into twin beds), a single bed and an ensuite shower room. The studio has dining table and small kitchen area with a fridge. Upstairs the balcony leads onto its own private deck, with a roll top bath overlooking gardens in a secluded part of the grounds, with stunning views over the countryside.
The First Floor
- Yoga/dance barn
- Shower room with WC
- Small double bed room
- Outdoor heated (heated by solar panels) salt water pool (The swimming pool is open from the 1st May through to the end of September)
- Infra red sauna
- Yoga and dance room
- Grass tennis court
- Croquet lawn
- Extensive gardens
The house is located at the edge the village of Chulmleigh in the heart of North Devon.
North Devon boasts astonishing scenery with countless surfing beaches and rugged landscape boarding Dartmoor. It is the ideal location for adventure seeking enthusiast.
A wide range of fabulous activities can be recommended by the owners in the local area including Horse riding, Golf, Fishing, Clay pigeon shooting, Paint ball and Gliding | Microlight flying. The area has many great off – road footpaths through woods, meadows and the dramatic North coast beaches, one is a spectacular Unesco heritage site.
Walking and Cycling
Take you pick form a wide selection of stunning local walks and hikes in the area. Cycle from Dartmoor to the sea on old disused railway line known as “the tarka trail”.
An 18-hole short course in Chulmleigh, less than five minutes walk away. Then advance to to the full-size course some ten minutes away at Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club. Alternatively, visit the premier Atlantic Links course at Saunton Golf Club and play their East Course which is rated 60 in the world by Golf World Magazine.
Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are the perfect places to visit for a horse lovers. Chulmleigh also has a local stables for horse riding lessons and hiring. explore the multitude of forestry tracks and bridleways, some through Eggesford Forest.
There are many wonderful venues for fishing close by. The Little Dart is a ‘late running river' so fish arrive later in the year. The Taw is best for salmon in the spring and is good for sea trout from May onwards. There are also several coarse fishing lakes in the area, including the popular Stafford Moore. The Torridge and the River Mole, Catham Lakes and Huntacott Water are all close by.
Light aircraft, gliding and microlight flying sessions at Eaglescott Airfield, only 15 minutes away. Clay pigeon and game shoots, including Trenchard, Colleton Manor and Clovelly.
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill'otelWith a vill'otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:
- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef serviceInterested?
If you'd like to book the Vill'otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.
Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.
Any amount catering can be easily arranged upon request. Please contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for further information.The Manor is able to provide a home cooked meal for the evening of your arrival. An example of this would be a choice of casseroles and fresh garden salad. The staff will lay up the utensils in the kitchen so that on your arrival all you need to do is relax and enjoy your meal.
- Main course price from £12.50.
- Choice of homemade desserts from £4.00.
Please contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team 2 weeks in advance if you would require this service. The Manor will supply complimentary tea, coffee, milk, butter & GI Bread for your use until you get to the shops.For the remainder of your stay, the Manor is also able to provide a three course fully serviced evening dinner menu. The cost of this service for up to 24 people will be from £22.00 to £38.00 per person. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to arrange any of these services and more.
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Updated 3 January 2019
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 15 January 2019 - 3 January 2022: changeover days are Monday, Thursday and Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
12 bedrooms, Sleeps 24
Internet / WiFi