Offers Over £1,950,000
Bradford, Holsworthy, Devon
A substantial non-listed Manor House built in the 1860's with the most attractive dressed mellow local stone under a slate roof, situated in the heart of rural Devon.
Bradford Manor internally is approximately 6500 sq ft comprising of 25 rooms including six bedrooms (two en suite), house bathroom, play loft, kitchen, pantry, pump room, sitting room, sun room, drawing room, dining room, library, boot room, utility room, two cloakrooms and three basement rooms, including a retro Cinema.
DESCRIPTION and HISTORICAL NOTE
Bradford Manor is a Doomsday recorded Manor dating back to the 11th century where records show a very interesting history. Much is filed at the Exeter Records Office.
Bradford Manor was rebuilt in the 1860's by the famous engineering and industrious English family. At that time it was an 1100 acre estate with 5 farms and 3 workers cottages which make up the current hamlet around Bradford Manor.
The Manor is also in a total dark sky area so you can enjoy many nights of very clear Milky Way, stars and planets to gaze at.
As property owner of this important historic and quality Manor House the internationally recognised prestigious title, Lord and Lady of Bradford is obtained which rarely becomes available.
May we suggest the earliest possible inspection via the vendor's selling agents.
This exceptional property has been updated and restored with a great deal of love and attention to detail whilst retaining its historic Victorian charm. Each room has been sympathetically refurbished in keeping with its age and style with particular quality in its recent library, kitchen and master bedroom en-suite bathroom.
Pillared entrance with lighting and wrought iron railings. Front door screen with solid hardwood door with brass fittings, door lock and bell push, etched glass over and sash side windows.
Period wood banister staircase rising to first floor. Banisters with stairs and wrought iron hand rail to basement. Radiator in elegant polished wood cabinet with brass screen, wall mounted brass period lighting, brass ceiling mounted chandelier, period light switches, original moulded plaster coving to ceiling, dado rails, moulded skirting, large period style wall mirrors and brass faced mains sockets. Original panelled doors to Dining Room and Drawing Room.
Side hall off to east side of the house and panelled walk through to rear hall. Fitted carpet throughout.
Two windows to rear of house, doors to Utility Room and Sitting Room. Corridor leading to west wing, period etched glass panelled door to shoe/broom cupboard, further period etched glass panelled door to Kitchen and latched original door to Sitting Room. Wall mounted separate brass bells for three external doors. Fitted carpet throughout.
Radiator in elegant polished wood cabinet, ceiling mounted brass period lighting, period light switches, original moulded plaster coving to ceiling, dado rails, moulded skirting, large period style wall mirrors, coat hooks in recessed area and central heating control panel. Original panelled doors in panelled doorways to Cloakroom and Boot Room, original panelled door to Library and half glazed panelled external door to east side of the house. Fitted carpet throughout
Drawing Room: 22' 6'' x 21' (6.85m x 6.40m)
Two original sash windows to the front, each with low deep sill and moulded panelling in addition to an original sash window to the west side with low deep sill and panelling. Large period American oak fire surround with reconstituted stone hearth housing elegant log burner. Period large moulded framed mirror over fireplace, two cast iron radiators, heavy moulded plaster coving to ceiling, original moulded skirting, brass faced mains sockets, wall mounted period lighting, fitted carpet, TV aerial point and servant bell. Original French door to patio.
Dining Room: 16' 6" x 14'(5.94m x 4.26m)
Two original sash windows to the front, each with low deep sill and moulded panelling. Wood surround brick open fireplace and brick hearth with large period style over mantle mirror. Cast iron radiator, moulded plaster coving to ceiling, original moulded skirting, period style face mains sockets and light switches, ceiling mounted brass chandelier with dimmer switch, polished original floor boards, TV aerial point and servant bell. The original owner had purchased an 1895 Boudoir Grand Piano which will remain with the property.
Door to Library
Library: 19' 6'' x 17' 6'' (5.94m x 5.33m)
Two original sash windows to the front, each with low deep sill and moulded panelling in addition to an original sash window to the east side with low deep sill and panelling. Bespoke made period style full height library shelving incorporating computer desk with printer under, cupboards, filing cabinet drawers, further drawers and library ladder chair. Double sided period leather inlaid top office desk. Black cast iron period style fireplace with hidden electric fan heater inside original polished slate fire surround and polished slate hearth. Large period style over mantle mirror, two radiators inside brass screen cabinets, moulded plaster coving to ceiling, original moulded skirting, up lighting to ceiling over library furniture, telephone point, period style mains and light switches. Fitted carpet. Secret door to Dining Room.
Boot Room: 14' 3'' x 10' 4'' (4.34m x 3.15m)
Former Dairy with slate floor, slate shelves, original dairy slop sink, original game and meat hooks on beam in vaulted ceiling. Original casement window to east side with deep sill and wood panels, period light switches, Victorian brass ceiling light, extensive coat and hat hooks, long wood slatted bench to one side with boot storage under, electricity meters and trip switch panels, loft access trap door and double mains socket. Door to rear garden.
Two casement windows to rear with deep sills, one with etched glass. Vintage early 20th century toilet and wash hand basin. Radiator, heated chrome towel rail and wood effect flooring.
Eye and base level cupboards with work surface over incorporating Belfast sink and vintage brass taps. Original casement window to rear with deep sill and wood panels. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator, wood effect flooring and door to: Cloakroom
White suite comprising WC and wash hand basin. Original casement window to rear with deep sill and wood panels. Radiator, towel rail and wood effect flooring
Sitting Room: 19' x 17' 6'' (5.79m x 5.33m)
Large walk-in fireplace with American oak fire surround and wood panelled wall housing log burner that is plumbed into central heating system. Parquet flooring, radiator in polished wood cabinet and wall light with touch dimmer switch. Hardwood glazed French doors to:
Sun Room: 14' 9'' x 13' 1'' (4.5m x 4m)
Hardwood framed sun room with vaulted ceiling and polished mixed planked floor of local oak, beech, ash and walnut, within and built in speaker system. Doors to patio with views across the west gardens .UPVC double glazed Victorian style sash windows.
Kitchen: 23' x 18' 6'' (7.01m x 5.63m)
Superb, recently fitted country kitchen with considerable range of eye and base level units with ample work surfaces over incorporating ceramic twin sink with mixer tap. Glazed cupboards with interior lighting and glass shelves. Granite topped island with drawers and cupboards under. Integral dishwasher and inset electric 'Belling' range style cooker with extractor hood over. Colour changing LED lighting under cupboards and at plinth level, over cupboard up lighting, built-in wall mounted smart TV with wired concealed surround sound speakers that also connect via Bluetooth to phone and other hand held media. Two sash windows to west side overlooking patio and two original casement windows to east side overlooking rear garden. Ample power points, inset plinth fan heater unit, coving to ceiling, servant bell indicator panel with servant call brass bell over, cast iron radiator, telephone point with wall mounted vintage telephone and wood effect flooring. Period etched glass panelled door to:
Pump Room: 12' 3'' x 7' 6'' (3.73m x 2.28m)
Original casement window with deep sill to west side. Oil-fired AGA with stainless steel saucepan rack over. Storage space and shelving over vintage original working electric pump and wheel for well water supply (disconnected). Vaulted ceiling with beam, panelling to lower walls, wood effect flooring, ceiling pendant light and Vintage style light switches. Half glazed door to rear garden on east side with outside lights and original latched door leading to:
Original casement windows to east and west side with original mesh fly screens. Slate shelving to three walls with ample wood shelving. Wood effect flooring.
Two original sash windows to the rear, each with deep sill and wood panels in addition to an original sash window to the front with deep sill and panels. Two radiators in painted cabinets, one radiator under front facing window, fitted carpet throughout, wall mounted period brass lighting, period light switches, brass faced mains sockets, moulded plaster coving to ceiling, period wall mounted mirrors, period moulded skirting and loft access to main loft area. Arched panelled doors to Bedrooms Two and Three, panelled door to Master Bedroom, archway with plaster details leading to panelled cupboard door and steps leading to west wing landing.
Master Bedroom: 23' x 20' (7.01m x 6.09m)
Original sash window to the front with deep sill and wood panels in addition to two original sash windows to the east side, each with deep sill and wood panels. Tiled fireplace, two radiators, period moulded skirting, coving, original period light switches, servant bell, telephone point and TV aerial point. En-Suite Bathroom
Enamel bath with chrome mixer tap and ornate panelled surround, walk-in double shower housing 'Mira Sport' electric shower and modern, period style vanity unit with wash hand basin and low level flush WC. Tongue and groove panelling to dado height, heated lit mirror over vanity unit, change coloured up lighting and servants bell. Fitted carpets.
Bedroom Two 18'6" x 18' (5.6m x 5.5m)
Formerly the dressing room to the Master bedroom. Original sash window to front with deep sill and surround. Cast iron fireplace. Fitted wardrobes along one wall and radiator.
Bedroom Three 21'x 15'9" (6.4m x 4.8m)
Tiled fireplace, two radiators, original power points, built in cupboards. Window to front and window to west side with low deep sill and wood panelling. Doorway through to en suite bathroom and arched doorway back to landing.
Inset bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, bidet, low level flush WC and vanity unit with wash hand basin, lights, shaver point and cupboards below. Original sash window with deep sill and wood panels to the west. Fitted shelves, chrome heated towel rail via central heating system, ceiling light, wall mounted heater and servant bell.
West Wing Landing
Two original casement windows to east side overlooking rear garden. Double doors to airing cupboard housing hot water tank and fitted shelving. Steps to panelled door into House Bathroom, steps to panelled door into Bedroom Four and panelled doors to Bedrooms five and six.
Original casement windows to the west. Restored original 1920's bathroom suite comprising panel enclosed bath, low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower, housing rain shower via hot water system. Spotlights, loft access to west wing loft, heated towel rail via central heating system, 'Dimplex' wall heater, clothes hanging pegs and servant bell.
Bedroom Four: 14' 9'' x 10' 3'' (4.49m x 3.12m) Original casement windows to the west overlooking the gardens. Fitted wardrobe, cast iron fireplace, radiator, ceiling light, period light switches and servants bell.
Bedroom Five 19'9" x 9'7" (6.02m x 2.92m) Two sash windows to the west, radiator, ceiling light, period light switches, servant's bell and fitted shelving. Fitted carpets.
Bedroom Six: 16' x 9' 6'' (4.87m x 2.89m)
Two wooden casement double glazed windows to the east overlooking the rear garden. Electric remote controlled cartridge cinema screen with projector, stairs leading up to play loft, period light switch, servant bell, radiator and spotlights.
Slate steps leading down from the hall to wood panelled door leading to:
With storage, mirrored glass shelving behind bar with stools, dimmable wall and down lighting, mains sockets and fitted carpet throughout. Archway to:
Retro 15 seat cinema, UPVC window to front, radiator and door to:
Cupboard housing oil-fired central heating boiler. Gym Area with exercise equipment. UPVC window to front, mains socket and lighting.
Agents Note: The property is being sold with all window treatments remaining and most of the furniture (by negotiation with our vendor) can remain with the property. Estate vehicles and (virtually new) ride on mower to be included.
The property is approached over its own sweeping driveway with spacious lawned areas to the front and side and is well stocked with many specimen trees and herbaceous borders, where you will find a two room Log Cabin with veranda.
Delightful barbecue area with a purpose built shelter for those lazy summer evening. There is two Wells (not connected), great for watering the garden.
Double timber gates lead to the side driveway and further gates to the courtyard area which in turn leads to the Victorian walled garden, garaging and stone barns.
The courtyard has a range of stone barns with slate rooves which have historic planning permission to convert into residential accommodation, if so required and comprises:
The Barn internal area equals approximately 14,000 square feet, around a concreted courtyard which is approx. 138' x 89'(42m x27m).
Two windows overlooking courtyard, door through to separate room with electric meters, 3000 litre oil tank and concrete floor.
Double doors to the front, painted concrete floor, ceiling light, stairs rising to first floor, door and window through to garaging area.
Currently used as a garage with space for seven vehicles. Double doors to the courtyard, three windows, three arrow slit windows, four fluorescent strip lights, painted concrete floor, painted walls, beamed ceiling and mains connected.
First Floor over Barns One to Three
Original grain store and chute, fully boarded with range of shelving, two hayloft doors and ceiling light. Potential indoor sports room with potential indoor range.
Former stables with double doors to courtyard, two windows overlooking courtyard, two fluorescent strip lights, further ceiling light, lime washed walls and part cobbled/part concrete flooring with drain. Could easily be divided into two stables if required. Door with original latch through to:
Former Ostler's Cottage and Saddlery Store with door.
Former Stables with original feed mangers, concrete floor, one window to front overlooking courtyard, double door opening (currently no doors hanging but original doors found in-situ and could easily be restored).
Full height barn formerly used for hay storage. Opening to the front with further door, glazed window, arrow slit window, two hayloft doors, concrete floor and further door through to:
Tractor barn with double doors to the lane, concrete floor and door through to Barn Nine. To the rear of this barn is a lean-to with corrugated roof.
Full height with several doors off main barn. Former corn threshing barn with concrete and brick floor, first floor to either end, double doors to front and rear for vehicle access.
Further grain store with hayloft door and roof lights. Door to and slate step down to:
With doors to front and rear, windows concrete floor, former lambing shed.
To one end of the courtyard is a gravelled area with timber double gates out onto the Estate lane which gives access the pasture land and down to Grove Woods.
To one side of the courtyard is a single storey Open Fronted Barn with tiled roof. This is divided into 14 bays currently used for vehicles and log store.
From the side drive are a further range of barns to include:
Former Estate Managers Office with fireplace and slate hearth, two windows to the walled garden, window and door to the front, hatch and door through to Coach House. Currently used as a carpentry workshop complete with workbench.
Coach House Garage
With double doors to the front, concrete floor and stairs rising to:
First Floor over Coach House
Windows to the North, fully boarded and hayloft door to far end. Thought to be the original quarters for Coach House employees.
First Floor over Ostler's Cottage
Hayloft door to one end, window to walled garden, skylights and doorway through to:
Door out to:
Victorian Walled Gardens
The Victorian walled gardens extend to approximately a third of an acre and have been superbly cultivated and arranged to include a selection of herb, vegetable, fruit and flower gardens interconnected with gravel pathways. There is space to one side for a swimming pool if so required. A door gives access to the hayloft over the tractor barn. Large galvanised rain water storage tanks. There is a Victorian style greenhouse and a further door out to the side drive.
To the rear of this garden on the rear lane are further barns/garaging as follows:
With sliding double doors to front, vaulted roof, skylight, key meter and inspection pit.
Original Cart Shed/Workshop
Open fronted triple bay original cart shed with 'A' frames and workshop to one end.
The Estate lane to the rear and east gives access to the Old Threshing barn, Tractor barn, large lean to wood storage barn, Field, Woods, River and the Paddock with its former piggery, the concrete bases are still in situ with wonderful far reaching countryside views, ideal for two holiday lodges (subject to the necessary planning consents).
Grazing meadows are fenced and well cared for. Further down the stoned lane passing by the Church, over a bridged stream, is the gate for access on foot or vehicles. The private mature woods on another stoned roadway with access to the river Torridge is also down the lane and through adjoining fields and river side meadows, the owner can enjoy the sporting rights included. The whole extends to approximately 13 acres (5.228 hectares).
TENURE – Freehold with vacant possession upon completion
Situated in the hamlet of Bradford 1 mile from the village of Bradford Holemoor, which benefits from a Primary School, place of worship and then 1 mile onto Brandis Corner that has a well-respected community Public House and new public swimming pool.
Shebbear (3.5 miles) has a further good range of amenities including Doctors Surgery, Pharmacy, General Store, Public House, Primary School and the well renowned Shebbear College.
The market town of Holsworthy (7 miles) has a wider range of amenities including a 'Waitrose' Supermarket, Banks, Post Office, Dentist, Medical Centre, Cottage Hospital and a full range of educational facilities. Leisure Facilities include an 18 hole golf course and leisure centre with heated indoor swimming pool and gym.
Approximately 25 minutes away is the coastal town of Bude with its beautiful beaches and coastline and also Dartmoor, renowned for its outstanding beauty.
The A30 dual carriageway can be found at the former market town of Okehampton (17.5 miles) with a further range of local and national amenities including an 18 hole golf course and cinema. The M5 motorway can be found just beyond the cathedral city and county town of Exeter (40 miles) to the east.
- Mature woodlands of approx. 5.5 acres with further young woodland area of 0.3 acres.
- Victorian walled garden of approx. 0.3 acres and gardens of approx. 2 acres.
- Quality grass field approx. 3.0 acres
- Sporting rights including Riparian owner of 800 yard Salmon and Trout fishing rights of the River Torridge.
- Six bedrooms (two en suite)
- 4 Reception rooms and a Sun Room
- Internationally recognised prestigious title included – Lord and Lady of Bradford
- Many original features including panelled doors and fireplaces and moulded coving ceilings, servants bell system
- Extensive courtyard with stone and slate barns that have historical planning consent for 9 residential units