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5 bedroom manor house for sale

Ringmore, Kingsbridge, South Devon

£1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five minutes? walk to the beach
  • Historic, beautifully renovated house
  • Fabulous range of stone buildings with huge potential
  • Sea views
  • Superb location looking along valley to sea
  • Just outside a very sought after village
  • Huge character including cannon ball lodged in one wall
  • Two acres of mature gardens with stream
  • Open fires, farmhouse kitchen and AGA
  • Used by smugglers in the 18th Century

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION A beautiful large, rambling family house crammed full of character with its origins in the 13th Century, and which has been sympathetically renovated to provide a most comfortable and well-appointed home. In a stunning setting close to the sea at Ayrmer Cove, and with a fabulous range of stone barns offering huge potential and sea views. In its' own gardens approaching two acres and a five minute walk to the beach, this is one of the best located properties available in South Devon. It is reputed that in days gone by, a hurricane lamp was placed in the window of Lower Manor Farm as a signal to the waiting smugglers in the cove that the coast was clear. The village with Grade I Listed Church, traditional inn and very pretty thatched cottages, is a few minutes' walk.

From the drive at the front of the house, steps rise past an old cellar to the 'back' door and into a lobby opening to the Main Kitchen, with a lovely farmhouse feel and Aga range. Windows look out in two directions and doors open to the Boot Room and WC, and to the Second Kitchen, which is modern and fully fitted as a cooking, laundry and utility space and which also houses the oil fired boiler.

From the main kitchen, doors open to pantry cupboards and to the Drawing Room and Small Sitting Room. The Drawing Room has huge character with a large open fireplace, beams, and windows and a door to the gardens. The Small Sitting Room is also at the front of the house and again, has much character, with views of the gardens and grounds.

A lovely old circular staircase at the rear of the house, in the manner of houses of this age, climbs to the two higher storeys. An additional secondary staircase climbs to a second floor bedroom. On the first floor are three double bedrooms; one of which is a Master Bedroom with modern Ensuite Bathroom. Two further guest bedrooms flank a Family Bathroom. On the second floor are two super large bedrooms with beams into the eaves and enjoy lovely views of gardens and, in one of them, a stunning view down the valley to the sea. There is a further bathroom on this floor.

Accessed from outside is the room known as the Old Apple Store, and which is the same size as the Second Kitchen. Across the old yard from the house is the fabulous range of stone and slate roofed barns which look straight down the valley to the sea, and which offer excellent potential for development. They are surrounded by lawns and mature gardens, with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs, and a stream running through. Stunning views down the valley to the sea, are enjoyed from most parts of the gardens. Adjacent to the drive, and close to the house, a further barn has been rebuilt as a very large workshop and garaging for a number of vehicles.

Lower Manor Farm was bought by the current owners in 1995 and the House underwent a very extensive programme of renovation at this time. Planning Consent was gained for residential development of the barns by the current owner but has now lapsed, and they now await the aspirations of a new owner to develop as they wish. 

SITUATION Lower Manor Farm is situated close to the sea, just on the very edge of the pretty and sought after village of Ringmore, with its clustering old thatched cottages and award winning public house. In the heart of the South Hams, there are abundant opportunities nearby for watersports, country pursuits and particularly sailing.

The Georgian town of Modbury, with its excellent range of shops and facilities, and its' thriving creative community, is only ten minutes' drive. Major road and rail links, as well as the continental ferry port are to be found within easy reach at Plymouth, as well as a thriving urban centre and one of the greatest sailing harbours in the country.

There are excellent state schools in Modbury, Kingsbridge and Ivybridge, as well as a thriving private sector catered for in Exeter and Plymouth.

Lower Manor Farm is a lovely historic house in a stunning location at the heart of one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. It even boasts a cannon ball lodged in the end wall. Utterly delightful and utterly unique. 

DIRECTIONS Once in the village of Ringmore, turn into the lane leading to the Journeys End pub, but instead of bearing left to the pub, continue round to the right and along to the end of the lane towards the sea, where the drive for Lower Manor Farm starts. 

SERVICES Mains electric, water, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. 

TENURE Freehold 

COUNCIL TAX The property is currently registered for business rates 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the agents Luscombe Maye, on  


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  • Ivybridge (6.6 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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3 Church Street, Modbury, PL21 0QW

01548 466014 Local call rate

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