Amberstone Manor

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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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 nine beautifully-appointed bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. It sleeps up to eighteen adults and is able to provide additional accommodation for children or staff on request.

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 eighteen. All have large windows, mostly double aspect, allowing in the south facing sun and light.

The two floors above contain seven bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. The courtyard is home to a further two additional bedrooms, the studio and the cobbled room. 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 five 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.

Check out this round up from the Luxury Columnist.

***Please note that 3 night weekend stays 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.***

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The salt water pool runs off solar heating, so if it has not been particularly sunny then the pool will cool down a little!
  • It is a rural connection and so the Wi-Fi may not be as strong as it is at home!
  • Sorry, stag and hen do's will not be accepted until the owners discuss this in further detail with the person responsible for making the booking.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Table Tennis Pool/Snooker

The Manor

Ground Floor
- Reception
- Living room
- Drawing room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Dining area

First Floor
- Principle bedroom with king sized four poster bed with en-suite bathroom
- Peacock bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Parisian room with super-king sized bed and en-suite bathroom (which can be set up with twin single beds on request)
- Garden bedroom with queen-size brass bed and en-suite bathroom

Second Floor
- White room with king size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Princess bedroom with super-king size bed and en-suite shower room
- Cherry bedroom with en-suite shower room

Courtyard Accommodation
- The Studio with a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom
- The Cobbled Room with a king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming Pool (Heated by Solar and open between May - September, weather dependent)
- Tennis court
- Dance barn/ yoga studio
- Gym
- Games room
- Five acres of landscaped gardens




About the surrounding area of Amberstone Manor
Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting
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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.

Local Activities
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.

Horse riding
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.

Other Activities
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.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Filled with a welcoming and charming atmosphere Amberstone Manor is a lovely holiday house to enjoy with the whole family.

The spacious property offers ample room for everyone to have plenty of space, guest can explore the beautiful garden, spend time in the Grade II listed Victorian grotto or take advantage of the great selection of onsite facilities including the tennis court and heated pool.

If guest do decided to explore North Devon they can look forward to filling a wealth of fabulous actives including Horse riding, golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, paint ball and gliding to name just a few!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Stair gates

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • English speaking babysitter available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • English speaking babysitter available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

***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.***

Covid-19 Cancellation Policy
The owner reserves the right to cancel booking three months prior to the arrival date. This will be based on current circumstances and forecasted abolishing of restrictions. (added on 14/01/21)



These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000. This is paid directly to the owner prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs No loud music or noise after 11 p.m.
Other 2 Weddings: Exclusive hire for a 3 night wedding party is £6000. A higher security deposit will be required depending on the size of the wedding.
Other 3 Please note that this property does not accept stag/ hen do's unless the owners agree to accept the booking after discussing this with the person responsible for making the booking. The owner reserves the right to cancel these types of bookings at any point. Guests booking online will still be required to notify us regarding their reason for travel.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 28th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £8,160 £9,180 £10,200 £12,240
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 £6,120 £7,140 £8,160 £8,670
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £8,160 £9,180 £10,200 £12,240
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £6,120 £7,140 £8,160 £8,670
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - £12,240
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 29th 2023 - - - £12,240

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 28th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €9,000 €10,020 €11,040 €13,500
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 €6,750 €7,770 €8,790 €9,563
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €9,000 €10,020 €11,040 €13,500
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €6,750 €7,770 €8,790 €9,563
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - €13,500
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 29th 2023 - - - €13,500

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 28th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $10,633 $11,653 $12,673 $15,949
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 $7,975 $8,995 $10,015 $11,297
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $10,633 $11,653 $12,673 $15,949
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $7,975 $8,995 $10,015 $11,297
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - $15,949
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 29th 2023 - - - $15,949

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
25 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The view and the gardens are stunning

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Built 1850, burnt down 1900, rebuilt with a grade listed grotto

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The house has been used for film and tv " location, location, location".
The house has also been rented last year and the year before by Sunday Times journalist and author Katie Moran and family

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do? Enjoy the facilities, indoor and out, including huge yoga room, snooker room, gym, sauna and swimming pool
Really eat? Try our local pub, The Red Lion Hotel, for best pizzas in north Devon
Really see? Dartmoor, Exmoor, north Devon coast and Unesco  heritage site, Saunton Burrows, sands and RHS Rosemoor

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
It is very diverse. North and South Devon. Huge potential with day tours from house!

Originally built in 1826, The Old Rectory boasts many of its original features, including a Grade II listed Victorian grotto. The house is traditional with a contemporary twist and includes culturally diverse art and craft collected by the present owners.



  • Fantastic

    Posted by Eric on 25/09/2019

    Elegant, luxurious and fantastic range of facilities.

  • Perfect

    Posted by Pam B on 17/08/2018

    Best holiday we’ve ever had. Fantastic setting. Beautiful house. Everything we needed. Couldn’t ask for more!

  • Excellent stay will come back!

    Posted by J Hussey. on 10/08/2018

    Lovely stay - All enjoyed-good catering facilities

  • Simply fabulous!!!!

    Posted by Jon & Steph M. on 31/07/2018

    The setting for the most wonderful day of our lives (so far). Magical, enchantment, breath taking from every corner of the home and gardens

  • We don’t want to go home!

    Posted by Jane and Paul M. on 11/07/2018

    Excellent house, facilities & atmosphere

  • Amazing venue! Perfect weekend

    Posted by Claire L. on 10/05/2018

    Everything we could have wished for and more. A very warm home, felt very welcome and felt relaxed immediately

  • Spectacular Devon retreat

    Posted by Liz Lean on 06/05/2017

    Amberstone House is a beautiful setting. Sumptuous surroundings and open space to explore, difficult to find a better venue for special gatherings, events or simply escape with friends

  • No better house!!!

    Posted by Daniel Scott on 26/08/2016

    Having spent a week at the Amberstone Manor family and friends, I can think of no better house in which to celebrate a special occasion. It is cosy yet spacious, spectacular yet simple and has many facilities. We especially loved the snooker room, the gorgeous swimming pool and sauna and the tennis court. A feeling of warmth and inclusion reverberates through this old house that makes conviviality easy and yet there is always a nook or cranny available in the house or in the grounds for those in need of a bit of solitude.

  • Perfect for the whole family

    Posted by The Wilsons on 15/07/2016

    This wonderful house helped to make this such a memorable christmas,a superb family holiday.

  • A wonderful home, garden and pool

    Posted by The Johnson’s on 10/06/2016

    We had a great time & didn’t have to get in the car once!

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Posted by The Kendalls on 27/05/2016

    Everything we needed, lovely house & gardens, lots of space.

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