Chambercombe Manor

Delve into the rich history of Chambercombe Manor as you tour its fascinating rooms, uncover hidden secrets, and experience the eerie allure of this historic site.

Chambercombe Manor

Chambercombe Manor is an ancient and grand manor house located on Chambercombe Lane in Ilfracombe, UK

Built in the mid-17th century, the manor is a fascinating example of Jacobean architecture, with a beautiful complex structure featuring round arches, tall chimneys and mullioned windows

Visitors can explore its grounds to discover its hidden passageways, towers and gardens

Interesting features include the chamber of fire and images of dragons above the great porch entrance

The manor holds years of history, with various tales and ghost stories linked to its past

To learn more about the manor house, visitors can explore its museum housed inside the mansion, experience an evening tour of the grounds or take part in special events, making it a perfect location for a day out


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11th-century manor house with period furnishings & legends of haunted rooms & paranormal events.

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Address: Chambercombe Ln, Ilfracombe EX34 9RJ, UK

Deborah Surridge avatarDeborah Surridge
9 months ago
What an amazing place,loved the house, the gardens & the furniture is original. So much history & our tour guide had so much knowledge of the place. We were in the house for an hour & spent time wandering around the garden for another 20 & it was worth the £11 fee each. The cafe was not open when we went as only one staff member who was the tour guide who did a great job making our visit great. If you visit Ilfracombe, this is a must see place for all ages who love history & even you may hear or see one of the ghosts who used to live there. A highlight on our last day of our holiday.
Stephen Price avatarStephen Price
8 months ago
Beautiful traditional Devon small hamlet,not where you would expect to find it. Our tour lasted just over an hour,very,very interesting and entertaining and a lovely cafe on site as well. Great value for money all round !!
Suze Kelly avatarSuze Kelly
a year ago
Loved this old haunted house – although we didn't experience anything while we were there, unfortunately. We would have liked to. The guide was very knowledgeable, she was quite amazing. She made our visit so interesting and we didnt feel rushed. We were invited to touch things, whereas usually in places this old you're not allowed to. We are so sad it is up for sale – and depending who buys it, it may be lost to the public forever. So glad we went when we did. The house is full of old and interesting furniture, full of history and nooks & crannies. The gardens were a bit on the wild side, but very tranquil. The whole place is in need of a bit of TLC, but we still loved it. It is a very special place.
Paul Wright avatarPaul Wright
a year ago
A fascinating manor and gardens to visit. We enjoyed our tour guided by Fiona, who brings the manor to life with her enthusiasm and knowledge of the manor's history, ghosts and the local area. The rooms which are decorated to reflect the various periods from the manors history are full of interesting items and beautifully carved furniture. Please check before visiting, as at the time of our visit the manor was up for auction by its trustees, and it is not known if it will be reopening from 2023 onwards at this time. Fingers crossed it does.
Graham Arthur avatarGraham Arthur
6 months ago
As a medieval Manor House, complete with period furniture, I would say it is fairly unique. Add wonderful gardens as well. How unfortunate that the estate has apparently been sold, and is due to become a private residence. According to the staff, the property was offered to the National Trust – but for unknown reasons, N.T. didn't take on the property. Great Shame.
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