The Devon Manor House

This historic country estate will not only amaze you with its classic structure as it is also found in Shirwell park where a lot of activities can be done such as exploring the gardens, picnicking, or even nature walks and hiking.

The Devon Manor House

The Devon Manor House at Shirwell near Barnstaple is an important part of the area’s history

Constructed in the 16th century, it has been home to many prominent families throughout its long history, including the Popham family for most of the 19th century

The Manor House is approached by a grand driveway and is renowned for the immaculately kept gardens surrounding it

The gardens are over two acres in size and boast a beautiful collection of flowers, trees, shrubs and ponds

With formal lawns and winding paths, the gardens provide visitors with a spectacular retreat from everyday life

Inside, visitors can take a tour of different rooms within the house and admire the architecture, furniture and historic collections on display

The Manor House also periodically hosts events such as concerts and festivals

Visitors to this historic house can learn more about the area’s rich past while enjoying beautiful gardens and glimpses into Devon’s illustrious heritage


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The Devon Manor House Reviews

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Address: Shirwell, Barnstaple EX31 4LE, UK

Kathy H avatarKathy H
6 years ago
Beautiful old house available to rent in lovely grounds with two lakes, walled rose garden and kitchen garden, orchard, tennis court and swimming pool, acres of land. Had a brilliant holiday here with extended family, thoroughly recommend!
Yvonne Rabek avatarYvonne Rabek
5 years ago
Beautiful, huge manor house and extensive gardens with pool, tennis court and tremendous feel good factor. The kitchens are fairly well equipped and bedrooms really comfortable with elegant decor throughout
Michelle McDonough avatarMichelle McDonough
4 years ago
A fantastic place hidden away. Sumptuous rooms and great breakfast. We were well looked after.
Tony Pursell avatarTony Pursell
6 years ago
This was a great place for our family get together. Not cheap though.
Ben Durose avatarBen Durose
2 years ago
The grounds were vast and lovely.
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