This Historic Chateau-Style Devonshire Country Home is Up For Sale
A seven-bedroom property in a bucolic Dartmoor setting
A spectacular Grade II listed family home set within 247 acres of greenery, Yarner House is a quintessential country property enjoying awe-inspiring rural views, charming interiors and a number of outbuildings.
On the market with estate agency Knight Frank, the seven-bedroom period property lies on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park, elevated and surrounded by countryside. To the west of the estate is the renowned Haytor Rocks (which provide breathtaking views of Dartmoor and the South Devon coast), while charming market town Bovey Tracey is situated just three miles away.
The estate also boasts a fascinating history, said to have been formerly governed by William the Conqueror and even noted in the Doomsday book. During the Tudor dynasty, the land was purportedly home to a hunting lodge settlement, sharing ‘distinct connections with Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Queen Mary’, as stated by Knight Frank. The present-day manor house, however, was built between 1630 and 1678, and has been in the current owner’s family for more than 50 years.
Situated at the end of a kilometre-long drive, the sequestered Yarner House resembles a French chateau, complete with battlements and aesthetically coated with vines. Inside, you’ll find spacious and elegant rooms replete with fireplaces, a free-standing bath and a noteworthy English country house style.
Immersed within the surrounding countryside is a well-kept lawned terrace – an ideal spot to dine alfresco and take in the spectacular views. There’s also a period summer house, formal gardens, and a tennis court that ‘needs updating but has potential to be one of the great sites for a tennis court in the south west of England!,’ states Knight Frank.
As if that wasn’t enough to enjoy, the estate also boasts its very own farm (70 acres) and accompanying four-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse, located just a short walk behind the manor house.
Lovingly maintained but with so much exciting potential, are you interested in Yarner Estate? Visit knightfrank.co.uk
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