Fantastic for multi-generational celebrations and holidays with family and friends, this Grade II listed country house is located on an idyllic lakeside estate with beautiful private gardens, parkland and vast woodland to explore.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Countryside Views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire Pit
  • Games Room
  • Historical Building
  • Open Fire
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • An impressive Georgian home, set amongst 38 acres of private gardens, parkland and woods with stunning countryside views
  • Perfect for family holidays, reunions and special occasions
  • Ideal base to explore the North Devon countryside, rugged North Atlantic Coast and its sandy beaches, Exmoor and the cathedral city of Exeter
  • About the property

    Nestled within 38 acres of private garden, parkland and private woods, Colleton Hall offers space and comfort for the ultimate getaway amidst nature. Rich in history and believed to originally date back to the Elizabethan times, this wonderful Georgian home combines a harmonious blend of original character and charm with modern interiors and touches. Its idyllic and unspoilt location provides an excellent choice for those wishing to explore what Devon has to offer and rolling countryside, moorlands, valleys and spectacular beaches are all easily accessible.

  • The space

    Step inside the grand hall where you will be greeted by a sweeping staircase, exceptionally high Georgian Gothic ceilings and a host of impressive artwork. Fashioned with a combination of period-style décor and modern touches, its elegance is a sign of what the rest of the house has in store.

    The drawing room is a fantastic place to gather for an evening of socialising. The comfortable sofas and open Georgian fireplace provide a cosy place to chill and relax, all whilst listening to a soundtrack of your choice played through the Sonos System (which spans across the entire ground floor). There is also a baby grand piano and card table for your entertainment, along with stunning antiques to encapsulate the traditional elements of the home.

    Continue into the formal dining room where you will find an 18-seater regency table to enjoy delicious banquets, wine tasting and chatter beside the wood burner. The eclectic library can also be found here and is populated with a selection of books to read throughout your stay, or you can take advantage of the extensive collection of retro and contemporary board games.

    The property has two kitchens, one for entertaining and the other for preparing meals (private chefs and caterers with waitress service can be arranged on request). The modern living kitchen is open-plan with stunning marble splashbacks, an island with six stools and two inviting sofas to relax on whilst you wait to dine. You will also have access to an induction Range Master cooker, a combi microwave, a large larder fridge, a dishwasher, a wood burner, a built-in Bosch coffee machine, a Smart TV and a pantry with a wine chiller. Meanwhile, the catering kitchen/utility room comprises an AGA, an electric range cooker, a dishwasher, a larder fridge, an upright freezer and two washing machines.

    Next door is the handy boot room, perfect for your four-legged friends to snooze in during your stay. Wellie boots, inside and outdoor towels, dog towels, dog bowls and treats are all provided too. There is a second wine chiller in the boot room and a cupboard with games for outside.

    There are two WCs on the ground floor with additional storage for coats.

    Meanwhile, the games room provides hours of fun with a quarter-size snooker/pool table.

    Head up the winding staircase in the reception hall or the additional staircase beside the kitchen where you will find six beautiful bedrooms with exceptional views of the lake or garden. There is a master bedroom with access to the private terrace and an en-suite, two additional king-size rooms, one with access to a private terrace, two double bedrooms and one bunk bedroom. All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, shower room or both.

    Outside on the south-facing front terrace, there is enough seating to accommodate 10 guests under the vine, plus an additional table that seats 6. When the sun is shining, make use of the kitchen garden with complementary seasonal vegetables, dine alfresco using the Australian gas BBQ and admire the exceptional lake views. If you are lucky, you might even spot wild red deer roaming by. At night the borders and lake light up to create a magical setting for dark sky watching or a twilight stroll.

    You will also have access to the estate’s 38 acres of stunning grounds, including 25 acres of private semi-ancient woodlands, 10 acres of private parkland with a 350-year-old oak, 3 acres of gardens, a fire pit and a picnic area with solid tables and benches. If you are feeling adventurous during your stay, the owners provide a rowing boat, canoes and paddleboards for use on the lake. Or you can enjoy the more simple pleasure of feeding the resident ducks or playing a game of football, rounders and bowls on the lawn.

  • Guest access

    The owners will greet you on arrival and show you around the property.

  • Sustainability

    The estate is committed to planting trees, sourcing goods and services locally and recycling.

    If you would like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Children must be supervised near the lake.

    Ramps can be provided for wheelchair access throughout the ground floor of the property. (7 days' notice required).

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000 prior to their stay.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you are legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking/vaping
    • Children of all ages are welcome
    • Up to 2 dogs are permitted with an additional fee of £30 per dog
    • Dogs are only allowed in the kitchens and boot room
    • All logs are provided free of charge.
    • Outdoor towels, life jackets and lifebuoys are provided.

Amenities

  • General
    • Aga
    • Bicycle Storage
    • Coffee Machine
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Electric Induction Hob
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Heating
    • Iron And Ironing Board
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Space
    • Private Entrance
    • Range Cooker
    • Seating Area
    • Secure Parking
    • Security Camera
    • Smart TV With Internet Access
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • WiFi
  • Highlights
    • BBQ - Gas
    • Child-friendly
    • Countryside Views
    • Dog-friendly
    • Extensive Gardens
    • Fire Pit
    • Games Room
    • Garden
    • Historical Building
    • Luxury Toiletries
    • Modern Kitchen
    • Open Fire
    • Parking
    • Period Features
    • Pub Within Walking Distance
    • Roll Top Bath
    • Shop Within Walking Distance
    • Sonos Sound System
    • Wood Burner

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Location

Local Info

The neighbourhood

Colleton Hall is located close to the quaint village of Rackenford in the North Devon countryside and on-site activities such as yoga, gin making, and private chefs can be arranged on request.

There are many pubs and eateries in the area, with the closest pub being The Stag Inn, just 1.2 miles away and rumoured to be the oldest pub in Devon.

Nearby is the pretty market town of Tiverton, which is home to the Great Western Canal Country Park where you can hire boats and take horse-drawn canal trips. There is also a charming local museum featuring the agricultural home life of Mid-Devon residents over the years. The National Trust properties of Killerton House and Knightshayes are within easy driving distance and RHS Rosemoor is an hour away by car.

The cathedral city of Exeter is only a 45-minute drive away and well worth a visit. There is a wide range of activities to enjoy including family-friendly museums, a trip to the Medieval Underground Passages and a browse around the shops.

If you fancy heading to the coast, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe are ideal for a spot of surfing, swimming or a scenic stroll. Both beaches are around an hour away by car.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around, although Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station is just 20 minutes away.

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