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“A "proper" country house not a Country House Hotel”
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Holiday Rental House -
11 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Marsh, Devon, England

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Johnchef1
Surrey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A "proper" country house not a Country House Hotel”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Old and slightly bonkers "historical and hysterical " Tudor manor.
Very laid back, slightly scruffy but very homely.
A bit short of fridge space if you bring a lot of supplies and cooking with an AGA is a challenge yet to be mastered.
Bathroom facilities a bit basic, broadband very slow and intermittent
but we had a very good time in a very special house.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Nov 2015
Thank you very much for your review of Sheafhayne Manor. We are sorry to hear that you felt its décor wasn’t quite up to scratch; we will pass this feedback onto the owners. Nevertheless it sounds like you had a great stay in this unique property and hope to hear from you again.
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Chipstick...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A weekend we will never forget!”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

i spent the weekend celebrating my 40th birthday with family and friends at Sheafhayne and we had an absolute ball!

The property and grounds are just spectacular and catered for all ages. The property is so well equipped with everything you could wish for is provided.

The property is hundreds of years old so you have to give consideration to that, but it exceeded all our expectations and my family have been asking all week when we can return!

Caroline Hopcraft was recommended to us by the owner for catering, and she was absolutely fantastic, if we were to return we would definitely use her services again.

A gem of a property.... We had the best weekend away we could have wished for.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so pleased to hear that Sheafhayne Manor served as such a fantastic venue for your birthday celebrations. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Enigmatic...
Bristol
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Magical and fantastic!”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This property is amazing. I will try not to gush too much, but if you enjoy historical buildings and manicured gardens, coupled with space, exploration, countryside and friends - then you HAVE to go here.

Went as a group of 18 adults and 5 children varying from ages 30 - 78 (Kids 3 - 14) for a 40th Birthday celebration Friday - Monday. Looking at the pictures we hoped it would be brilliant, but the pictures simply don't do it justice.

I found it to be very clean, no bathroom surprises. Well maintained, which is certainly NOT easy for a building of the magnitude, and comfortable. I have literally never stayed away from home in a comfortable bed. This was, and all the other guests were making the same comment.

We were concerned about fridge/food storage space with us all. Should never have worried. Two very large fridges, one chest freezer and a traditional pantry/larder which was cool.

There is a central drawing room with slow internet connection (but you aren't going for that) and seating for a good 20 with wood burning fire (and Tv, but again - not important). There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore, plus information on the place. The barbecue they have is very large and very efficient! The outdoor seating is great. There is a play room for the little ones, with toys and games etc. Also a VHS (yes....VHS) but it works.

What else can I say? Go. Just go!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Cracked slates on the floor of the patio area.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
1 May 2015
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Sheafhayne Manor. It sounds like you and your family had a fantastic time and we are delighted that the house surpassed your expectations.
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James C
West Molesey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing weekend in an Amazing Manor House”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed three nights in Jan 2015 to celebrate several Capricorn birthdays. As usual we couldn't make decision and lost out on a property we had our eyes on. Thank goodness for indecision. Sheafhayne was way more than we could have hoped for. 10 adults 9 kids 5 families. All the adults and kids had a great bedroom and bathroom, no one felt they had the bum deal. Everything we could have wanted was there, the drawing room with a fantastic wood burner (with plenty of logs supplied), the Snooker room for several drunken long long frames, the gardens and surrounding fields for walks to clear the fuzzy heads each morning and plenty of hidy holes for hide and seek games!! Oh and not forgetting the massive games room for the kids, you could have one major shin dig in that place. I would recommend this place to all and we will return. Thank you Nicola for letting us stay in your wonderful house!!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2015
Many thanks for your kind feedback and great review of Sheafhayne Manor. We are so glad that we could help you find somewhere so well suited to the occasion, it sounds like you had a really fantastic time. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Steve G
Long Crendon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ideal for large group of friends”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Spent four days celebrating the New Year with a large group of friends at this property. It is huge, with more than enough space and rooms to accommodate 20-30. It has great character, with many very old, original features and an interesting history. You can play snooker, on a full size table, in one room, slump in a sofa warmed by the wood-burner in another, watch TV or play board games in another. Then there are the games rooms with table tennis, air hockey, bar football etc.
If you like modern facilities, new furniture and contemporary style, this is not the place for you. But if you like a unique, historical house with old-fashioned comforts then rent Sheafhayne Manor for your special event, family get-together, or as a base in a beautiful part of the country.

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Liked best: Room for everybody to socialise together or do their own thing
Liked least: Fixtures and fittings were well used
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Management Response
22 Apr 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to write a great review for Sheafhayne Manor, it sounds like you had a fantastic New Year here with your friends. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay and made full use of the excellent facilities that this property has to offer.
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