Sidbury Manor, Sidmouth, Devon
Victorian manor house built in 1870s by David Brandon for Sir Stephen Cave MP (in Disraeli’s cabinet); described by Pevsner as ‘a mansion in free Jacobean Renaissance style.’ Stained glass, oak panelling. Stands in parkland in the East Devon AONB. There are extensive walled gardens with many interesting and rare trees and shrubs throughout the arboretum.
All main ground floor rooms plus ‘a look behind the scenes’ which includes ascending/descending two sets of stairs; followed by a short guided tour around the gardens. After tea visitors may wish to further explore the gardens.
Sidbury Manor and its valley are the most magical place ... your forebears created something very special ... the Invitation to View was a wonderful afternoon for us ...
In Sidbury village, main entrance is off the A375 at the war memorial. Look for laurel hedges, grass verges and the drive leads towards a lodge and iron gates. The Manor is ¾ mile on up the drive.
Devon cream tea/homemade cakes.
No photography in the house. No dogs. Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.
Partial access to ground floor only. Gravel paths.