Chambercombe Manor - Ilfracombe, North Devon
The Chambercombe Manor website is the gateway to a most unique and intriguing property, steeped in history and legend is mentioned in the Domesday book.
Chambercombe Manor was owned by the Champernon family from around 1162. In the early 16th century it became the property of Henry Duke of Suffolk father of the ill fated Lady Jane Grey.
In 1738 Jan Vye the current occupier had to make some repairs to the house, on looking up he saw the outline of a window not noticed before. Baffled, he considered each room internally.
Finally he went upstairs and knocked on the wall where he thought the window might be and heard it echo back at him. He then rushed outside to fetch his pick axe and without futher thought proceded to knock the wall down. He soon discovered a secret room which had been bricked up for many years and on the remains of a bedstead was a skeleton of a woman. To hear the rest of this tragic story join one of our guided tours, which usually lasts approximately one hour.
We are open from Good Friday until 31st October
Dogs are welcome in the grounds as long as those people responsible for them keeps their pet on a short lead.
Adults: £8.00 each
Children £6.00 each
Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 Children £25.00
Non Guided Tours - available Mondays, Fridays and Bank holiday Saturdays (from July 16th until the end August available on Fridays only)
All Adults: £5.00 each
Children: £2.50 each
Although admission to the grounds is free we do ask for a donation of £1.00 per person to go towards the maintenance and replenishment of plants and shrubs for our beautiful gardens. The donation box is situated by the main entrance gate. We would like to thank you for your contribution towards our registered charity, whose aims are to maintain the house and grounds for the enjoyment of our many visitors
Chambercombe boasts many original features including a barrel ceiling and a plaster Tudor frieze. In addition to the period features of the building there are eight rooms of the Manor containing many fine pieces of period furniture ranging from Elizabethan to Victorian times.
Outside relax and meander through the wooded pathways, lawns and herbaceous borders. Enjoy the tranquility of the silent pool.
Afterwards why not indulge yourself in a cream tea in the Ye Olde Manor Buttery?
If you have any enquiries about the Manor, any of the above events or group bookings to visit the Manor please contact us on 01271 862624 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org