In March we revealed the first collection of photographs from our twelve brand new, luxurious bedrooms at Rockbeare Manor, one of Devon’s newest wedding venues. Since then we have welcomed many guests who have stayed whilst attending a wedding or special event, and we are over the moon with the positive feedback that we have received.
We’re lucky to have worked with Bristol based Interior Designer Alexandra Cork who did an amazing job in bringing the overall look together, searching for sumptuous furnishings, fabrics and unique accessories for our exclusive wedding venue. A lot of love, care and attention was taken over the extensive renovation of Rockbeare Manor, (near Exeter), and so it was really important to us all that this was echoed in the finish of the accommodation as well.
We now have twelve beautifully appointed bedrooms, two of which are impressive family suites that sleep four. All bedrooms are wonderfully light and spacious with astonishing views and after a peaceful night’s sleep, guests are welcomed down to the original formal Dining Room, which dates back to 1769, for a delicious breakfast. Whether that be smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or a full English breakfast, it’s always all accompanied by fresh fruits and juices, warm pastries, granolas and cereals.
When a family home, room four was the principle guest bedroom and it’s clear to see why. It’s in a prominent position on the first floor, and located at the front of the house with clear views up to the Haldon Hill, Dartmoor and the Cadbury Hills. In the immediate distance, you can see the extensive listed parkland at Rockbeare Manor, and the large and very beautiful willow tree, which stands at the side of our private lake.
Five of the bedrooms at Rockbeare Manor have lavish, freestanding baths in the bedroom, which give guests a real treat!
Room seven is on the second floor with pretty vintage style furniture, soft colours, and fantastic views of the south lawns. The feature fountain can be seen, as well as the wider landscape at Rockbeare Manor, which includes trees of many varieties.
The soft earthy colours, striking feature wall and fireplace in room 8 create a very sophisticated feel, with beautiful matching furniture inspired by the French baroque-rococo era. The steeples of Rockbeare and Broadclyst churches can also be seen, as well as Devon’s largest single-trunk oak tree.
Room nine is a family suite on the top floor, and is the room which is at the highest point in the house. When a family home, the room was decorated as the children’s ‘tent’ room due to the arched ceilings. It’s a room full of quirks, not least because of the floor level sash windows, which have stunning views to the west.
The North Pavilion is a key feature of this Regency built Manor, as it forms a key part of its symmetry when approaching the house from the front. Being on ground floor level, it is ideal as a more accessible bedroom, and the interior has been designed with this in mind. It has a beautiful, shaped, high ceiling and the huge sash window which overlooks the lake and listed parkland at Rockbeare Manor is one of the largest in the house. The bedroom can be set as either a twin room, or double depending on your preference, and the spacious bathroom has both a bath and wet-room style shower.
There is a story behind each room and although the house has been through a very extensive renovation, many of the distinctive features of the house have been left intact. Rockbeare Manor is a charming place waiting to be explored, and if you are planning a wedding or special event, we’d love to show you around.
For further information please call our events team on 01392 797444 and ask for Kate or Stephanie, or visit our website www.rockbearemanor.co.uk