MAMHEAD HOUSE PDF

Mamhead is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the ownership has passed through several distinguished families. In it was bought by the Balle family. Later William of Orange billeted his supporters on the Estate. The initials of both appear entwined throughout the house. The family motto, "Ubi amor ibi fides", "Where there is love there is trust" is beautifully carved above the front door and is repeated in various places throughout the house.

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Mamhead is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the ownership has passed through several distinguished families. In it was bought by the Balle family. Later William of Orange billeted his supporters on the Estate. The initials of both appear entwined throughout the house.

The family motto, "Ubi amor ibi fides", "Where there is love there is trust" is beautifully carved above the front door and is repeated in various places throughout the house. Today Mamhead House combines reception rooms of fine proportions with exquisite plaster ceilings that flow from one to another.

It has a peaceful and relaxing environment and the reception rooms, bedrooms, terraces and garden make the most of the stunning views over the parkland, open agricultural land and along the East Devon coast to Portland Bill. There are 16 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and an attic with a further 11 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

At one end of the house overlooking the magnificent Italian sunken garden with its fine Salvin fountain, sundial and seat is a large camellia house. In the grounds is a two bedroom staff bungalow together with useful garaging, outbuildings and an Estate yard.

Approached directly from the main drive, situated to the north west of Mamhead House is Mamhead Castle. Also designed by Anthony Salvin and built at the same time as the house it is a copy of 14th century Belsay Castle in Northumberland.

It was designed as a craggy picturesque foil to the house. Constructed of local red sandstone it was originally used to provide stabling, a coach house, laundry and brewery. A passage linked the brewery with the house cellars. Today the Castle has been completely modernised and is laid out in six office suites.

These can be let to provide a useful income, although they are vacant at present. Mamhead House is complemented by stunning landscaped gardens and parkland. There are extensive Italian terraces, a magnificent sunken garden and all with the backdrop of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. The parkland comprises many fine specimen trees. The agricultural land is grazed by sheep on a short term arrangement with a local farmer.

The 70 acres of woodland provide a magnificent backdrop to the house. The Estate extends in all to about acres 66 hectares.

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MAMHEAD HOUSE

Mamhead is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the ownership has passed through several distinguished families. In it was bought by the Balle family. Later William of Orange billeted his supporters on the Estate. The initials of both appear entwined throughout the house. The family motto, "Ubi amor ibi fides", "Where there is love there is trust" is beautifully carved above the front door and is repeated in various places throughout the house. Today Mamhead House combines reception rooms of fine proportions with exquisite plaster ceilings that flow from one to another. It has a peaceful and relaxing environment and the reception rooms, bedrooms, terraces and garden make the most of the stunning views over the parkland, open agricultural land and along the East Devon coast to Portland Bill.

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Attic with 11 rooms, 2 bathrooms Camellia House Full description Tenure: Freehold Mamhead House has a fascinating history and there has been a house on this site for many centuries. Mamhead is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the ownership has passed through several distinguished families. In it was bought by the Balle family. Later William of Orange billeted his supporters on the Estate.

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Mamhead Park , c. In the early 14th century, Sir Nicholas Carew became lord of the manor through his marriage to Amicia de Peverell, and Mamhead remained with the Carews until He began to build a country house here, replacing an older house. His grandson Thomas Ball — , a merchant, planted many exotic trees brought back from his continental travels. Many of them were introduced by Mr Thomas Balle sic , the last of that family who, on returning from the continent brought with him a quantity of cork, ilex , wainscot, oak, Spanish chestnut, acacia, and other species of exotic trees.

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The magnificent Mamhead house which dominates the East Devon coastline has a rich and interesting history. The impressive late Georgian country house that today stands overlooking the dramatic scenery of the coast was built in , replacing a much older house. This is one of many houses that has stood on the estate. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the estate passed through several distinguished families. In it was bought by the Balle family.

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