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Devon Manor House for Sale with 18 hole Private Golf Course

12.42am 25th October 2012 - Property

What is probably the only English course of its kind has come to the market with a guide price of £3.95m.

Idehill Manor in Devon boasts the only private championship-length course in the country and comes with a period manor house once owned by King George II, a cottage, heated swimming pool and over 50 acres of peaceful undulating country about five miles from the coast of South Devon.

“Anyone who appreciates privacy and quietness,” say the agents “will enjoy the freedom of strolling 100 yards to the first tee whenever the urge takes them, without having to plan ahead; and it’s great to be able to treat one’s friends.”

The course was created for the present owner, a retired businessman, eight years ago with natural hazards like streams and woods. It tests the player’s skill and strategic acumen with holes varying from 95 yards to a record 740 yards (par 6) – said to be the longest hole in Britain.

The whole course is 6,117 yards (par 73) with shorter variations possible. The course is looked after by a local greenkeeper.

Full information and a welcome range of photographs will be found on the website of Jackson-Stops and Staff:

The sale is being handled by Graham Dixon FRICS in the firm’s Exeter office


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  • Leona Gladen

    3.95 million pounds! Not to mention it has a private golf course and was owned by King George II! No wonder it’s so expensive. Has anyone made a bid for it yet? I know I enjoy my peace and quiet, but I don’t know where I’m going to get 3.95 million pounds on a writer’s salary. I’m going to have to make it big like J.R.R Tolkien or J.K. Rowling, if that’s going to happen. In all honesty, though, I’m good with my small cottage dreamhouse. I’m really lazy when it comes to househunting, so I just went online ( to find it. In fact, I even got them to help me sell my house. It wasn’t easy, but I was able to save a lot.

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