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A Grade I listed gothic mansion which comes with its very own chapel is up for sale – but comes with a massive price tag.

The huge property is located in Clyst St Mary, Devon and is on the market for a hefty £4.5 million.

The enormous eight bedroom abode sits in 31 acres of parkland including lawns, woodland, lime avenue, lake, quince orchard, paddock and a stable yard.

If that wasn’t enough space the old service wing to the south has also been converted into three self-contained flats if you need an escape to a cosier setting.

The building steeped in rich history dating back to its acquisition in 1250 by the Bishops of Exeter for whom it was a country palace for several centuries.

According to Jackson-Stops the impressive interiors of Bishops Court include stunning and intricate use of contrasting stonework, original paint finishes, fireplaces and flooring.

The chapel still enjoys much of its original fittings with airy reception rooms, high ceilings and generous proportions.

Although offering plenty of period space the house has been carefully updated with many of the bedrooms boasting their own en suite bathrooms and a biomass heating system ensuring it is always comfortably warm.

First floor rooms are accessed off the long gallery, which is lit from above by a Georgian dome roof light.

The building has a linear plan, with the architectural form of the chapel separating the main house from the apartments which are located in the old service wing of the house.

The apartments are let on assured shorthold tenancies, which together with the Renewable Heat Incentive from the biomass boiler provides a substantial income stream.

In addition to the house, the property is offered for sale with two separate Grade I listed buildings, a tithe barn dating from 1387 and adjoining stable block, built around 1400, forming a courtyard offering over 6,500 sq ft of impressive two storey dressed stone buildings, with potential for further uses.

Within the courtyard there are several 19th and 20th century buildings, one of which accommodates the biomass boiler and wood-chip silo.

The property also has a cottage orn gate lodge which has a distinctive octagonal design.


Principal house with 4 main reception rooms, former chapel and 8 bedrooms (mostly with en suite bathrooms)
South wing with 3 self-contained flats and a studio
Adjoining garden studio
East Lodge with 2 bedrooms
Parkland including lawns, woodland, lime avenue, lake, quince orchard, paddock and a stable yard
In all about 31 acres