This Georgian manor wing for sale was once home to a community of nuns and is surrounded by countryside. 

Marley South, in South Brent, is a Grade II listed manor house that sits in an estate dating back to the 1500s. 

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The kitchen and breakfast room. (Savills )

The estate was partially demolished and rebuilt in the 18th and 19th century, and has been home to notable local families such as the Palks and the Carews. 

Throughout the majority of the 1800s, Marley House was occupied by a community of Bridgettine nuns, the only English Monastic community to maintain an unbroken succession of nuns from before the Reformation.

In the 1990s the property was converted into a collection of homes. 

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The reception room. (Savills)

Marley South sits in the south-east wing of the original Marley House, and spans more than 4,500 square feet over three floors. 

Stone pillars lead up to the front door, and within there are full height sash windows and ornate cornicing. 

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The principal bedroom. (Savills )

The “heart” of the home is the kitchen and breakfast room, which includes a central island and an oil-fired AGA.

Adjoining the kitchen is the drawing room, with a feature carved wooden fireplace, panelled walls and cornicing. 

Upstairs, the principal bedroom is dual aspect with a feature stone fireplace and an en-suite bathroom.

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The views from the kitchen. (Savills )

Also on the first floor is an additional sitting room with an adjoining study, and another double bedroom. 

On the second floor, there are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, and a family shower room. 

Outside, there is a private garden and a wrap-around terrace with “fabulous views”. 

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The property sits in several acres of communal grounds. (Savills )

There are also communal parkland gardens with a tennis court, a lake and a woodland area, two garages, and an eight-acre paddock. 

The property is being sold by Savills for a price of £1,350,000. 

Amy Hart, who is marketing the property for Savills residential sales team in Exeter, commented: “Marley South is a rare opportunity to live in a significant wing of the historic Grade II listed Marley House, a notable example of a Georgian manor set, within extensive grounds. 

“The 4,500 square foot home has wonderful proportions, and is rich in elegant period features, while also offering many modern day comforts, such as underfloor heating. 

“Wrapped in countryside and with the natural beauty of Dartmoor, several lovely villages and the bustling market town of Totnes all within easy reach, this is a property that really does have it all, holding great appeal for those looking for rural grandeur.”