A rare example of a completely unaltered country house of the 1890s. Eclectic mixture of of free Jacobean and Classical style with some Art Noveau detail. The former seat of the Beres, rebuilt in 1892-4 for Charles Digby Harrod, son of the founder of the Knightsbridge store, following his retirement in 1891. The long rhododendron lined drive curves up to a large mansion with vaguely Jacobean gables: a weedy late C19 frontage in pale yellow brick with incongruous red brick chimneys sprouting from the slate roof (Pevsner). The conservatory porch is attractive.
Morebath Manor is listed Grade II.
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 57
T Gray: The Garden History of Devon,1995: 154