Historic 10-bedroom Devon mansion on sale for £6M – complete with huge 22,000-book library, swimming pool and tennis court

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A stunning mansion in Devon has hit the market for nearly £6 million – and it comes complete with a huge library stocked with 22,000 books.

The Chanters House in Ottery St Mary is full of history, with the sprawling property dating back to the 14th century.

Set over three floors, the home boasts 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and eight reception rooms.

A grand reception room with solid oak flooring and a period fireplace leads to the principal reception rooms – including the Cromwell Fairfax Room, where it is believed Civil War was declared in the 17th century.

The centrepiece of the home is the library – a stunning space which is home to around 22,000 books and is the largest library west of Salisbury.

On the first floor, there are four luxury double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

Upstairs provides access to a further six bedrooms – also with en-suites – which have all been carefully renovated and dressed.

The grandiose master suite, the ‘Reynell’ bedroom, features his and hers en-suites and an expansive dressing room.

Outside, the southern lawn has a BBQ oven and seating area – perfect for enjoying the warmer months.

The grounds also have a range of outbuildings – including an indoor pool and changing rooms with panoramic windows looking out onto the garden.

There is also a tennis court to the western side of the house, and parkland which runs down to the river – providing plenty of opportunity for woodland walks.

The property was renovated within the last 10 years by the current owners and is currently on the market with Pilkington Estates for £5,950,000.