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Medieval house with later architectural features

Discover Shute Barton, a medieval house with royal connections. A building of battlements and towers set in the rolling east Devon countryside, this historic house is the perfect place to stay for an unforgettable holiday and is available to hire all year round.

This magnificent house is also open to members of the public four times a year for guided tours. You can discover the great kitchen containing what is believed to be the largest fireplace in England and take a look at the attic room with its medieval roof structure.

To find out more about Shute Barton take a look at the Places to Stay page or visit the National Trust Holiday Cottages website to make a booking.

Please note that Shute Barton is primarily a holiday cottage. It is open to the public for guided tours four weekends every year. Tours do not require booking. For more information please see our opening times.

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One of our long term volunteers installing a new gate

The East Devon ranger team look after Shute Barton and with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers they open Shute four times a year for visitors.

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What our visitors think

  • 'A very knowledgeable guide, great history, nice house, very friendly'
  • 'Very enjoyable and interesting, guide made it seem alive'
  • 'Very interesting and informative. The house was full of surprises – especially the roof! We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated the opportunity to sit down in comfy chairs. It’s a little gem. Would love to stay here!'