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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.
Please note that Shute Barton is primarily a holiday cottage. It is open to the public for guided tours on 16 & 17 May, 20 & 21 Jun, 19 & 20 Sep, 17 & 18 Oct. Tours do not require booking. For more information please see our opening times.
What our visitors think
- 'Very good, the tour was so good we went round twice with two different guides who made everything come alive'
- 'Fantastic house with wonderful history, would love to stay'
- Very informative visit, I had no idea of the history despite passing here daily for 40 years!'
- 'Very interesting to see the historical side and the new renovations'
A house with two tales
The forty-five minute tour reveals a house of two parts; old and new. Discover the fascinating stories of the families that fell in and out of power, visiting rooms that remain almost untouched. Take a peek at the new renovations and imagine the fun and parties that are still going on - keeping this place very much alive.