Shute Barton, Axminster, Devon

Shute Barton exterior in winter

Period charm and manor house luxury combine at Shute Barton which boasts a medieval great hall with original rafters and reputedly the largest fireplace in England (where two oxen could be roasted) as well as antique beds in characterful and spacious bedrooms.

If you get bored of playing lord (or lady) of the manor, (or roasting oxen) at Shute Barton, then the gorgeous views, walks and treks of the Jurassic Coast start just a few miles away, with highlights including Branscombe village and beach, and look equally impressive in whichever season you choose to visit.

Sleeps 10