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Axminster, Devon

Shute Barton

The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon
The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon | © National Trust / James Williams
The sitting room at Shute Barton, Devon
The dining room of Shute Barton, Devon

Shute Barton

Dine in style or explore the grounds at this impressive manor stay.

The sitting room at Shute Barton, Devon
The dining room of Shute Barton, Devon
The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon
The kitchen at Shute Barton, Devon
The master bedroom at Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
The twin bedroom at Shute Barton, Devon
The great kitchen at Shute Barton, Devon
The great kitchen at Shute Barton, Devon
The shower room at Shute Barton, Devon
The utility room at Shute Barton, Devon
The spiral staircase at Shute Barton, Devon
The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon
The garden at Shute Barton, Devon

© National Trust / James Williams

Dine in style or explore the grounds at this impressive manor stay.

At a glance

Guests
10
Bedrooms
5
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
012039
Acorn rating

About Shute Barton

Stay in one of Devon’s most important old manor houses. It dates back to 1380 and now, after a major restoration, is an exclusive holiday home with historic significance. The historic building has one of the largest fireplaces in England as well as many other original features. As the estate is only open to the public four times a year, you’ll have the luxury five-bedroom manor house and its lawns all to yourself. 

Whether you’re banqueting in style, surveying the grounds from the 15ft-high window or lounging in its wood-panelled bedrooms, your stay at Shute Barton is sure to be a memorable one. 

Beyond the grounds are the picturesque seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Stop for lunch in one of their many restaurants and cafes after exploring this stunning stretch of the Jurassic World Heritage Coast.
 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Loading/unloading outside. Parking 40 metres away. Enclosed private gravel courtyard at front. Gravelled terrace leading to lawn at rear. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Entrance hall with stairs rising to first floor and separate spiral staircase to first and second floors, large kitchen, utility, further spiral staircase off the kitchen leading to the north bedroom, dining room with multi-fuel stove and access to the rear garden, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, Great Kitchen (please note that this room is unheated and the fireplace is not operational), lavatory.

First floor layout

Five bedrooms (2 doubles, one with seventeenth-century panelling and the other with a tall medieval window, two further doubles - 1 of which has a 6' bed which can be a twin on request - with en-suite shower rooms, 1 twin) bathroom with electric shower over bath, bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

Second floor layout

Medieval Hall with original ceiling - this room is open for guests to explore but is unheated.

More information

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: LPG gas central heating included (please note there is no heating in the Great Kitchen and Medieval Hall). 

Parking: You may unload and load outside the house and there is ample parking space for cars in the marked area approximately 40 metres from the house. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: To the front of the property there is an enclosed private gravel courtyard and to the rear, a gravelled terrace leading to a level lawn area with borders. There are also further gardens which visitors can explore.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Open days: Everyone is welcome to visit one of our free public open days to explore the house and see a little more of what we do.  

Having a celebration? We’re pleased that you’re using one of our cottages for a celebration. If you’re planning on inviting more than two day guests, we’d like to have a chat. We’d be grateful if you could complete the group booking form at the bottom of the page and send it in to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk so that we can ensure the day is right for you.

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Visit Shute Barton

View across the lawn to the house at Shute Barton, Devon
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Shute Barton 

Medieval house with later architectural features

near Axminster, Devon

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The exterior of Shute Barton showing the staircase tower and driveway
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Booking your visit to Shute Barton 

Shute Barton is open for pre-booked tours on selected dates through the year. Find out how to book and what you can see during your visit including an informative tour with time to wander around the garden at your leisure at the end.

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Having a celebration? 

We’re pleased that you'd like to use one of our cottages for a celebration. If you’re planning on inviting more than two day guests to your holiday accommodation, we’d like to have a chat and ensure the day is right for you. Please complete the group booking form, send it in to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk and we'll get back to you - thank you.