Shute Barton

Axminster, Devon
The grand exterior of Shute Barton, Devon
Shute Barton House
The courtyard at Shute Barton
View of Shute Barton from the avenue
The kitchen at Shute Barton, Devon
Interior sitting room of Shute Barton, Devon
Interior dining room of Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
Interior master bedroom of Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at Shute Barton, Devon
The bathroom at Shute Barton, Devon
The bathroom at Shute Barton, Devon
The surrounding countryside of Shute Barton, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 012039

About Shute Barton

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

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.

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Features and facilities

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


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    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

    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 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

    Second floor: medieval hall with original ceiling - this room is open for guests to explore but is unheated.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

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.

Fuel: Eco Briquettes are available to purchase at the time of booking at £5 per bag of 12.

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

Open Days: Shute Barton is available all year round except for public open days. In 2017 these are:-

14 & 15 October

18 & 19 November

Guided tours are available on these days commencing at 10.30am. They last 45 minutes and depart every 15 minutes throughout the day. The last tour departs at 3.45pm.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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