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View through a wintry garden with bare trees and the River Dart peeping between them, to the white façade of Greenway House
The garden and house at Greenway in winter | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Houses and buildings in Devon

Discover the grand houses and curious family homes across Devon. Step inside and find things to inspire and entertain all the family, whatever the weather.

Houses to visit in Devon

A view of the bookshelves and table with the draped windows in the background, inside the Library at Killerton, Devon
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Killerton House 

Explore the country house residence of Sir Francis Acland, 14th Baronet, home of the Acland family from the late 17th century.

The library at Knightshayes with bookshelves wrapping round the walls, gold wallpaper and sofas.
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Knightshayes House 

This 19th-century manor house, full of quirks and curiosities, is a rare example of the work of William Burges. His lavish designs have always inspired extremes of opinion.

House at Arlington with blue flower in the forefront
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Arlington Court 

Discover an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over 500 years.

near Barnstaple, Devon

Fully open today
The Library at Coleton Fishacre, Devon
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The house at Coleton Fishacre 

The 1920s country home of the D’Oyly Carte family where Art Deco features, sea views and light and airy designs create an intimate atmosphere.

The entrance hall at Greenway, dark wood furniture lines the walls with the stairwell ahead.
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Greenway House 

Step inside the holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family. Find out more about the rooms used by the family and the treasures they collected.

Visitors explore the staircase hall at Saltram, looking at the artworks and ceiling window
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Saltram House 

Feast your eyes on Robert Adam’s neo-classical saloon at Saltram, lose yourself in the stories in the Chinese wallpaper and wonder at the sheer volume of books in the library.

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

A few times a year the house is opened for pre-booked guided tours. These reveal the rich and varied history of the house and residents.

near Axminster, Devon

Closed now

Curious homes and buildings to visit in Devon

The wooden telephone exchange in the Butler's Pantry at Castle Drogo
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Castle Drogo 

Explore the interior of the last castle to be built in England and discover its precious treasures and family stories.

A panoramic view of Buckland Abbey seen from the north. The Great Barn stands out prominently to the left.
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Buckland Abbey and Great Barn 

Part museum and part house, the abbey is filled with treasures. Step inside the medieval Great Barn: a tithe barn which is unchanged since it was built centuries ago.

Blacksmith working in the water-powered forge at Finch Foundry, Devon
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Finch Foundry 

The last working water-powered forge in England. Explore this fascinating example of Victorian engineering.

Okehampton, Devon

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grassy driveway with wintery trees along one side leading to stone built, thatched  single storey building
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Loughwood Meeting House 

Discover the historical features of Loughwood Meeting House, one of Britain's earliest surviving Baptist meeting houses, as well as what to see and do in the surrounding area.

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    The South Front and lawn at Knightshayes on a sunny day

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