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In Rural England, a Manor House Comes With Hundreds of Years of History

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position: Widworthy, Devon

price: £ 4m (US $ 4.9m)

This restored, eastern “cozy” Elizabethan manor house Devon, England has a cinema room, an outdoor heated pool, 43 acres of tranquil undulating grounds and a history dating back to the Middle Ages.

Widworthy Burton is located in the village of Widworthy near Honiton, 8 miles from the Devonshire coast. The stone house is located around a cobblestone courtyard, from which rooms are open, and there is a large hall (with the Minstrels Gallery) where banquets were once held. Deer come to the meadow and gently slope upward toward the forest.

16th century Tudor Listed in Britain’s earliest official record, the Domesday Book, the property contains parts dating back to the 1200s and was completed in 1591 today. The name is named after William Dewidworthy, a descendant of the Chichester family who owned the house. Until the 18th century. Listed as Grade II *, it is given to particularly important buildings that exceed special interests.

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The stone houses are arranged in a typical Tudor style around a cobblestone courtyard with a well.

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The current owners have modernized to “high standards” while respecting their historical characteristics and made them feel “really cozy” by installing two biomass boilers. water. Its outdoor heated pool is powered via an air source heat pump and solar panels.

Widworthy Barton is a well-maintained historic building, a modern country house, with the perk of owning a beautiful country environment and unique views, said distributor Oliver Custance Baker. .. He added that this location in Devon is very attractive due to its easy access to coastal and rural beauty spots.

Throughout Tudor’s house, the rooms are filled with wood beams, large stone Marion windows, a fireplace and dressing made of locally quarried beer stones. Its long room has sloping decorative ceilings and a carved freeze in a paneled bedroom (known as the Chichester Room) at the Battle of Agincourt, one of the most famous battles of the Middle Ages. Shows evidence of Sir John Chichester who fought.

The geometric Trompe-l’Ouille mural on the wall behind the hall is a wonderful feature.

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Widworthy Barton has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a long room, a hall with a Minstrel gallery, a home cinema room, a drawing room, a kitchen / breakfast room with a ladder, an office, a storage room and a rooftop. It has 43.5 acres of land and a vast annex.

Apart from home, there is a lovely single-family two-bedroom cottage named Orchardley Cottage, which is available by individual negotiations with the main building.


Within its grounds is a pool heated to 77 degrees “comfortably”, a newly paved terrace surrounded by stone walls and a barbecue area. There is a formal walled garden featuring cottage-style planting and a hard-surfaced tennis court surrounded by a fence with views of the local church.

The property has a traditional annex courtyard near the house with individual road access. There is also a large traditional barn next to the courtyard, which can be renovated with the consent of the plan.

Neighborhood notes

Widworthy Burton is located in a small rural village in Widworthy, near the border between Devon and Dorset. Five miles from the market town of Honiton and eight miles from the seaside town of Seaton, the Jurassic Coastline of Dorset is just steps away from the Blackdown Hills and the East Devon area of ​​the Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty. Exeter International Airport is about 48 km away.

Agents: Oliver Custance Baker, Strutt & Parker

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