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[25 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Local Accommodation | 682 views]

Accommodation in East Devon
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Combe House Devon Gittisham
Imagine a wildly romantic Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor set in 3,500 acres of one of Devon’s finest country estates, close to the sea for long coastal walks, yet just a short drive from the Cathedral city of Exeter. Beautiful Arabian horses and pheasants roam freely as you approach Combe House along a mile of winding drive.
Tel: 01404 540 400
The Deer Park Hotel Honiton
The Deer Park Country House Hotel is situated at the end of a long drive just outside the historic lace …

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[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Shute Barton Manor | 4,646 views]
Shute Barton Manor

Shute Barton Manor

Shute Gatehouse

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Adjacent to St. Michael’s Church is the ancient manor house of the Parish of Shute, built in 1380 by Sir William Bonneville, a Norman from Bonneville, in Beauce, near Chartres.

It remained in his family for five generations. Lord William Bonneville (The Builder’s grandson) was beheaded and his two sons killed in the Wars of the Roses, and so his grand daughter Cecily inherited it. She married Thomas Grey who became …