Widworthy Barton is a beautiful, sixteenth century, Grade II* listed manor house, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, near Honiton in East Devon.
There are 7 bedrooms to sleep 14 people. The master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom. The other six bedrooms share the remaining three bathrooms which have either a bath or shower. There are two cloakrooms too.
The house is arranged around a central courtyard, and has a Great Hall, which easily seats 14 for a formal dinner. There is also a large drawing room, a cinema room, a kitchen and a boot room. There’s an Elizabethan gallery on the 1st floor, known as the Long Room. It’s long and sun-filled, and the perfect place to read or play card games.
Outside, there is an all-weather tennis court and a swimming pool (recently renovated) with plenty of room for baskers and barbequers. The paths in the gardens each lead to lovely views or a handy bench. Guests are welcome to wander in the private 100 acre woodland, bird-spotting, or else exhausting raucous children.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“This is a beautiful house, very elegant. One of my favourite rooms is the prosaically-named Long Room. The house is built of local ‘Beerstone’, which is always a good indication in my book. Merriment happens here.”
About the Location
Widworthy Barton is in East Devon, within easy reach of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth (about twenty minutes’ drive). The nearest main-line train station is Honiton, about ten minutes’ taxi drive from the house.
Things To Do
Widworthy Barton is only twenty minutes’ drive from the coast, where you can eat fish-and-chips in Salcombe, or go fossil-hunting in Branscombe, or watch the boats in the harbour at Seaton.
If you fancy some dramatic views, the Blackdown Hills are close to the house, which has great cycling and walking routes.
Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
The house has a license for weddings and civil ceremonies, or guests can consider using the local (and very beautiful) church.