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Grade I listed medieval hall house in Devon

Bridford Barton is a thatched medieval hall house believed to date from 1200 AD, as well as to be one of the oldest examples of a domestic roof in England and possibly Europe. The thatch is eye browed over a number windows of varying styles, and the house goes back in two wings to the rear to form an attractive walled granite courtyard with a swimming pool.

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The property has an outer hall, inner hall, drawing room, living room, kitchen, larder, utility room, boot room, dining room, downstairs cloakroom, six bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. Period features are prominent throughout the property including exposed beams, period fireplaces, a bread oven, stone flagged floors and original carved wooden windows.

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Outside are a barn and a garage, as well as a glass house. The front garden is laid mostly to lawn and there is a kitchen/vegetable garden. The south terrace has private access to the village churchyard and the courtyard terrace contains the swimming pool. The rear garden has lawns, fruit trees and a stream plus access through a gate into the middle of the village.

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Bridford Barton sits in the middle of the popular village of Bridford in the north eastern corner of Dartmoor. The village has an elegant 13th century church, a well known pub and a local bistro while further amenities can be found in Christow one mile away. Exeter, from where trains go to London Paddington, is just ten miles distant.

The guide price is £750,000; contact Knight Frank on 01392 848842 or visit

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