Easton Court is a thatched Tudor house of great charm and character, adjacent to the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is 1½ miles from the ancient stannary town of Chagford and 4 miles from Moretonhampstead.
The oldest part of the building dates from the sixteenth century and the original structure has been preserved, including its thatched roof, granite walls, oak beams, ancient doorway and inglenook fireplace. These elements combine to give Easton Court a unique and tranquil atmosphere.
The building has been a haven to many literary personalities over the years and several books have been written here, including Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Brideshead Revisited’, Alec Waugh’s ‘Thirteen Such Years’, and Patrick Leigh Fermor’s ‘The Traveller’s Tree’.
Easton Court is well placed to explore the beautiful Devon countryside. To the north lies Exmoor, Lynton and Lynmouth and other picturesque places on the rugged north Devon coast. To the south lies the coastal resort of Torbay, which spans Paignton, Torquay and the fishing port of Brixham, all with good fish restaurants.
Totnes is also southerly and is in the beautiful South Hams, which has many miles of glorious unspoilt coastal scenery.
On Easton Court’s doorstep, Dartmoor provides truly breathtaking moorland scenery, with high tors, megalithic standing stones and stone circles, and fast-flowing rivers. A short walk takes you to the Teign river valley gorge, down which you can walk. The route (approx 30 mins) will take you past the commanding presence of Lutyen’s Castle Drogo to the famous Fingle Bridge.
Excellent facilities for enjoying activities such as riding, fishing, golf and archery are to be found in the nearby locality and of course the moorland landscape provides an endless variety of walks. Care must be taken when venturing out onto the moor, paying attention to weather conditions and wearing suitable clothing.
Accommodation at Easton Court provides for up to fourteen guests in seven comfortable double bedrooms. All the rooms are en suite with either bath or shower and all have tea and coffee, television and wi-fi access.
A relaxed welcome and move in to a charming room, on suit with a lovely large and comfortable bed. Had a hot deep bath and room to relax. Chagford is close by with a super selection of restaurants. After a sound nights sleep, we were presented with a delicious homemade breakfast. A lovely experience from start to finish, let me not forget the host Diana, quick to make you feel welcome, very hospitable and a great cook, thank you.
We spent three days at this guest house in a beautiful location, perfect for walkers or if you want a relaxing few days. Lovely old property which is being well looked after. We had a charming room with large bed and en-suite very clean and a wonderful breakfast. Nothing too much trouble due to the brilliant house keeper Diana.
Perfect stopover on the way to Cornwall. Friendly owner and marvellous breakfast. A very lovely property with bags of character.
Close to the main road network, Easton Court is easily reached by car. Local buses are possible, but they are few and your journey will require some planning.
The closest train stations are Exeter (16 miles) and Newton Abbot (16 miles). The nearest airport is Exeter (20 miles).
Local travel information coming soon…