Hall, Bishops Tawton, Bishops Tawton, Devon
Hall, has been home to the Chichester Family since the early 14th century. The house is approached up a mile long wooded drive. The current Victorian house, a vernacular mansion in the 16th century style, was built in the 1840’s for Robert Chichester by Philip C.Hardwick. Hardwick produced a series of grand reception and family rooms with splendid views over the Taw valley and a staircase hall which forms the centre of the house.
At the far end of the building lies an imposing Gothic Hall with oak tie-beam roof, stencilled windows, stained glass and a minstrel’s gallery. Outside there is a medley of estate buildings including a medieval barn and a 17th century stable block. Only opened for the first time in 2013.
Tour of ground floor of house including staterooms, plus tour of historic yard and ancilliary buildings and walled gardens.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hall, Clare and Mikie were excellent hosts and we are full of admiration for what they are undertaking. The afternoon was wrapped up with a delicious cream tea and cakes .... The visit to Hall was brilliant. One of the best ever.
From Tiverton: Take A361 to Barnstaple, then A377 through Bishops Tawton and about ¾ mile beyond take left turn signposted to Hall. (DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV FROM THIS POINT.) Follow this road for ½ mile to a lodge of your left. Proceed up the drive.
From Exeter: Take A377 passing through Crediton and Umberleigh. ¾ mile before Bishops Tawton the road passes over a bridge. At the next bend turn right signposted to Hall. (DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV FROM THIS POINT.) Follow this road for ½ mile to a lodge on your left. Proceed up the drive.
No photography, no dogs. Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.
Ground floor only.