A Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse with exceptional gardens, set in approximately 15.23 acres.

Little Dorweeke Farm is a charming Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse, believed to date back to the 1400s. It was once two separate cottages which were subsequently merged into one larger house with flexible accommodation. The kitchen is in one half of the house and a utility room with its own entrance in the other, providing the potential for an integral annexe. The property has retained its original character features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces and an oak plank and muntin screen.

On the ground floor are three good-size reception rooms which include a double aspect dining room with exposed beams; a drawing room with a plank and muntin screen and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner; plus a sitting room also with a wood burner, fitted bookshelves and exposed beams. There is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room featuring a range of bespoke handmade units with granite worktops, a central island, integrated dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, microwave, Butler sink, gas Rangemaster, a Delabole slate floor and ample room for a large breakfast table.

Upstairs, there are five to seven well-proportioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and lovely views of the gardens. There are four further double bedrooms, plus a reception room which is currently used as a music room but could be a sixth double bedroom. This striking room has a high vaulted ceiling with an exposed A frame and an inglenook fireplace. A study/seventh bedroom and two family bathrooms complete the first floor.

This property has 15.23 acres of land.


Little Dorweeke Farm has truly exceptional gardens which have been opened to the public in previous years as part of the National Garden Scheme. A stream with a small waterfall traverses through the land, providing the pleasant sound of flowing water. There is a wide variety of all-seasons planting and pathways lead through different areas of the garden; a footbridge crossing the stream. Colourful planting includes rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and a wisteria which adorns a pergola.A number of well-placed seating areas provide the perfect place to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. The gardens are a haven for local wildlife; there is a natural spring-fed pond surrounded by an established gunnera manicata, as well as a more formal koi pond.

Adjacent to the house is a parking area which provides ample space for multiple vehicles. There are a number of outbuildings providing storage space including a double garage, wood store, a number of sheds, stores and a large agricultural building/workshop with light, power and heating. There is a tennis court within the grounds and an adjacent summerhouse, as well as a 10ft x 20ft outdoor solar panel heated swimming pool.

The gardens provide excellent opportunity for self-sufficiency. There are two greenhouses and a potting shed. An orchard is planted with apple, pear, mulberry and plum trees; whilst a productive vegetable patch and fruit cage have various edible plants including blackberries, raspberries, sprouts, beans and leeks to name just a few.

The remaining land comprises fields of pasture. The predominantly level lower field is situated across the lane and borders the Burn River. There are two stables in this field with a large hay store above. In total, the land at Little Dorweeke Farm measures approximately 15.23 acres.


Little Dorweeke Farm is set in an idyllic rural location just 1 mile from the popular village of Bickleigh, in the sought after Burn Valley. The village has a well-regarded primary school, a church, vineyard, two inns and Bickleigh Mill, a popular restaurant and shopping destination. Butterleigh is just 1.5 miles away, which boasts a very active community with a parish church, village hall, village meadow and the well-reputed Butterleigh Inn.

Tiverton, just 5 miles away, has schools for all ages including the well-respected Blundell’s School and Preparatory School, for which Little Dorweeke Farm is within the 10 mile reduced fee catchment area. Tiverton has a good range of shopping facilities with a market twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops.

The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 11 miles away, is the most thriving city in the county and offers a wide choice of cultural activities including theatres, the RAMM museum,an arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping such as John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.

The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth and Cornwall, the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Tiverton Parkway to London Paddington from just over two hours, whilst Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights including daily flights to London City Airport.


From the centre of Exeter, take the A377 towards Tiverton and Crediton. At Cowley Bridge junction take the A396 signposted for Tiverton. After approximately 8 miles, turn right sign posted for Butterleigh. Follow this road for approximately 1.2 miles and take the first right turning. Little Dorweeke Farm is the first white house on the right hand side. The entrance to the drive is behind the house.

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Other features

  • Highly flexible accommodation
  • Approximately 3,115 sq. ft.
  • About 15.23 acres
  • Outstanding gardens

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Silverton Exeter Devon EX5

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Silverton Exeter Devon EX5

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