Kirkham House, Paignton
This late medieval stone house, afterwards split into three cottages was restored in the 1960s. It is unknown when or by whom the house was built; the wood carving suggests 14th century, while the layout is more of the 15th. The large, arched oak doorway was added in the 16th century, and each room has a fine hooded fireplace.
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Assist dogs allowed
- Opening Times: Open only on certain days during Apr-May, plus Heritage days (please check website for details). Jul-Aug, Sun only 2-5
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About The area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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