Devon Longhouse

Devon Longhouse conversion, Poppy Developments

Traditional Living in Devon

This traditional Devon Longhouse, is in a delightful valley hidden away in rural Devon and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored throughout. With traditional features remaining and restored, this luxury 5 bedroom family home, has been restored in a traditional Devon country style.

Devon Longhouses were designed not just to accommodate humans, but their animals as well. The livestock occupied one half of the house (known as the shippon), while the humans occupied the other half. The two sets of living quarters were divided by what was called the cross-passage, which connected front and back doors.