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Fursdon sits majestically in the rolling hills above the Exe valley: its prominent position and panoramic views belie its secrecy.

This is a truly peaceful spot where the pace of life is slowed and only birdsong or the distant hum of a tractor break the silence.

"Devon has twice been voted Britain's best county by readers of Country Life. That will come as no surprise to the Fursdon family, who arrived in the hamlet, now also called Fursdon, a few miles north of Exeter in 1250 and have stayed here ever since. This is a part of Britain missed by many, including me, as we traditionally race past and on to the coast. But if you treasure beauty, silence and space, there can be few places to match the hidden farms and villages of central Devon. The beaches are still within a short drive, if you must, but here is a land untroubled by time. The view from the main house perched high above the Exe valley looms across and over tightly folded hills flecked with sheep or ploughed to a blood-red tilth. It's a land all of its own."

Country Life article - Country Mouse, 29 May 2013

Fursdon's location in the heart of Devon makes it an ideal base for exploring all that this great county has to offer.