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Old Walls Vineyard & Luxury Lodges

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There was evidence of a vineyard on the Old Walls land more than 2000 years ago.

The Romans took advantage of the south facing slopes and well-drained soil, as we are doing once more. The name ‘Old Walls’ has been adopted from its proximity to another place of historical interest, The ‘Bishops Palace’. Walter Bronsecombe, a native of Exeter, took over as bishop in 1258, displaying an integrity of character and attention to ecclesiastical duties. He secured a market and fair for Bishopsteignton in 1270, and during the following decade instigated the construction of the Bishop’s Palace, the inspiration of the naming of Old Walls Vineyard. All that is left of the 13th century building are some small sections of wall which we have taken care to help restore and keep on display for furture generations.

We are slightly fanatical about continuing the wine making heritage at Old Walls. And we believe passionately in using local services and produce wherever possible as demonstrated in the Bistro menu choicesOur holiday lodges offer a contemporary retreat amongst the rich history of our vineyard.

All 6 of our charming lodges feature bright open plan living rooms, a kitchen-diner, two bedrooms (a double and a twin), and a family-sized bathroom.

Experience Devon’s finest countryside retreat in style.

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