The Paschoe Estate dates back to the 13th Century but was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1600s and owned by the Hamlyn family, who also held seats at Clovelly Court, Langdon Court and Leawood.
In the early 1800s, it was noticed that the House was starting to subside and so the decision was made to raze it to the ground and re-build it ‘more modestly’ on higher ground – and so came into existence the Paschoe House that you see today, designed by the official architect of the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society, John Hayward, and completed in the 1850s. John Hayward also designed Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and several Oxford University colleges. It is believed that the original fireplace surrounds from the 13th Century house were brought up to the 19th Century House, as well as the original stone lintel window surrounds and much of the original stone was also used in the re-build.
Paschoe House remained in the Hamlyn’s ownership until the late 1940s; the last generation of the Hamlyn family opened Paschoe’s doors to 75 evacuee children from North London during World War II.
In the 1950s, Paschoe House was sold to a Bond Street antiques dealer, Mr Frank Surgey, and unfortunately in his ownership Paschoe lost its west wing to dry rot splitting the large L-shaped property into 2 separate properties; Paschoe House and Paschoe Cottage.
In 1958, a local farming family bought the estate and lived there until 2000.
The Amador family were the next owners and enjoyed the House and Estate, with relatively few alterations until 2007, when they took on the admirable but mammoth task of renovating the House, re-building the demolished west wing and improving the Estate.
They re-built the Victorian walled garden, which was covered by a landslide in the early 1900s, built a tennis court and outbuildings. In 2009, mid-credit crisis works at Paschoe House had to stop and the house fell into certain dereliction and it stayed this way for the next 7 years.
The owner’s daughter, Tabitha Amador-Christie, first proposed the idea to her father of transforming Paschoe House into a hospitality venue in 2009 when there were the first whisperings that it could not be finished. She prepared rudimentary cash flows and public event promos, but the idea was firmly rejected by her father. Five years later, she tried again and this time she received neither a yes nor a no, which was promising. After another year of persuasion, her father let her go for the planning application to change the use of Paschoe and to erect a marquee, which would be critical if they were to host large events, like weddings. A year later, the application was approved and it was then a case of finding the capital to complete the renovations. Tabitha was fortunate enough to secure this and works started in October 2016.
Paschoe House opened its doors in September 2017 to the public and is now a 5* luxury, family run country house hotel, 2 rosette restaurant and events venue in the Heart of Devon open to both residents and non-residents.
We are located 15 minutes to the North of Dartmoor and 25 minutes from the city of Exeter amongst 25 acres of land in a sheltered valley and right on the edge of the famous Two Moors Way footpath.
We offer ultimate relaxation and a secluded retreat.
You can take afternoon tea on one of our many lawns in the summer or by the fire in the winter.
Why not have a chat with our dedicated team about any exclusive event you would like to throw at Paschoe House; be it in our Library Bar, Morning Room, the Glasshouse or in the Victorian walled garden.
You can fill your boots in our dining room and then fall into one of our luxury super king size beds upstairs to be awoken by breakfast in bed and a complimentary morning newspaper.
Why not get in touch and see what offers and packages we currently have on or check our Special Offers page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Paschoe House very soon.