Needless to say it doesn't look much like that anymore. The animal quarters are now a very cosy lounge room complete with slow burning fire in an inglenook with a bread oven built into the wall
The main area where people congregate these days is the very homely country kitchen at the other end of the house
The dining room was once the great hall with the large fireplace. Timbered walls are a feature of this room and one of the reasons this has has been listed with grade II* rating. There is also a bible cupboard built into the wall, complete with a very old bible.
Sleeping quarters are also very comfortable with large bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms.
The entire house has been built of a product called cob - a mixture of straw and manure - with oak beams supporting the roof of thatch. Obviously many changes have been made over the centuries but these days, because of the historic house register, any renovations to the house and it's numerous outbuildings have to gain permission from English Heritage before they can proceed. To read more details about this building look at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1169119
The position on the edge of Dartmoor means we will be very central for exploring both north and south Devon and Cornwall. Look out for more tales about the quaint coastal villages and smugglers haunts.