How to get here

Shute is easily found, 8 miles from Exeter. Click here for directions using Bing.

As the M5 ends south of Exeter, take the A38 westbound, signposted to Plymouth. Climb to virtually the top of Haldon Hill and on the brow of the hill, be very careful not to miss the small left turning signed Exeter Racecourse and Dunchideock. It is not a slip road or big exit, but a small turning at the brow of the hill, which is easy to overshoot (perhaps get in the inside lane as you climb the hill). Take this exit and then turn immediately right passing under the A38, signposted Dunchideock. Drive for approximately 2.5 miles pass the 'Haldon Gateway' (drive carefully as there are often herds of deer on the road) then take the second left signposted Doddiscombsleigh and The Nobody Inn (this turning is just after the Haldon Belvedere). Follow the lane for approximately half a mile. Take the first right to Doddiscombsleigh and drive for nearly a mile down into the village. Carry straight on until you reach the Nobody Inn.

Dining room window

With the pub on your left, fork left, taking the lane which hugs the pub at the war memorial triangle. It is signposted Ashton. Follow the lane past the 16th century cob barn for approximately a quarter of a mile, and you will see Shute Cottage on the right hand side, set just back off the lane. There is plenty of private parking.