Past to Present

The present house is thought to date back to 1350, however, the history of Grendon goes much further back.

First mentioned in 768AD, Grendon has been a working farm up to the present day. The name of the farm dates back to 1068 when Baron de Grendon was granted 100 acres of land for services rendered following the famous Battle of Hastings. This site became the Grendon family home and direct descendants of the Baron lived here until as recently as 1935.

Today, Grendon is still a working farm rearing mostly Aberdeen Angus cattle. Virtually self-sufficient, all the necessary fodder to feed the cattle is cultivated and grown on the farm.

In the Area

Dartmoor Railway

The 15 mile Dartmoor Railway climbs 600 feet from the Tarka Line, near Coleford through Sampford Courtenay and Okehampton and onwards to Meldon, high on the flank of Dartmoor. (9 miles)


If you are looking for a convenient stopover point on your way down to Cornwall, Grendon Farmhouse is an ideal location being just 1 mile off the A30.

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