An eco home with its own bat palace and night sky observatory

The large eco home with layers of balconies and an American style barn and bat palace
The 'bat palace' is in a workshop next to the house (Image credit: Daisy Layland)

A jaw-dropping carbon-neutral mansion that boasts a stables and wildlife sanctuary – including a 'bat palace' – is on the market for £2.75 million

Great Deptford House, in the village of High Bickington, Devon, was refurbished over eight years and has an automated observatory and balconies with views of the surrounding countryside. It boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms (five en-suite), two reception rooms, and a large open plan kitchen and family room. 

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