Stop the cavalry: Home with connections to War Horse for sale
Michael Morpurgos bestselling childrens novel War Horse was first adapted for the stage and has now hit the big screen with Stephen Spielbergs blockbuster film which has cantered to the top of the box office. Now - for the die-hard fans that have read the book, seen the
play and cried in the film - is the chance to own the home with connections to the popular story. The Granary is currently for sale and was
once part of Nethercott House, a farm in Morpurgos hometown of Iddesleigh in Devon.

In his book, the author credits Nethercott House and its people as his inspiration for the original tale of the young boy who forms a special friendship with his horse, Joey, who is then shipped off to join the cavalry during the Great War.

The inspiration began when Morpurgo was drinking in his local Iddesleigh pub and met a World War I veteran and Captain Budgett, a fellow villager who lived at Nethercott House and who had served in the cavalry. Budgett described the special bond between soldiers and their horses
on the battle fields. Morpurgo then met another man who remembered the army coming to the small Devon village to buy horses for the army.

The writer also knew Albert Weeks, who was a farmhand at Nethercott and tended to a horse on the farm called Joey. In War Horse, Captain
Nicholls is a British Cavalry officer modelled onBudgett and is paired with Joey, a farm horse bought by the Army at anauction in Devon.

Offering the chance to live in a home with close ties to the now world-famous story, The Granary is deep in the unspoilt Devon countryside in the picturesque hamlet of Nethercott and is part of a group of six 17th century houses and barn conversions; all individually architecturally designed.

The three bedroom Granary was converted in 1998 and retains its character but reflects modern living with light and spacious accommodation. Outside, the property sits in 6.2 acres with paddocks, an arboretum and pond area. Unfortunately Joey doesnt come with the house but there is
a stable yard with lose boxes from which to create new friendships with horses. The Granary is on the market through Jackson-Stops & Staffs Exeter office with a guide price of 600,000.