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Address: Docton Mill | Lymebridge, Hartland EX39 6EA, England
Phone Number: 01237 441369
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LOVELY OUT OF THE WAY PLACE TO VISIT

Have always meant to visit this garden when in Devon or Cornwall, We finally have made it. A little bit out of the way, but make the effort, you will be delighted as we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dorset U.K.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The journey along the tortuous lanes to get there by car was well worth the visit. A great cream tea with fab Cornish clotted cream, strawberry jam and 2 delicious scones. I would certainly visit again if in the area. Excellent views of the garden too!

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This garden is several in one. There is a lovely calm ambience as you walk round and the fact that it feels like a much loved private garden makes you feel privileged to share it. We were there with children and grandchildren who all enjoyed it. The staff were extremely friendly and we had very good tea and cakes.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was the first day of the season we were the only people there so not much to see in the gardens as it was to early.Tea room quaint, staff nice.Best to visit later in the season it should look spectacular

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Dorset U.K.
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have always meant to visit this garden when in Devon or Cornwall, We finally have made it. A little bit out of the way, but make the effort, you will be delighted as we were. Lovely wooded area set in a valley, steep in places, with water cascading around you. Nice small tea room, very friendly member of staff when... More 

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Roslyn Heights, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms is one of the sweetest tea rooms that I have visited in England. I felt like I was in a secret fairyland with roses and a lovely stream and water wheel that dates back to Saxon times....and friendly animals including a dog who loves scones and a cat named Misty.....we spoke with the owner... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My 3 yo son slipped over and cut his head seriously enough to be admitted to hospital by ambulance the owner was as obstructive as possible, misled us lied and wanted us gone from his property... Totally shocking... Not for children...

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

a beautiful garden full of trees, flowers and waterfalls, take time to stop and relax as you take in the sights and smells. Lovely cakes and cream teas when you stop and rest.

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Steyning, West Sussex
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited a few days before the gardens close for the season on a wet and dull day. The gardens are a delight, tucked away in the valley so protected from the winds. Had lunch/afternoon tea in the tea rooms, just lovely. Well worth a visit.

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Hertfordshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Docton Mill was highly recommended by several local people while on holiday in the area. It took us quite a while to find and was an ok place to have a cup of tea and slice of cake. The service was friendly and gardens were pretty but nothing exceptional.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A lovely place to visit, the grounds are very nice to walk round. It does not pretend to be an RHS garden as per some previous comments, however it is lovely in its own way. We talked to the owners and other members of the team, all we found to be very pleasant and willing to chat. The walk out... More 

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