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Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms

Docton Mill | Lymebridge, Hartland EX39 6EA, England
01237 441369
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Hartland
Type: Gardens
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I will start with a positive - the driving instructions on the leaflet. Use these and Ignore your sat nav and you will arrive a lot less frazzled. I visited the gardens a couple of days ago and was very underwhelmed. For a start you have to go to the tea room to pay and, if you want a map,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited Docton mill last year and there was no problem it was an enjoyable visit it was suggested we left the car there and walked down to the water fall which we did. On a return visit today we have had a different experience we were on our way to the waterfall when the owner came marching down the... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Docton Mill is well off the beaten track, found by negotiating narrow roads and a few sharp bends. But persevere and you will be rewarded for your efforts. A wonderful old water mill surrounded by beautiful gardens set in a sheltered and secluded valley. At the end of your walk around the garden a trip to the tea rooms comes... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We intended to go to Hartland Abbey, unfortunately it was closed on a Friday. After a quick internet search we ended up at the Mill. Our first stop was the tea room, we ordered smoked salmon and crab salad which was exceptional. Beautifully presented and very tasty, it really hit the spot. For a tourist attractions, I did not find... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Only stopped for drink and cake, lovely setting with an elderly chocolate Lab greeting guests! Looks like the gardens would also be worth a visit.

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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took a detour from a coastpath walk to visit here and so glad we did. The gardens are gorgeous and the tea-room deserves its awards. It's a wonderfully tranquil place to enjoy a good cup of tea and home made cake. We enjoyed it so much we went back a second time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Warm scones. Lovely jam. Plenty of cream. Delightful setting. Limited menu.... So don't expect a full lunch... Lights snacks served... Not sure about the resident Labrador who seems to go around the tables asking for morsels. Also some of the tables had reserved on... It transpired they weren't reserved just saved for bigger parties... I would have liked to sit... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Docton Mill and gardens are home to a lovely couple who tend the gardens with a passion. The herbaceous borders were an absolute riot of colour when we visited on a lovely sunny day in June and the 'lady of the house' was busy tending to some plants as we were walking around but she was not too busy to... More

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lonbain uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been to many gardens round the world, but this one is unique. There's something to catch your eye at every turn, quirky, clever, beautiful, ornaments at odd places, old buildings draped in clematis and other climbers, wonderful, natural, herbacious borders, not to mention the welcome from 2 friendly cats and an old Labrador. We loved it, and even an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The mill and gardens are beautiful and a cream tea was delicious. But the main attraction here is the walk down to the waterfall and beach, which has the most stunning views. It takes about 20-30 mins to reach the cliff and the walk can be a bit slippery so wear sensible footwear! Definitely the highlight of our Devon trip... More

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