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Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms

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Address: Docton Mill | Lymebridge, Hartland EX39 6EA, England
Phone Number: 01237 441369
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Visited this tucked away garden after we remembered a previous visit about 15 years ago. It is certainly worth a visit if like gardening. Good food at lunch time. There is also an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Delabole, cornwall United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

approach track is just that.the roads to get here are all Cornish "c" roads.very narrow and twisty with many blind corners.Garden paths all very narrow and slippery what isn't concrete blocks [18 inches wide ] is all cobbles.the garden was very very slippery to walk round.the tea room is very good at filled rolls, and cakes,and service with a smile.the... More 

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Reading
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Return visit after about 15/20 years. Garden is delightful. Difficult to see the watermill. Even paths as you would expect so need to fit and nimble. Tearoom setting lovely. Disappointed cakes were not on display in tearoom. They did offer to take me into the kitchen to look though. Decided to have chocolate cake. Oh dear. Dry. Looked and tasted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited this tucked away garden after we remembered a previous visit about 15 years ago. It is certainly worth a visit if like gardening. Good food at lunch time. There is also an interesting walk, mostly level, along a public right of way to the coast. The local stream plunges over a dramatic sheer cliff face to the sea. It... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Just by chance we had lunch close by and someone said "have you been to Docton Mill" we went through the "shall we, shan't we" having seen a number of mills on our travels. We went and this is like no other, the gardens are an absolute delight and as for the tea room ! no wonder they have an... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited Docton Mill while in Devon on holiday and had afternoon tea. It is a lovely place and the coffee and cakes I had were fantastic and home made. The gardens are lovely and well worth a short walk around to see. They accept dogs on a lead and this always helpful. Well worth a visit.

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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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