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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 8 Attractions in Hartland
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
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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Essex,England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You need to be confident on your feet to get around this garden safely. The notices say that you know your own ability but if you have never been here before you will not know the terrain. Expect to find lots of steps of differing heights, broken and uneven breeze block pathways on the level, narrow wooden bridges, grass and... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Quite nice fairly small gardens, but by no means exceptional. Rather 'over-advertised' - would rank it as a private garden of the occasional 'open to the public' type of venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This beautiful garden and tea room never fails to impress whatever the weather. We go every year from Stoke Barton Camp site and we are always given such a warm welcome, it is such an idyllic and beautiful setting nothing can compare. The cheese sandwiches are delicious and the cream teas exceptional. So lovely to see Doc the Labrador strolling... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

excellent, even the 'expensive salad' - had a lovely meal there and a nice walk around the gardens. The Service was brilliant pandering to requirement of picky children, and accommodating their sandwiches as they like.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We drove for over an hour to get to Docton Mill but had heard the cream teas were to die for so was very much looking forward to it. We parked in the last space available in the small car park and walked down a slippery uneven path to the tea room. We were extra careful to avoid a very... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The gardens are lovely although not particularly easy to access with a buggy. The price of £4.25 may seem a bit steep but there is another, higher part to the garden. There is also a weir over the road and it's only a mile to the sea so if you leave your car parked there and do all the above... More 

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