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Address: Plympton, Plymouth PL7 5BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 7704 708416
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Open on certain days between April and September - please see the website...
Open on certain days between April and September - please see the website for details. Late 18th century house set in its own parkland. Built by the ancestors of the current owners, the house contains naval and military mementos, paintings, furniture, china and silver collected by members of the family over many generations. On open days, visitors are welcome to explore the grounds at their own risk.
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We have driven past this house on many occasion and have often wondered what was behind the shutters. We finally got a chance to see today and we were not disappointed. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have driven past this house on many occasion and have often wondered what was behind the shutters. We finally got a chance to see today and we were not disappointed. The tour was given by two of the present owners who know a phenomenal amount about their family history. Hemerdon house is full of fascinating paintings and antiques, many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Toured Hemerdon House in July 2015. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was facilitated by one of the seven Woollcombe sisters who are direct descendants from the original builders of the house in 1793. It is a rarity to find a house of this kind which remains in the same family for over 200 years. The degree of social history is... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A late Georgian elegant and chunky family house not far out to the east of Plymouth. Very difficult to find any images online. The house has been in the owner occupation of the Woollcombe family since it was built. There is an interesting short entry with a photo on the Historic Houses Association website. That refers to limited public opening... More 

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have not been to this house. The date and rating are nominal attached to this comment are only added to enable the Tripadvisor mechanism to post the note. I have just received a message from the owner explaining that she did not ask for the listing and that the house is not at present open to the public. Apparently... More 

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Devon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Have heard this private family house talked about. Seen traces of it online and want to go and see but have been unable to raise any contact. Can anyone help? It's said to be a well preserved Regency/Georgian gentleman's residence unspoilt possibly unchanged and in the same family for generations. How do you get to visit? Beginning to wonder whether... More 

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