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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
44 1548 842893
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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devon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked around the coastal path from East Soar,via Bolt Head and up to Overbecks yesterday. We love this garden and as we live locally enjoy visiting at different times of the year. Well kept garden with stunning views across the Salcombe Estuary, lovely cafe and small shop. The staff are always very welcoming too.

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Oxford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

lovely watercolour class in gardens most wonderful , gardens still looking colourful even in september, cream tea excellent staff friendly would go again

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have visited this interesting property many times over the years both as members and non-members and just wanted to use the cafe on this occasion after a long walk along the coast path (as lapsed members) Due to the way you access the cafe (via the property) people have been sneaking a look around for free it seems after... More

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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is a challenging drive up the hillside to find the gardens, especially if you are not a UK native. The views are worth it, once safely parked and inside the grounds. There is not a lovelier spot for a tea break. The main level of the garden has an abundant selection of perennials and shrubs. It is also very... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit although the road leading up to it is very narrow and has only a few passing places. Car parking is also difficult. However if you are lucky enough to get there unscathed the views, garden and house are well worth the effort. If you have mobility problems the paths may pose a problem... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

NT property, worth the drive for the view, and having a coffee on the patio!! The gardens are lovely to wander around. The house is really a little museum, it's ok! What I enjoyed was the room with the memories of the house being a hospital in the First World War! Think the NT should make more of this aspect... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Interesting house and lovely garden with spectacular views but no parking and nowhere for dogs to walk -so do not bring one!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely spot Easy to get to Steep hill up Gardens are great Beautiful flowers YHA at the top. Can be expensive to park

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

impromtu visit. stunning setting, interesting museum, lovely walks. its all there for a satisfying day out.

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Bristol
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The most fantastic location, beautiful gardens and interesting house and museum. Particularly poignant with the WW1 centenary as the house has such strong connections to that time.

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