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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
44 1548 842893
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A must visit (if only to get away from the yachting fraternity) if in the Salcombe area. Up an incredibly steep and narrow approach road, do not attempt to visit if you're in a motorhome, towing a caravan or driving an overly-large car ! But when you do get to Overbecks you will find a charming old house set amongst... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This beautiful garden and small museum are very rewarding, the views up the estuary stunning from the terrace, but it's the tea-room/restaurant which earns the plaudits for me. The manager runs it with care, and my gluten-free requirement is always sated - the NT always has soup and a gf roll if nothing else, but here they have a greater... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not disappointed with this NT property which allows limited house access (the other part of the house belongs to the YHA) and extensive gardens. Lots of collectables of all animal varieties stuffed at a time when our ancestors didn't care or were aware of the damage it would have the natural ecosystem. Nice history too on how the family impacted... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful House and Gardens, albeit steep and windy road to drive up. The usual warm welcome from National Trust staff.

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Devon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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