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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893

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Fantastic views

Would definitely recommend visiting here on a sunny day. We went when there was glorious sunshine and it was a little piece of paradise. Fantastic views, you could almost imagine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Would definitely recommend visiting here on a sunny day. We went when there was glorious sunshine and it was a little piece of paradise. Fantastic views, you could almost imagine you were in the med! Gardens aren't huge and neither is the part of the property which is open, so could explore in 1-2 hours. However, I'm sure keen botanists/gardeners... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Getting through Salcombe can be a challenge, but this house is worth a visit. There is some parking,otherwise a good walk up the hill from the beach. As well as visiting the house - and having lunch or at least their apple pie and clotted cream, there is a great walk around the headland of Bolt head - takes about... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoy looking at interesting gardens, so our stay in Salcombe had to include a visit here. We loved it. The variety of plants in the garden was amazing. The local micro-climate meant that we were looking at displays that would normally be impossible in early April. They said that the magnolias were past their best, but we thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Enjoyed a family visit to Overbecks during our Easter holidays. I had read beforehand that parking can be an issue, so we left the car at the National Trust car park at East Soar. The walk in to the property took about 20 minutes, but the approach gave excellent views up the Estuary to Salcombe. The gardens themselves were very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Being NATIONAL TRUST members we regularly visit theír properties. Overbecks is at a fantastic location over looking the estuary near Salcombe. Parking is very limited and there are not many rooms open within the house, however if close by then it's worth a visit but don't make it your sole intention as it's not as interesting as other properties in... More 

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Witheridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had only a couple of hours for this visit, and we ended up going round just the gardens. There seems to be a lot of unusual planting (e.g. banana trees), but not too much was out at this time of year, the notable exception being a magnificent magnolia, which had recovered well from being blown down in the past. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You definitely need to pay Overbecks a visit when in Salcombe. It's perched on a cliff top overlooking a most dramatic coastline. The gardens are lovely too. We spent a very pleasurable sunny afternoon drinking on the terrace enjoying the view! See pictures on Twitter @mrrands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Many surprises in the gardens. Magnificent magnolia. Lots of walks in and around the gardens. Views to the bay from all the gardens and tea tables. We shared the biggest Chelsea bun imaginable and it was delicious

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spent a lovely morning at Overbecks. Well worth doing a tour to glean more of the history. The gardens were very pretty. We parked at East Soar car park and did the 1 mile, relatively easy walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sadly it was a mist morning which restricted the magnificent sea views from this NT property near Salcombe; in sunshine would have been exceptional. The house contains a museum of 'stuff' collected by Mr Overbeck an eccentric man who sought never to die! The gardens are lovely to walk in and the tea room terrace would be lovely on a... More 

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