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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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Excellent gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Witheridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited early in the season on this visit so found the experience very quiet however, the tour of the house was well worth doing, very interesting. The views were as always stunning, the well laid out and maintained gardens, immaculate. The café was similar to most NT outlets in that it served wholesome meal options at reasonable prices. The... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Following advice parked easily in North Sands Bay and walked the 3/4 mile to Overbecks. The walk is mostly along single track road, but spectacular views along the way. It is quite steep in parts and not suitable for those with health issues. The house itself can be viewed in 30-45 minutes, but the staff are very knowledgeable and bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I both love in the South Hams and have never visited this charming National Trust property. The house is situated on the coast and the road to it can be tricky. There is parking but it is limited the further up the road you go (the property is at the end of a steep and narrow road)... More 

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Bath, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well worth a visit with an amazing garden (many exotic plants) and stunning views over the estuary. Formerly the home of a somewhat eccentic inventor, the house is kept as a museum with some of his inventions on display. Car parking is very limited: you may be lucky; some roadside parking available, or in the beach car-park below the house... More 

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