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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
44 1548 842893
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Museums
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poole dorset
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Quite unusual displays and artefacts. Very knowledgeable guides with interesting stories to tell. Amazing views, worth going just for the gardens and the drive up!

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Falmouth,UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is unlike most National Trust houses which,for me,sometimes begin to look the same.Very interesting collections of birds,mammals,fish,eggs.A wonderful music machine which the knowledgable and helpful guides will demonstrate.The garden is very steep and quite small and I would hesitate to call this a day out but we spent a lovely couple of hours here.The tea room has a very... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We enjoyed the gardens and the house. We expected to stay just a short time, but ended up spending around 3 1/2 hours there.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Pleasant enough as always with the National Trust. Beautifully kept grounds and amazing views out to sea. Shame the house made for a very small tour as a good part of it belongs to the YHA. An abundance of taxidermy within the house, seemed to be the main theme running within the house, too much we felt - even fish... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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