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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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Hidden Gem with Views to die for!

This really is a beautiful hidden Gem in Salcombe, we only came here because of lack of parking in Salcombe. Amongst the tiny lanes we found the Brown Sign, to overbecks. So... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This really is a beautiful hidden Gem in Salcombe, we only came here because of lack of parking in Salcombe. Amongst the tiny lanes we found the Brown Sign, to overbecks. So Thought lets give it a go! Well I must say 1st parking is limited and you do have to park on a dirt track to the left. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An exotic garden compiled by an eccentric inventor proved to be exciting and enthralling for three generations of our family. Service at the cafe was basic but fast, with a beautiful terrace to enjoy our cream teas. The walk from Salcombe is as pleasant as it is vertiginous so the South Sands sea tractor provides an alternative route from town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Having walked from Salcombe we trekked up to the house. Cream teas are generous with two large scones and a decent pot of jam. The views from the stunning garden are spectacular, being able to see all the way to Prawle Point, worth a look any day of the week (unless it's raining of course). The house is fascinating, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An overrated National Trust property which one would not visit unless you are already holidaying in Salcombe and a member of the NT. It is not worth the entry fee if you have to pay. Walk do not drive as parking is near impossible. Make a day of it with the Bolt Head walk as part of your journey the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We set out in the rain hoping there was enough to see here if the rain didn't ease. The journey here includes many of those narrow Devon roads. We were able to see the museum and have lunch, by which time the sun was shining. The house has a superb position with views over the bay. The gardens are lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Although the drive up and parking was a little challenging, Overbeck Gardens was well worth the effort. Although only small every inch of garden was used with exotic plants and trees, beautiful! We finished off our walk with a delicious cream tea.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Overbecks on a mixed weather day but it didn't spoil the views or gardens. The house was ok, but not many of the rooms were used for exhibitions. All of the volunteers were very friendly, especially the lady in the ticket office. Parking was tight and so was the drive up, but the views were worth it.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good views. Interesting displays with explanations. Well kept property & grounds. Friendly NT helpers.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A lovely garden although not huge. Nice café and an interesting small museum and gift shop. National Trust.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The day was overcast and drizzly with mist preventing and views but we thought we should do 'Overbecks' as we had been recommeded to visit. Lovely place, great gardens and nice snacks for those that want it. We were not members of the NT but the entry fee was worth it to see the fish the man had caught mounted... More 

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Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe

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