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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
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Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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72 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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poole dorset
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
33 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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