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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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Interesting National Trust property,home of inventor Otto Overbeck. Well presented eclectic collections including the famous "rejuvenator" tell the fascinating story of his life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting National Trust property,home of inventor Otto Overbeck. Well presented eclectic collections including the famous "rejuvenator" tell the fascinating story of his life. Room stewards very informative and demonstrated the impressive Victorian polyphon to us...we even got to choose the music! Wonderful tropical gardens on the cliff top setting. Tea room refreshments very good with tables on the lawn. Fun... More 

Thank World2c0
Bristol, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Overbecks is best reached by walking from Salcombe, along the Estuary with beautiful views,about an hours stroll with some steep hills to climb. Access by car is on the same route but expect to reverse a little if you meet another vehicle as it's mainly single track! (Parking at the house can be difficult in high season.) The small museum... More 

Thank yamdrachir
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The gardens here are one of my favourites. Beautiful in themselves and also with wonderful views. The house itself contains a bizarre but delightful collection and well worth a visit. The cream teas are highly recommended and they also do delicious crab sandwiches.

Thank pauline m
Greater Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We visitedd this magnificant National Trust Museum and Gardens in September 2015, a wonderfuil warm sunny day with my Son and Family and a 3 year old grandchild. We drove there as we were staying at Salcombe and parked the car and then walked up to the House. We were greeted by volunteers from the National Trust and as my... More 

1 Thank Pushacks
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99 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I chose to visit on a clear day and it was well worth it - the views of the estuary and along the coast are breathtaking. Wonderful exotic gardens. Lots to enjoy, including bananas growing outdoors! Limited rooms open in the house but some interesting things. Lunch on the terrace in autumn sunshine was a real treat - the café... More 

Thank Anon_Bristol_12
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We drove an hour to visit Overbecks and discovered the awful steep hill and nightmare parking which so many other reviewers have written about. I can see why people give up and drive home. Patience and calmness is needed!! Greeted by polite and friendly staff. The gardens are a bit of an odd layout, lots of entering different sections then... More 

Thank Chloe C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Simply Stunning! Had a great family day out. Views are amazing. Gardens very beautiful. Great staff looked after our dog whilst we had a look around the House.

Thank Audrey '
Somerset, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I come here, I walk out from Salcombe along the roads which run along the sea. Then I am in much need of a cake and a drink. If I may, I would like to recommend a scone, as they are baked to perfection. Also, in one room, there are two wall lined with boxes, which are scenes from... More 

Thank Anna M
Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Enjoyed a pleased afternoon at this National Trust garden and Museum finishing with a lovely cream tea

Thank Pauline H
Spalding, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We love Overbecks, doesn't matter what time of year it is there is always something to look at in the gorgeous gardens. The house is full of memorabilia from times gone by and the nascinating history of Otto Overbeck. Also look for Fred the ghost, I bet the children will spy him before any adult !

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