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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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Fascinating and unusual place to visit with fantastic views, large gardens and history-packed house.

Definitely worth the tricky drive up to it on narrow, windy roads. Immaculately kept everywhere and friendly volunteers

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the tricky drive up to it on narrow, windy roads. Immaculately kept everywhere and friendly volunteers

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We walked from Salcombe to Overbecks, arriving about midday on 18th May 2015. About an hours walk from Victoria Quay. The lady at the ticket booth was so helpful, she explained everything about the garden, house and a history of Otto. After the interesting gardens we met a volunteer couple at the impressive hall. We were made very welcome and... More 

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Chedworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a gentle stroll from Salcombe to Bolt Head the return via Overbecks for refreshments is highly recommended. Interesting museum exhibits, particularly the Polyphon and the gardens make this a good place to wander.

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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

These National Trust gardens and home are abit on the pricey side.£8 entry and the gardens although pretty and tropical did not take more than 30 minutes to go around and the house only has a couple of rooms with exhibits. The road to the house is entertaining with many tight narrow bends and if you like us meet some... More 

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Overbecks is a great place to visit with the family. The parking is very limited, so go early to avoid disappointment. We ate at the café and sat outside before entering the house and gardens, which was just beautiful! The views are spectacular. We had a fantastic guide, who was extremely informative. I wish I had taken down his name... More 

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Telford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We never even made it to the door. Parking is extremely limited - I don't know how they manage as we are not even in high season. Typical National Trust who time and time again demonstrate their 'do not care' attitude. This is not the sort of place to bring persons who have any disability or trouble walking. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was our second visit and we came back to visit the gardens as we had only had time for the house in our last visit. It is a real sun trap here with beautiful views.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on a lovely sunny day but it was very windy! As it is so high up it was quite gusty and chilly. We had a very nice coffee and then met the Guide for a tour of the Museum. he was a lovely gent and obviously passionate about his job (I have noticed that most National Trust staff... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Would definitely recommend visiting here on a sunny day. We went when there was glorious sunshine and it was a little piece of paradise. Fantastic views, you could almost imagine you were in the med! Gardens aren't huge and neither is the part of the property which is open, so could explore in 1-2 hours. However, I'm sure keen botanists/gardeners... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Getting through Salcombe can be a challenge, but this house is worth a visit. There is some parking,otherwise a good walk up the hill from the beach. As well as visiting the house - and having lunch or at least their apple pie and clotted cream, there is a great walk around the headland of Bolt head - takes about... More 

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