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Address: Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RQ, England
Phone Number: 01884 254665
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The Gothic architecture and heavy furniture of the house are not to my taste,in fact I find them oppressive,but the grounds are gorgeous. However,the formal gardens around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Gothic architecture and heavy furniture of the house are not to my taste,in fact I find them oppressive,but the grounds are gorgeous. However,the formal gardens around the house, the kitchen garden,woodland garden and walk, the rolling lawns with super views, are delightful. There's so much to discover and enjoy. Bring a picnic on a sunny day, relax and then... More 

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Reading
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting NT house. As usual the NT had made interesting snails for children to find in the rooms. The gardens were lovely but unfortunately we ran out of time, I think if you love gardens and the weather is on your side you need to allow a good few hours to do the garden alone.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Looked over the house not as good as I expected nice but did not get to see all the house as all the house is not open

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We just visited the gardens, but loved it, especially the size and orderliness of the walled garden with its mixture of vegetables and flowers. The views are rewarding too.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Okay, this is an interesting place, especially for the lesson that, when you hire an expert to do something and then they do it… just go for it! The family that built this manor house hired architect-designer William Burgess to both design and decorate it with cutting edge, modern to the core, up-to-the-minute decor and amenities. Then, when they saw... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had an excellent lunch and a great afternoon in the house and the wonderful gardens. The place was very busy with a lot of families in the grounds, children playing around the trees, walkers. I enjoyed the history of two architects and had a bit of fun putting not many pieces into a jigsaw. It's got a great atmosphere.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Having been slightly disappointed by some of the National Trust attractions in the area it was with a little trepidation that I took the family to visit Knightshayes Court. I needn't have worried because this is a superb house with extensive grounds. Much more to see than normal and the house has been extensively restored by the NT. Something for... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a magnificent house and garden well worth the visit. All volunteers in the house were very welcoming and knowledgeable. We always stop and have something in the coffee shops of all National Trust properties, never fails to be good value for money.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We commenced our visit in the formal gardens to The House then with the aid of a map walked around the woodland garden which was delightful we continued on to the Kitchen garden before visiting the Stables tearoom for refreshments which were of a good standard. We then visited the house which though being Victorian was built in a Gothic... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A delight waits inside with a house built in the arch gothic style but never fully decorated in the way original architect wanted. Fortunately the NT have tried to do so with some rooms with them becoming pre Raphaelite delights. A must to visit if you are in the area and lovely food as well - you could live in... More 

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Address: Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RQ, England
Phone Number: 01884 254665
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton

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