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Sand

Sidbury, Sidmouth EX10 0QN, England
+44 1395 597230
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House very interesting, gardens in need of TLC

Personal tour by the knowledgeable owners of an interesting historic family home dating back... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
Martin_Gorjup
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
Dissappointing

not open very often ... gardens in need of some attention went to the open garden day as it is not... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
Rowland B
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Personal tour by the knowledgeable owners of an interesting historic family home dating back hundreds of years. Stunning location. Unfortunately no tea room open and the gardens in need of some serious TLC. Limited opening times but still worth a visit.

Thank Martin_Gorjup
Reviewed September 7, 2016

not open very often ... gardens in need of some attention went to the open garden day as it is not open very often and was disappointed.. not a lot to see

Thank Rowland B
Reviewed June 8, 2016

It is worth a visit just to see the gardens but really worth taking the house tour. It is awash with history and detail and a real privilege to be able to explore what is someone's private home. The family were most friendly and very...More

2  Thank Tony B
Reviewed September 21, 2015

I totally agree with David M's review. As a garden fan, I was very disappointed with the state of the grounds, though they clearly have great potential and are surrounded by lovely peaceful countryside. The house looked interesting, but we couldn't subject our young son...More

1  Thank Mellors64
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Found in a beautiful and secluded East Devon valley, Sand is a delight. The guided tour, conducted by resident members of the family that owns the house, is fascinating and well documented. A really worthwhile visit for anyone interested in the history of architecture.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Did the house tour with the resident carers Stella and Steve, very interesting and well researched history of the property and its development

1  Thank Suehowes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

The house has quite a history with the family being in residence for a number of centuries guided tours only. The garden we found very disappointing its was very jaded and showing signs of little expenditure slabs crumbling grass paths cut through areas of garden...More

Thank David M
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Sand is a small house with a fascinating history dating from 1200. Visit is by a tour, taken by the current owner. The original house was built in 1200 and there have been various additions. We were given the best house guide we have ever...More

3  Thank Sally R
Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a real little gem of a house nestled in the Roncombe Valley. Built of stone and so unspoilt, you really feel transported back hundreds of years. Every Summer they hold Shakespeare in the garden by travelling actors and it is held for charitable...More

3  Thank zinnie1
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Informative guided tour from current occupier. Restricted opening hours, do check. Fascinating small country house and garden. nb no facilities.

1  Thank patriciajhd
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