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Address: Plympton, Plymouth PL7 5BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 7704 708416
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open on certain days between April and September - please see the website...

Open on certain days between April and September - please see the website for details. Late 18th century house set in its own parkland. Built by the ancestors of the current owners, the house contains naval and military mementos, paintings, furniture, china and silver collected by members of the family over many generations. On open days, visitors are welcome to explore the grounds at their own risk.

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Fascinating tour by family member

Interesting 90 minutes of history in this beautiful house, have lived in Plympton for 37 years but had no idea this house was open to visitors on a few specified dates each year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
Carol H
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Plympton Earle, null, United Kingdom

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Plympton Earle, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Interesting 90 minutes of history in this beautiful house, have lived in Plympton for 37 years but had no idea this house was open to visitors on a few specified dates each year, also had wander around the grounds on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this wonderful little hidden gem during one of its open days. The tour was given by one of the current owners of the property - Lucy. This house is steeped in history, and has been in the same family for 7 generations but what we also loved was the fact that it is still very... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We have driven past this house on many occasion and have often wondered what was behind the shutters. We finally got a chance to see today and we were not disappointed. The tour was given by two of the present owners who know a phenomenal amount about their family history. Hemerdon house is full of fascinating paintings and antiques, many... More 

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1 Thank PigletsRule
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Toured Hemerdon House in July 2015. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was facilitated by one of the seven Woollcombe sisters who are direct descendants from the original builders of the house in 1793. It is a rarity to find a house of this kind which remains in the same family for over 200 years. The degree of social history is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

A late Georgian elegant and chunky family house not far out to the east of Plymouth. Very difficult to find any images online. The house has been in the owner occupation of the Woollcombe family since it was built. There is an interesting short entry with a photo on the Historic Houses Association website. That refers to limited public opening... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have not been to this house. The date and rating are nominal attached to this comment are only added to enable the Tripadvisor mechanism to post the note. I have just received a message from the owner explaining that she did not ask for the listing and that the house is not at present open to the public. Apparently... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

Have heard this private family house talked about. Seen traces of it online and want to go and see but have been unable to raise any contact. Can anyone help? It's said to be a well preserved Regency/Georgian gentleman's residence unspoilt possibly unchanged and in the same family for generations. How do you get to visit? Beginning to wonder whether... More 

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