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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
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+44 1548 842893

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Lovely garden , and superb views

We visit several times each year when in Salcombe. The gardens are small but tranquil and beautiful, in summer a magnificent array of colours. The house is interesting for a quick... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 26, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

For example:The house has lots of pictures of ship wrecks but no narrative or story. This year is the hundredth aniversary of the Salcombe lifboat disaster but no info on it. Also 80 years since the SS Hertzgen Cesillie (SIC?) Went down, photos but no info. Otto Overbeck is supposed to an inventor and entrepreneur but what did he invent?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We visit several times each year when in Salcombe. The gardens are small but tranquil and beautiful, in summer a magnificent array of colours. The house is interesting for a quick visit, but it is mainly the garden that brings you here. It is however a lovely peaceful place for coffe , tea or a light lunch. Tables and chairs... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Glad we got here down the narrow and steep roads! Lovely garden walks and stunning plants that survive outside in this tropical like climate. Views stunning to. Interesting museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Lovely view from the House and Gardens.A nice place to spend a couple of hours.The dining area is impressive and would recommend the pasty.Small car park but worth braving the lane to visit the house and then perhaps walk the coastal path.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Normally I love national trust...they get everything so right and the gardens here are great. But after a huge walk to bolt head we were looking forward to our cream teas, the service was sooooooo slow and when I asked for an extra cup for my 6 year old you'd think I'a had an extra head!!!!! So sad, love national... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little National Trust property of a very manageable size for small children. Several different garden paths to explore and quiet tucked away benches to eat your lunch or just sit quietly. Museum is a fun collection of oddities although the girls didn't like the taxidermy or the pinned insects! A little shop and a lovely cream tea round off... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Norton St. Philip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Atmospheric house, wonderful garden, outstanding café built on a step hillside with wonderful views of Salcombe and the estuary

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Accessed along a narrow and winding coast road, Overbeck is set high on a hill overlooking the estuary. The enchanting gardens slope down steeply from the house and walking round them may prove challenging for anyone with restricted mobility. The house itself is mainly a natural history museum, full of stuffed birds and mounted fish, butterflies and other insects. Unusually... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Another visit to Overbecks, taking people who'd not been before. Lovely National Trust property, with interesting museum in the house. Beautiful exotic gardens all year round and amazing sea views.

Thank emluca123
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Overbecks is hidden away at the very tip of the Salcombe peninsular and reached by narrow lanes that are not for the feint-hearted driver. Beautiful gardens, plenty of countryside to explore around the museum - bring a pic-nic and take advantage of the sub-tropical gardens. The museum itself houses a remarkable collection of unusual and interesting artefacts that are a... More 

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