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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
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Birthday treat

What a beautiful view from the top. The house is very interesting, small but interesting. The guide there is very informative. Lovely place to stop for a cuppa or a light bite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful view from the top. The house is very interesting, small but interesting. The guide there is very informative. Lovely place to stop for a cuppa or a light bite. Very small car park though.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic visit to Overbecks, the gardens were superb, what a find, lush and tropical. Stopped for refreshments, enjoyed a lovely fresh crab sandwich, a lovely treat on the terrace overlooking Salcombe estuary.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a a visit to overbecks with the children this half term. It's a great spot and amazing views - gardens had trails for the children and a quiz. We didn't spend long in the house although it was quite interesting but not huge. It feels expensive for a family if you're not NT members. We probably spent... More 

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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 

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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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