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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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

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Beautiful gardens, average cream tea

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ajgater
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Norton St. Philip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank chromeorange
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice walk up a reasonably steep hill to get to the picturesque Overbeck's you enter and here greets you a ticket office to fund and maintain this magnificent garden. On your left there are views of where the Kingsbridge Estuary meets the English Channel, on your right the Sharpitor House that has been converted into a tearoom, shop and... More 

Thank Sophie L
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank JCT1971
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank Anthony N
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely and the views unbeatable. The house is an odd mix--really almost more like a museum. The tea room also affords lovely views and good food.

Thank Carol B
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are longstanding National Trust visitors with life membership. Our visit was marred by some of the worst customer service we have experienced at a property. We knew little about Overbecks when we arrived and nearly had to resort to the internet while we were there to find out about it. At the entry point we were not greeted in... More 

Thank AthomeinSomerset
Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk to Overbecks on a sunny Sunday morning was delightful . The house is most interesting but the gardens are spectacular . Also a selection of plants to buy and informative people to answer your questions too!Well worth a visit. Lovely out door seating for teas and coffee with a good selection of food. Wonderful views .

Thank joaney18

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