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Good place to visit if you're short of time

If your reversing skills are somewhat lacking, it's probably best to avoid visiting Overbecks: the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pennies-from-Devon
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Plymouth, Devon
Great views

Bit of a steep climb if you're walking from Salcombe and limited parking if coming by car, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JohnSFleet_Hants_UK
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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If your reversing skills are somewhat lacking, it's probably best to avoid visiting Overbecks: the access road is narrow, steep and winding, with sharp bends and very a limited number of passing places. My husband had to reverse for half a mile because a bloke...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pennies-from-Devon
Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive to get here is terrible, with very narrow roads and people walking on them everywhere. We were lucky enough to get a space in the actual car park but they are extremely limited (and cost £6). We strolled through the gardens themselves, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bit of a steep climb if you're walking from Salcombe and limited parking if coming by car, but worth it for the view alone. Fascinating house and lovely gardens.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JohnSFleet_Hants_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The route from Salcombe is very narrow, be prepared for oncoming traffic and reversing into passing places. Once there though, the gardens are spectacular with wonderful views across the estuary. The house itself is very small, but has an interesting history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank THFC69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overbecks is a beautiful garden in a stunning location. Contrary to another review, it really is worth the effort to get there. Yes, the road is narrow and steep but, arrive early and you can park reasonably easily. It is full of unusual plants and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perseverance needed to reach the house and garden - and parking there currently very limited (planning proposal in the pipeline to improve this). But well worth finding. Stunning views and very interesting gardens.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank john11hartley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once we got to salcombe we spent more time reversing than going forward.yes the road to Overbecks is horrible. Once there you’ll find very little parking and most people park on the single lane road leading to Overbecks. It has to be said that the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to these beautiful gardens today, but the roads leading to the gardens were very challenging to drive, with tight bends and single track. When we arrived the car park was full, but there was nothing to notify you before you had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 501ruthb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on taking afternoon tea here which was £46.50 for two including prosecco.We had a really enjoyable meal,there were trimmed sandwiches,a selection of cakes with chocolate dipped strawberries,plus scones with cream and jam.All served with lovely pot of tea.The portions were generous.As it was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stevemacBelper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the national trust places in devon this must be my favourite. Spectacular views from a spectacular garden. We were lucky to visit on a perfect sunny day and had tea outside. The intimate house was well laid out and we were lucky to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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travelling1935
August 6, 2019|
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Response from Herviewcounts | Reviewed this property |
We are relatively fit people but do not do much climbing and distance walking , we walked from Salcombe to Overbecks and it was not strenuous. We got the boat back at the bottom of the hill into Salcombe - glorious . Getting... More
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1946Trisha
March 14, 2018|
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Response from swift-simba | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. Best to ask the National Trust.
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May 20, 2016|
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Response from patkl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry not sure but I think it was guide dogs only. Hope this helps if it's not too late. Regards Patricia
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