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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
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Well worth the climb up the hill

Visited with my us and and a friend. Explored the delightful gardens, before having a very nice lunch on the terrace and exploring the interesting collections in the house. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
hollycottage
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Hampshire, England
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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my us and and a friend. Explored the delightful gardens, before having a very nice lunch on the terrace and exploring the interesting collections in the house. Not the biggest National Trust property but well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting garden overlooking the sea at salcombe. It is a very narrow lane to get to with passing places and quite steep and bendy. The flowers were very colourful and view good. I was not so keen on the collections in the house, there were so many animals, insects etc.

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Thank VioletJ
Naples, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly the approach is along very narrow roads - often two way roads with only access for one car which necessitates backing up and squeezing past. As others have mentioned in their reviews, parking is a nightmare during the summer school holidays and you end up parking on the side of the very narrow road with a walk uphill to... More 

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Thank NaplesFish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Subtropical gardens are beautiful especially on a sunny day with spectacular views of the sea! Favourite part of the garden for us was the banana plants with small bananas growing on them. Our boys age 11 & 9 loved looking around the house finding the secret passageway & looking at the weird collection of stuffed birds etc. We walked to... More 

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Thank Lis97
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fascinating house and collection of various bits and pieces set in gorgeous grounds with views (esp. when sun is shining) to rival anywhere in the world. Only drawback is the single width drive out to the location but then that is the same for most of Devon and Cornwall so should be used to it if you are familiar... More 

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Thank berkstripper
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were expecting just a small house and maybe some good views out to sea but were very surprised at the size of the property, the interesting artifacts and the amazing gardens, plus it has an excellent cafe. As others have said, getting here can be somewhat challenging due to the steep and very narrow roads, but it is well... More 

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Thank IanMcD76
Nailsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To get here is along a small width road and in the summer a lot of traffic park either side in the place of Salcombe and the car park at the top by Overbecks is small we got there and getting out of the car then all the places were taken, so you might park down the hill a bit... More 

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Thank Bobby916
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely walk to Overbecks from Salcombe and then took the river ferry from South Sands back. It's well worth the walk. The gardens are particularly good. Very well tended as you would expect from the National Trust. The house is a museum of various collections. I've not had good experiences of National Trust cafes in recent years... More 

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Thank pixiepop
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely setting and beautiful gardens, with some unusual and stunning plants. The house is interesting with some fascinating contents. There are some wonderful views as well. It wouldn't be fair to not mention the catering facilities, which are probably the best that I have experienced at a National Trust property. The food was excellent (with real crockery and cutlery)... More 

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Thank Andview
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A National Trust property. Superb tiered gardens overlooking Salcombe and the estuary. The house/museum has some very interesting exhibits, and the restaurant serves freshly prepared food of all types. Well worth the rather narrow access roads...

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