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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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Perfect place for a meander. Nice cafe. We didn't see the museum, so can't comment on that. A good activity for 2-3 hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joanne M
Worcester, United Kingdom
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St Albans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gardens are splendid and well worth the visit. Paths wind their way through cliff summit terraces with splendid views out over the estuary. These are 5*. The tea room was the usual excellent National Trust facility but, the steamer on the coffee machine was omni-present. That leaves the house itself. Denuded of Otto Overbeck's possessions which were sold to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect place for a meander. Nice cafe. We didn't see the museum, so can't comment on that. A good activity for 2-3 hours.

Thank Joanne M
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cracking place to visit if you find yourself in the Salcombe area. Not the easiest to get to on a busy day though nor is parking straight forward, however if you time your visit just right (mid afternoon seemed to work well) then you should be OK. The gardens are beautiful with some fabulous planting arrangements and the fantastic backdrop... More 

Thank Ian W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful song views and a quaint museum full of treasure. Little Fred the friendly ghost is quite difficult to find but is roughly eye level for small children. If you are planning to take a picnic don't forget a bin bag as there is nowhere for you to dispose of rubbish and you are asked to take it home with... More 

Thank Caroline R
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to visit especially if you are a big fan of flora and fauna. The museum is small but interesting, Two things to say as a warning first make sure you have cash as the restaurant doesn't take cards and if you are a nervous driver walk there. It is at the top of an extremely steep... More 

Thank Ches666
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This national trust house & garden is at the top of a very tight winding road. So be prepared for a long walk if you don't want to drive up it or for lots of patience & reversing if you do. There is a small car park right next to the house. We arrived at 10.45 (it opened at 11am)... More 

Thank Liz33London
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overbecks has a shelterbelt of trees producing a microclimate to support plenty of exotica. Fascinating flowers,shrubs and trees on a sloping site, quite steep in places. Paths winding in and out, up and down. Some parts well enough surfaced for wheelchair access. The cafe produces decent light lunches. I'm told the crab salad is delicious (no comment - I'm allergic).... More 

Thank PD_tripadviser
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at the NT car park at East Soar and had an 40-minute walk to Overbeck's. The gardens were interesting, the cafe was good (crab sandwich), the staff helpful but the most enjoyable bit for adults and child alike was the wonderful collection of curiosities inside - stuffed animals, shells, fossils, birds eggs, beetles, etc. - plus toy museum.... More 

Thank TimothyLamb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice house, quite small and not many rooms to visit but creamed with curios to look and read about Very interesting historical details and family Garden is another great example of the unique micro climate in the West Country which allows tropical plants to thrive, there were bunches of bananas hanging from the trees Paths can be a bit steep... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and picturesque with friendly staff. However the roads in and out are a nightmare. They really do need to traffic light them. Do not go unless you are very patient with other drivers.

Thank Beckyand H

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