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“Lovely garden”

Overbecks Museum and Garden
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Overbecks is really worth a visit. The garden is beautiful , the house is interesting and there is a delightful tearoom. You get a free cup of tea if younwalk to it. The house was used during the war and there are interesting photos of nurses caring for the soldiers.

Thank MiriamB839
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Even on a very chilly March afternoon, the staff managed a cheery smile and the tea room was very welcoming. Superb position and excellent explanations of the interior by the volunteers. Will return to enjoy the gardens further on a warmer day.

Thank Tattiehead
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We arrived via the South Sands ferry and 'Sea Tractor' and then walked up the steep(ish) hill to Overbecks. Pleasant gardens and a house with some interesting objects. We listened to the Polyphon, and the knowledgeable guide also explained about Otto Overbeck's most successful invention, the Rejuvenator which was also on display.
It was a very relaxing visit and perfect for an hour or two, particularly if you are already members of the National trust!

Thank Medway24
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Our visit to Overbecks was preceded by a wonderful drive up narrow winding roads from Salcombe, via North and South Sands, and punctuated by the need to reverse for a digger coming in the opposite direction! Arriving before opening time afforded us the opportunity to walk up to the coast path above the gardens and take in the wonderful views across and up the estuary.
Entering the gardens was a delight, welcomed as usual by enthusiastic and friendly NT staff. The gardens, even though there was little blossom and a wonderful magnolia had been hit by frost, were fascinating, with various different areas of calm and quiet (once a few children had passed on their way). It is worth wandering into all the little nooks and crannies to get a true feel of the relatively small area (not forgetting the poignant, First Flight statue - see picture).
The house itself contains an array of collections - not perhaps to everybody's taste today; many stuffed birds and animals, and large collections of shells, but also pictorial records of seafaring former owners of the house, and some lovely musical instruments - including the large polyphon, that is played every half hour or so.
Pleasant tea room and shop in which to relax after the visit.
Our visit was on an extremely cold, March day, and the garden display was clearly not at its optimum, but the visit was nevertheless worthwhile both for its content and location.

Thank tracerWarwick_
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We'd never heard of overbecks but as Salcombe was nightmarishly crowded we came here. The route through took us past both sandy beaches and the sea tractor and round the wiggliest bends you can imagine, good handbrake needed for the hills! Overbecks was home to an inventor with some incredible collevtions. The stuffed birds and animals are impressive, esp the beetle designs, the miniatures and the house generally. Lovely gardens, well planted and very accessible and the nicest NT teashop ever with large shared tables. We'll be back for the summer

Thank Exeterexplore
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