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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
+44 1548 842893
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Garden and House visit

Well worth a visit. Garden lovely and house and museum encourage children to take part in various... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
maggie962
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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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Coastal retreat

South Devon was a favourite place for the rich and famous of the early 20th century to have their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cageswood
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“national trust” (49 reviews)
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Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
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+44 1548 842893
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Garden lovely and house and museum encourage children to take part in various activities

Thank maggie962
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Reviewed 1 week ago

South Devon was a favourite place for the rich and famous of the early 20th century to have their holiday homes. The inventor Otto Overbeck chose the site for his country retreat very well, investing the earnings from his electric shock therapy system in a...More

Thank Cageswood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although early in the year the gardens were worth seeing as well as the museum. National Trust provide a good restaurant and the cream tea is recommended.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A long, extremely narrow, winding , uphill road. Very small car park you may have to park in the road and walk the last uphill bit. Small house. Just things in two of the rooms. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. Lots of collections. Also...More

Thank Gill G
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This National Trust property is on the top of a cliff and takes full advantage of the brilliant sea views. The views up the estuary are wonderful from the exotic gardens including a banana garden, palms and woodland. You need to be a confident driver...More

Thank MatthewBurns17
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The drive up to the car park is narrow with lots of bends, but the property and gardens are well worth the effort as the views from the terrace along the river to Salcombe are stunning. Gardens well tended and full of amazing plants including...More

Thank LINALLEN
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely NT property with a selection of terraces populated by a wide range of plants, many subtropical. The views up and down the estuary are stunning and a great place to while away an hour or so. Usual facilities, cafe, shop, old interesting house.

Thank ldimage1
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

As a NT member I'm fine with visiting small properties in fact many turn out to be just as or more interesting than the typical Palladian mansion, unfortunately the museum at Overbecks isn't one of these, there's only three rooms, one of which was empty...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Interesting house with several odd collections and a lovely garden - even in rainy October. There is a good cafeteria in a large room of the house selling simple lunchtime snacks as well as a welcome tea/coffee. The rooms are filled with interesting collections of...More

Thank Julian J
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stopped here after a walk to Bolt Head. We arrived on foot and given the limited parking and narrow road this is probably a good option if you are able to walk rather than drive. Gardens have good views and the outside cafe area is...More

Thank BJNUk
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clairebaker922
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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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