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Delightful trip and visit

Took the ferry from Salcombe and you get the added bonus of the little trip on the sea tractor. A... read more

Reviewed today
Geoff and Clare L
Durham, England
NT house and sub-tropical garden

On a gorgeous sunny September day, Overbecks house, garden and spectacular views were shown to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jan g
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
+44 1548 842893
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Reviewed today

Took the ferry from Salcombe and you get the added bonus of the little trip on the sea tractor. A short - but steep - walk up to Overbecks. The gardens are a delight and the tea rooms well laid out with a good choice...More

Thank Geoff and Clare L
Reviewed yesterday

On a gorgeous sunny September day, Overbecks house, garden and spectacular views were shown to perfection. The house is interesting and not too large, allowing plenty of time to walk through the garden and enjoy the vista. Highly recommend.

Thank jan g
Reviewed yesterday

We visited in early September and the people ahead of us commented that they had tried to go there the last week of August, but they couldn’t get parked. Parking is limited and tight. The views are probably more limited than when the house was...More

Thank lbj17
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this place which is not easy to find or to drive to with very limited parking space especially for the larger vehicles. The premises are worth a visit with a potted history of the house and gardens. The gardens are well tended and...More

Thank pastelman10Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you go on a fine day, because the views are spectacular and well worth the walk from Salcombe, which is definitely not for the unfit. As others have said, the drive is tortuous and we were glad not to have done it with...More

Thank SusanJH11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely few hours out with lovely well maintained gardens. We tagged this onto our coastal walk from soar car park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous garden with banana trees, olive grove, magnolia trees and many more gorgeous shrubs and flowers, the view over the tiered gardens overlook the Salcombe estuary especially when sitting and enjoying a fresh crab salad which was a special when I went. The tranquil...More

Thank Anna Maria T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens in this micro-climate are potentially stunning but choose when you go - such is nature so this is not a complaint per se more an observation. The house is more a museum and has good views. The history is interesting as it was...More

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately arrived at Overbecks twenty minutes before closing. So a quick look round the garden mostly. The micro climate provides perfect conditions for a wide variety of plants. The views are stunning, and a lovely place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea.

Thank Moya F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the steep climb or drive up from Salcombe. The house is quite ugly but the gardens and views are stunning. A place to sit and commune with nature. The cafe looked great although we didn’t partake. Go visit if you have the time.

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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.
May 20, 2016|
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