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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
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+44 1548 842893

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Wonderful gardens

I had been to Overbecks years ago and did not find the house interesting, but I remembered the marvellous gardens which are in a sensational position. We walked up there from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been to Overbecks years ago and did not find the house interesting, but I remembered the marvellous gardens which are in a sensational position. We walked up there from South Beach - it is a fair haul and uphill with limited parking if you do go by car. If anything the gardens are even better than on my... More 

Thank deereleap
Rutland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very difficult approach and little parking available. Delightful position with views from garden and house over the inlet.

Thank Dereck F
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small car park so get there early, long winding road there but excellent gardens and lovely tea room/patio looking out over cliffs and estuary. House not too big either and gives good insight into life then.

Thank RocketRon58
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing location, brilliant views, wonderful staff and volunteers. Well worth the drive along narrow lanes for about a mile or so. All ages and nationalities there, you feel it is a very special place.

Thank Louisa H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the hairy drive up here and the nightmare of parking, we arrived at the house, unfortunately we visited on a day it was raining and the view wasn't the best and everywhere was wet and miserable, the house staff were all very pleasant and the gentleman giving a talk was very good and entertaining. Unfortunately you only get to... More 

Thank ABC622014
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to be among the most interesting National Trust houses we've been to - former home of an inventor, really fascinating stuff on display. Very friendly volunteers and the treasure hunt on the clipboard kept my 3 year old very well entertained. Usual good standard of food in the café, great coffee. The views are staggering, worth it for the... More 

Thank RobertMonthouse
Cuxton Kent
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a rather hair-raising drive we arrived at this very interesting property with fantastic tropical gardens. I would say that as it is very steep it might not suit less able people and would suggest it might be best to visit when it is likely to be less busy - not school holidays. It might be a good idea to... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was the clear blue skies that made it even better, but this place was a treasure. We are National Trust members so were admitted free, but the house was interesting and the gardens were superb ! Well worth the drive through narrow and steep lanes.

Thank Paul C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the south sands ferry from Salcombe. It was just a short uphill walk to Overbecks. The garden was beautiful - lots of little rooms and paths. The cafe was also very good!

Thank Kay W
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steep walk up from South Sands Beach but rewarded by fantastic views over the estuary. The museum is relatively small but. Has some interesting exhibits - probably no more than 1 hour's worth. Lovely gardens with some unusual plants. Good cafe.

Thank sjs1205

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