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amazing house

We visited while on holiday in the area, an amazing, interesting and unique 16 sided house. All... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon B
Camberley, United Kingdom
Quirky and unique

This 16 sided house is amazing and extremely interesting to visit. The rooms are quirky with lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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A La Ronde Summer Lane, Exmouth EX8 5BD, England
+44 1395 265514
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited while on holiday in the area, an amazing, interesting and unique 16 sided house. All staff were friendly.Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, a lovely tea room. Would visit again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This 16 sided house is amazing and extremely interesting to visit. The rooms are quirky with lots of different features including an incredible collection of shells. The staff were very welcoming and very knowledgeable. The house has fantastic views across the estuary. We had lunch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Aunt had spoken about it lots as she visited as a child. We had a lovely cream tea, it was expensive but all cream teas in smaller towns are!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank edebead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really amazing how much space is in this small house. many lovingly collected pieces and hidden treasures will surprise you in every room. perfectly planned and with a lot of energy and love implemented ideas. absolutely worth seeing. friendly staff, also my 96j mother was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank brigitteberger
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Had always wanted to visit here and just managed to get here before the end of season. Good welcome at the gate and again at the house. There is so much to see here and good that so much is still there from the owners....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnny-glen
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a fascinating 16-sided house built and designed by two rich cousins in the 18th century. Many treasures from their travels, including lots of shells. The cafe is quaint, serving devonshire teas, soup, quiche, etc. There are volunteers to explain things in most rooms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elga K
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with our young children at the end of August. We love exploring all the national trust venues so had this on our list of places to see. From the outside it’s a small house but inside it has so much to offer. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I love this place. It might be small but there is so much to see. Staff were knowledgeable and the children's dressing up activities were fun. The pumpkin trail resulted in a fabulous prize!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellecarrier
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A fascinating look back into the past. Many interesting objects and curiosities to be seen in a very unusual house. There is also a piano that visitors can play. There are very narrow doorways and staircases. The cafe is good but the usual noisy coffee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peppercat100
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This delightful house was a revelation. I loved the look of it and the atmosphere. Even on a damp day it was stunning. When the sun came out, the views were amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 May 2018|
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Response from jadring | Reviewed this property |
Hi, according to the National Trust site adult entry is £10.50 gift aid, family £26.30 gift aid. We are members so free to every site but costs £69 for an adult and £120 for a family. Check out their website for latest... More
18 March 2018|
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Response from _cosens16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes busses run right past the road . Its a short walk up to entrance
12 January 2018|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
I an not an expert on these issues. Some parts are quite level and could be accessible, but much is lawned and could prove trickier.