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“Unusual and amazing - a gem in the NT crown”
Review of A La Ronde

A La Ronde
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Exmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We have wondered about thus place, always at the front of the West Country section of the hand book. Delightful property and contents, informative and friendly volunteers to match and leaving a sense of wonder at the imagination of eccentric rich folk in the 1790s. Lots of fascinating pictures and early photos dotted around, it's worth asking the room guides for the information and stories behind images. We were lucky to be there on "Pianist Day", she is lovely.

Suggest if is better and to arrive from the Exmouth end of the approach lane even if travelling from the north or east. The lane is steep and VERY narrow with few passing places but once there it is a pleasure to be in the house or garden. We were too early for lunch but it smelled good.

Try The Bridge at Topsham, a real old ale house with cracking beers and excellent meat and potato pies worth the ten minute drive.







Thank David T
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Fabulous house that is surprisingly larger inside than it looks from the outside. Well maintained and looked after by NT. Each room filled with interesting items. I went round twice as I didn't want to miss anything! Volunteers informative. From the top floor the views are lovely, we were lucky to visit on a gloriously hot, clear day. We enjoyed a (little expensive) sandwich and cream tea sat at the garden tables. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited two national trust locations during our recent family holiday. This was not our first choice but what a treat we would have missed had we not gone. I think this is the nicest place I have ever visited. Lots of sweet activities for the little kids, lovely food (possibly the best scones in devon???) for the grown ups, fantastic views and a fascinating building. We were lucky and had lovely weather too which just made it perfect. Treat yourself and visit!

PS - the staff were lovely too!

Thank BellyShelley
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Well hidden away, but well worth a visit.
This strange house designed by two obviously very rich cousins is full of odd collections, be they shells, feathers, fossils, etc.
Apparently it was designed sothat the occupants could take advantage of the sunlight with a room always facing the sun.
The siouation is simply stunning with wonderful views across the bay.
Not to be missed (but duck your head!) is the tearoom, where it is imperative that you partake of a Devon crem tea, and to hell with the cholesterol!

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This was a fabulous and fascinating house that had been sensitively restored. Every room contained something to marvel at (and a very well-informed guide to help you ) and the views were quite breathtaking.

The award winning cream teas were very nice, if a little pricey, but worth it for the lovely setting.

Thank Sarah S
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