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Sausmarez Manor

Sausmarez Manor

The home of the Seigneurs de Sausmarez since c1220 with a facade built at the bequest of the first Governor of New York. An entertaining half day encompassing something to interest everyone. The family have been explorers, inventors, diplomats, prelates, generals, admirals, privateers, politicians and governors etc, most of whom left their mark on the house, garden or the furniture. The sub-tropical woodland garden is crammed with such exotics as banana trees, tree ferns, ginger, 300 plus camellias, lilies, myriads …

Caerhays Castle & Garden

Caerhays Castle & Garden

One of the very few Nash built castles still left standing - situated within approximately 60 acres of informal woodland gardens created by J C Williams, who sponsored plant hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the century. As well as guided tours of the house from March to May visitors will see some …

Pencarrow

Pencarrow

Owned, loved and lived in by the family. Georgian house and Grade II* listed gardens. Superb collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain. Marked walks through 50 acres of beautiful formal and woodland gardens, Victorian rockery, Italian garden, over 700 different varieties of rhododendrons, lake, Iron Age hill fort and icehouse …

Prideaux Place

Prideaux Place

Tucked away above the busy port of Padstow, the home of the Prideaux family for over 400 years, is surrounded by gardens and wooded grounds overlooking a deer park and the Camel estuary to the moors beyond. The house still retains its ‘E’ shape Elizabethan front and contains fine paintings and furniture. Now a major international film location, this family home is one of the brightest jewels in Cornwall’s crown. The historic garden is undergoing major restoration work and offers …

Trewithen

Trewithen

Trewithen is an historic estate near Truro, Cornwall. Owned and lived in by the same family for 300 years, it is both private home and national treasure. The woodland gardens are outstanding - with 24 champion trees and famously rare and highly prized plants. Tours of the house prove equally memorable …

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

A splendid castle built in 1391 by Sir Philip Courtenay, remaining in the same family and currently home to the 18th Earl of Devon. Set in a tranquil deer park alongside the Exe estuary, its stunning location offers glorious views for miles around. Guided tours showcase the Castle’s majestic rooms and stunning interiors, while fascinating stories bring its intriguing history to life. The courtyard tea room offers a selection of delicious cakes and home cooked meals. Gift shop, plant centre, …

Sand

Sand

Sand is one of East Devon’s hidden gems. The beautiful valley garden extends to 6 acres and is the setting for the lived-in Tudor house, the C15th Hall House, and the C16th Summer House. The family, under whose unbroken ownership the property has remained since 1560, provide guided house tours …

Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle

Part Grade I Listed, part Scheduled Ancient Monument, few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history. All ages of architecture from medieval to modern. Fun for children - try on Civil War armour; ghost stories, secret passages, beautiful walled gardens, including working kitchen garden. Interesting furniture, pictures. Comfortable holiday accommodation …

Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens

Exquisite Georgian landscape garden designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, Victorian terrace/shrubbery, and Edwardian Lutyens/Jekyll formal gardens together make up 50 acres of woodland walks, temples, terraces, pergolas, lakes and cascades. Licensed Restaurant/Coffee Shop & Courtyard. Conference and wedding venue, Shop/Plant Centre. Beautifully restored 17th century watermill, seasonal Mill Tea Garden …

Cadhay

Cadhay

Cadhay is approached by an avenue of lime-trees, and stands in an extensive garden, with herbaceous borders and yew hedges, with excellent views over the original medieval fish ponds. The main part of the house was built in about 1550 by John Haydon who had married the de Cadhay heiress. He retained the Great Hall of an earlier house, of which the fine timber roof (about 1420-1460) can be seen. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added …