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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
+44 1548 842893
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Beautiful Gardens

We visited on a sunny day which was perfect for walking through the tropical gardens & admiring the... read more

Reviewed today
craftgranny
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Day out with friends

A hidden paradise of a house and gardens over looking Salcombe bay. The house was used as a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
vivienneoxley
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“tea room” (37 reviews)
“national trust” (51 reviews)
“car park” (45 reviews)
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Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
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+44 1548 842893
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"tea room"
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"national trust"
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"car park"
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"cream tea"
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"nt property"
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"youth hostel"
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"stunning views"
in 34 reviews
"interesting house"
in 11 reviews
"nt members"
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"stuffed birds"
in 9 reviews
"tropical plants"
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"hairpin bends"
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"south sands"
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"parking is limited"
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"music box"
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"micro climate"
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"interesting items"
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Reviewed today

We visited on a sunny day which was perfect for walking through the tropical gardens & admiring the stunning views. It would have been useful to have more of the plants labelled with names. Some of the rooms are closed at present, but the remaining...More

Thank craftgranny
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Reviewed yesterday

A hidden paradise of a house and gardens over looking Salcombe bay. The house was used as a convalescent home in the First World War. Very interesting museum. Lovely sub-tropical garden and good café.

Thank vivienneoxley
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to catch one of the free garden tours, very informative and lots of stories of the history that surrounds the venue

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't overwhelmed with the house; there is a huge collection of taxidermy too. What I did like were the gardens which at the time of my visit were not obviously in bloom but could envisage how stunning it would be. I'd visit again to...More

Thank 413gailg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to overbecks a few times and still wonder at the fantastic views overlooking the gardens and Salcombe bay. The view is lovely but the tropical and exotic nature of the gardens make great viewing. The different sections of the garden are great...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is surprising how much they have packed in to this garden. It is very well laid out and my wife, a professional gardener was impressed. We were both botanists and enjoyed the wide variety of plants. The magnolias in particular had suffered from the...More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit in March before the holiday period started. This from what I feel is probably the best time, either before or after the holiday period. The drive from Plymouth was ok until we neared Salcombe. I was fine and do not...More

Thank parkkeeper2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa to this National Trust Propery. The walk was very enjoyable Personally we were hoping for a lot more out of this property than we found. There are two sides to my story- If you are a National...More

Thank Stevie B
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The estuary location just outside Salcombe for this cliffside garden is fantastic. It’s an impressive exotic garden in the summer but this small garden is well worth visiting anytime of year for its stunning location and avenues of mature palm trees. As others have said...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Car park limited .Excellent views with small but interesting garden .A few interesting items in the house but the best part is the restaurant with its standard National Trust Menu

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
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1946Trisha
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.
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clairebaker922
May 20, 2016|
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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
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