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Great house to visit

Had always wanted to visit here and just managed to get here before the end of season. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
johnny-glen
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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Fascinating property

This is a fascinating 16-sided house built and designed by two rich cousins in the 18th century... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Elga K
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is now my husband's favourite NT property! It is small and quite quirky but it tells a wonderful story and the volunteers in each room are more than happy to point out things of interest to you and tell the story of this wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A real must to visit this quirky special house we met friends there and even the outside views across the Exe are stunning

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pjdyngalyng
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Blooming marvellous!!!! What an amazing place. Quirky, packed with interest. Knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Spectacular views. A must to visit, this place is a delight.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank disgruntledman54
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a very interesting and different property with stunning views across the estuary and torbay. There is so much to see in every room with some ingenious use of space. The shell gallery is now closed to visitors and is under conservation work but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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gailshort59
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
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maxwellUk
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
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FusspotDorset
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.
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