Fursdon House and Gardens are open to day visitors on specific afternoons between Easter and the end of September. Set in the glorious Devon countryside Fursdon has evolved from a modest cob and thatch dwelling to an elegant manor house, and has been the home of the Fursdon family for seven centuries. On an informal guided tour you will learn about local history and see family memorabilia, furniture and paintings as well as an intimate family museum. The picturesque gardens and grounds are perfect for a leisurely stroll, and afternoon teas are served in the Coach Hall tea room on days when the gardens are open. Groups are welcome by arrangement.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Parts of garden accessible, but hill area has steps
- Opening Times: Gardens & tearoom open Easter Mon-Sep, Wed-Thu & BH Mon 2-5; House Jun-Aug, Wed-Thu & BH Mon 2.30 & 3.30 (guided tours only)
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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