This magnificent George II house still has its original contents. The collection of paintings was begun at the suggestion of Sir Joshua Reynolds and includes many of his portraits. The saloon and dining room were designed by Robert Adam and have superb decorative plasterwork and period furniture. The extensive gardens include a working Orangery and several follies, and part of their 500 acres is alongside the River Plym.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Wheelchairs available and mobility scooter for hire, please contact
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: House and chapel tearoom open Nov-Feb, 11-3.30; Mar-Oct, 11-4.30. Garden, Park café and shop open Nov-Feb, 10-4; Mar-Oct 10-5. Park open all year, daily dawn-dusk. Closed 25-26 Dec excluding park
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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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