Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Devon

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 14 properties in Devon

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Cadhay - Devon
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One of the most interesting Tudor manor houses in Devon, incorporating fragments from medieval priories. In the 18th century the hall was divided into two rooms, but its original chestnut roof still survives. It eventually fell into farmhouse use, but was... read more
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Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow,wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove a mile away, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today. Not only can visitors experience the stunn... read more
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Set in a large deer park, this fortified mansion was built by the Courtenays between 1390-1490. Severely damaged in the Civil War, the house was restored by a rebuilding programme which ran through to the 19th century. It now houses Georgian interior, hou... read more
Sand - Devon
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An elegant Elizabethan manor rebuilt in the 1590s by the Huyshe family and then carefully restored and extended in the early 20th century by Roland Huyshe with help from the architect, E H Harbottle. The new work is pure Tudor and virtually indistinguisha... read more
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Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Originally built in 1106, and rebuilt and modernised down the ages, all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen. The medieval gatehouse now houses a fine Civi... read more
Castle Hill - Devon
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Outstanding, beautiful, privately owned Palladian house in its Grade I park and 5,500 acre agricultural estate in North Devon.

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NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

Late 18th century house set in its own parkland, with a neatly rendered austere exterior that belies a warm, comfortable interior with Georgian elegance overlaid... read more
Fursdon - Devon
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Home of the Fursdon family since the 13th century, enlarged in the 1730s and completed in 1815 with colonnaded front. Some early features retained. Good family costume collection, including 18th century garments. Set in parkland with attractive gardens. ... read more
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A four-square, 18th century house by Robert Adam, on an ancient site, with facades recast in castellated neo-Norman style a century later. The seat of Lord Clifford of the CABAL, Charles II's great minister - whose pioneering collection of Dutch paintings... read more
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The Clovelly Estate is completing a major renovation programme of the gardens adjacent to Clovelly Court. The garden is a classic example of the Victorian kitchen garden tradition. To date there has been renovation of magnificent lean-to greenhouses with ... read more
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Eleventh century Manor house set in three acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding woodland. You can have guided tours of Chambercombe Manor or why not visit Lady Jane's garden tea room.

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Downes - Devon
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Built in 1692 the property is Grade II* Listed and sits in rolling parkland. Originally constructed of red brick by Moses Gould, the property was faced with Beer Stone by James Buller in 1794 before undergoing extensive changes during the 19th Century. ... read more
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Owned since the early 14th century and still lived in by descendants of the Chichester family. The present house is circa 1840 by Philip C Hardwick . Grand reception and family rooms with views over the Taw valley ; central staircase Hall and Gothic great... read more
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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams countryside is Shilstone House, a family home with a remarkable and extensive history. The estate, in the parish of Modbury in South Devon, contains an array of architectural and archaeological features r... read more