Fursdon House & Gardens
Fursdon is one of Devon’s oldest family homes where the Fursdon family has lived for more than 755 years. In 2019, Oliver and Emily, took over stewardship of the estate as the 24th generation of Fursdons to live here.
They welcome visitors to take part in guided house tours, with portraits, costumes, a small family museum and stories of ghosts and dragons offering a fascinating glimpse into their family’s life over the last seven centuries.
Outside, the restored grounds and garden feature both walled and open areas. A mix of naturalistic and contemporary planting offers colour and interest throughout the seasons, set against rolling mid-Devon landscape.
Delicious cream teas and homemade cakes are available at the Coach Hall tea room, with a small playground for little ones nearby. Private group tours for 20 or more can be organised by prior arrangement with excellent catered options.
A restored wisteria-clad cottage offering peaceful holiday accommodation is also available on the estate.
The Garden and Tea Room are open 2-5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Easter Monday to the end of September. House tours take place at 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Bank Holidays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons through June, July and August.
Fursdon House, Cadbury, Exeter, EX5 5JS
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