Hartland Abbey And Gardens Bideford Gold Coach
Hartland Abbey and Gardens, Bideford North Devon
Travel by luxury GOLD coach.
With its beautiful gardens and grounds, Hartland Abbey welcomes visitors from the end of March until October. It is the cherished home of the Stucley family with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations. The beautiful 18thC Walled and Woodland gardens, the walks and the parkland provide visitors with extensive grounds through which to wander and enjoy the stunning valley leading down to the rugged Atlantic cove and cottage at Blackpool Mill, the location for the BBC adaptation by Andrew Davies of 'Sense and Sensibility', German ZDF's production of the Rosamund Pilcher novel, 'The Shell Seekers' ,(Die Muschelsucher) and the major BBC drama production, 'The Night Manager' by John Le Carre starring Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman. BBC Antiques Roadshow was filmed here in 2012. Coach parties are very welcome.
Children enjoy the freedom to explore the open spaces and winding paths and love meeting our donkeys Becky and Snowdrop, the wandering peacocks and our flock of black Welsh Mountain sheep. The Quiz and the Nature Trail are great ways to keep children amused!
Built in the 12th Century, Hartland Abbey survived as a monastery longer than any other in the country. In 1539 Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar and today the house still remains in the family. Hartland Abbey is probably the most historically important ancestral home in North Devon containing much of national interest, including architecture and decoration from the Mediaeval, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods, paintings, furniture, Chinese artefacts and porcelain collected over many generations.
Delicious coffee, light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas are served from 11.00 in The Old Kitchens Tea Room. Dogs are welcome on leads in the gardens and walks.
Our exhibitions, 'William Stukeley - Saviour of Stonehenge', 'Filming on the Hartland Abbey Estate since 1934' and 'History of the Hartland Abbey Estate' continue to entertain visitors.
Depart for Home approx. 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.