An historic house lived in by the family who have owned it and shared their history with it for over 500 years; a tranquil garden in an idyllic setting - all combine to give you a day out with a difference! We invite you to come and share it all with us.

In its peaceful East Devon valley, this historic stone house is set in about 6 acres of varied gardens. Gardens in which to relax, to wander round corners, to gaze at the views, to sit and watch the birds. A sun baked terrace, shady woodland, lawns and borders – something for everyone.

The family house is principally Elizabethan. The resident members of the family, Caroline and Diana Huyshe, provide guided tours, showing a wealth of period interior features as well as an adjacent mediaeval hall house. You will see rooms that are lived in, and hear first hand not only about the history, but of the delights, the difficulties and the unexpected aspects of living in and maintaining an historic house.


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or write to:
Sand, Sidbury, Sidmouth,
Devon, EX10 0QN
or telephone +44 (0)1395 597230

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