Hartland Abbey was the last monastery to be dissolved in 1159. By a small stream flowing into the Atlantic, this cherished family home since the Dissolution has stunning interiors, fascinating architecture, collections and family memorabilia; it is a perfect day out in any weather. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and walks, much of them hidden since 1914; restoration has unearthed the Fernery and Bog Garden by Jekyll, woodland walks of azaleas, rhododendrons and stunning blue hydrangeas, the Gazebo overlooking the Atlantic and Woodland Summerhouse. The intimate18thC Walled Gardens overflow with herbaceous, tender and rare perennials, climbers, vegetables and fruit. Glasshouses of dazzling houseplants which fill the Abbey interiors. Historic daffodils, tulips, bluebells and wildflowers enchant early visitors. Location for BBC Antiques Roadshow.
Walks lead to the beach and Blackpool Mill where BBC's'Sense and Sensibility', 'The Night Manager' and 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' were filmed recently. Black sheep, peacocks and donkeys roam. Exhibitions. Old Kitchens Tea Room. Close to stunning Hartland Quay (1m) and Clovelly(4m).
Opening Times: Sunday March 31st - September 29th (Sun - Thurs & BHs) 11.00am - 5pm (House 2- last adm 5pm)
Admission Rates: Gardens, Grounds, Beachwalk, Exhibitions: Adult £9.50, Children (under 5) FREE, (5-15) £4.50.
House, Gardens, Grounds, Beachwalk, Exhibitions: Adult £12.50, Children (under 5) FREE, (5-15) £5.00
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size (for discount) 20. House, Gardens, Grounds, Beachwalk,
Exhibitions: Adult £10.50. Gardens, Grounds, Beachwalk, Exhibitions only: Adult £8.50, Groups of 30+ please ring for price.
Facilities: Homemade light lunches and cream teas in Old Kitchen Tea Room. Gift Shop. Plant sales
Disabled Access: Partial
Tours Events: Guided Tours (optional) and Group Bookings by appointment
Coach Parking: Yes, adjacent to house
Length of Visit: (with house) 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, Walks and Gardens only 2 1/2 hours
Special Events: Daffodils &Spring Flowers 17th March (11-4), Bluebells 14th April, Easter Egg Hunts and
Bluebells 21st, 22nd April (11 - 5). Outdoor Theatre and other events (details on website)
Annual Exhibition: 'Filming at Hartland Abbey since 1934', 'History of the Hartland Abbey Estate' and 'William Stukeley - Booking Contact: Theresa Seligmann, Hartland, Nr Bideford, North Devon EX39 6DT. Tel: 01237 441496/234
Location: 15 miles west of Bideford, 15 miles north of Bude off A39 via B3248 between Hartland and Hartland Quay.