From the Door Step
There is something rather magical about the Buckland Abbey Gardens and Estate – even more so once the Estate is closed, an indulgence of all the senses; bird song, flowing water, the scents and sights of the gardens and the essence of tranquillity that embodies the Estate, all combine to offer the most wonderful tonic for mind and soul.
Guests receive complementary passes to visit Buckland Abbey, former home to Sir Francis Drake among other sailors and monks before them as well as being home to a rather super recently discovered Rembrandt.
The Gardens and Estate offer a fabulous display whatever the season from the carpets of spring bulbs, wild garlic, a sea of bluebells throughout the Great North wood backing onto pasture beyond the Hideaways, to the Elizabethan or wild gardens and not forgetting the sensational walled Kitchen Garden bursting with produce throughout the year.
The woodland walks are a haven for wildlife including deer, owls, badgers and down by the river – kingfishers, otter and beaver have also been sited.
Whilst both Dartmoor and the coast are both within easy striking distance Guests could easily while away their stay without ever leaving the Estate.