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A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea
Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family.
You can lose yourself in the RHS accredited garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
This most evocative of country homes, built in the Arts & Crafts style, is imbued with 1920s' elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.
Glimpse life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon to the light and airy recently opened servants' rooms.
Monday 4 May, £2 per competition (normal admissions apply)
A day of fun for all the family. Fun dog competitions and demonstrations will run throughout the day, with help from The Blue Cross in the judging department, and dogs will be welcome throughout the garden.
Saturday 4 July, 12-3pm, Paignton Green
Celebrate our stunning coast line by joining the rangers for our big beach picnic on Paignton Green. Come and get involved with some 50 things, including jumping through waves and making wild art, as well as sand castle competitions and face painting; all you need to do is rock up.