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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.
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, rock pooling and making a campfire on the beach. There will also be kayaks available to explore the cove with; all you need to do is rock up.