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Notice: The upstairs of the house is now closed for annual cleaning, the ground floor is open as usual.
Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden
With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is a country estate on a grand scale.
The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose richly decorated interiors have always inspired extremes in opinion.
The garden is one of the finest in Devon and its collection represents one of the most varied in the Trust; with over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and riotous seasonal colour, it’s always worth a visit.
Covering an area of just over four acres, the walled kitchen garden is another great highlight, brimming with seasonal produce for the Stables Café.
Find out what else there is to see and do at Knightshayes.
Christmas isn't complete without a visit to Knightshayes.
Decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, the house is made for that festive factor, complete with 14ft Christmas tree in the Great Hall, it's enough to put scrooge into the spirit.
We've also got a range of seasonal events going on, from meeting Father Christmas, to festive carvery lunches in the Stables Café. Why not have a look at our events page to find out more?