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Notice: We're currently using an alternative visitor route in the house for the winter. Although some of our usual rooms will be closed to allow them to rest and be conserved, it does mean the opportunity for visitors to see conservation in action and access previously unseen parts of the house.

Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale

With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream.

The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose richly decorated interiors have always inspired extremes in opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, you can see gargoyles, corbels and a medieval inspired great hall.

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.

Exciting change this winter

Until early March we will be using an alternative entrance into the house. To ensure Knightshayes can continue to be displayed and enjoyed by the public, we need to close off a few rooms and give them their deep clean. 
Now,  visitors can see previously shut off areas and explore rooms like our conservation workshop and store room. You can watch work in action and will be able to chat to our house team whilst they work.


Knightshayes is decorated in intricate gothic carvings

Knightshayes is decorated in intricate gothic carvings

Waggy walks

Our four legged friends are welcome in the parkland and woodland- provided they are in the company of a well behaved owner, and are fully under control around our tenant farmer's livestock.

Swing by, say hi...

Stretch your legs and go for a walk around our beautiful parkland

Looking for a quick cup of tea and the chance to stretch your legs, why not stop off with us? Just 10 minutes from the M5, with free access to our café and parkland - we beat your average services.