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Notice: During July and August, the shop, café and formal garden will all be open until 6pm.

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.

Summertime adventures

This summer holiday we have loads of things to get you outdoors and having fun. Have a '50 things' adventure, see stories about Knights and Dragons or learn to be a mini ranger at our ranger days. Join us for Sundays of music and tasty food at our free Soupstock festival days. Or why not keep fit with a spot of orienteering? You can even discover some special woolly creatures living in our formal garden. What will you do at Knightshayes this summer?

Tick off your '50 things' while at Knightshayes

Tick off your '50 things' while at Knightshayes

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.