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Notice: We have free, live music events on Sunday 10, 17 & 24 August, so anticipate the property being very busy on these days. Please be aware that we will be using our overflow parking.

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.

50 things summer

Sometimes convincing your kids to get outside can be a bit of a struggle. That's why we've created '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾'. We want to encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and most of all enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.

Ask in reception for brand new ideas to help you tick a few off during your visit to Knightshayes. Collect your booklet and let the adventure begin.

Go to our events page to find out more.

Have an outdoor adventure at Knightshayes this summer

Have an outdoor adventure at Knightshayes this summer

Waggy walks

Enjoy a walk in the woodland with your dog

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.