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Notice: We are open and are welcoming visitors. The road from Salcombe to Overbeck's is closed at the present. Please use the alternative route from Malborough. Turn right opposite the Texaco garage down Collaton Road and continue along the single track road and then turn right to Combe. At the junction bear left following the signs up to Overbeck's.
A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens and eclectic collections...
With a climate more like the Mediterranean Riviera than the British mainland, Overbeck's is home to an astonishing plant collection. From the very first moment the house was built, successive owners revelled in planting the rare and exotic and this has continued under the care of the National Trust.
What makes Overbeck's so special? The proximity to the sea and the shelter of the surrounding woodland have given it warmth, but it's the eclectic nature of the design and planting that's so important. Walking though the garden is like a trip around the world.
Continue your journey of discovery into the Edwardian seaside home of eccentric scientist Otto Overbeck. See his amazing invention: the 'rejuvenator'; hear the polyphon, a giant Victorian music box; and be intrigued by the eclectic collections of natural and maritime history.
The perfect day out for families who enjoy exploring, or the keen gardener who wants to be inspired and excited.
Arriving by car?
A coastal drive
Overbeck's is situated along a beautiful road that winds up along this panoramic stretch of coast. Please note this is a country lane which is very narrow in places.
You can also visit Overbeck's via the ferry from Salcombe or walking along the coast path from East Soar car park (National Trust), which is approximately 20 minutes away.
A place to park
There are three parking places near the entrance for visitors with disabilities. There is a small car park at the top of the hill and limited parking along the road approaching Overbeck's. The nearest public car park is at the bottom of the hill and Park and Ride is also available on the outskirts of Salcombe into the town centre. A ferry runs during the daytime from Salcombe to South Sands just below the property.