Arts and crafts

A la Ronde Craft Market

A la Ronde has always inspired creativity, which has inspired us to encourage local artists and art groups to exhibit their work here in the tea room. The exhibitions change every two weeks.

Local artists and art groups have exhibited their work here for many years.  Many being inspired by the unique decoration of the house and it's beautiful setting over looking the Exe estuary. 

The sixteen sided house is full of creative treasures from around the world and dates back to 1796 when it was built by cousins Jane and Mary Parminter.    They decorated the house with fantastic feather and shell designs in every room. 

Crafts that can be seen in the house include papercuts, quilling, sand and seaweed pictures, feather and shell work, needlework and embroidery.

Paper cuts are one of the crafts the cousins took to upon their return.  In Europe cutting techniques varied with some designs created from cutting folded paper while others were cut from flat sheets.

This year we are also holding our Artisan Craft Market on Saturday 23 September. 10.30am - 4pm.  Visitors will be able to browse the local, handmade delights on the stalls and find that special treat.

Normal admission applies.