Important notice -

We are currently installing a biomass boiler, which will heat the stables and the house, and will allow us to go oil-free. During the works, we will have lots of contractors and heavy machinery on site, so please bear with us during this time.

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


Things to see and do

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

Exploring further afield


What's on

Upcoming events

Tasty half term fun

Sat 27 May 2017
Run of some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term. Join a trail around our kitchen garden and find out all about where your food comes from and where all the food we grow goes.

British Flower Week

Mon 19 Jun 2017
One of the last wishes of Joyce, Lady Amory, the last of the family to live at Knightshayes was that fresh flowers from the garden be brought in weekly, for the enjoyment of visitors- something we continue to do over 40 years on.

National Meadows Day

Sat 01 Jul 2017
Get in touch with your inner Poldark as we welcome a professional scyther to Knightshayes in celebration of National Meadow Day.

Mid Devon Show

Sat 22 Jul 2017
Join us for the third year of co-hosting the popular Mid Devon Show, a traditional agricultural show, showcasing the very best of country living.

Summer holiday fun

Thu 27 Jul 2017
Navigate your way through the school holidays with mazes, trails, games and puzzles to keep the kids' brains, and not your patience, stretched this summer.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Join us for a taster of Knightshayes, with free entry for Heritage Open Day. Find out what's special about this gothic house and its acres of garden and parkland- and discover what you're missing.
Family walking on a summer's day at Knightshayes

Have a tasty half-term at Knightshayes 

Run off some steam this half-term at Knightshayes and discover the weird and wonderful things growing in the kitchen garden. Learn about where the food we eat comes from, as well as have the chance to take something to grow at home yourself.


Eating and shopping



Two girls at Knightshayes investigating insects

Opportunities for schools and students 

The perfect outdoor classroom, join us at Knightshayes for workshops, learning sessions, self-led activities and more.


Get involved

A volunteer room guide chatting with a visitor at Knightshayes

Become a volunteer 

Get involved and help the National Trust with its important and ongoing work at Knightshayes.



A group of people getting off a coach at Knightshayes

Organise a group visit 

With a spectacular country estate to discover, Knightshayes is the perfect place for a group visit.



View of Knightshayes house at dusk from the south gardens

A rich and varied history 

Discover more about this stunning Victorian manor house and delve into over 200 years of history.


Our work

Chard being harvested in Knightshayes kitchen garden

Spring has sprung in the walled garden 

It's all go in the walled garden as Spring falls upon us. Find out what the gardeners have been up to and find out new things to see.


Chipping away at our environmental impact  

Exciting progress is underway at Knightshayes, as we start work on the Biomass Project. If you’ve visited recently you may have seen lots of activity going on, including the creation of a new compound at the very top of the main car park. Read on to find out more about what's going on.