Discovering the unsual and extraordinary at Knightshayes

It's a house full of quirks and curiosities, with a history and story to match. The gardens at Knightshayes also have an extraordinary past, with the Victorian kitchen garden, and the former golf course on the lawns in the formal garden. There's lots of stories to explore at Knightshayes.

Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory, and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.

A USAAF combat airforce plane dipping its wing over Knightshayes, Devon

When tragedy struck at Knightshayes

Few people know that Knightshayes became a rest home for American Airmen. It became a place to get away from the war and recuperate. However, one day tragedy struck in this tranquil place.

View of Knightshayes house at dusk from the south gardens

The history of Knightshayes

Delve into over 200 years of history on a visit to Knightshayes, a stunning Victorian manor house in Devon.

view of the turret and spring tulips in knightshayes kitchen garden

An inspiring walled garden

The team that manage our walled garden specialise in plants grown during the Victorian era, preserving many species close to extinction.