The house at Knightshayes

A grand Gothic Revival house designed by the extravagant architect and designer William Burges, Knightshayes was to be his masterpiece. However whilst the build was completed to his designs his interior finishes proved all to extravagant for the family who employed another of the century's great designers to complete the project, John Dibble Crace.

A visitor wearing a facemask inside a historic house

The house at Knightshayes 

In line with government guidance the house is currently closed.

Discover the 19th century manor house at Knightshayes built for a former Tiverton MP. Please see our opening times to find out when the house is open. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit.

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in the house. Please bring one with you.

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.

South terraces at Knightshayes in front of the house in June

Why Knightshayes is special 

A Victorian visionary architect, great 20th century gardeners, and interiors the owners never really appreciated.

Bendor Grosvenor with Knightshayes' portrait of Rembrandt

Could this portrait be painted by Rembrandt himself? 

Why is this little Rembrandt portrait under the spotlight? Find out more about its exciting journey in BBC Four's 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'

A family looking at a fireplace

‘50 things to do indoors before you’re 125¾’ at Knightshayes 

Coming soon. Have you had a go at any of the '50 things to do before you are 11¾' in the outdoors? This is your chance to try a very different '50 things'.