Opening times for 1 December 2023
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Home Farm Café (not NT)
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Small car park with limited spaces. National Trust members park for free. Non members: £2 for 3 hours, £4 all day, cash or PayByPhone. No overnight parking
Open all hours, including one accessible toilet and a baby-changing facility
Small car park with limited spaces. Several uneven paths in the woodland area, with some steep gradients and steps.
Near the café courtyard. To avoid the courtyard steps, continue down the hill past the café and turn right through a white picket gate. Follow the path to the toilet courtyard on your right
Powered mobility vehicle available
Available to book in advance - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01626 834748
Two designated accessible spaces in the car park and two general parking spaces down the hill by the café. Blue badge holders park for free
Steep hill down to the café and river. Uneven terrain through the woodland. Two steps to access the Walled Garden which has narrow paths in places
Outside the café
Just 2 miles from A38 Devon Expressway, connecting Plymouth to Exeter.
Parking: Car park free to National Trust members, or £2 for 3 hours and £4 for all day. To find the entrance to the car park - what3words: ///hillsides.farms.clipboard
A short walk of roughly 1 mile from the town of Bovey Tracey along a public footpath leading to Parke Estate.
Newton Abbot train station 6 miles and Exeter St Davids train station 16 miles.
Stagecoach 39 runs a regular bus service from Exeter bus station to Newton Abbot via Bovey Tracey town centre. From here it is a fifteen minute walk along level ground to the estate. Country Bus 193 runs between Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot Wednesday and Friday (except Public Holidays).
The Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey cycleway mainly follows the route taken by the granite quarried from beneath Haytor (a granite tor in Dartmoor National Park) and transported to Newton Abbot. It is a moderate 9 mile cycle route along fairly quiet roads, with some traffic-free sections, waymarked with blue cycleway signs. It forms part of the Wray Valley Trail.
Find out how hiring the all-terrain mobility scooter at Parke can help you explore the wider estate.
Find out about visiting Parke with your dog, from where you can and can't take them, to the facilities available to dog owners. Parke is a one pawprint rated place.
Take a look at the map of Parke to help plan your visit.
A peaceful woodland retreat within the Devon countryside, on the outskirts of the small market town of Bovey Tracey.
A walled garden growing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, surrounded by a mixed orchard.
Leat and weir
The River Bovey was an important source of water to power Bovey Tracey's historic mills sited downstream.
What's on at Parke
Home Farm Café (not National Trust) offers local seasonal produce and food, made with love. This award-winning café and restaurant is located within a pretty courtyard, offering visitors to Parke a truly lovely pit-stop during their walk.
A medieval gem in the walls of Compton Castle, in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards.
There's something for everyone at Parke, found on the outskirts of the small market town of Bovey Tracey, gateway to mystical Dartmoor. You can walk from the town (about one mile) or stop off as you drive to the open moor, where the next stop is the rugged crag of Haytor.
This compact estate was once the home of a wealthy local family and probably enabled them to be self-sufficient for all their day-to-day needs with
- a vegetable garden, fruit garden and orchard
- cold house, fish pond, grazing meadows for livestock and beehives for honey
- and gardens to wander in for spiritual refreshment.
So, take a short stroll around the garden, or a longer more strenuous walk through the woodlands and along the river to the medieval weir. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for a myriad of wildlife and a host of wild flowers.
The River Bovey runs through Parke and was an important source of water to power Bovey Tracey's historic mills sited downstream. Find out more about its history.