Coombe Trenchard

Edwardian house and gardens in the Arts and Crafts style.

Lewtrenchard, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4PW

Experience this house


  • Meet the owner

The house and gardens were designed in 1906 by architect Walter Sarel with terraces, garden buildings, paths and bridges. The house retains many original Arts & Crafts features including an incredible ‘disappearing’ wall, recently discovered in the main hall, and thought to be the only one of its type in the country.

Still a work in progress, forgotten paths, woodland garden, water gardens and the pattern of long forgotten Edwardian planting schemes are being discovered and restored. The house and gardens lie in the heart of West Devon with ever-changing views extending towards Dartmoor. Wander over to the croquet lawn after tea (weather permitting) or simply soak up the historic atmosphere of the sprawling gardens and woodland. Coombe Trenchard’s unique warmth is a true experience and the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of peace and tranquility.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with Sarah Marsh, the owner of Coombe Trenchard, who will share her passion for restoring these charming Edwardian gardens.

Your fascinating guided tour will then take you into Coombe Trenchard, a true Arts & Crafts gem with its own unique character, where you can explore the ground floor of the house.

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

2½ hours

£19.00 per person.

Traditional Devonshire tea, including home-made scones with cream and jam, and cakes.

Easy access to gardens, one step into main house. Gravel paths around main gardens & woodland

No photography in house and no stilettos please

I so enjoyed my time with you and think your house is absolutely delightful. It has HUGE atmosphere and character. The garden is also lovely and it's so nice to see you bringing the whole place back to its former glory, with such care and respect. I love the quirkiness of Coombe Trenchard.

Coombe Trenchard entrance hall

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