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Fursdon

The seat of the Fursdon family since at least 1259, the building's evolution seen through the architectural development of the house.

Cadbury, Near Thorverton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5JS

Fursdon house and tennis court
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Facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
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Fursdon House has evolved from a modest cob and thatch dwelling to the elegant Georgian manor house you see today. The Fursdon family has lived on this site since 1259 and behind its façade lie centuries of history.

The house is open in June, July and August on Wednesday, Thursday and bank holiday afternoons, 2-5pm, and the beautiful gardens remain open on the same days until the end of September.  During our informal yet fascinating tours of the house, you will hear about the evolution and fluctuating fortunes of a family steeped in the tradition of land ownership and farming. There are also many items of historical interest still on display and in use by the family. There are stunning views in every direction from the gardens – and of course the opportunity to enjoy a delicious traditional home-made Devonshire cream tea, or slice of cake, in the Coach Hall tearoom, courtyard and barn. The Coach Hall can also be hired for small corporate events.

Additionally, there is a lovely private Victorian cottage on the estate that is available for holiday accommodation.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Fursdon House and Gardens is open for our local Hospiscare charity for the afternoon of Wednesday 27th July, 2-5pm. All proceeds  from the house and garden tickets will go directly to Hospiscare. Therefore to maximise revenue for the charity, we regret that free entry for Historic Houses members will not be possible on this day. Thank you.

 

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Garden and Tea Room: The Garden and Tea Room are open from 2-5pm on Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from Easter Monday until the end of September.

House Tours: The House is open (guided tours) on Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in June, July and August. Tours take place at 2.30pm and 3.30pm and last around 45 minutes.

There is no need to pre-book but we do take bookings for house tours by telephone if requested.

 

Admission

House & Garden – £12 Adults, £3 Children (5-16 yrs)
Garden only: £6 Adults, £1 Children (5-16 yrs)
Annual Garden Season Ticket: £15 Adults, £3 Children (5-16 yrs)

Historic Houses members must show their membership card at the ticket office.

Fursdon House and Gardens is open for our local Hospiscare charity for the afternoon of Wednesday 31st July, 2-5pm. All proceeds from the house and garden tickets will go directly to Hospiscare. Therefore to maximise revenue for the charity, we regret that free entry for Historic Houses members will not be possible on this day. Thank you.

Group Visits

We welcome group visits to Fursdon and these can be arranged through the office, when the house is not normally open to the public.

Please ring the Estate Office on 01392 860860 or email admin@fursdon.co.uk Small groups of less than 20 people can come on our public open days (Wednesdays or Thursdays and bank holidays during our open season), by arrangement.

A guided tour of the house takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour but do allow some time for a stroll in the gardens. There is a reduction in ticket price for groups of 20 or more and there are several options. We can accommodate one coach and up to 45 people at a time. Parties of this size will be taken round the house in three groups by two guides.

Please contact Becky at the Estate Office for further details.

01392 860860

admin@fursdon.co.uk

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Getting here

Cadbury, Near Thorverton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5JS

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Travelling from the south, 9 miles north of Exeter off A396 Tiverton Road, signposted through Thorverton; or travelling from north off the A3072 Tiverton to Crediton road, 2 miles from Bickleigh, signposted.

Fursdon is not on a direct bus route, but 55 bus route stops in Thorverton 2/3 miles from Fursdon.

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