Historic Houses' members visit free. Interested in joining? Find out more.


Family members, Stella and Stephen Huyshe-Shires, provide personal guided tours of the lived in house explaining how it has developed over centuries to accommodate the changing needs of generations.

Set in a peaceful East Devon valley, the main house is largely Elizabethan with an adjacent mediaeval hall house and early 17th-century garden house and about 6 acres of varied gardens.

Gardens in which to relax, to wander round corners, to gaze at the views, to sit and watch the birds. A sun baked terrace, shady woodland, lawns and borders – something for everyone.



Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays, 1st & 2nd June.

Guided tours, 2pm to 6pm, last entry at 5pm. Other dates made available during the year; essential to check the website.

Find Us
Find us

1 mile north of the village of Sidbury and just off the A375 that runs between Honiton and Sidmouth. Follow the brown tourist signs.

Nearest railway station is Honiton. Local bus service is route 9.

Close to the Buzzard cycle route (RR52 or NR2)


Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free on normal open days.

House and gardens: adults £7.50, students and children £1.00

Gardens only: adults £3, children free

Group Visits
Group Visits

We welcome visits by arranged groups on days other than normally scheduled public open days, as listed above, at any time that is mutually convenient.

We can accommodate morning, afternoon or early evening visits, and can also make our tearoom available for groups. We can tailor our tours to suit particular interests (e.g. heraldry, old building maintenance etc). 

The garden is particularly attractive in the early summer evening and we can provide tours of the garden for specialist groups such as partially sighted visitors who wish to concentrate more on scents, textures and sounds.

Please contact us to discuss any particular requirements you may have:  info@sandsidbury.co.uk  or +44 (0)1395 597230


Fun Facts
A preserved alligator may give a family link to the puritan emigrations of the 17th-century...



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