Knightshayes Court
Knightshayes Court
Address: Knightshayes Court
Postcode: EX16 7RQ
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Knightshayes Court

Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection

Begun in 1869, Knightshayes is a rare survival of the work of designer William Burges. The interiors combine medieval romanticism with lavish Victorian decoration, and the smoking and billiard rooms, elegant boudoir and drawing room all give an atmospheric insight into the grand country house life which revolved around the Heathcoat-Amory family. A recently opened room shows original Burges designs, including furniture and wall-paintings. The celebrated garden features a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs and delightful seasonal colours. Attractive woodland walks lead through the grounds. The newly restored kitchen garden displays a vast range of unusual culinary and herbaceous plants, many of which can be enjoyed from the restaurant menu

Name and credits for images of Knightshayes Court
Reference: 62130
Description of image -  A view looking across the Pool Garden towards a stone statue by the hedges.
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson
Copyright: ©NTPL/Stephen Robson
Reference: 62036
Description of image -  The "Paved Garden" at Knightshayes Court, with tulips, wallflowers and a standard wisteria. The hedges are trimmed to military precision.
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson
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