Elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections and luxuriant coastal garden
This beautiful garden offers spectacular views over the Salcombe estuary and surrounding coast. The 2.75-hectare (7-acre) garden has an intimate and informal atmosphere and is filled with rare and exotic plants, flourishing due to the sheltered micro-climate. The inventor Otto Overbeck lived here until 1937 and the house contains his collections of curios, natural history and nautical artefacts, as well as his most peculiar invention, the 'Rejuvenator'
Name and credits for images of Overbecks, Sharpitor
Description of image - `First Flight' a bronze statue of a young girl by Albert Bruce Joy, in the garden at Overbecks surrounded by exotic subtropical plantings.
Credit for photograph: George Wright
Copyright: ©NTPL/George Wright
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