Fursdon House

Fursdon, Cadbury, Devon, EX5 5JS

Tel: 01392 860860

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Fursdon House, Exeter


The Fursdon family have lived on this site for more than 750 years. David and Catriona Fursdon took over the stewardship of the estate in 1979 and warmly invite visitors to tour parts of the house. The rooms you will see date from different periods in history - medieval, jacobean, georgian and regency - and are in constant use by the present family.

There are family portraits, paintings, embroidery and patchwork, interesting furniture and stories of ghosts and dragons on your guided tour. A tour offers you the opportunity to glimpse the life and times of the squires of Fursdon and their family in the community which has thrived here for over seven centuries.

In addition to the fascinating house and museum, there is a lovely garden to explore. A path leads to Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort and well known landmark. This is reputedly the home of the Cadbury Dragon who is said to protect the Fursdons.

While you are at Fursdon you may like to have a cream tea in the Coach Hall tea room. The scones will be home baked and the cream clotted. There will also be a roaring fire lit to keep you warm on cold days.

House opening dates for 2017

Garden and tea room open on Bank Holiday Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Easter to the end of September

House open (tours) on all Bank Holiday Mondays, & Wednesdays & Thursdays from June to Sept inclusive

Group visits are by arrangement

Tour times: 2.30pm and 3.30pm

The garden is open from 2pm to 5pm on days when the house is open.

During 2017 the Garden will be open under the National Gardens Scheme on the following dates: Sat 10th and Sun 11th June, Sat 9th and Sun 10th Sept when garden entry goes to their charities.

Special Open Sundays 2pm to 5pm (House Open)

Bluebell Day Sun 30th April

Devon Birds Day 28th May

Devon Meadow Day 18th June

Trees Day 27th August

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult House & Garden£9.00 per ticket
Children under 18Free
Garden Only£4.50 per ticket
Groups of 20+£8.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • druannd
      Trip Type:
      Everything you would expect from a charming, lovely part of the English countryside!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 25th July 2018
      My husband and I were lucky enough to stay in the Cottage at Fursdon for a long weekend while visiting from California. It was beautifully decorated, large, warm and inviting. Just imagine birds... Read full review
    • Linda A
      Brackley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Perfect holiday cottage
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th August 2018
      We enjoyed a lovely week in Fursdon Cottage which is very well equipped and very comfortable. This was our 6th stay at Fursdon and we always appreciate the warm welcome. The setting is superb and the... Read full review
    • James K
      Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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      Fursdon Cottage Review
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st September 2018
      Fursdon Cottage is set within the beautiful grounds of Fursdon House. It is cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We never tired of the outstanding views to the front of the cottage and our only... Read full review


    Road Directions

    From Junction 27 of M5A361 to Tiverton, follow signs to A396 leading south signposted Crediton. At Bickleigh turn right at Fisherman's Cot pub onto A3072. After approx. 2 miles Fursdon House is signposted on the left.From ExeterTake the A396 towards Tiverton, Fursdon is signposted on left through Thorverton.

    Public Transport Directions

    The nearest public transport is to Thorverton, which is 1 1/2 miles from Fursdon. Buses go here from Tiverton or Exeter, bith 9 miles away from Fursdon.



    • Ramp/Level Access - (Part wheelchair access)


    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Cater for groups
    • Event venue
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • Indoor Attraction
    • Max group size - 50
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Outdoor Attraction
    • Village Location

    Parking & Transport

    • Coach Parking
    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • Special group rates

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Weekdays only.

    Opening Times

    Fursdon House (21 Apr 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
    Monday - TuesdayClosed*
    Wednesday - Thursday14:00 - 17:00*
    Friday - SundayClosed*

    * Gardens & Tea Room open from Easter Monday to the end of September on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2 - 5pm
    House, Gardens and Tea Room open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays in June, July and August. See overview for additional National Garden Scheme openings.

    Special Open Sundays 2pm to 5pm (House Open):
    Devon Birds Day 28th May
    Devon Meadow Day 18th June
    Trees Day 27th August

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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