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

Annual Garden Season Ticket £7.50



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      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*

      * The House is open (for guided tours) on Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in June, July and August. Tours are at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Coach Hall Tea Room is open 2pm - 5pm. The Gardens & Coach Hall Tea Room open from Easter Monday to the end of September on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2 - 5pm. Dogs on leads welcome.

      Special Open Days 2 - 5pm (House Open):
      Bluebell Day 28th April
      Bees and Meadows 27th May
      Fursdon National Garden Scheme Weekend 8th and 9th June
      Open Afternoon for Hospiscare 12th June
      Trees and Woods 30th June

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

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