Visit A La Ronde

An 18th-century 16-sided house


Enter a magical world, a sixteen-sided house inspired by the incredible adventures of two fiercely independent spinster cousins, Mary and Jane Parminter, who went on a tour around Europe.

From walls lovingly decorated with hundreds of feathers and shells, to quirky diamond shaped windows, this house is truly unique. Have a wander around the surreal Octagon room with eight doors leading off it; which one will you choose?

The Shell Gallery

The Shell Gallery is a unique work of art, get inspired by this stunning natural canvas created from around 25,000 individual shells. Due to the fragility of the collection the Shell Gallery can only be viewed using their 360 virtual tour on touchscreen.

Outdoor fun

Enjoy walks around the hay meadow, a brass rubbing trail, picnics in the orchard, garden games including croquet and seating to enjoy the stunning views across the Exe estuary.

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