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Brief description of site

Endsleigh has an early-19th-century picturesque garden, arboretum and landscape, within plantations of around 120 hectares. Around the house there are about 26 hectares of ornamental gardens and pleasure grounds. The site is now in divided use. The walled garden has been in use as a plant nursery, while the house is now a hotel.

Brief history of site

Endsleigh was built by the Duke of Bedford in 1810, and the gardens were designed first by Jeffry Wyatville, and later by Humphry Repton in 1814. The grounds were completed by the 1840s.

Location information:

Address: Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, nr Tavistock, West Devon, PL19 0PG

Locality: Tavistock

Local Authorities:

Devon; West Devon; Milton Abbot

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 201 Grid Ref: SX391786
Latitude: 50.5849 Longitude: -4.27421

Directions:

4 miles west of Tavistock on the B3362.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

http://www.hotelendsleigh.com/
01 822 870000
The house is a hotel, open to guests. The gardens are open all year, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm, with some exceptions. Please phone to check before planning your visit.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: 1810 to 1814

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 120

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