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Plan your visit

With acres of gardens, farmland and woodland to explore, take a look at our map so that you can arrive ready to explore.  After wandering around the garden and grounds stop off in the café and enjoy a delicious light lunch or cream tea. Entry into the estate and gardens is free of charge. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House

Shilstone

Nestled in 500 acres of Devon countryside the landscape gardens meander gentley through walled gardens, with an old stone folly, into a greenhouse scented with geraniums.  At the heart of Shilstone lies our newly restored Grade II listed Georgian manor house that has been virtually rebuilt by our talented team of craftsmen. 

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Opening Hours

}  Gardens and Valley Walk are open Every Thursday, and Sunday Click here to view additional garden opening dates.

}  The Cafe is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Archive is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Woodland Walk is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Restaurant is open on Sundays from 12 – 3pm

Getting Here

Shilstone is located five minutes outside of Modbury (25 minutes from Plymouth, 40 minutes from Exeter)

We ask all our guests to access Shilstone via our main drive off the ‘Ridge Road’.
Please use the link below to view a map to help with directions and your arrival.

Address

Shilstone
Modbury, Ivybridge
Devon, Pl21 0TW

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Where to park

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Directions

By Car

From London, Exeter and the East

Exit the A38 at Wrangaton and turn left and follow the A3121 to Kittaford Cross and take the third exit at the roundabout. After a few hundred yards bear left behind the Ugborough Garage then follow signs for Shilstone.

From Plymouth, Cornwall and the West

Exit the A38 at Ivybridge and follow the B3123 to Ermington. Pass Ermington Church, and turn left. At the bottom of the road turn left onto the A3121 and take the second right signed ‘Sheepham’ then follow signs for Shilstone.

From Modbury

Head North out of Modbury on Brownston Street and after leaving the town take the second left signed ‘Mary Cross’. Pass Weeke Farm on your left. Turn right at the T-junction then follow signs for Shilstone.

By Train

Our nearest train stations are Totnes (25 min drive) and Ivybridge (15 mins drive).

By Walking

There is a bridleway and footpath for walking. These both run though Shilstone. Please click the link to view the map.

Useful information

Entrance to the Estate and Gardens is free of charge

Guests using wheelchairs and parents with prams, the majority of the estate can be accessed but please speak to our team for more information.

Dogs are welcome at Shilstone

Wo can only accept card or contactless payments on-site.

There is a car park on-site, parking is free of charge.

Please wear sturdy shoes when visiting the garden and walks as the car park and paths can be a little uneven.

If you have any questions about visting us, please get in touch with our team who will be delighted to help.

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Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House

Country Walks

There are a number of spectacular walks around the land at Shilstone, including the Valley Walk which leads down from the house, meandering around the series of medieval ponds; the woodland walk festooned with snowdrops and wild daffodils  in January, and bluebells and wild garlic in the spring; and the Bridleway – an ancient farm track enclosed in a canopy of trees and wild flowers. 

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Stay with us

Set in the heart of Devon, our traditional stone cottages and barns are the perfect place for you to switch off and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding Devon countryside.

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Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House
Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House

Archive

The archive is a community resource free for all visitors to explore the heritage of their rural Devon house, village, town or landscape.   The collection consists of historical of books, photographs, documents and artifacts with a connection to rural Devon.  Nicola, the curator of the archive, along with her team of volunteers, will be able to help you discover the lost secrets of your home or village. 

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Volunteering at Shilstone

We are always looking for historically minded people to volunteer in the archive to help us share and record our growing collection with visitors.  If you are passionate about local history, architecture and rural landscapes, and enjoy talking with a wide range of people, we would love to hear from you.

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Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House
Sunset Wedding Day Walks - Shilstone House

In the local area

There is plenty to do and explore around Shistone.  The beautiful local beaches include Mothecombe, Bantham and Bigbury are just a short drive away.   Shilstone is within walking distance of the ancient local village of Modbury. We are perfectly positioned to explore the Devon countryside, including Dartmoor.  Please get in touch to find out more information.

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Estate Map

Plan your visit

Opening Hours

}  Gardens and Valley Walk are open Every Thursday, and Sunday Click here to view additional garden opening dates.

}  The Cafe is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Archive is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Woodland Walk is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Restaurant is open on Sundays from 12 – 3pm

Getting Here

Shilstone, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0TW

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Admission

Entrance to the Estate and Gardens is free of charge.

Parking

There is a car park on-site, parking is free of charge.

Please see the car park map to find the correct car park for your visit.

Accsessability

There are spaces for wheelchair parking, providing easy access to the gardens, archive and cafe.

Guests using wheelchairs and parents with prams, the majority of the estate can be accessed but please speak to our team for more information.

For disabled access to the Restaurant and Marquee, please speak to our team for more information.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question, please email us at hello@shilstonedevon.co.uk or call us on 01548 830888.

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