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Fursdon House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Cadbury, Nr Thorverton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5JS

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The Fursdon family has 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 and The Coach Hall Tea room, where delicious cream teas and other treats are home baked.

Two apartments in the historic house and a detached cottage provide very special holiday homes for short breaks or longer. Checkout the Fursdon website for more information

Conferences. No photography or video. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Parking: Limited for coaches. Accommodation: Self-catering.


Road Directions

By Road: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. By Public Transport: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.The nearest railway station is Exeter, which is 9 miles away.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Opening Times

Garden & Tea Room Opening Times 2019 (21 Apr 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Wednesday - ThursdayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen
House Guided Tours 2019 (1 June 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
Wednesday - ThursdayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* House open for guided tours: 14:30 & 15:30.

Group tours available by arrangement.
Occasional openings on Sundays - please see website for details.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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