The 28 acres of garden, grounds and parkland at Lympstone Manor extend from the Georgian manor house down to the foreshore of the Exe estuary, surrounded by the green hills of Devon.
Having been originally established In the late 1700s by the baring family, much of the landscape has since been changed either by nature or owner. Now, a small team of dedicated grounds men who look after the estate, are working tirelessly to regenerate the grounds to their former glory. Surrounding the estate you will find the ‘The Lady’s Walk’ a historic circular route developed in 1760. It extends around the boundary of our grounds which skirts to the edge of the estuary where you can head out onto the shingle foreshore, or follow the track around and join the modern Exe Estuary Trail, a purpose built bicycle and pedestrian trail spanning from Exeter to Exmouth. The ladies walk around the grounds takes around half an hour, a leisurely stroll perfect for after lunch.
Within the estate, 10 acres of grounds have been planted with 17,500 vines of Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay vines to create typical English Sparkling wine, planted in May 2018 the fruits of our labour are not expected for some years yet; find out more about our Vineyard and now the team have begun work on the old ponds. Stagnated and poorly habituated by the abundant wildlife nearby the ponds were an important element to revitalise. 2019 will bring a wildlife haven and a romantic setting or all to enjoy!