National Trust, Killerton House

Whilst planning our route to Land’s End this week I looked into National Trust places to stop at, breaking up the journey at the halfway mark. After all no one likes 5 hours of driving in the car, especially not children. After a quick cross-reference between the National Trust website and Google Maps, I settled on Killerton House, near Exeter.

Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century Georgian family house with a colourful history.

The grounds are stunning at this time of year, magnolia trees, daffodils, bluebells all add a much needed splash of colour to this time of the year. 

Favourite parts:

The Bear Hut – in the grounds the Bear Hut is a gem to discover. Originally built as a summerhouse it was then used to house a pet black bear brought back from Canada by Gilbert, the Acland families grandson in the 1860’s.

The Rainbow Room – walk through the rainbow door and discover a room of rainbow coloured dressing up for children.

The library – hosting thousands of books donated by the public, the library is the perfect place to sit back and relax and escape the sunshine of summer days. There’s a lovely section of children’s books too.

6 replies on “ National Trust, Killerton House ”
  1. One of favourite parts of such houses is a full laid table. I get so disappointed when it’s just bare!

  2. Beautiful! And I do like your idea of stopping at a site of interest en route to a travel destination. Might have to steal that idea for our half-term break to Holland.

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