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Spotlight on: Coombe Trenchard

Coombe Trenchard is a stunning grade II listed Arts & Crafts country house estate with restored Edwardian gardens and inspiring grounds, nestled on the fringes of the Tamar Valley.

Privately owned by Sarah and Philip Marsh - who have called Coombe Trenchard home since 2007 - this idyllic West Devon location is a unique and extra special hidden gem, which continues to be a grand scale labour of passion for the Marsh family.

Coombe Trenchard’s 116 acres with far reaching views of Dartmoor, roll away from a magnificent house built in 1906 in the Arts & Crafts style for Henry and Mary Maitland Sperling. Designed by architect Walter Sarel – a colleague of Gertrude Jekyll ­– it is part mock-Tudor and part Italianate – think stone mullions, tall chimneys, gables, granite arches, and a striking clock tower!

Sarel also designed the gardens, which, according to Sarah, have a strong Jekyll influence too. The gardens being Sarah’s particular passion, for she has always loved to grow and arrange beautiful garden flowers.

Since restoring Coombe Trenchard’s herbaceous borders, woodland garden and, furthermore, establishing a bountiful cutting-garden, orchard, and wild flower meadow, Sarah has been able to continue to grow an exciting range of English blooms, which form part of Coombe Trenchard’s rich tapestry, warmly received by visitors from far and wide.

Sarah and Philip have been thrilled to open and share their home on carefully selected dates each year since 2009, and Coombe Trenchard has become an enviable location for exclusive weddings, garden and group visits in partnership with Historic Houses Invitation to View, workshops and seasonal events, and their much loved annual summer show The English Country Garden Festival to be held for the 9th year on 30th and 31st May 2020.

Coombe Trenchards ticketed events for the autumn diary include;

Winter Feast & Fire Supper Club 7th December

Festive Florals, Wreath & Garland Workshops 2nd, 3rd, 6th December

Christmas Carols in the Grand Hall 13th December

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