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The Old Vicarage

South Molton

Croquet lawn leads to multi-level garden overlooking 3 large ponds with winding paths, climbing roses and overviews. Brook with waterfall flows through garden past fascinating summerhouse built by owner. Benched deck overhangs first pond. Features rhododendrons, azaleas and primulas in spring and large collection of Japanese iris in July and wonderful hydrangeas in August.
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    An old irrigation leat runs down the shallow valley in front of The Old Vicarage. The stream fills three good-sized ponds following each other down the valley. The top portion of the garden is more formal and is populated by a friendly gang of bantams who enchant the visitor but are remarkably hard to photograph. In the spring daffodils, crocus and blue bells fill the garden - followed by substantial display of colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. Summer brings forth the Japanese iris, climbing roses, astilbe. In late summer there is a mass display of deep blue hydrangeas and white paniculate hydrangea. A thatched summer house, built by the owner, provides a comfortable spot to view the garden and two of the ponds below. Seating at other locations by the ponds provides a restful pause in other portions of the garden. The past year the owner has built a fascinating duck house installed on the lower pond which will remind us all of prior parliamentary discussions. Pastoral fields on the hills to either side of the garden are often filled with sheep and tranquil cattle.

Features and Attractions

New wall fountain mounted on handsome, traditional dry wall above house. Access by path through kitchen garden. A number of smaller standing stones echoing local Devon tradition.

The Old Vicarage- Canceled

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Owner Information

Tuck & Juliet Moss
01398 341604
julietm@onetel.com

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How to find us

The Old Vicarage
West Anstey
South Molton
Devon
EX36 3PE

9m E of South Molton.
  • More detailed directions
    From S Molton go E on B3227 to Jubilee Inn. From Tiverton r'about take A396 7m to B3227 then L to Jubilee Inn. Follow NGS signs to garden.

More about The Old Vicarage

An old irrigation leat runs down the shallow valley in front of The Old Vicarage. The stream fills three good-sized ponds following each other down the valley. The top portion of the garden is more formal and is populated by a friendly gang of bantams who enchant the visitor but are remarkably hard to photograph. In the spring daffodils, crocus and blue bells fill the garden - followed by substantial display of colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. Summer brings forth the Japanese iris, climbing roses, astilbe. In late summer there is a mass display of deep blue hydrangeas and white paniculate hydrangea. A thatched summer house, built by the owner, provides a comfortable spot to view the garden and two of the ponds below. Seating at other locations by the ponds provides a restful pause in other portions of the garden. The past year the owner has built a fascinating duck house installed on the lower pond which will remind us all of prior parliamentary discussions. Pastoral fields on the hills to either side of the garden are often filled with sheep and tranquil cattle.

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