A piece of history
Old Bridwell retained the original walled garden from Bridwell Park Estate when it was separated in the late 1980s. The hamlet was was the home farm estate and the walled garden was fully productive producing much of the food for the main estate.
Today it is half the size of the original with half of the garden now privately owned by Thatched Gables and what remains other than a small but highly productive allotment is laid to wandering paths, espaliers and cordons of Apples and Pears and ornamental box hedging and beds. It is a full time recreation area and habitat to the local birdlife who are happy to share with our guests. A truly magical space to relax, observe our feathered neighbours, read a book, take coffee or a glass and wander or hide from more energetic members of your party in some of the hidden seating areas. Pyjamas are accepted attire, picnics, yoga, medicinal gin and tonics, photography and ‘therapeutic’ weeding are all actively encouraged!
If life dictates that you can’t slow to our pace, many of our guests travelling for business opt to use the walled garden as their office whilst they are with us and say they have done some of their best work connected to our hamlet wide wifi, away from the usual distractions of the office.
However you use this space, it’s an amazing corner of our piece of Devon.