A la Ronde

A la Ronde

Individual 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. A unique 16-sided house with an impressive collection of Grand Tour mementoes and distinctive interior décor, including a 'feather frieze' and shell gallery which due to its fragile condition can only be viewed via a 360 degree touch screen tour.

A la Ronde offers stunning panoramic views over the Exe Estuary. Image courtesy of National Trust - Chris Lacey

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  • Feather frieze

    The feather frieze created by Jane and Mary Parminter contains feathers from many species of birds including pheasants, chickens, guinea fowl and parrots.

  • Paper cut work

    Jane and Mary Parminter created many unusual papercuts which are still displayed inside the house. Using tiny scissors, (also on display) and extreme fine attention to detail.

  • A la Ronde is conchology crazy!

    With over 25,000 shells in the shell gallery alone and many more to be found in decorated fireplace surrounds, within work boxes and cupboards all over the house. Please note the gallery can only viewed via the 360% panoramic touch screens.

  • Cabinet of Curiosities

    Immerse yourself in the unconventional world of the Parminter cousins. The Cabinet of Curiosities contains many items collected during Jane and Mary's travels. Family members have continued to add to the collection over the years.

  • Oswald Reichel as a child.

    The only male owner of the house. Reverend Oswald Reichel made changes to modernise the house to Victorian standards.

Admission & prices

Opening Times 2017

4 February - 29 October daily

Shop and Garden: 10.30 - 17.30
Tearoom: 10.30 - 17.30 (last orders 17.00)
House: 11.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.00)

Prices 2017

National Trust members free

Standard Admission:
Adult £8.90
Child £4.40
Family (2 adults up to 3 children) £22.20
Family (one adult up to 3 children) £13.30

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Why not combine your visit with an award winning cream tea in the tearoom and take in the charming estuary views.

Stagecoach in Devon 57/58 Exeter to Exmouth/Budleigh Salterton to within ½ mile

Cycle racks at A la Ronde. View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website.

By road
2 miles north of Exmouth on A376

Lympstone village 1¼ miles; Exmouth 2 miles

On foot
East Devon Way borders A la Ronde. South West Coast Path within 2 miles

Ordnance survey reference

A la Ronde
Summer Lane

T: 01395 265514
E: alaronde@nationaltrust.org.uk

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A la Ronde

A la Ronde
Summer Lane

Exmouth, DEVON EX8 5BD