My Review Of Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Near Exeter, Devon

Written by Rosemary Ann Smith in Places on 09 Jun 2018 | Views: 133

My Review Of Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Near Exeter, Devon

Apart from the large house at Killerton, there are 3 very interesting old buildings on this vast estate, and Ashclyst Forest. All the properties owned by the estate are painted in a mustard colour.

1950s Post Office & Country Garden

This Post Office was opened in 1911 to serve the people in the local area. Sadly it was closed in 1971, but can be visited. As with all places to be seen on the Killerton Estate, it belongs to the National Trust.

Various memorabilia

The interior of the old Post Office, houses a lot of great 1950s memorabilia. Coronation editions of the newspapers, old magazines & comics, household products popular at this time, old postage stamps etc, all with a wonderful feel of this era.

Then after looking around inside, you can walk around the beautiful gardens. See the wash house & pig sty of the 1950s, plus the outside privy!

All in all a wonderful nostalgic trip back to the 1950s in such pretty surroundings.

I walked slowly around, but think it would be difficult with a wheelchair, and certainly unsuitable for electric scooters. .....

Clyston Mill

This is a working mill, which on a Sunday produces it's own flour still.

Well worth a visit if you are able bodied. But for disabled people quite impossible to see everything. Also parking is a problem. My husband dropped me off by the entrance, and parked the car back down the lane.

Also it is difficult to find, and needs some clearer signposts. But worthy of a visit, and you can purchase a bag of flour .....

Markers Cottage

This amazing cottage was built in the 1400s. And has now been restored to its original state. A few years ago painted, wooden panels were uncovered, dating back to the 1500s. The whole place has a wonderful feel of its history, and is extremely interesting.

There is a beautiful lawned garden where you can sit. With a sweet summerhouse built for the Millennium, in the old style.

Parking is in the free car park at Broadclyst. It is a 10 minute walk, but is accessible for wheelchairs and electric scooters. However the house is not!  But if you stick to the ground floor of the cottage there is very little walking, with chairs to sit on in each room.....

Ashclyst Forest is a couple of miles further on. There is a signpost to turn right. If it is a beautiful day it is so peaceful to sit for a while in the shade .....

EDITOR: See the Killerton website for more details here.

Support Reviewspot by browsing the products below


Like this post? Share it with your friends

Related Articles

CLARITY -An all natural voice spray

Clarity Voice Spray

Available in great tasting Elderberry or Honey and Lemon flavours.

Directions for use:

Shake before use. Spray into mouth. Use as often as required... Suitable for vegetarian use.


Water, Glycerine, Aloe Vera, Flavour of choice (Elderberry Juice or Honey* Lemon juice)

Rose Cider Vinegar* and natural flavours* (extracts of liquorice, ginger, sage, thyme, rosehip, elderflower)

*organic ingredients used.

Made in the UK.

Give your voice clarity

Available to buy from Amazon in flavours Elderberry and Honey and Lemon

Our goal is to provide our singing community with quality products and resources to help get the most from their singing.

Over 215 FREE videos too, including singing lessons, scales, breathing exercises etc.

Subscribe below


Three uplifting and spellbinding escapist historical romances.

Available on Kindle to buy from Amazon

Quizspot, a world of quizzes at your fingertips!

Why not test your knowledge and have

some fun at the same time?

Click here to go to website.

Creative Writing Student Handbook - Margaret James

Amazon review: a wonderful book, full of practical, useful tips.

If you're thinking about doing some creative writing this winter,

our 5* handbook will inspire you and give you confidence.

Available to buy from Amazon

The Final Reckoning

The Final Reckoning is an atmospheric, twisty thriller set in the peaceful (or maybe not so peaceful) Herefordshire countryside.

When Lindsay Ellis was a teenager,  he stumbled across the dead body of her boyfriend Simon’s father, who had been battered to death.

Someone in the village knows who murdered Simon's father, and why.

Does the actual killer suspect Lindsay also knows the identity of the murderer, and is Lindsay now in great danger, too?

Available to buy from Amazon