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A la Ronde

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This unique 16-sided house, described by Lucinda Lambton as having 'a magical strangeness that one might dream of only as a child', was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a European grand tour in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels, and the extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze from many species of birds, including game birds, fowl, jays and parrots, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. The fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, is viewed via a 360-degree touchscreen virtual tour. Note: small, fragile rooms. Allow at least an hour to visit. Non-flash photography permitted.

Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BD

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Specially selected cottages give you the ideal base for your self-catering holiday

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The affordable option for families seeking fun and entertainment

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Lounge in luxury in some excellent locations around the county

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Five Star or No Frills - there are sites to suit everyone

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Explore the South West from these carefully chosen bed and breakfasts

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Youth Hostels

Independent traveller? Youth Hostels enable you to explore on a budget

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