A La Ronde
Discover the Quirky A La Ronde
Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners' travels and includes a shell-encrusted gallery (with 25,000 shells) and a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens. There is also brass rubbing, a dressing up room, kids' spotter sheets for the grounds (which are grade II listed and with cosstal views) and free garden games like croquet, snakes and ladders and quoits. Don't forget to try the home-made lunches and afternoon tea at the tea room while you're there.