12th – 14th Nov. Locals Weekend is Back! Half Price Entry to Locals

We are ending our season on a high!    We are welcoming locals to visit us with 50% off entry  on the 12th, 13th and 14th November, come and experience the fabulous Autumn colours and grab an end of season bargain plus some early Christmas presents in our artisan gift shop. Use the code Autumn50 […]

Canonteign Falls Artist in Residence Diary – Helen Skidmore

Art and the story of Canonteign have always been intertwined.  Local landscape artist John White Abbott painted several scenes of Canonteign in the early 1800s and today art is very much part of the current Canonteign experience. This year sees our 4th artist in residence Helen Skidmore become part of that experience as she explores […]


Natural waterfalls have been a feature of the Canonteign Estate for generations, but the existing Lady Exmouth falls are the product of a kindhearted notion in Victorian times. In the 1880s, the silver and tin mines which had made this part of Devon very prosperous were under threat of closure.  Lady Susan, wife of the […]

Canonteign Falls is a Haven for Butterflies and Dragonflies

It’s the Season for butterflies and dragonflies. As we head into summer the lakes, wildflower meadows and woodland make Canonteign a haven for all kinds of wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies. The abundance of these creatures at Canonteign is largely down to the purity of the water in the lakes, water that originates high on […]

The Victorian Fern Garden

This mysterious and atmospheric garden appears almost lost in time, explore its cascading stream and ferns in this magical hanging valley. Canonteign’s Fern Garden is a magnificent example of the Victorian obsession with ferneries. Tucked away in a hanging valley, high above the Estate, the full extent of the garden itself wasn’t even discovered until […]

Proud Hosts of the Great British Dog Walk

We were proud to host The Great British Dog walk to raise money for Hearing Dogs.  We had a great day hosting the Great British Dog walk raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hamish Mitchell captured the day.  To view and buy images please click here 

Print Maker and Artist Helen Skidmore Wins Canonteign Falls 4th Artist in Residence

We are delighted to announce Plymouth College of Art final year student Helen Skidmore as our Summer Artist in Residence. She will be spending the Summer at the Estate drawing, sketching and gaining inspiration for a final piece of artwork commissioned by Canonteign Falls. Her work alongside fiverunners up will be exhibited from 11th – […]


Canonteign’s seven lakes meander lazily through the fields and meadows of the Estate.   Lily Lake with its beautiful pagoda sits in the centre of the site, surrounded by rhododendrons.  It’s home to some spectacular waterlilies and an abundance of wildlife including ducks, Canada geese and kingfishers. Sit outside the cafe and take it all in […]


There are many pathways weaving through Canonteign’s 90 acres of ancient woodland and meadows, perfect for you to create your own favourite walks. We have three trails for newcomers to explore, designed to provide something for all ages and abilities.  The Waterfall walk takes you up through the Secret Garden and the Victorian Fern Garden […]