The house from a 1904 postcard
The garden and house from a 1906 postcard
House & Family History: Knightshayes is a High Victorian French Gothic style house of snecked red Hensley stone with Ham Hill dressings and a red tile roof.
Comments: The garden is considered one of the greatest in Devon.
Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds contain one of the few surviving stické courts. The game, which was developed in the late 19th century, is an indoor racquet sport that merged real tennis, racquets, and lawn tennis. Of the estimated 50 stické courts that once existed throughout the British Empire, only three are known to survive today: Knightshayes, Hartham Park (Wiltshire), and Rashtrapati Niwas, a former residence of the British viceroy in Shimla, India.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II*
Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, late 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction