Furzeleigh House itself is steeped in history as there was a dwelling here as far back as 1246 when there was a monastery on the land. An old water course created by the monks ran through the gardens to supply Axminster, and traces of it can still be found within the undergrowth. From the sizes of the trees, several of which are not of British origin, you can see that the garden is very old.
You are welcome to wander in the various garden areas or take a picnic in the woodland walk. Alternatively you may just wish to sit beside the brook or ponds and watch the many birds and abundant wildlife.
Furzeleigh nestles within the centre of a secluded country estate of 37 acres, where wildlife together with many species of bird roam free in undisturbed safety. Pheasants and inquisitive deer wander close by.