Getting to The Summer House
To keep the House and our guests secure we will not be publishing the venue's address in public, but guests will be sent the address (roughly, Devon) in an email two weeks before the event, and your confirmation mail contains the nearest stations. If your transport requirements make it essential for you to have more details, please contact us and we will tell you more.
Train & coach options
The House is 30 mins by road from the local station in Devon - the name of which is in your confirmation mail after purchase. The local station can be reached from London or Bristol via Exeter, from which it is about 1.5 hours away.
Trains from London to the local station, including a change at Exeter, take 3.5 hours and cost from £60 return.
National Express coaches from London Victoria direct to the local station take 5.5 hours and cost £25 return.
Trains from London to Exeter take 2 hours and cost from £44 return. Trains from Bristol to Exeter take just over 1 hour and cost approximately £30 return.
There is a taxi rank at the small local station with taxis approximately £20-£25 each way.
MINIBUS FROM LOCAL STATION IN DEVON DIRECT TO THE HOUSE
The House is 30 mins by road from the local station in Devon - the name of which is in your confirmation mail after purchase.
We will be offering an outbound minibus service with several pickups on Weds 29 Aug in the afternoon and pickups on Thurs 30 Aug in the morning, lunchtime and afternoon.
For the return journey we will offer several trips on Sat 2 Sep in the afternoon / early evening and one final trip on Sun 3 Sep around 9am.
We are finalising timings and options; tickets for this service will be on sale shortly.
WATCH THIS SPACE: DIRECT COACH TO THE HOUSE FROM MAJOR RAIL STATIONS
We are looking into a direct coach service to the House from Exeter station, and possibly from London.
Trains from London to Exeter take 2 hours and cost from £44 return. Trains from Bristol to Exeter take just over 1 hour and cost approximately £30 return. The coach journey from Exeter station direct to the House takes 1.5 hours.
If there's enough demand we will run coaches from a central London station direct to the House.
In all cases we'd run coaches outbound on Weds & Thus (arriving at the House around 4pm Weds 29 August and another arriving late morning on Thurs 20 August). Then returns on Sat 2 September in the afternoon and Sun 3rd September first thing in the morning.
We are finalising timings, options and deciding whether to offer a London coach or concentrate on Exeter. Tickets for this service will be on sale shortly.
We will provide a directions page to ticketbuyers 7-10 days before the event starts. If you have legitimate reasons for needing these directions ahead of time please contact us.
For those interested in sharing their car with other guests or taking a ride from another guest, we offer a rideshare page — password available to all guests after they book tickets. Please contact us to ask for the password. We encourage guests to share cars with others to maximise the limited parking space on site — and also because it's good for the environment.
Entry and Exit Times
Please note that the gates to The Summer House will not be open continuously. We are strict about not allowing entry after dusk. Please pay attention to these times when making your plans.
The gates will be open at these times:
Weds 29 AUGUST 2018 — Entrance between 16:00 and 21:00, exit until 21:00
Thurs 30 AUGUST 2018 — Entrance between 08:00 and 21:00, exit until 01:00
Fri 1 Sep 2018— Entrance between 08:00 and 19:00, exit until 02:00
Sat 2 Sep AUGUST 2018 — Entrance between 10:00 and 14:00, exit until 21:00
Sun 3 Sep AUGUST 2017 — No entrance, only exit, all out by 09:00am please