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Montacute House

Montacute House Montacute House A3088 towards Yeovil, Montacute TA15 6XP, England
+44 1935 823289
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Slendid

Visited with friends.First impressions were of a very pushy lady trying to sell us annual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard T
via mobile
Lovely house and gardens...but back-off NT staff

My husband and I are NT members but my sister isn't and was put under a lot of pressure by woman at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Highgateglobetrotter
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London UK
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Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a symbol of Sir Edward Phelips' wealth and high social standing.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Montacute House Montacute House A3088 towards Yeovil, Montacute TA15 6XP, England
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+44 1935 823289
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends.First impressions were of a very pushy lady trying to sell us annual membership,very persistent even though we stressed we didn't want annual membership. Having said that,the gardens are beautiful and the house is grand.The staff were very knowledgeable and the talk in...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I are NT members but my sister isn't and was put under a lot of pressure by woman at the till to buy annual membership. It was very embarrassing and NT do themselves no favours by pressurising people in this way. That...More

Thank Highgateglobetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house was easy to find & car park right outside. When we went in we spent about 15 minutes being 'persuaded' by the receptionist to buy an annual ticket, even though I kept saying I didn't want to. Then we were nearly charged for...More

Thank PennyWalters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this beautiful house and gardens. The architecture is amazing and the grounds are very well kept with beautiful shrubs and flowers. Plenty of history, lots to see and activities for the children as common in a National Trust property. Has a shop and plants...More

Thank Krystyna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another very interesting National Trust property set in Somerset. Interesting walks in several directions and a well stocked vegetable garden. Excellent cafe in a great setting.

Thank Theenglishcritic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a late Elizabethan mansion built by a wealthy lawyer, Sir Edward Phelips to impress and completed in 1601. He was a member of Elizabeth I’s parliament and involved in the trial of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plotters. It was acquired by the...More

2  Thank StuB62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not visited for a long time and not a lot has changed. Grounds and gardens are well maintained. The house is very much darker than I remember, but still worth a visit.

Thank royaloak2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Montacute House. Many thanks to NT volunteer Marion who gave a most enthusiastic , knowledgeable and informative tour which really enhanced our visit. The house is spectacular and the gardens are good too.

Thank dave190731
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only looked round the garden due to limited time. Impressed and would like to return to view the house.

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this beautiful and interesting house - we really enjoyed the tour of the grounds and the history which was fascinating and the lady guide was knowledgeable. We also loved the paintings on the top floor - loaned by the...More

Thank AndieH
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4 August 2017|
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Response from cherry-6om6 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have had a lot of answers already however, I assume you are including Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory and Treasurer's House at Martock. With a lot of Trust properties it can be down to planning if they are only open on... More
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Rosemary D
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Response from keith f | Reviewed this property |
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