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Amazing house and gardens.

We visited here on a stopover en route to Plymouth. We are so glad we did. This is a huge house... read more

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Gill G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Great house

During the winter season many National Trust properties are partially or totally closed for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Montacute House Middle St, Montacute TA15 6XP, England
+44 1935 823289
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited here on a stopover en route to Plymouth. We are so glad we did. This is a huge house with plenty to see. Beautiful carved wooden door frames. A long gallery with rooms off of it holding art. The gardens were immaculate. Loved...More

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the winter season many National Trust properties are partially or totally closed for conservation duties. This house had all its rooms open except for one bedroom. This made for a worthwhile visit and a most enjoyable experience. Our little party really loved this NT...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the house n]=many years ago when is was mainly holding art exhibitions this visit was totally different. Not only did the house have furniture on loan from other museums and houses that fitted in with the house but there had also been given...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Montacute House on a cold day but really enjoyed what the house, the gardens and the park offered. The long gallery and portraits were particularly outstanding features at the top of the house and the guide very informative The staff in the shop,...More

Thank peterg4567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really enjoyable day out, the gardens are beautiful and in full bloom would probably be breathtaking. The house itself is quite unusual, not much inside the actual rooms, but soaking up the atmosphere of this place made a good day. The actual grounds aren't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful time exploring this great house and gardens. The staff were so helpful and had such a depth of knowledge. The paintings and their historical relevance was an education in themselves. Meet and greet was warm and friendly, coffee was perfect and the...More

1  Thank Trebrivanman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Montecute House on a Monday in half term. It is a beautiful house, plenty of history, and some amazing art work, especially in the top floor long gallery. The grounds are pleasant, but it was too cold to spend much time outside. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our our back from a holiday in Dorset and, as were are NT members, decided to call in her for a stretch of the legs. Beautiful house. The children enjoyed the trail and searching for things in the house. The gardens are...More

Thank Applewil12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit and being a member of the National Trust meant we got into this free. Very beautiful gardens so had a stroll around and the cloud yew bushes make the gardens interesting as well as the srubs and other flowers which were...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit the gardens with our dog (as they advertise online as being allowed in the gardens) only to get there to be told it's £12.00 per adult just to enter even if you don't wish to go in the house. No stroll...More

1  Thank Mollymoo24
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Sian F
20 July 2018|
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Response from Lyn P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and free parking. All parking is free providing you are a member. Some places one has to scan your national trust card, then you get a ticket to put in the car. Other places just accept the National Trust car... More
25 June 2018|
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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
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25 June 2018|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Morning. The entrance to the cafe and courtyard area appeared to be only accessible after going through the main entrance. I cannot recall an entrance direct to the cafe from the car park. Sorry I cannot help durther.