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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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A Good Place to visit

The garden has some attractive water features and the walled garden and greenhouse will be stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alresfordsabroad
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England, United Kingdom
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND GARDENS - A STEP INTO THE PAST

This lovely, old house is full of character - not huge by any means, Blenheim it's not, but doesn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dinghyjob
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Andover, United Kingdom
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This 15th-century house has a peaceful garden dating from 1891.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guide book” (35 reviews)
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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+44 1305 848363

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The garden has some attractive water features and the walled garden and greenhouse will be stunning when work is completed on it. The house is interesting but you have to be prepared for some steep stairs. Having said that they are worth the effort, especially...More

Thank alresfordsabroad
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear alresfordsabroad Many thanks for the glowing review, thats very kind, especially the mention of our newest addition to the gardens, our restoration of the Walled Kitchen Garden which is looking stunning. You are quite right to mention that due to the age of the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This lovely, old house is full of character - not huge by any means, Blenheim it's not, but doesn't pretend or want to be. The lovely, interesting gardens are formed in interlocking plots with the beauty of an English stream running alongside. The house is...More

Thank Dinghyjob
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Dinghyjob Many thanks for the great review! You are spot on, we are not Blenheim (one of my favourite places to visit) and we don't want to be. old and quirky is the way we want to be remembered. Athelhampton was built as much...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here with my wife last week and was really impressed with the relaxed and informal staff who really made us feel welcome. The young lady in the Great Hall informed us we could sit on any of the chairs and take as long as...More

Thank Gi H
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Gi H Many thanks for the great 5 star review, so pleased to read that you and your wife had a such a nice time when visiting last week. The whole team are such superstars, and I shall let them know your kind works....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Started by having a coffee. Then we went into the house, which is still in the possession of the current owners. It is an excellent manor house. Emma the Curator was fantastic and had a superb sense of humour. The gardens are fantastic and very...More

Thank BGFWestYorks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a lovely sunny day and spent some time in the beautiful gardens. There are plenty of seats dotted around to admire the view and have a rest. We toured the house at our own pace with a loaned guide book from Reception...More

Thank chrissieb94
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear chrissieb94 Many thanks for the great review, especially for the kind words about the restaurant. Despite recent unkind words by others, we do believe that we offer great quality, great food and great service. I do hope that you have the chance to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

English part Tudor Manor House with a Great Hall lots of things to see with a collection of English furniture and a exhibition in the West Wing plenty of guides to help with the history of the building, the formal gardens have many water features...More

Thank 930barriew
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 930barriew Many thanks for the great review, you are quite right, and thanks for telling the TA readers about all the things to see at Athelhampton. The collection of art and antiques are quite unique and the house is magnificent. I do hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the house full of expectation. First of all we needed a drink and a sandwich, we paid way over the odds for poor quality, disappointing food. Now for the house, ooh! can't wait; we thought. Arriving at cash desk, a sign of tariffs...More

5  Thank davidgX346TL
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear davidgX346TL Many thanks for your brilliant review.. some TA readers may be confused by my thanks especially as you only gave 1 star, but let me explain myself... We will deal with the Sandwich and Drink first, I don't know what sandwich you chose,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. The restaurant and food was lovely, staff all helpful and professional. Lovely little gift shop.

Thank Teresa L
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Teresa L Many thanks for the great 5 star review, and in particular the mention of the staff. With best wishes Owen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic wedding day for my sister at Athelhampton House. From the preparation before, help and advice was excellent. Laura was our guide along with Owen and all the staff, nothing was any trouble. The weather made no difference to the wonderful...More

4  Thank Helen P
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Helen P Many thanks for the great review for Athelhampton's weddings. Especially as Laura and I get a mention as well. Our weddings are an important part of our life, and fit in nicely as we are closed to the public on Friday and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth a visit for the staff alone. From the friendly ticket/shop staff, Emma in the house who dried out wet coats by the open fire in the great hall to the restaurant staff who warmed our chocolate cake. The actual house is...More

Thank GeePeeKay
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear GeePeeKay Many thanks for the great review, and e special thanks for mentioning the staff, we work really hard to keep our team happy and so pleased to read that they looked after you so well. Emma is a super-star, she looks after our...More

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19 January 2017|
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Response from jamesamar | Reviewed this property |
2 hours maximum.
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AuraUk
13 January 2017|
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Response from chadwood77 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly Athelhampton is several miles from the nearest stations at Dorchester although it is possible to transfer by taxi. It would take between one hour and two hours to tour the house and garden.
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j0hnbenjamin
12 July 2016|
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Response from Sophia D | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a bus service (First bus service 187) which can get you to the nearby village of Puddletown, but I am not sure how often or how far it goes.
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