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Mapperton House & Gardens

| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645
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A Truly Wonderful Hidden Gem!

A well hidden gem is this house & gardens! Tucked away in the countryside but well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Great day out!

Great day out the gardens were stunning! We did have the right weather to visit them. If the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. Mapperton is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, and welcomes visitors to the Gardens from 1 March to 31 October, to the House from 2 April to 31 October, and to the Sawmill Cafe from 2 April to 31 October.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A well hidden gem is this house & gardens! Tucked away in the countryside but well worth the trip. The house tour which takes approx 40/50 mins was very informative & informal! Our lovely guide whose name I didn't hear was lovely, warm & knowledgeable...More

1  Thank cilla10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out the gardens were stunning! We did have the right weather to visit them. If the weather is bad I would give it a miss as this was a big thing of the overall visit. The house was good but was a mismatch...More

1  Thank deanniajayne12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unable to book a house tour on the day I selected, but the ticket seller offered to hold a ticket for me for the next day, which worked out beautifully. The hour-long tour was led by the Lady of the house, and was...More

2  Thank gotboxr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mapperton yesterday 7/06/17 . with 2 friends from Australia. I was mistakenly and wrongly under the impression that the gardens were occasionally open for the NGS. The woman at the entrance desk very rudely told me that the gardens were Never open for...More

4  Thank boboranne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house and garden with the good feeling of it being independently owned with a soul - good postcards and I loved the runner ducks and pekin bantam hens, a swimming pool full of wiggling tadpoles ! Delightful not too neat not too formal not...More

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful cafe and scrummy looking cakes! Very cosy on a wet and miserable day. Lovely interior and friendly staff

1  Thank freekazoid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a most informative guide( this is guided tours only) , she made the visit to the house very interesting and together with the second guide with her, they answered all our questions. The gardens are not huge but picturesque and very peaceful. Well...More

Thank Kate492016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited yesterday with a friend Small, lived in house with very interesting architecture and rooms. Very pleasant guides. Exquisite gardens in a sheltered valley Excellent Sawmill Café for snacks & lunch. They even did Dairy-free food for my friend!

1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a wet day . Grass Car park was very muddy - I see that they are working on a new car parking area so hopefully this will be an improvement. The lady in the admisssions tent was grumpy and we appeared to be...More

Thank Joey2760
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

tours only of the house.due to the amazing items in their.two wonderful ladies gave an absolutely enthralling tour,so informative and some of tje items in the house are amazing(i am a history fanatic)ongoing work to improve the car park

Thank Paul J
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Lesley H
how much does it cost
25 September 2016|
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Response from Ann F | Reviewed this property |
I went with a group from the National Trust Oakleaves. I think it was bout £18 to get in the house. The café was in a converted barn. There was a small gift shop, and really beautiful gardens at the back of the house. The... More
Kaye S
Can we bring dogs into the gardens?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
No - dogs on a lead outside the cafe only and not in the gardens.