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A really lovely day out..

A really enjoyable day out, the gardens are beautiful and in full bloom would probably be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
National Trust only gets better

Spent a wonderful time exploring this great house and gardens. The staff were so helpful and had... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Exeter, 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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Well worth a visit, beautiful house and gardens, Montacute House has it all. Definitely going back soon.

9  Thank Drewphilip
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This review is only related to the restaurant...... Visited the extremely popular farmers Christmas market at Montacute on a lovely cold winters day, (very busy/ car park was full). 11.20pm Visited the restraunt for something hot... Took over 25 min's to give our order, long...More

3  Thank 111Amarshall
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Reviewed 3 days 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 6 days 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

2  Thank Trebrivanman
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice house, looked even better from the outside! Spent ages walking around the beautiful gardens. Funky trimmed hedgerows, topiary, vast open spaces of autumnal trees. Beautiful. The house itself was well maintained and the volunteers were very helpful and friendly. Would return

Thank Thriftytraveller55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a hot day in summer, where we listened to an informative talk given by a National Trust person about the building. Although we had visited before, it was very interesting, and last time was in winter, so the gardens were quite different.

Thank 277amelia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place as a stop through on route to Bristol, and it did not disappoint. As members of the national trust it made it worth the visit. Beautiful gardens with a lovely fountain. The house was very informative and loads of history. Stunning building...More

Thank Tinkerbell199124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find and good parking. The house is full of pictures and beautiful furniture. The structure of the house, friezes, walls and ceilings all worth a look. More rooms to see than you would first expect. Every room has information sheets as with lack...More

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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 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.