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Address: | Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
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+44 1794 340757
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient...

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. There's space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.

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Visiting from abroad I wanted to see the famous rose gardens. Even though it rained for 3 weeks continously in June, we still enjoyed the gardens immensely the blooms had been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from abroad I wanted to see the famous rose gardens. Even though it rained for 3 weeks continously in June, we still enjoyed the gardens immensely the blooms had been a little affected by the continous rain and wind but it was still a stunning garden to visit and gave me much thought and inspiration for planning a garden.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting friends in the area they suggested a walk at Mottisfont ... we were delighted to encounter the 12 Days of Christmas displays (mostly outside, but some inside the house). Very nicely done, some were interactive (like the drummers), some were in the water, some hung from the trees. Also several nice cafes with tea and snacks. We were... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with my sister-in-law and two of our 3 great nephews, who thoroughly enjoyed going around both the house withers amazing ballerina dolls/puppets display. They also enjoyed the grounds and seeking out the hidden 12 days. A excellent pre-Christmas treat

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this property for the Christmas exhibition. The displays in the house were beautiful, the 12 Days of Christmas cake was fantastic and the huge Christmas tree amazing. Really loved the beautiful dancing ladies too. Also enjoyed following the 12 Days of Christmas trail. Staff were very friendly and helpful and all those involved should be congratulated on a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was over priced. The house was uninspiring and dark. No information about it at all.. I feel £15 is over priced, Perhaps I have just been spoilt by Stourhead. On a positive though the volunteers were helpful and cheerful and there were plenty of them...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a very wet and cold New Year's Day with four adults and four young children. It had the potential to be a particularly painful day but the thought and care that's been put into this property made our visit great. The set up in the house was warm, cosy and inviting. The kids loved the party and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to use our national trust membership on a damp new years day - this was a good cosy hit with very friendly and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Mottisfont today with my two youngest children specifically to do the Twelve Days of Christmas Trail. We did the Peter Rabbit Trail in the summer and loved it so I knew they would enjoy it. The trail didn't disappoint with all twelve days very cleverly and imaginatively depicted , personally I was stunned by the Nine Ladies Dancing,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst having a Christmas break near Salisbury we took the advantage of visiting this National Trust on the Friday before Christmas Eve. Although only the ground floor was open due to volunteer problems, it was very impressive and the Christmas decorations showed a lot if imagination. With huge grounds we would like to visit again when all the rooms are... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous afternoon. Very clever volunteer crafts people had made exhibits which could be found in the garden. Christmas Tree and 9 Ladies dancing in the Whistler Room were beautiful. Lovely new Winter Garden. Lot of work has been done here and definitely worth a visit.

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