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Mottisfont Abbey

| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Nice day off

Visiting on a wet day, but did not stop us exploring the grounds. Lovely restaurant serving great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ash Vale, Surrey
via mobile
Ideal for all the family

First time there but totally enjoyed it. Lovely river walk and plenty to see inside the house as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (103 reviews)
“national trust” (141 reviews)
“trout” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting on a wet day, but did not stop us exploring the grounds. Lovely restaurant serving great food made onsite.

Thank DaveandDebsGif
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time there but totally enjoyed it. Lovely river walk and plenty to see inside the house as well as other parts of the grounds. Kids will love the bog garden but make sure they are wearing old clothes and shoes or wellies (might need...More

Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another lovely visit to Mottisfont, absolutely lovely place to go, love the grounds and also love visiting the restaurant. The staff in the Restaurants couldn't do enough for us, I was going vegan for January so they prepared a special meal for me very helpful...More

Thank DavidBDAC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Mottisfont in November to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. Despite the exhibition being excellent it was a disappointing experience. Coffee in the Stables took ages to prepare, a machine was out of order but the wait was 15 mins with one customer ahead of...More

Thank Gwenboots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often visit Mottisfont, being relatively local. A few weeks ago we visited the Kaffe Fassett exhibition and yesterday we went to see the house decorated for Christmas. Each year they choose a different theme, this year it was the colour of Christmas. The volunteers...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 8 year old daughter as we were at a loose end for the morning and thought we would check out the festive decoration. As usual, the grounds are beautiful and the frost added something special. Inside the main house, the decorations and...More

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve made many visits to the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey during summer for its splendid rose garden but winter is just as pleasant. Parking is easier and there are winter gardens and the riverside walk to stroll through. Until January 14, there’s the bonus of...More

Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The River Test, alive with salmon, tumbles through magnificent rolling parkland. Plenty to do for whole family.

Thank R1ckK
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was our first visit to Mottisfont and what a treat. Parking was easy, the V.R.B. staff were so friendly, the buggy driver gave us a short introduction, a really lovely turkey lunch and a wonderfully decorated house plus friendly and knowledgeable vols. As NT...More

1  Thank jennyandJohn2014
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited for the Kaffe Fasset textile exhibition and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful grounds and lovely house. We were lucky to get a timed entry to the house and enjoyed the tour led by a very knowledgable guide. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jeanne1305
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Heather M
10 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna C | Reviewed this property |
yeah a cafe type set up where you go to a bar and choose your meal a posh kind of canteen...nice food !! one in the stables and one in the house lots of room and well organised but probs v busy at times xxx
Valerie S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Mottisfont-NT | Property representative |
Hello, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the station to the property. We're open daily; our gardens and cafes are open from 10am, the house and gallery from 11am. We close at 5pm. We hope this is helpful and you... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from mrsm541 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we were there about 5 hours at least. We went to the art exhibition, went round the house (which is reasonably quick). Had a picnic. Looked round the walled gardens, sat in there drinking a cup of tea. went... More