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Address: | Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
Phone Number: +44 1794 340757
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Lovely parkland setting, with triple walled gardens. The house is also well worth a visit for the Rex Whistler "Trompe-l'oeil" painting. Currently have the 12 days of Christmas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Martin S
Liss, United Kingdom
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Liss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely parkland setting, with triple walled gardens. The house is also well worth a visit for the Rex Whistler "Trompe-l'oeil" painting. Currently have the 12 days of Christmas theme around the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christmas has arrived at Mottisfont, this is one of my favorite national trust properties. It is a country house, modest, filled with history and set in beautiful grounds. This property shows a family home from the 1920's/30's when the Russell family was here. The cellar is also open showing the history of the prior. The grounds have beautiful walled gardens... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a perfect winter day, with heavy frost and clear blue skies, we visited Mottisfont for the Twelve Days of Christmas 'exhibition' and found it to be a delightful experience. We were welcomed at reception and given a map indicating the location of each of the twelve exhibits located around the grounds AND INSIDE THE HOUSE ITSELF. The depictions were... More 

Thank Ruby067
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen this event advertised a few months ago we promised ourselves we would visit near Christmas to see the garden and house display. The earlier advertisements promised an enchanting display and we thought that it would start our build up to Christmas effectively. My partner and I are members but my aunt who also accompanied us is not (... More 

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Mottisfont-NT, Public Relations Manager at Mottisfont Abbey, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing experience, especially as we are usually one of your favourite places. We would particularly like to apologise for the behaviour of some of our staff and volunteers on this occasion. This is not at all the standard we expect, and please rest assured... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mottisfont is an absolutely stunning estate with beautiful gardens and a lovely house to visit. Great for families too. We had an 11am outdoor guided tour with Jane and it was the highlight of our day. Jane was so engaging and knowledgeable. If you go to Mottisfont, do not miss the outdoor tour, it brings the whole experience to life.

Thank Greg M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a good few hours here, lots to see and do in the grounds and building itself. Lots of volunteers keep the place clean and tidy, and walking around the grounds is lovely. We attended a free tour around the grounds. The building itself is very nice and lots to see, like an old museum. Not sure if membership is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Main feature seems to be the large garden (accounting for 15 out of the 20 'Highlights'). But on a cold November day not investigated. The house looks impressive but interior is disappointing - essentially 8 minor rooms in 1930's style (several already packed up for winter) There is a gallery of art from (?local) artists, and a few interpretation boards... More 

1 Thank ken J
Mottisfont-NT, Public Relations Manager at Mottisfont Abbey, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we’re sorry that you didn’t feel Mottisfont was up to the standard you expect from the National Trust. We feel Mottisfont has a lot of value, with regular high class exhibitions, a historically important house and significant grounds, which includes national collections. However, we appreciate that our offer was not to your taste, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well visited National Trust Property. The visit we took was just before Halloween with a spooky trail set out for younger visitors. We arrived in time to avail ourselves of the guided tour of the outside of the Abbey which was fascinating. We wandered through the inside and saw a house dressed as the family home it... More 

Thank MarpleTraveller
Clowne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We was going on holiday from the cruise terminal in nearby Southampton and had a couple of hours spare so we called in at Mottisfont. It's a lovely place to visit and needs more time allocating than we were able to give it as we only had time to do a short visit of just over an hour. The house... More 

Thank Carole W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The location is truly spectacular although a little disjointed when traversing with young children. The kids thoroughly enjoyed running around and exploring. On a negative note, we decided to eat in the restaurant and found the food to be rather substandard and expensive to boot. The menu looked exciting and inventive and we were keen to try it out however... More 

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