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An amazing house

We decided to visit here on our way back to Surrey from Devon to break the journey and we were so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
swift-simba
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Beautiful House and gardens - a must to visit

How do NT do it so well? This amazing house was so interesting, and the gardens out of this world... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny S
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bromsgrove
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to visit here on our way back to Surrey from Devon to break the journey and we were so glad that we did. The day that we visited it was a very windy day so they were using different entrance doors but it...More

Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice gardens although a bit late in the season to enjoy them at their best. Lovely show of michaelmas daisies and pumpkins.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How do NT do it so well? This amazing house was so interesting, and the gardens out of this world - obviously tended with love and reverence. Happily spent most of the day just wandering and gasping at the beauty of it! Restaurant lovely too...More

1  Thank Penny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The renovation work has been extensive and allows you to see most of the house, although unfurnished there is a lot of information about how the rooms were once used etc. Loved the attic space and the tweeting of the owls. Restaurant choices were the...More

1  Thank SheilaMCHZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit many NT properties. She tours the house and I walk the grounds with our dog. The house tour was easily finished in about half an hour and so she was waiting for me when I got back. I printed off...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barrington is probably the best garden of the "Yeovil Four" (with Montacute, Lytes Cary & Tintinhull) It has a number of different "Garden Rooms" with some real interest for the dedicated plantsman. A connection to Getrude Jekyll,too, who did many of the original planting-plans

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this beautiful renovated house with all the interesting woodwork , I highly recommend the guided tour as the guides are so knowledgeable and it gives you a wonderful insight to the history of the house and it's residents .The garden's are worth a visit...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very surprised to see how well the house had been renovated plus the lack of furniture gave a very different experience to that in other NT properties. The gardens were well looked after without being manicured to within an inch of life! Lots of produce...More

Thank DanisaSurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to believe when viewing this estate that it had been transformed from an almost derelict old Tudor house. When Colonel Lyle had completed his project, the estate had become a modern house and gardens comparable with any mansion of the early 20th century. (We...More

1  Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a lovely place and extremely interesting. Wonderful woodwork in the main house and beautiful gardens. We particularly liked the vegetable gardens and the "Gardeners Question time" recordings to listen to. We also had a lovely lunch in the cafe.

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Paul C
17 November 2017|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can sorry for late answer
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andrewlukes
17 March 2017|
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Response from ESVincent | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is - if you look on the National Trust web site and enter the name of the property it provides a detail programme of activities
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ceri r
1 April 2015|
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No not in the house and must be on a lead around the gardens
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