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We had friends down to stay with us and both were members of the National Trust and told us about... read more

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Axminster, United Kingdom

Huge house and extensive grounds, very well looked after and restaurants provides light lunch and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater London, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Trust isn't a “soft cuddly” charity any more, it's a huge business with subscription from close to 6m members, 300 properties and around £500m turnover. It's therefore reasonable to expect it to meet the customer service standards/expectations of a big business. To be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends down to stay with us and both were members of the National Trust and told us about Montacute House.As we live only about 15 mile away all 4 of us decided to go which we did on a very wet Saturday morning.After...More

1  Thank ANDREW F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and gardens are absolutely fantastic but god forbid your children move quicker than a snails pace in the house ! Watch out your in for a telling off ! If you don’t own a Aston Martin probably wouldn’t go here as you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge house and extensive grounds, very well looked after and restaurants provides light lunch and snacks.

Thank SheilaMCHZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a member of the national trust we discided to visit monacute house , what a stunning house fasernating history , brought to life by gides by Richard and Gaynor whose tour was very good . Thank you David and Marion.

Thank davidM3306JT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You come across this stunning house from a rather innocuous road in a small village. But what a pleasant surprise it is, the house is simply full of architectural delights. I spent several hours wandering around, can you find the ice house?

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house & grounds. Courtyard Cafe needs some attention and updating. I admit we visited on a busy day as there was also a farmers market & falconry display. We queued for about 15 minutes to place our order for coffee & cakes then another...More

1  Thank 61MaPa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super NT house to visit. Catering needs attention as the queues were horrendous this weekend when the Farmers Market & Falconry display was in situ. Customers were struggling to exit the only narrow doorway in the cafe with trays, to sit in the outside...More

Thank delwise1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 9&10 year old to Montacute today and spent a great few hours exploring the house and grounds. There was a falconry display and Tudor dance display on during our visit which added value. We there 4 hours in total...More

Thank anorchfygol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the house, I just wanted to stand outside and look at it, for hours. It's just so beautiful! The fact that the Phelips' possessions disappeared many years previously makes the visit somewhat different from many other National Trust properties as much of the...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 Neil S | Reviewed this property |
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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.