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A glimpse into the past.

We had a great time going around this house as my wifes grandmother was in Service here during the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
crunchie3
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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After a two year break took a friend for a visit. Still a fabulous place and as it was quiet the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ge0ffgardner
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Taunton, 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
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Montacute House Middle St, Montacute TA15 6XP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time going around this house as my wifes grandmother was in Service here during the first world war.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crunchie3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So disappointed after making a special trip to find no sign of Christmas decorations in the house,just one tree in the courtyard

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a two year break took a friend for a visit. Still a fabulous place and as it was quiet the stewards were able to chat and give us a lot of info that they most probably couldn't have if it was rammed liked the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ge0ffgardner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a stopover en route to Plymouth. We are so glad we did. This is a huge house with plenty to see. Beautiful carved wooden door frames. A long gallery with rooms off of it holding art. The gardens were immaculate. Loved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the winter season many National Trust properties are partially or totally closed for conservation duties. This house had all its rooms open except for one bedroom. This made for a worthwhile visit and a most enjoyable experience. Our little party really loved this NT...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LCB53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the house n]=many years ago when is was mainly holding art exhibitions this visit was totally different. Not only did the house have furniture on loan from other museums and houses that fitted in with the house but there had also been given...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janhardybriarth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Montacute House on a cold day but really enjoyed what the house, the gardens and the park offered. The long gallery and portraits were particularly outstanding features at the top of the house and the guide very informative The staff in the shop,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peterg4567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really enjoyable day out, the gardens are beautiful and in full bloom would probably be breathtaking. The house itself is quite unusual, not much inside the actual rooms, but soaking up the atmosphere of this place made a good day. The actual grounds aren't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful time exploring this great house and gardens. The staff were so helpful and had such a depth of knowledge. The paintings and their historical relevance was an education in themselves. Meet and greet was warm and friendly, coffee was perfect and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Trebrivanman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Montecute House on a Monday in half term. It is a beautiful house, plenty of history, and some amazing art work, especially in the top floor long gallery. The grounds are pleasant, but it was too cold to spend much time outside. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
01935823289 Try ringing them
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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.
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