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History comes to life with a guided tour of the house and a walk around the gardens. The family are... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
darrylt187
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Excellent guided tour and lovely gardens

A bit of a hidden gem tucked away a short drive from Brading. We decided on the guided tour as well... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Nick_Taunton
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

History comes to life with a guided tour of the house and a walk around the gardens. The family are very hospitable and take great care in welcoming people to their home. The carefully constructed tour steps back into time starting with the Edwardian era...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank darrylt187
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A bit of a hidden gem tucked away a short drive from Brading. We decided on the guided tour as well as the garden entry. The gardens are lovely, especially the rose beds which were full of beautiful scent on a hot sunny afternoon. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nick_Taunton
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We walked from Brading to the house which was lovely, the owner greeted us and was friendly, we had about 20 mins to wait for our tour and had a look around the gardens. The tour itself was very informative and interesting as the house...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The gardens around the house comprise new and old - new herbaceous and mixed borders set in a garden with fine mature trees. The Hoheria sexstylosa was covered in snow white flowers; quite an amazing sight. Billowing plants and roses complemented the side garden, which...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There are not many family homes with such a well documented history which are still lived in by the current owners. The guided tour will give a great insight into the history of the house and gardens. Try to go on a sunny day when...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank cqsj1014
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Nunwell House and gardens is only open on a monday and tuesday and we were only on the island for a few days and happened to see it advertised so we went. We love gardens and there is something extra special about somewhere that it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank barry m
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Unspoiled by modern development or exploitation. The guided tour explains the development of the house through the centuries. The surrounding gardens, particularly the rose garden, are equally attractive. A bonus was meeting Tabitha the cat.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank jordancain
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Saw in passing that this was open. Not been here in years, a real case of rarely visiting what is on your doorstep. Was so pleased that I did. There's a lovely slow drive up the driveway to tge beautiful house. There's a warm welcome...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank wendyjk24
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A real treasure of a house with some original Jacobean features as well as Robert Adam alterations. The King Charles I room wonderfully illustrates changing decorative tastes with the main room reimagined with the new innovation of wallpaper while the adjoining servant's room still with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Imagine standing before a fireplace in a relatively narrow room and hearing that one dark and stormy night Charles I and his manservant had banged on the door behind you and arrived, dripping wet, and that the king had sat before that very fireplace talking...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Andrew L
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