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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Looks like it will be good when fully restored

We visited when the roof was being repaired, but the walkway to see this had been discontinued. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew S
,
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
A visit for my Mum’s birthday

Me & my sister took my Mum to The Vyne today & she really enjoyed her birthday. My Mum is in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NeilOakley
,
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
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Please note the rooftop walkway is now closed. As a £5.4m roof project draws to a close, young adventurers can enjoy a number of family trails through the grounds of this former Tudor palace. Amble past a six-hundred-year-old oak tree, tiptoe inside a 17th century summerhouse and stride across our north lawn. Out in Morgaston Woods, intrepid explorers can try their hand at den building, orienteering and geocaching. The ancient woodlands reveal traces of history if you know where to look. See if you can spot the remains of medieval fish ponds and a Second World War munitions storage site. For a chance to glimpse wetland wildlife, you visit the purpose-built bird hide. Inside the house, visitors of all ages can be transported back to 1535 when Henry VIII visited with Anne Boleyn. Head to the chapel to hear a Tudor mass soundscape or venture into the Saloon to discover a Victorian owner who replaced The Vyne’s roof from 1842.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (58 reviews)
“lovely grounds” (26 reviews)
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The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
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+44 1256 883858
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited when the roof was being repaired, but the walkway to see this had been discontinued. The downstairs rooms were rather a jumble, and it was difficult to get an overall impression. Outside view was totally spoiled. So it is unfair to give it...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my sister took my Mum to The Vyne today & she really enjoyed her birthday. My Mum is in a wheelchair & although the ground floor was the only option (top floor reopens Autumn 2018) we saw everything we could & it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon at the Vyne, the volunteers positioned around the house and gardens were fantastic, very knowledgeable and interesting, and you couldn’t ask for a friendlier welcome. Even though the roof is being repaired so the upstairs of the house isn’t open to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this country house as a relaxing day out. The re - roofing of the house meant we could only move around the ground floor and the inclement weather required us to skip around the puddles along the gravel paths but this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here as a group of 4 adults and 2 children. Had a great morning walking around the woods and the grounds, and then had a look around the house. great family day out.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely welcome at the ticket office. The option of a golf buggy to get to the house was really appreciated by the less mobile in our party. The roof is undercover and the room layout is currently a bit higgledy piggledy but...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful house with interesting decor and a pleasant walk. I was fortunate enough to experience the roof renovations, which is very interesting. I also really like how cheerful the builders were! I left my mark with a roof tile.

Thank Tyler O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited just before most of the spring flowers bloomed - I would guess a week early. We could see there will be masses of blooms in April. In addition, we spoke to one of the gardeners who said even the daffs are due to...More

Thank msjhaffey
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We were seeing my daughter at a play at the Anvil, in Basingstoke, and arrived early. So we thought we’d have a tour of the house and then a coffee/tea afterwards. It was lovely! The first crocuses and bluebells were springing up and we had...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

When we first visited the Vyne over a year ago, we thought that this was for the Older generation. Actually after visiting several times with our brood actually we have now found it very accommodating of all age groups. The Cafe is top, you can't...More

Thank Ben R
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Luxtraveller66
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Response from PikaChar | Reviewed this property |
You can access the woodland without paying but not via the NT entrance. You have to pay the entrance fee for both gardens and house regardless of whether you visit the house. If you're feeling naughty you can access the... More
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The_Mr_and_Mrs_V_
13 September 2017|
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Response from JSBourne | Reviewed this property |
It is well fenced but I should certainly want to hold on to a toddler in case they tried climbing. An elderly relative should be fine as the fence is a good height and, even if someone was a little unsteady on their feet... More
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Bri1135
7 January 2017|
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Response from nhanzg2016 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay for entrance if you're only doing the woodland walk. You can park for free by the Vyne car park. As you head to the Visitor Reception, turn right, go through the black metal gates (be mindful of cows... More
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