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Mompesson House

Cathedral Close, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We go to a lot of National Trust houses and had never ventured into Mompesson House before. The house is small and a bit grotty. If I had paid for the experience I would want my money back.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It may be small but this house has an undeniable warmth about the place. Get the room guides talking about something in particular and it comes to life. Particularly interesting are the ceiling moulds and the collection of glassware. Small garden and tearooms would be lovely on a summer's day.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We felt that we could live in Mompesson House. It has been well cared for by the National Trust and feels welcoming even given its age (1701). We found it very interesting and the garden very peaceful. Not too keen on the sculptures but that's a matter of personal taste

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As is usually the case with National Trust properties, this house is well presented and full of interest, with helpful room guides to explain or discuss various aspects. The garden is small but interesting and refreshing and the small cafe serves a small menu of good food and drink. I was pleased to note that people were allowed access to... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoyed our time at Mompesson house and the beautiful surroundings opposite the Cathedral. When we visited there was a display of modern glass and craft wear.

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Gweek Cornwall
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Interesting, but not too much to get your teeth into, as the house is only about a third of the size of the original property. Staff very knowledgeable about the place, as you would expect.Gardens, though small are pretty. There is a very nice tea room as well. It has possibly the best view across the close towards the Cathedral

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A very well presented property if a little on the small side as NT properties go. We combined it with the cathedral to flesh out the day. As is the case with all NT houses the staff are exceptional and always make the houses that much more interesting

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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89 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a National Trust property. It was used as a location in the film "Sense and Sensibility." I recognized some of the elegant rooms from the movie. The last family resident lived her entire life in this house, from childhood to old age. She was a watercolorist and accomplished needleworker. Her desk and work table are set up as... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We are members of the National Trust and have seen many grand houses. Mompesson House is a residence and you feel you could quite easily live in it. Its a beautiful house with lots of interesting history, contents and décor. Its in a great location on the edge of the Salisbury Cathedral Close, which is worth a walk round in... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited the cathedral and the Close. Mompesson House was an interesting insight into the homes surrounding the cathedral.

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