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Address: Off B3107, Melksham SN12 8NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 782239
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15th century house and Arts & Crafts garden

Very quaint national trust property (£7 entry) where they trust you to leave cash in the box (£1.50) for your choice of tea and biscuits - you help yourself from the barn. Plants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very quaint national trust property (£7 entry) where they trust you to leave cash in the box (£1.50) for your choice of tea and biscuits - you help yourself from the barn. Plants for sale. Lovely gardens with large pond. Church right next to the house is free as it is not owned by the NT. interesting tours of house... More 

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Hampshire
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This house and garden is the National Trust as its best. It has not been over commercialized so there is no restaurant or shop and is all the better for that. Nor does it attract hoards of children (at least not when we were there). You experience the house by guided tour, which was very well done, covering the full... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The house is full of interesting history and has lots of quirky little bits to explore. You get a real feel of the people who have lived and visited over the years. The grounds are nice to explore and have a picnic with lots of space for visitors.

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kent
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123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This building and gardens can be a challenge to find, so do your homework first and load-up the sat-nav with the necessary details. The gardens are beautiful, quite large and well-laid out and within the grounds are a small church which is beautiful and for which there are some brochures available and postcards, a cafe in a courtyard setting and... More 

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Chippenham
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The hedges in the gardens in this National trust place were very impressive and beautiful. Children loved running around in the big gardens playing hide and seek. The house tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. This National trust property like a twin with another nearby National trust property courts garden, we always visited both of them together which was... More 

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Bristol
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Arts and Crafts gardens at Great Chalfield are delightful. Although probably not at their best in July, there was still enough to catch the attention. My favourites were the gently sloping path down to a large pond with ducks and swans, and the enormous yew sculptures which you can hide inside. I was also fascinated by the large walnut... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You can view the house with a guided tour and it made the visit more interesting to hear about the history of the house and the families who have lived there. It was built in the 1400s and had different owners over the hundreds of years until the Fuller family bought it in 1878 when it required extensive work doing... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We are new members of the National Trust and are visiting local properties. On this occasion we visited the gardens only which were very pleasant on the sunny day we visited. It would have been better if we had taken a picnic but there is an Honesty box for make yourself, tea coffee and also biscuits. The paths are pretty... More 

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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A beautiful Tudor manor house. Absolutely stunning. 45 minute guided tours are the only way to view the house as the donor tenant family still live there. Personally, I prefer to take the guided tour as I cannot be bothered to read those leaflets in rooms! Much better to have someone talk and bring the house to life with anecdotes... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A really beautiful house, running hourly guided tours with well informed guides putting some life into the place. Used recently for filming Wolf Hall as Cromwell's house. Beautiful Gardens. Almost non-existent tea facilities (DIY) and no shop.

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