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Refreshingly different

Yes, it may need some work and we can all make suggestions BUT don't let it become another National... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john11hartley
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Fittleworth, United Kingdom
Worth the effort to find

The directions given to find this place are incorrect so we ended up following a deeply rutted... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
lindylou49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it may need some work and we can all make suggestions BUT don't let it become another National Trust clone! The drive is rough and there are sheep and cattle grids on the way - and it would be better to start in Dorchester...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is open for limited periods during the summer months. You approach via a stony track taking care to avoid the herds of sheep. The £8 admission price is completely overpriced. Everything about this place is totally neglected. There are four rooms to visit,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Visited today and the house is very sad and very run-down. This place really needs the National Trust or English Hertiage to sort it out. The couple who live here should throw the towel in and let another organisation or person who can really give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

We visited for the second time yesterday, this time as part of a group. Whilst this meant that we did not, perhaps, see so much of the property in detail as on our last visit, it did mean that we had Captain Thimbleby acting as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Lovely, interesting house with an interesting history. Charming owner which made our visit so much more interesting with tales of his ancestors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tango44Winchester
Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you don't know the area it's not easy to find. It is situated on the B3147 just before it joins the A37. It is tucked down an unclassified road along which are cattle grids. There is ample car parking. The house is part medieval...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

The directions given to find this place are incorrect so we ended up following a deeply rutted track which was actually the back way in. So we did eventually find the right way in which was only marginally better, through a meadow on another rutted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

This has limited opening hours, and not a lot of publicity, so it is not as well known as it deserves to be. That's a shame, but at least it is not swamped by visitors. And because it is not National trust, it lacks the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ihbScotland
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Visited with a group of 15 WI ladies on a group tour followed by an excellent cream tea . Everyone found the house and its history really interesting, particularly the family stories recalled to us by Captain Nigel Thimbleby, descendant and current owner. A very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was our first trip using our new Historic Houses membership and we were not disappointed. These houses are privately owned so not supported by the likes of National Trust who would undoubtedly had restored this very interesting and historical building. It is in need...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ann B
January 13, 2019|
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Response from MegDorset | Reviewed this property |
There are no bus stops along that road. It is just under a mile from the town centre. You could try a taxi
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