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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Lovely, friendly place to visit

We visited on a rather miserable grey day in October. The welcome in the shop was very cheerful... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Andrew W
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Wonderful venue

We visited Athelhampton as part of a weekend of wonderful wedding celebrations. The House is... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Matvl
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This 15th-century house has a peaceful garden dating from 1891.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rather miserable grey day in October. The welcome in the shop was very cheerful however. Opening the dauntingly solid front door we were greeted by a roaring fire in the hearth and a delightfully informative guide who explained the best way...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Andrew W Many thanks for the great review, especially as you visited on a gloomy day! I am so pleased that you had a great welcome by both the team and the roaring fire.! Its always tricky this time of year around the gardens,...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited Athelhampton as part of a weekend of wonderful wedding celebrations. The House is magnificent and having part of our reception with the backdrop of roaring fires was really a delight. The gardens were even more spectacular and definitely warrant a wander; from fountains...More

Thank Matvl
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Matvl Many thanks for the great review, especially as you visited for a wedding, which we look after on our closed days of Friday and Saturday.. The events team work really hard to ensure that our weddings have a phenomenal time, with great photo...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before closing and the staff were very kind to grant us admittance despite our time limitations. We had a quick tour of the inside of the home which is still in use by the owners who live onsite. We wandered through...More

1  Thank Sandy C
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Sandy C I am so pleased that you had the opportunity to have a look around, though such a shame that your were limited by time, it must have been a rush to look around so quickly. I do hope that you will have...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

Visited in late September with my husband. Fascinating Elizabethan house with a very welcoming and friendly introduction from the young lady who met us at the house entrance. Lighting the fire in the Great Hall was a lovely touch. We really enjoyec the gardens too....More

Thank Teresa2of7
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Teresa2of7 Many thanks for the great review, late September is a great time to visit, just before Autumn starts. I am so pleased that you had a great day, and that you found our admission charges to be great value for money! Many thanks...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a stunning house and garden. It was free flow but there was a guide in the main hall and we were offered the loan of a guide book in the shop. There is free access to a cafe/restaurant which was pretty full for...More

Thank Tangoj63
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear jlynch841 Thank you for the great review, thats really kind, I am so pleased that you managed to get around despite the rain.! The house is free flowing, simply as some of the spaces don't allow for guided visits, but our stewards are full...More

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Athelhampton House is one of the most complete Elizabethan homes in the country. Filled with original historic features, the house offers a unique insight into the domestic life of the era. Both a guidebook, and guides in the house provide helpful information. The gardens are...More

1  Thank AndrewA64
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear AndrewA64 Thanks Andrew, your spot on.. it is complete and does show off domestic life in Tudor times! The church is a treat, and worth the stroll down the road. It was given up by the CofE many years ago, due to falling numbers...More

Reviewed September 26, 2017

A lovely house with some fascinating features. Not too big to walk around but very interesting. Didn't do the gardens as it was raining heavy. Well worth a visit. Privately owned and run and quite reasonable entrance fee compared to anything National Trust. Was parched...More

Thank smartin122017
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear smartin122017 Thanks for the great review, a shame about the rain, I do hope you will get the visit the gardens again soon. Thanks for the mention of the Admission price, we work really hard to keep it as low as we possibly can...More

Reviewed September 26, 2017

Such a beautiful setting with excellent grounds as well as a wonderful period property. You are free to explore this at your leisure. We attending a friends daughters wedding there an we're not disappointed by any part of it. Very good food for the he...More

Thank Rogersthedodger
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Rodgerthedodger Many thanks for the great review about the wedding you attended. Our weddings are a very important part of our business, the income helps preserve and maintain Athelhampton for future generations. The Gardens provide a great back-drop for photographs, and our catering team...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017

I have wanted to visit Athelhampton for years ~ why did I wait so long? It was the most relaxed and pleasant visit to a country house that I have ever experienced! This was only made possible because of all of the excellent, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Linda d
Reviewed September 20, 2017

There are many wow factors to this garden. The pyramid yews are just magnificent and a sight to behold, standing so huge in a garden room all of their own. The vista of the 3 fountains through the walkway of 3 of the garden rooms...More

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Response from Grampy007 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not familiar with the local area and the surrounding hotels. Email the Manor House and I am sure they will recommend somewhere.
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