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Mottisfont Abbey

| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Something for all the family

Mottisfont Abbey is a charming house set in lovely grounds enhanced by the river Test running... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
Lawrence S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Take the welcome tour

We called in on our way home from our holiday, and decided to wonder around the gardens untill the... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. There's space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (101 reviews)
“national trust” (139 reviews)
“trout” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Mottisfont Abbey is a charming house set in lovely grounds enhanced by the river Test running through the park. It is run by the National Trust so free to members, otherwise charges apply. The house itself is well worth a visit with a lot of...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We called in on our way home from our holiday, and decided to wonder around the gardens untill the welcome tour started. The tour was really good and gave us lots of insight into the building history and its occupants than visiting the house. Our...More

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Mottisfont-NT, Public Relations Manager at Mottisfont Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Hello, thank you for taking to time to review us. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the welcome walk, but very sorry to hear about your experiences elsewhere. It’s really disappointing for us to read these comments, as our volunteer house guides are normally very...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We came to Mottisfont to se the Kaffe Fassett exhibition - it was great and well worth seeing. But of course we also saw this exciting house and beautiful gardens as well. Good guides that told good stories, coffee at the stables, walking in the...More

Thank Kari G
Reviewed September 24, 2017

The Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont is a must to visit. It is so vibrant and colourful. The grounds are full of colour too. The place is a great place to visit all year round.

Thank JackyD3
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Lovely house in beautiful parkland setting. A treat not to be missed if in the area. Lots to see and you can walk in the extensive grounds

Thank lynetteslatter
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day out with our friend and all the kids! The house and the grounds are stunning. We enjoy the walk up the river, the water is crystal clear with lots of huge fish to see. The rose gardens are really nice, it's...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We can really recommend a visit to Mottisfont.This is a house with a remarkable history and lovely gardens and grounds. The river walk is very peaceful and it is nice to see the trout swimming up stream. The rooms of the house is very interesting...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This attraction was busy when we arrived, but there were several members of staff to guide us to a parking space and we ended up near the entrance. Within the grounds, there is the house, gardens and a river walk. There was plenty of space...More

Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The initial impression is of quite a dull building but the interest lies in the history it has seen especially around the 1930's. The exhibition area in the upper part of the house currently holds an amazing art exhibition, this changes so check what is...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We have relatives living in nearby Romsey, Hampshire and we had thought of visiting Mottisfont on many occasions, but never had the appropriate amount of time to do it justice. There's a pleasant park and some lovely garden areas. The Abbey externally is very photogenic...More

Thank Geoff L
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Heather M
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Johanna C | Reviewed this property |
yeah a cafe type set up where you go to a bar and choose your meal a posh kind of canteen...nice food !! one in the stables and one in the house lots of room and well organised but probs v busy at times xxx
Valerie S
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Mottisfont-NT | Property representative |
Hello, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the station to the property. We're open daily; our gardens and cafes are open from 10am, the house and gallery from 11am. We close at 5pm. We hope this is helpful and you... More
April 4, 2017|
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Response from mrsm541 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we were there about 5 hours at least. We went to the art exhibition, went round the house (which is reasonably quick). Had a picnic. Looked round the walled gardens, sat in there drinking a cup of tea. went... More