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Fascinating property

One of our favourate National Trust properties so far! A house designed and lived in by two quirky... read more

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Cathy163
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Odd Shaped House

Ther very few houses around with 16 sides, probably for a very good reason, which you will see if... read more

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R H
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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

One of our favourate National Trust properties so far! A house designed and lived in by two quirky ladies. Small but a delight to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cathy163
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ther very few houses around with 16 sides, probably for a very good reason, which you will see if you visit. Very interesting use of space with odd shaped rooms and bespoke windows. Includes contemporary furniture photos and lots of shells. The highlight for me...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had limited time to stop on our journey and found this little gem of a house to visit. The volunteers are so enthusiastic and we were made very welcome. The house is a interesting hexadecagonal shape and inside is just as super quirky. With...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Niki G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit, with many interesting artifacts and history. Busy tearoom and you might have to wait to get round house. Pleasant grounds and usual NT shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnthonyP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting house which is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside,pretty steep stairs to negotiate but it's nice to be able to see the upstairs. The shell gallery can only be viewed from the central hall due to the delicate nature of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wen4519
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have not already been there you must go. The house and its history is very interesting. Has a pleasant tearoom with lawns and with a wonderful view of the estuary. There are walks around the perimeter path.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Few can imagine this bijou Georgian residence tucked into the heights overlooking the wide expanse of the Exe estuary and Lyme Bay. This phantasy of the Parminter spinsters is worthy of Alice in Wonderland. Souvenirs from their Grand Tour, their unique creation- the Shell Gallery-...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rick R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited late afternoon, cafe in the basement but with a view over the garden, lovely coffee + huge portions of tasty cakes. Would recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank j w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual building , not large but of interest if you are in the area .Parking area is not large .Good views

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly unique and quirky house. Delightful to look around, views amazing. Good café. Recommend highly.

Date of experience: February 2019
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gailshort59
May 29, 2018|
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Response from jadring | Reviewed this property |
Hi, according to the National Trust site adult entry is £10.50 gift aid, family £26.30 gift aid. We are members so free to every site but costs £69 for an adult and £120 for a family. Check out their website for latest... More
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maxwellUk
March 18, 2018|
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Response from _cosens16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes busses run right past the road . Its a short walk up to entrance
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FusspotDorset
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
I an not an expert on these issues. Some parts are quite level and could be accessible, but much is lawned and could prove trickier.
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