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Address: | Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
Phone Number: +44 1308 862645
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden...

Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. Mapperton is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, and welcomes visitors to the Gardens from 1 March to 31 October, to the House from 27 March to 31 October, and to the Sawmill Cafe from 24 March to 31 October.

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The house and gardens were lovely the views around the area were spectacular £12 entry fee was a bit steep and a nice little shop on site. The Sawmill Café was ok but I had a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Annie2442
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Devon, United Kingdom

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens and house are superb plus you get the bonus of great cuisine in the cafeteria. This really is a must for anyone on holiday in this part of the country.

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Thank Tony W
Poole, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely afternoon yesterday at Mapperton visiting both the gardens and the house. It was good value for three hours of relaxation and education. The gardens are a wonderful creation filling the valley in front of the award-winning house and leading the eye towards the rolling Dorset hills in the background. One has to appreciate the clever overall... More 

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Thank DorsetGourmet2
Dunstable
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I are members of the HHA and spotted this location in the handbook. Travelled a fair distance to get there only to find you needed to book a tour and all full. Book said nothing of this and when we mentioned this to staff we were told than the new arrangements had been put into place after... More 

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Thank MalcolmG
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Mapperton House a couple of weeks ago with my sisters and found it to be a wonderful place, much better on arrival than even the website had made it look. It is quite unusual in that the garden is set down in a little valley, meaning that after walking around the croquet lawn (a great spot for working... More 

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Thank Aivilo92
Wantage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most years my wife and I take a short summer break in Dorset for its wonderful coastline and stunning houses and gardens. This year we concentrated on houses and gardens available to Friends of the Historic Houses Association (HHA). The visits included:- -Athelampton House and Gardens, an outstanding tudor/medieval manor house with Italianite garden with water features -Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens... More 

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Thank stradz2202
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a showery day at the end of July. Due to a road closure and very poor diversion signs and general signage it was very difficult to find. When we did arrive we were told there were no tickets for timed entrance for the guided tour for another 3 hours. So despite the rain we had to look... More 

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Thank Dawn R
Devon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and gardens were lovely the views around the area were spectacular £12 entry fee was a bit steep and a nice little shop on site. The Sawmill Café was ok but I had a very nice Latte coffee not keen on the sandwiches though

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Thank Annie2442
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking on arrival. Cafe easily accessible. Tickets for touring the house or just to see the gardens, or both available from the small shop which is in a small shed type accommodation. We did tour of the house and gardens. In the house you see a couple of rooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs and the hall. Lots of... More 

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Thank marshatraveller
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. Staff friendly and has a feeling of friends and family that a stake in running things well rather than the usual disinterested staff of other 'attractions'. Excellent cafe and a homemade sponge to die for. Was sat outside eating and the miniature chickens were very amusing. Especially the Cockerell with a faulty crow. House was beautiful... More 

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Thank Jim633
Dorset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my sisters earlier in August. I was tired and hadn't wanted to leave home, but my sister guilt-tripped me into driving her here and I am so glad she did. I have visited plenty of manor-houses and gardens but this one was unusual in that it was set in a small valley, so you could see some... More 

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