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“A satisfying day out for the family.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Breamore House

Breamore House
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Trowbridge
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A satisfying day out for the family.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

This property was a lovely surprise to our party of 4,who visited it this week.
Parking is easy & the welcoming teashop was of a very good standard,although there was a little bit of a wait for food,which was freshly prepared. This did not bother us as we had the whole day set aside to enjoy the experience. After passing through the small shop we visited the very extensive Countryside Museum. This was full of interest & we 4 adults spent a good hour exploring it. It contained many replicas of old village life from 100 years ago & the range of Tractors & other Farm Implements on show was quite mind boggling. Adjoining this was a childrens area with the usual attractions.
Before our visit to the house[which opened at 2.p.m].we purchased a Guide Book for the princely sum of £1.50.![ Please note other stately homes]
The House Tour is escorted & our guide had an excellent knowledge of the House & its history & we were able to visit a large number of rooms.
The gardens are laid to lawns rather than flower borders.
We concluded our visit with a short diversion to the Saxon Church in the grounds,which is well worth a visit with its Medieval Font & Saxon Arches.
Before leaving for home we enjoyed a further visit to the Tea Room with its friendly service & very reasonable prices.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Breamore & children will enjoy the Countryside Museum, although, for the younger ones, the house may not be their scene.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Outside Basingstoke
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176 reviews
117 attraction reviews
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“Two for the price of one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

You visit the house on the afternoons it's open in hourly guided tours. Ours was excellent, the guide showing us building, paintings and furniture from Tudor times. The great hall impressed as it must have done Doddington and Hulse visitors, and the bedrooms with original embroidered covers amazing.

There's a little Saxon church plus a huge rural collection in the walled garden: four sheds of farm machinery with the biggest collection of tractors we've ever seen, village crafts and shops. If only it were active with people demonstrating workings or explaining life in the past, this would be better than Milestones in Basingstoke. As it's between the attractive towns of Salisbury and Fordingbridge, well signed and with easy parking, we couldn't understand why more people weren't there.

Visited June 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“good museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We couldn't go round the house because of time. There are only 50 minute guided tours every hour and limited opening times,check before you turn up.We had just missed the tour and could not afford to spend 2 hours there so we went to the museum instead. It was brilliant, really impressive and extensive

Visited May 2013
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Hayling Island
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211 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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“A Great Day Out at Breamore House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We really enjoyed the Country Museum and spent over an hour reminiscing as we viewed the exhibits. The cafe, which is remote from the house, but next to the museum serves a good range of drinks and snacks, though the waitress was a little dozy, getting our order wrong and taking ages to actually get all that was needed to the table.

The picnic area is nice, near the parking but placed amongst trees on well-mown lawns.

We were able to park in the disabled parking area near the house, so I didn't have the long walk from the main car park.

The tour of the house was conducted by a superb guide, making everything so interesting. The house and its contents are just a little shabby and lived in - as it should be for it is still a family home. There are some real treasures there an some wonderful everyday things. I loved the refectory table with the carved monks on the legs and knife marks in the surface from the monks' knives long ago.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“An undiscovered gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

A beautiful Tudor house (which has mainly preserved its tudor features) with some lovely furniture. Our guide was friendly and informative- clearly loved the house. Reasonably priced with a small gift shop, tea room and accompanying agricultural museum (which we did not visit). Parking is an easy 5 minute walk from the house. The house retains much of its original furniture (really nice tables) and soft furnishings (which looked very sad & tatty). On a sunnier day a walk around the grounds would be pleasant. Look particularly at the first floor landing with its Latin American paintings depicting a variety of marriages and their offspring.

Visited March 2013
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