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Came here as NT members and staying in nearby Halse. Surprisingly enjoyable for an unfurnished... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shazneywotney
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Family apple picking day

After recently taking out family membership for the National Trust we visited Barrington Court for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Love2liveKk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here as NT members and staying in nearby Halse. Surprisingly enjoyable for an unfurnished property. Thoroughly enjoyed looking round and found it to be fun imagining how it might have looked. Loved the long gallery upstairs which at times was quite eerie. A good half days visit.

Thank Shazneywotney
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After recently taking out family membership for the National Trust we visited Barrington Court for a themed day.
Very impressed from the outset. Plenty of parking. Friendly staff on the entrance who explained everything.
Children got to use wheelbarrows and gloves supplied to pick up fallen apples.
My children absolutely loved it. They also had craft activities and we purchased some apple juice produced on site.
Beautiful day, beautiful location, friendly staff and lots and lots of fresh air. What more can you want from a day out.

Thank Love2liveKk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here as we have NT membership and it was a lovely morning out. There were lots of special apple activities on, so our elder son got to collect apples on a trail with a child's wheelbarrow, apple pressing to make juice and cider and food to buy. The grounds were very nice too and give our son lots of enjoyment.

Thank 353beckyf
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another stunning house albeit with no furniture. It certainly gives another aspect to liven the senses and get the brain cells going.Lovely grounds ,great for dog walkers. Would loved to have gone on a guided tour but a bit late for us.

Thank revelltim
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My young boys love coming here! They can burn some energy in a beautiful setting. Staff are always lovely to deal with and the cafe is nice and relaxed. Perfect for all ages.

Thank Angelina L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every minute of this visit , and used my national trust card to enter making the most of my membership . What a brilliant place no furniture in the actual house so you could clearly see all the lovely oak panels . We picked a busy day to visit it was apple picking day as half term . But we loved seeing all the kids with their little wheel barrows so cute . I also purchased a bag of their meddlers which I've never heard of before for £3 going to try and make some jelly with it when they ripen . Lovely little cafe there also . Great cake .

Thank Mrs M B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely visit to Barrington Court in the autumn sunshine. The gardens were still looking absolutely gorgeous despite the lateness of the season.
Dogs are welcome to walk around the estate but are not allowed within the house.
The house is well worth seeing. It is one of the first properties purchased by the National Trust. It was leased to the Lyle family for 99 years & they carried out much of the restoration. When the lease expired, they took their furniture with them. However this gives ample opportunities to view the wood panelling used as part of the restoration.
Very friendly & helpful staff/volunteers.
Recommended for a day out.

Thank westcountrybird
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour here. Many activities for kids and was pretty busy being half term. Nice open fields for walking. Pretty gardens, but quite empty. Wouldn't make a special trip

Thank Thriftytraveller55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens we particularly enjoyed seeing all the vegetables growing in the garden, our lunch was lovely. Beautiful place worth a visit

Thank Caris W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit here on our way back to Surrey from Devon to break the journey and we were so glad that we did.

The day that we visited it was a very windy day so they were using different entrance doors but it was well sign posted and the Staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome They were ready to answer any questions and are very proud of this unusual house.

It has no furniture and to be truthful I think that really adds to the charm as you are not distracted by it. There are some very interesting rooms and the detailed delicately carved wood work in a lot of them. There are a lot of rooms to see and explore. There are information cards about to help you.

Up in the long corridor look out for the hologram Owl as it flies towards you. it is fun and made me jump when I turned the corner.

There is a children's trail for them to complete.

There is a walled garden with statues and a water feature. When we were their they had some lovely pumpkins and fantastic gourds growing there.

There were other things to see but we did not have time so we are planning to go back there to see the rest in the very near future.

There is a restaurant but we did not use it. However it did look very popular.

I think this is one of our favourite National Trust houses and we fully recommend it .

Thank swift-simba
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