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“Lovely house and garden”
Review of Montacute House

Montacute House
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Montacute
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Owner description: Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a symbol of Sir Edward Phelips' wealth and high social standing.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a house you could return to again and again and find new things to see and do or else simply return to enjoy the same pleasure again. I don't always visit mansions and find them worthy of putting on the list of "places to spend a whole day" but this fits the bill for doing just that. It's an interesting house and a large garden and grounds. The village is also a nice place for wandering about and there is a lovely woodland walk if you go past the old abbey gatehouse up the hill from the village centre.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We have visited this property before and as National Trust members he have free entry. A pretty house with a wonderful collection of furniture and well kept gardens The staff are very helpful and make you feel welcome. On the top floor is a splendid collection of portraits of Tudors and early Stuarts from the National Portrait Gallery all well explained with extra information too. The tea room is a bit cramped, though, when busy but if you find it too crowded you can always pop into the village. There is a small museum with a tearoom and when we recently visited we noticed that the local church was also seeling teas.

Thank Tina P
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

A magnificent house full of history. The furniture and paintings are magnificent. The staff are fantastic and able to answer questions about the house. The tea rooms are great too. The grounds are beautiful.

1  Thank TeeandR
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stumbled across Montacute House on our way back home from a few days away. What a delight! The grounds were well manicured and the house full of exciting rooms. The paintings on display showing portraits of many of the Kings and Queens of England were wonderful. Look out for the set of four with dodgy eyes! Hilarious!
Well worth a visit for a few hours.

Thank alexbox
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Interesting because of all the changes that have happened to it over the centuries, interesting because of its very famous previous resident, beautiful antiquities, interesting addition of the fossil exhibition in the cellars. I look forward to going back and walking in the grounds on a warmer day....now rates amongst my favourite houses, along with Leeds Castle.
Cafe a little spartanly decorated but very clean. The girls could do with clearing the tables more quickly, particularly when there are not many clients!

Thank Gail T
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