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“Interesting House with pleasant gardens”
Review of Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall
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Owner description: A tour of this 17th-century manor house captivates visitors with its oak-paneled hall, Carlisle collection of miniatures and even a haunted room or two.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very pleasant manor House with a walled garden. The house is interesting with usual paintings and furniture. In the attic there is an exhibition of miniature rooms. There's a café with picnic tables outside. Enjoyed the garden and there's a vegetable garden you can walk round. Access from the car park is via a small bridge over the river Rye. They organise various exhibitions.

Thank GS2013_13
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A lovely old NT property with a nice walled garden. Quaint. But avoid the cream teas - the scones are like rocks.

1  Thank arby27
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

You can imagine yourself living here, a lovely family home with lots of history and artefacts. Room Guides seemed to take pleasure in talking about the history of the hall. Particularly enjoyed the collection of miniature rooms obviously a labour of love. I enjoy the gardens here, more informal than some but I enjoy that type of gardening. Two huge walnut trees in the grounds if they could talk what could they tell us. Good vegetable plots and interesting to see they use fleece as a mulch.

Had a hot lunch here and it was delicious – had the chicken and ham pie - but there was a good selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. Prices were on a par with lots of the restaurants we had used in the area, not cheap but well worth the money.

Free to National Trust Members otherwise you will have to pay. Good parking areas.

Thank Hazelnut1939
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

A stunning property with such pretty gardens. We came here on a beautifully sunny day but I don't think my review is through rose tinted specs at all. The approach over a wooden bridge from the car park sets up your visit from the start. We were given a warm welcome at the reception desk, the guide book is full of information and photographs and room attendants were very enthusiastic and informative. The manor house is full of beautiful furniture and the top floor houses a fabulous collection of 'baby houses'. I could have spent hours up there but it seemed a shame to miss out on the sunshine. We had a cream tea in the gardens that was good quality and value for money with peacocks strutting between the tables. The gardens are delightful, some formal areas but lovely meadow areas around the orchard and we especially enjoyed the cutting garden with a cheeky Peter Rabbit that really made me smile. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting as it is has something to offer to all ages and doesn't have the "stuffy" feel of some properties.

1  Thank DebbieWilliamson22
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nunnington Hall is a lovely place to visit on a warm summer's day. The house itself is smaller and less grand than many stately homes that you may visit, but, of course, Nunnington is more of a manor house, and is steeped in history. Where Nunnington scores for me is with the ever changing art exhibitions, and special events. The current exhibition features the work of Alex Scheffler, who created the Gruffalo. This exhibition is magical and can be enjoyed by all ages. Another must see at this National Trust property are the delightful dolls houses in the attic. They are miniature works of art.
The gardens here are beautiful, and you can play pooh sticks here, or giant drafts, or giant connect 5. There is also an area where you can look at the birds from behind a wicker screen, and in summer there are loads of butterflies here too.
After all this you'll be ready for afternoon tea in the garden with the peacocks.
Midsummer magic!

Thank Martin D
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