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“Lost in the world of chocolate.”

Goddards House and Garden
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$53.29*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 209 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit. Property belonged to the Terry family as in the cholocate. The property is of modest size compared to others in the area. The gardens looked magnificent. Especially in todays sun. It was lovely to see ducks in the pond. The tearoom is very quaint and staff very helpful and friendly. Menu prices very reasonable and a good choice.

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was our first visit to Goddards garden and they have only recently opened the house (previously owned by Noel Terry of the chocolate dynasty). This is a fabulous house, beautiful gardens and really nice tea rooms. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and we will definately go again.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Admittedly this property is hidden away, but it is certainly well worth a visit. We started out visit in the tea room, which is in the dining room of the Terry family. The menu is simple and delicious, the cakes are on show and are excellent. The room itself has great period decor and the view out into the garden is splendid.

We then toured the rooms, each of them offering a different insight into some aspect of the lives or family history of the Terry family. There is a good provision of information, but it is clear that this is a work in progress and more detailed leaflets are in the pipeline. However, even as is, the information provided is ample. The original furniture is all at Fairfax House (also in York), but the replacements allow for a much more interactive visit: sitting on the furniture and playing with the toys is positively encouraged. The garden is small but well maintained and makes for an interesting, if brief stroll. However, much of the interest of Goddards stems from the fact that this was a family house, so expecting Chatsworth-like gardens is unreasonable.

We spent two hours here and this is ample for a relatively detailed look around the house and gardens, plus a tea room visit. As an aside, the walk to York city centre is straightforward and modest in length (1.5 miles). It is well worth it, as although it is a main road, it offers great views of the racecourse and an assortment of very interesting properties.

Highly recommended!

Thank October_Teapot
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This Arts and Crafts house behind an arch on Tadcaster road was the Terry family home, and this is what it is, a large home. The original furniture is elsewhere in York but the NT have replaced it with period correct stuff, and you can sit on it! Each room has information books, some about the Terry family some about chocolate in York. Rather a 'cold' feel to the rooms but interesting enough with information displays plentifu. The gardens are being restored but are interesting,varied, and back onto the racecourse. An interesting place to visit, presumably going to develop over time. Good to see a twenties house that had been in only one families hands.

Thank poggy11
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Beautiful arts and crafts house only opened this year - rooms not fully furnished but they're working on it. Good information folders and very friendly visitor guides.

Called in for tea and cake in the Terry's Dining Room - very enjoyable.

1  Thank GertieSquirt
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