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“Peace, tranquility, wondeful house & gardens”
Review of Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone Gardens
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited 7 May not really expecting too much but we were pleasantly suprised with this glorious house and its very pretty gardens. The whole place had a sense of calm about it. There were still some very pretty white daffodils in full bloom and very stunning blossom trees. There was a rose garden but it was far to early for them so we will definately be returning when they are in bloom. There was a tea room and although it was outside there was quite a large shelter if it was raining. If you are fortunate enough to visit this very well kept garden I suggest that you take the time to enjoy these wonderful, peacefully and stunningly beautiful gardens. We cannot wait to return.

Thank Cazzieann
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We visited on Easter Sunday and took part in the Easter Egg hunt, which was great fun and took us all over the beautiful gardens of the tudor manor house. There's a little cafe (all outside) which serves tea and cakes and a fascinating little "shed" which served as an office and is incredibly well designed and kitted out for such a small space - my 9 year old wants something similar for the back garden! A lovely place to visit on a sunny morning or afternoon.

Thank Jo_Lakey
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We visited this garden in late September. To be fair it probably would not have been on our agenda had we not been National trust members. That would have been our loss. Nestled a couple of miles off the main coast road this hillside garden was a small piece of tranquility. It's also features The Shack - a small living space designed several decades ago. Imagine IKEA turn a garden shed into a living quarters and you get the idea,

Thank cltboy
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Being a National Trust member entry was free. Visited as my dad wanted to go. I'm not usually a fan of visiting gardens but this place was lovely. The grounds were kept beautifully and there was plenty of peace and quiet. I wish i had taken a book and a blanket with me to spend a few hours relaxing in the grounds. Quaint little tea garden and dogs are also welcome. Would be great if you could have a look around the manor also.

Thank Fionaandcez
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a fairly small garden but it's crammed with interesting and beautiful plants: the entry cost is perhaps a little high given the size of the garden, but it's pretty standard for a National Trust property. The old manor house makes an attractive backdrop but it's a private home and isn't usually open to the public - this is definitely one for plant fans only and non-gardeners will probably find it a little dull. The countryside setting provides lovely views and some interesting (if steep) walks over the downs.

Thank Cat P
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