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November is not the most spectacular time to visit, but even so, the gardens are still worth... read more

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped off here for lunch on our way from our place in Sussex to the West Country as we are members of the National Trust - we had lunch down by the river, which was quite nice. Afterwards, we went to the ice cream van, but it didn't have any sorbet, so we went to the ice cream parlour, but there was a queue of about 30 people which was never moving, so we went to the spacious shop which mercifully had sorbet, although disappointingly only one flavour, and oddly they charged more for ice cream than the ice cream van did, despite it being the same tubs. Oh well, I suppose it is just funny money in these places...

We then did the Winnie the Pooh walk. Annoyingly, we couldn't sit in the hut with a sofa because it was flooded. We then had a quick look at the house, which was very busy and stuffy. Impressingly, it had lots electronic photo frames with videos! We then went down to the "cellarium" which was quite civilised in that it was cool and empty, but the music there, which they hope for you to buy for £10, is truly bizarre!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a magnificent country house in beautifully kept gardens and a river full of trout. The lawns are a perfect place for a family picnic. We thought the admission price was a bit pricey and would stop us from going again. Drop your prices and I'm sure more people would return again and again ! NT properties always seem pricey in my opinion! Even their own food was too expensive and seemed to scare people away!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I spent a very hot summers day wandering the abbey and walking the Winnie the pooh trek through the grounds. It was fantastic. Sadly the rose gardens seem to have taken a hit with this extreme weather. Still a wonderful place to visit, will return soon.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Roses in full bloom in the magnificent walled garden, the whole area was clean, tidy yet very laid back and welcoming. The staff were extremely helpful - especially the ladies in the bookshop who struggled to help me get my mobility scooter into the shop. Way beyond the call of duty!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Lovely setting and the walled garden fabulous, however in need of some TLC. They seem to have got the catering very wrong. For example, very ordinary looking cakes and scones and long queues for the drinks. They are missing an opportunity to do something very special here, preferring instead to churn out mediocre food. The "booth" in the rose garden was inadequate and would be improved with a proper catering outlet taking advantage of the superb vista. My real gripe with the National Trust is that they don't make it clear that a "standard" non gift aided entrance fee is available - they just go ahead and charge the £1.25 per person EXTRA without a asking which you would like. Nice day out though, the house doesn't contain any original furniture and what there is is quite lacklustre, but it's an interesting place which could be much, better.

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