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Mottisfont Abbey

| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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My wife and I visited Mottisfont for three specific purposes - to view the Kaffe Fassett textiles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Good place

House was a little disappointing, but they are all different. Riverside walk beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andover, United Kingdom
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. There's space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited Mottisfont for three specific purposes - to view the Kaffe Fassett textiles exhibition, to examine the display of 'modern' paintings, and to look around the house. On arrival, the staff at the entrance foyer did not inform us that entry...More

Thank amiddletonsct
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

House was a little disappointing, but they are all different. Riverside walk beautiful and the autumn colours stunning. Look forward to seeing the snowdrops next year.

Thank LesleySales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently the house can only be visited by a timed ticket, unfortunately the tours had been booked for the period we were there. However we were able to visit the textile exhibition which showed what could be done. The rose garden had few roses left...More

Thank mag1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in the middle of October on a Sunday, so the place was quite busy. That was a by-pass for me on the way back to London, but it worth. Lovely area, beautiful country roads lead there,brown sign-posted, so easy to find. The estate is...More

Thank Ewyena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A glorious glimpse of recent history in a beautiful home in fabulous grounds. Very welcoming and helpful personnel. Lots of children enjoying the gardens on a sunny autumn day. The Kaffe Fassett exhibition, on until January, breathtaking.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to this NT property on the advice of a friend and I wonder why I have never been before. The house is beautiful, full of charming furnishing and art, and exploring it was really bought to life with the strategic use of...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were bowled over by the picture collection (largely by 20th century artists) and the thoughtful narrative set up to show how Maud Russell commented upon and interacted with many war time luminaries who visited her. However, having enjoyed Caffe Fassett’s exhibition at Claverton a...More

Thank treecutter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Winchester and decided to find a National Trust property to visit. We visited Mottisfont and had a very enjoyable day out. We arrived about 11.30am and left at 4.30pm.The house was very interesting to walk around, crafted from a medieval priory....More

Thank 8Angie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting Abbey, but the highlight for me was the White drawing room decorated by the wonderful Rex Whistler. What a triumph, he was somewhat hamstrung by the owner at the time who only wanted magnolia colours but his genius shone through, the walls look...More

Thank BooknutTamworth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited a number of NT properties and enjoyed the house, the gardens, the furniture and the paintings, the visit to Mottisfont was special because of the Derek Hill collection of paintings. Included in the collection were two paintings by two deceased friends of mine....More

Thank Alan B
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Heather M
11 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna C | Reviewed this property |
yeah a cafe type set up where you go to a bar and choose your meal a posh kind of canteen...nice food !! one in the stables and one in the house lots of room and well organised but probs v busy at times xxx
Valerie S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Mottisfont-NT | Property representative |
Hello, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the station to the property. We're open daily; our gardens and cafes are open from 10am, the house and gallery from 11am. We close at 5pm. We hope this is helpful and you... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from mrsm541 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we were there about 5 hours at least. We went to the art exhibition, went round the house (which is reasonably quick). Had a picnic. Looked round the walled gardens, sat in there drinking a cup of tea. went... More