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Made a second visit to Mottisfont in August. We did struggle to find it and didn’t think the road... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Poole, United Kingdom
Wonderful House

Had A lovely day here made all the better by our guide for the waterways. Chris was a fountain of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
keith h
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Reviewed yesterday

Made a second visit to Mottisfont in August. We did struggle to find it and didn’t think the road signs were as clear as they might have been. It was very busy because of school holidays but we managed to park. Inside although there were...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had A lovely day here made all the better by our guide for the waterways. Chris was a fountain of knowledge and a thoroughly nice chap to boot. I didn't know what to expect when we decided to visit Mottisfont but am glad we went.

Thank keith h
Reviewed 2 days ago

So, this is a stunning house and huge grounds, theres some nice play parks for the kids, some amazing walks, its on the river test, and is very peaceful and quiet, we went on August bank holiday Monday and it wasnt too busy at all,...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here after dropping one of our children to uni in winchester for the first time so we were looking for something to relax us before a long drive home and we found it easy parking lovely gardens very relaxing with the water and...More

Thank clive h
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took two under 9 grandchildren to Mottisfont during summer holidays. We followed a trail collecting clues about 'The Tiger Who came to tea'. A long walk, very active which is perfect to get children out & about. Lovely picnic areas. culminating in exhibition about the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to visit this place as we were in the area and it looked very interesting when googled. We were not disappointed, the history and atmospherics of this wonderful mansion were well worth the visit. What really wowed us was the garden with its...More

Thank michaely416
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting house, not so much left of the earlier houses. I wasn't blown away by it. Excellent cafe and helpful staff. But the grounds are stunning! Beautiful, impressive chestnut trees, we spotted a medlar tree too. The formal gardens are full of colour and...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent over 3 hrs here on my own. Just walking and taking it all in Highly recommend a visit if you are passing by.

Thank CafelatteLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of delightful walks around the gardens and grounds. Nice hidden treats to explore such as the shepherds hut and for children the play area. Lovely second hand book shop in the stableyard. The setting for the Abbey is picturesque and peaceful and the...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds. River Test. Beautiful walled gardens. Lavendar and roses. Good cafe options. Mature trees. House interior elegant and understated. Then the story of Maud Russell and her family that runs through everything. What kind of life did these wealthy people lead? Her multiple affairs....More

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Paula D
14 June 2018|
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Response from Southernchap | Reviewed this property |
Last year they appeared to be selling the roses near the main entrance, but visiting the walled gardens themselves is not a separate ticket. Prices as above are for the whole place. Well worth it.
4 April 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I’m a national trust member so I get in free. You can buy family membership. See national trust website for prices
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