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Lytes Cary Manor

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Address: Lytes Cary Manor Near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England
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+44 1458 224471

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This is the most charming medieval manor house with a wonderful atmosphere.

I would say straight away "allow plenty of time" We were so enchanted by the house we didn't have time to visit the gardens properly. It is wonderful to think that the west wing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I would say straight away "allow plenty of time" We were so enchanted by the house we didn't have time to visit the gardens properly. It is wonderful to think that the west wing is available as a holiday rental - that certainly sent us dreaming. The house feels very well loved and all the guides are obviously thrilled to... More 

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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Beautiful little NT property in lovely grounds and gardens. Visiting so close to Hallowe'en it might have been lost in cobwebs, witches hats and pumpkins like some properties nearby, but no, it wasn't and it was all the better for that as you could see what you were there for. Nice little cafe and shop, and some friendly, informative guides... More 

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Wickham Market
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Interesting gardens, with twelve apostle yew trees in rows. Some very uneven paths, with limited disabled access. Roaring fire in the downstairs hall, helps with the cold. Steep stairs up to rooms on the second floor. Grounds nice for a wander, but limited display at the end of the season.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovly afternoon stroll amongst the grounds stopped off for an afternoon tea . Tearooms was a bit disappointing Not much on offer. Very limited

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St Germans , Cornwall
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is one of many fine small medieval manor houses that can be found throughout the south west of England. The house evolved and grew around the original 14th century chapel and later great hall. It holds a good collection of antique furniture and artifacts. The gardens surrounding the manor house were largely created in the early 20th century following... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A long history over 6 centuries is captured and presented well, Some excellent room guides to add extra details, and some lovely pieces of period furniture with their own stories to tell. Although hal the current property is not accessible there is still plenty to see. The grounds are well maintained and a real asset - do not miss the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

not impressed with this NT property,not interesting for us,just glad we didn't pay! we must have been in and out in under an hour!

Thank glamama
Hayle, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One of the most genuine NT properties we have visited. Felt as if we were stepping back in time & the family had just popped out! Loved the Great Hall with the Minstrel Gallery & very impressive roof timbers. Gardens wonderfully laid out & plenty of Estate walks for those with more time and energy!

Thank Malcolm N
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We'd never heard of this place and popped in primarily for coffee on our way back from holiday in Dorset. A really pleasant surprise. A small manor with some of the best NT gardens we have ever seen, packed full of unusual, but attractive plants. The only disappointment was that none of these plants were for sale in the shop.... More 

Thank jch21c1
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

An excellent place to spend the afternoon,while the house is not large it is very interesting and there a good grounds to walk in and enjoy the autumn sunshine. The guides are were very knowledgeable and helpful. Cafe was a little limited but it was late afternoon.

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