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Athelhampton House and Gardens

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Grade 1 15th Century House and Gardens

We visited Athelhampton House, with a 2 for 1 entry voucher from Gardeners' World. It was well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
margaret k
Exeter, United Kingdom
Little gem!

Beautiful house and stunning gardens. Restaurant friendly and excellent quality. Visited mid week... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bev W
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Athelhampton House is one of England's finest Tudor Manor Houses. Dating from 1485, the Great Hall is a fine example of domestic Tudor architecture, the house has many interesting rooms, filled with antique furnishings and art. The Gardens...more
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Athelhampton House, with a 2 for 1 entry voucher from Gardeners' World. It was well worth the visit. This lovely old house which is still lived in by the Cooke family was ably stewarded by a delightful and informative Emma. This made a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful house and stunning gardens. Restaurant friendly and excellent quality. Visited mid week and it was surprisingly busy. Definitely worth visiting gardens regularly. Somehow made it more enjoyable knowing it was a working family home.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit was spoilt when we arrived due to a bonfire either on this property or a neighbouring one; one part of the garden was enveloped in smoke at one point and made outdoor exploring unpleasant. The house itself was interesting and the rest of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off on way back from short break in Devon. Visited on a Monday with beautiful weather. Very wecoming staff lent us a guidebook(what a good idea!) And both gardens and house were attractive and interesting. Self guided tour assisted by knowledgeable guide in main...More

Thank Fiftysomethingman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small well placed manor house, in excellent gardens, which are well worth a walk round, the carrying of a book to explain everything in the rooms inside can be cumbersome, but well worth it

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting Tudor house of unusual configuration. Liked it a lot. Gardens disappointing in comparison with others, probably due to lack of manpower, looking rather scruffy and in need of a valet. Plant sales area un-cared for. Entry expensive at £12.95 "concession" . For comparison:...More

Thank misterhig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a suprise trip from a visit to Dorchester. The house was stunning, and the furniture was beautifully placed. The gardens were amazing, and it was a great sight to see!

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting house, beautiful gardens and a decent cafe and shop make this place well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We started our visit by having a bowl of delicious soup. There are self-guided tours around the interesting old house but a friendly lady in the great hall gave us an overview first and pointed us in the right direction. There are various areas of...More

1  Thank Couple-Tadworth
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were invited to a birthday party at the Athelhampton house and had the opportunity to visit the house and the gardens. It is just gorgeous! The house is amazingly decorated with Tudor period furniture. The gardens are beautiful. You can walk the gardens and...More

Thank MgagneOttawa_Ontario
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22 July 2018|
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Response from smartiejill | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure on that one, its a bit dressy there
kevin v
23 June 2018|
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Response from nk12butler | Reviewed this property |
No it’s not, though for the price you get a lot of house and gardens for your money