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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Athelhampton House

Not like a National Trust property Athelhampton House is much more a place you wouldn't mind... read more

Reviewed yesterday
joelnetley
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Gorgeous house and gardens

Part of the historic houses association this beautiful house has a lovely series and of gardens and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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 remodelled in 1891 surround the House, with many 'compartments' built with Ham stone, each with a different style or theme, each with a water feature of a pond or fountain. The Great Court features the 12 world famous giant yew tree pyramids. The House and Gardens are protected by a Grade 1 listing, and are well maintained to protect for future generations. An excellent visitor centre with restaurant, tea room, gift shop and plant sales area complete the attraction. Enjoy a great Lunch or afternoon tea. See our website for special offers.
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“sunday lunch” (19 reviews)
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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+44 1305 848363
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Reviewed yesterday

Not like a National Trust property Athelhampton House is much more a place you wouldn't mind staying at. . When we arrived there was a lovely fire burning in a cracking fireplace and the whole place was very relaxed with worn carpets , slightly tatty...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Part of the historic houses association this beautiful house has a lovely series and of gardens and boasts a unique hammer beam roof older than Windsor castle and old ha Westminster hall it also houses an example teresring art collection. Gardens and cafe on site...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely old house is well sign posted, easy to find and has a large shady car park. Disabled parking is near the entrance. We benefited from the 2 for 1 Gardeners World Pass. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The gardens...More

Thank Pengor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Athelhampton house and gardens before and decided to go for lunch and a walk round the gardens again. The carvery was very good with a choice of three meats and a good selection of vegetables. We arrived fairly early ,at 12.30, which...More

Thank Wen4519
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the 9th August. This is one of the nicest house and garden that we have visited, the garden goes well with the house..all nooks and cranny's and very pretty and well cared for. We had lunch in the restaurant (steak pie) which was...More

Thank 591jen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed visiting houses and gardens on holiday and found this one on a Google search. A house full of history and gardens which though not at their best still worth a look. The real surprise was the food. We expected the typical...More

Thank DougAndAlison
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a cottage in grounds and wedding was at the manor house food was amazing and all the staff couldn't do enough for you . Canapés outside on lawns before reception we were lucky 30 degrees I would recommend this place for a...More

Thank linda m
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Patrick C, Owner at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. So pleased you had a great time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the gardens and house are first class. Obviously an awful lot of hard work has gone into the gardens which are well designed and a beauty to behold. The tea rooms are well woth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to come after seeing the film Sleuth. So Peaceful We had a lovely relaxing stroll through the gardens which were immaculately kept, and looking round the house was delightful as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem! Not big but full of character and charm. This delightful 15th century house is full of character. One really feels one is stepping into a home of that era. One can sit on chairs and enjoy the ambience. There was a fire...More

Thank 34ES
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KayMickHardwick
22 July 2018|
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Response from Tina B | Reviewed this property |
Most people were 'smart casual' when we went for lunch...but they expect holiday makers and tourists...so I'm sure they'll make you feel welcome and to be honest....if you've not been before...allow time for sitting in the... More
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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
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