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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fab house and great food

Loved it. Beautiful house and gardens. Very interesting to visit. Ample parking and s superb... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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A pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Travelling solo, without my man, I was on the lookout for a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. I... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
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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
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We stopped for three cups of coffee and two toasted tea cakes and it cost an eye watering #17.50 plus.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christlebean
Owen D, General Manager at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Christlebean Many thanks for your review. I appreciate your concerns regarding our prices, however all our prices are clearly displayed on our menu, and the decision to order or not was yours to make. Whilst it is easy to compare the cost of coffee...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Beautiful house and gardens. Very interesting to visit. Ample parking and s superb restaurant with a lovely carvery. Staff were very friendly, nice bright and clean, and a lovely little shop. Will visit again with no doubts.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Owen D, General Manager at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Compass15369376743 That's a great review, many thanks for 5* and mention of delicious carvery! I shall point out the staff your nice words about them.. Many thanks Owen

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Travelling solo, without my man, I was on the lookout for a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. I took a taxi from Dorcester and back, as I didn’t know the area, which was a little expensive but worth it. I enjoyed pottering around the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patrick C, Owner at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you. Much appreciated

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Both in the shop and in the Hall, the guides made it clear that nothing was too much trouble; they are obviously very proud of the house and rightly so. This is the only HHA house we have visited where you are offered a free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mans G
Owen D, General Manager at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Reviewed by Mans G Wow what a great review, that is so kind the 5 stars. Thanks for making particular note of the fabulous stewarding staff. Best wishes Owen

Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Margaret K Many thanks for the kind review, especially the kind mention of Emma, who is such a great welcome in The Great Hall. I am glad to read that you had a good trip up to the gallery and an enjoyable lunch Best...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Bev W Many thanks for the great review, and especially mention of the restaurant quality, We work hard to use fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Best wishes Owen

Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear rarely_stays Thanks for the review, I am sorry about the smoke, not ours on this occasion but blowing in from the localily! In terms of allergens, we are fully compliant and documentation to support the whole of our menu, I thought about your comments...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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KayMickHardwick
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Response from smartiejill | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure on that one, its a bit dressy there
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kevin v
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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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