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Farringford Estate

Bedbury Lane, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
+44 1983 752500
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A return this year

High quality self catering in the Stables.We had our usual flat with one bedroom with all the usual... read more

Reviewed today
Peter T
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Pinner, United Kingdom
Unclear website, wasted visit

We drove for an hour to visit during our holiday and could not get in. The website does not make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ewestcott17
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Kent, United Kingdom
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The home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson which has now been restored to its former glory with a beautiful walled garden.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bedbury Lane, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
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+44 1983 752500
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"walled garden"
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"amazing restoration"
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"audio guide"
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"beautifully restored home"
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"beautiful house"
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"family home"
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"an hour and a half"
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"isle of wight"
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"matures"
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"established"
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"beauty"
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"visitors"
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"tennyson"
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"information"
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Reviewed today

High quality self catering in the Stables.We had our usual flat with one bedroom with all the usual amenities one requires. Towels and bed linen changed regularly. We were offered the chance of a tour around the Tennyson house for free but this year we...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove for an hour to visit during our holiday and could not get in. The website does not make clear that you can only look round if you are on a tour. At most historic houses a tour is optional, and the website opening...More

Thank ewestcott17
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enhanced visitor facilities and a few tweaks in presentation would earn an "excellent" rating for this welcome addition to Wight's Victorian themed attractions. Beautifully and painstakingly restored, Farringford conveys very well the culture of celebrity with which today we are all too familiar. Visitors are...More

Thank Questers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful house belonging previously to Alfred Lord Tennyson which has been lovingly and charmingly refurbished and redecorated to bring it back to exactly how it would have been in Tennyson's time. Although the visit uses headphones (of which I am not a lover!) I...More

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an annual visitor to the Isle of Wight,I had been waiting for three years for the restoration of Tennyson's family home to be completed and opened to the public. Pre booking is advised, and although the 10.30 tour we attended was not quite full,...More

1  Thank DianeKn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst not a huge Tennyson fan I do adore poking around people's houses, so when I saw the ad in the ferry magazine I booked a visit. The volunteer at the entrance was very helpful and marked things to see on the map including the...More

Thank Tracey K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the spur of the moment, looking for something that we could all do together, a group ranging in age from 16 to 86. On the tour we learned a lot about Tennyson and his family and some things about the time...More

Thank AlaskaFamly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely experience! We only discovered this place existed by reading the ferry magazine but called immediately to book our visit. Everything was superb, from the beauty of the house and garden, the care and consideration with which it is presented, and the knowledge,...More

1  Thank DWearn
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having worked here when it was a hotel in the 80's what a transformation back to a family home in Tenninsons time. The attention to detail is incredible, the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the history of that time, the Tennison family and...More

1  Thank hartwelldebbie
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Spent a really lovely afternoon on a tour of the magnificently restored former home of Tennyson. The audio commentary was spot on with facts and length with an option to hear more details which we both took. The presentation of each room was superb and...More

Thank esme824
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