Barrington Court
Barrington Court
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • PaoloB
    Newtownards, United Kingdom145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Pleasant, Friendly Find with lovely grounds
    Visited with three of our (teen and twenties) children whilst holidaying in the area. The house was closed for renovation, which we knew but enjoyed our visit. Our welcome was so friendly with a map of the property and recommendations for walls with our small dog. Tea shop was good and sat outside to enjoy coffee before a walk of the beautiful grounds. There are several craft business set up in the former stables (wood carvings, pottery and book shop) set up in the former stables with stories and a variety of crafts for sale. Really enjoyed our visit and would recommend if staying in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • dragonara2
    Honiton, United Kingdom481 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    fire your imagination!
    Although the house and Strode restaurant are close for renovations, there was plenty to do and see particularly for children of all ages. both grandson and I painted a wooden motif with the carpenter for a reasonable price. The barn activities are a good idea, history of the house being rebuilt plus those involved ibn the building plus many activities for children to be encouraged to use their imagination. Good choice of drinks and light snacks in the cafe, plenty of parking.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Andrew H
    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom1,312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the excursion
    I seem destined to visit here only under the threat of torrential rain. The road there is narrow & patience is required: the National Trust were not directly at fault, but the "road closed" signs did not make it clear that the property was open: though the house itself is closed for renovations currently. The staff were most friendly & helpful & the gardens worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • penny B
    Molise, Italy108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant piece of England
    Pleasant piece of England Ok so the house wasn’t open and the gardens rather bare. It’s just that time of year when everything is waiting just under the surface ready to burst into bloom. However we had a walk around the gardens admiring the tiny snowdrops peeping through in places, and the even spotted a few crocus. Then there was the book shop, yes I know another national Trust bookshop .. but a big one. As always such cheerful and helpful staff too. Look forward to going back. Thank you
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 February 2024
  • jonesyboy27
    Kingswinford, United Kingdom464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just in need of a snack
    Come here twice a year great to wander the kitchen garden. Started with the cafe limited choice but you can’t beat the humble jacket potato with assorted fillings. We chose tuna mayonnaise and the other was cheese Both came with homemade coleslaw and a tossed salad Generous fillings and delicious Overall a good lunch now off to walk the calories off.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2024
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Caroline T
Glastonbury63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Following instructions on the website (it was impossible to speak to anyone beforehand) we had booked our "slot" and duly turned up. One of us is a NT member, the other isn't and although we had made this clear when booking, only 1 person had been registered to visit. However, the pleasant lady greeting us allowed us in, & there was plenty of space in the car park.
My husband paid £10 entry fee, but there had been no information on the website that the house is currently closed, so we were surprised that the entry fee wasn't reduced. If there is damage to the roof, perhaps they could cordon off the relevant rooms? It was a shame that after our journey, we could only walk round the outside, where there was very little information. The "artisan workshops" were also closed. This was a Sunday! The gardens were very pleasant (although they needed some attention, being a little scruffy, but perhaps they are short of gardeners at the moment?).
After strolling round the grounds we hoped to have lunch, but again, the cafe was shut, and there were only snacks available.
This was annoying, we had wondered why so many people had taken picnics, and now we knew! If the website had informed us that there was nothing but tea, coffee and soft drinks and a few biscuits & cakes, we'd have booked a meal at the local pub. We went there (The Barrington Boar) but they were unable to find a table for 2, so we had to travel even further afield for lunch. What is wrong with this country's eating establishments!! So, we thought this was a pleasant outing but could have been much better if more information had been provided on the website. The staff are fine, and as they are probably all volunteers, they do a good job.
Written 11 October 2020
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sue8312
Ashford, UK51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We perhaps understand the use of COVID as an excuse for some things but it doesn’t excuse the surliness of almost all the staff we encountered.
The whole place has a tired, unloved and uncared for feel and was one of the most disappointing NT locations we have ever visited.
Of course the gardens are not yet at their best but unless more than the one poor gardener we saw is brought in quickly, the weeds will overwhelm what plants there are.
Cafe at the entrance has very limited choice and on a chilly day, having both doors open did not make it a place to want to linger. We then tried the cafe in the house, again a very cold room where virtually everyone kept their coats on. At 2.05pm no more hot food was available, even a bowl of soup, and we were not the last to arrive expecting some form of hospitable welcome.
We visited the somewhat overpriced artisan workshops and not one of the artisans greeted us. I wonder if they ever sell anything with that sort of attitude
Very disappointing and such a contrast to nearby Tintinhull where we went next, where the welcome was warm and appreciative.
Written 12 April 2022
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jane j
Dursley, UK164 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Arriving to find the house closed was a poor start and as we progressed through the grounds our disappointment deepened. The gardens were scruffy and looked un-cared for. The rose garden had been underplanted with herbaceous plants which were unkempt and untidy, detracting from the roses which should be good enough the stand alone as an attraction. Several beds were rife with mare's tail and other weeds and the walled garden covered in fallen rotting fruit. Why can't the windfalls be gathered for sale by donation?
The house itself is covered in scaffolding and inaccessible; the only good feature was the entertaining and instructive guide who took us round the outside. Apparently the scaffolding has been in place for several months with no work done - presumably this must be costing the NT with nothing to show for it.
Written 4 September 2022
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Rod P
Southampton, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited Barrington Court on return from Devon. We were just in time for a guided tour by a volunteer who knew the history in great detail ...absolutely brilliant. This was followed by an excellent lunch in the restaraunt ...great quality food served in a very efficient and friendly way. A superb lunch break and we learned much about the fascinating history of the house and estate. Thank you NT.
Written 10 March 2020
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wildboar410
Forest of Dean, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This house was brought to life by the wonderful volunter.His knowledge was amazing.
The house has such character.All that wood added by Mr Lyle has made it such a rich interior.It is a shame the records of where the wood had come from is lost for ever.
Great to make a paper aroplane and try it out in such a special house.I bet the gardens look good in the Summer.I will go back to see.
What big roll top baths.Vitual pictures so that you coud overlay and see what it might have looked like when it was lived .This could be a project NT could undertake maybe with local historical society.Some people can not imagine and were disappointed with the visit
Cafe was difficult.It was unclear what you had to do Cake room?? then line up in the corridor?? People to busy to talk/ask.Gave up and ate at supermarket on the way home.Would have eaten there.
Written 19 January 2020
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We spent a lovely couple of hours touring the gardens of this NT estate. Walking around felt "very Jane Austen" particularly standing at either set of wrought iron gates thinking about carriages arriving along the driveway. Came across some beautiful dark purple poppies in the garden.
They have opened some interesting little shops and we enjoyed wandering around the second hand book barn and contributing towards the NT costs by buying a couple to take away.
We bought a coffee and cake in the small cafe and enjoyed sitting on the deckchairs on the lawn for our break.
Unfortunately all the NT cafes seem to be running on less staff and a vastly reduced menu but the staff here did well.
Much credit to the volunteer in the car park -Mike who was super friendly and helpful and happy
Written 29 June 2021
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BrianF
London, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Driving down to Lyme Regis, looked for a stopping and found this little gem "hiding away". Beautiful grounds and buildings, particularly the house, which has been wonderfully restored, with opportunities for artisans to display their wares. Tea rooms, although busy when we were there, served well presented food at a generally good value price. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written 3 February 2020
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This 16th century low rise Manor House still looks pristine from the outside ... make sure you lookup and admire all its architectural roofline glories. Shame the building is closed.
The gardens are a real treat, each walled section has its own theme and you can feel the attention to planting detail that has gone into each individual garden. The kitchen garden is clearly well used and turned-over, which is a joy to see. I'd loved to have seen inside the manor and gained more knowledge of the estate's history together with its illustrious sugar magnet owner. Unfortunately it's close for repair.
Written 22 November 2020
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SJL61
38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We came for the photography exhibition, which was interesting and saved the visit, otherwise disappointing. Unless you’ve only come for a walk around the perimeter, dog access is extremely limited. This includes the cafe in the main building (the one at the entrance has been closed). The cafe is accessed down a series of institutional corridors, where you can buy takeaway food and drink, however there are no tables and limited seating altogether outside, where your dog is allowed. We were told that dogs aren’t allowed to preserve the garden’s award winning status - I’d be interested to know how many years ago this award was won. The drinks and cake were good, but the location of the cafe is inconvenient at best and I would hope this is to be addressed as they embark on a much needed and extensive programme of works to the house. The staff member running the gift shop was very pleasant.
Written 1 October 2022
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dragonara2
Honiton, UK481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Although the house and Strode restaurant are close for renovations, there was plenty to do and see particularly for children of all ages. both grandson and I painted a wooden motif with the carpenter for a reasonable price. The barn activities are a good idea, history of the house being rebuilt plus those involved ibn the building plus many activities for children to be encouraged to use their imagination. Good choice of drinks and light snacks in the cafe, plenty of parking.
Written 29 August 2023
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