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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Private house full of interesting furniture

Family owned, housing an eclectic mix of furniture, the evocative smell of woodsmoke, linen fold... read more

Reviewed yesterday
307Jocelyn
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Peaceful location

If your looking for a relaxing and peaceful retreat for the day then this is the place to go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
traceywyke
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Dorset, 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” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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+44 1305 848363
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Reviewed yesterday

Family owned, housing an eclectic mix of furniture, the evocative smell of woodsmoke, linen fold panelling in the Hall, interesting pictures, hidden doors. Leaded windows with coats of arms, so much to see. The guide is keen to tell you about the history of this...More

Thank 307Jocelyn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If your looking for a relaxing and peaceful retreat for the day then this is the place to go. Walks around the gardens and the house are lovely

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest houses we have visited - a beautiful old building filled with old and lovely furniture. It is on a very intimate scale and I wanted to live there. The “not the National Trust” vibe was refreshing too - the...More

Thank Ros0604
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this small but beautifully maintained manor house is a delight to behold . Well worth going off the beaten track to explore by the River Piddle..

Thank michaelvb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So inspired to write a review due to wonderful house Guide, Lesley. She was terrific with my 7 year old daughter, helping her do her children’s quiz of the house, telling her fascinating historical facts, like why Tudor beds are short, where the saying ‘sleep...More

Thank Yvette D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday carvery was delicious, majority of our party had eyes bigger than our bellies. Staff were outstanding, couldn’t fault them in any way. An all round wonderful visit!

Thank MrsGu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place. The house has been well cared for and the walled garden alone is well worth a visit

Thank poppet504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful country house and gardens with very helpful , friendly and informative staff. One of our party was in a wheelchair and the staff went out of their way to ensure she was able to experience the house and gardens to the full. No...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning gardens and house. Extremely enthusiastic guide, Clare, added to the enjoyment of the history of the house. Love the idea of the loaning of the guide book. Equally enjoyable restaurant with friendly, helpful staff. Very clean toilets.

Thank MrTeeland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with a friend to visit the house and found it steeped in history. i took a camera and was permitted to photograph everything in the house and gardens. it was helpful to have a flash as parts of the house were quite dark. the...More

Thank youshallhaveaFishy
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KayMickHardwick
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Response from buttsScotland | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know we had a picnic in the grounds x
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kevin v
22 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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