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Beautiful Gardens

We visited The Peto Garden last June to enjoy a music event as part of the Bath Music Festival. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex-Bex
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Lovely gardens and cream teas

Open during the summer. Check times and days before going. You’ll need at least an hour to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Peter B
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Frome, United Kingdom
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Internationally renowned, Grade 1 listed, Italianate gardens designed by Harold Peto, who made Iford his home from 1899-1933. Characterised by terraces, pools, statuary cloisters and remarkable rural views, the garden is an archetype of its period...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Peto Garden last June to enjoy a music event as part of the Bath Music Festival. The setting is delightful and the background of the design is very interesting. The gardens are very unique and beauitfully maintained. The outbuildings each tell a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your kind words - we're really glad you enjoyed your visit. The music events in the cloister have sadly had to come to an end for the time being - the cloister is now being restored following subsidence in 2018. We do continue...More

Reviewed 20 January 2019

Open during the summer. Check times and days before going. You’ll need at least an hour to enjoy the gardens and 30 mins for the cream teas. Good selection of specialty teas and coffees. Music on summer Sunday afternoons too.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind comments - we're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Iford. The free afternoon concerts will move to Saturday for 2019, and will take place in the casita rather than the cloister which is undergoing necessary engineering work following...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Gardens are always well manicured with the correct measurement of wildness still. The tea room could do with improvement but still serves good food.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your very kind words which we will pass on to the team. Good news for you - our new café is currently being constructed in a lovely old stable yard and barn, and should be ready for the 2020 season, serving...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We walked from Bradford on Avon after lunch, along the canal to the pub by the water at Avoncliffe then on a public footpath that cut through a wood and then through a quiet housing development. About 1 hour one way. Stopped at the pub...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your lovely comment and we're really glad you enjoyed your walk to us. It's a beautiful area for a walk, albeit hilly, and we particularly enjoy welcoming our green, sustainable visitors on foot, bike or horseback (look out for new bike racks in...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Having seen signs to it on several occasions we at last took time to visit today. Found it to be very pleasant not 'over manicured' garden which gave it a real charm. It is the sort of place to visit at different times of year...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi FrankB3025, thanks for taking the time to comment. Really glad you enjoyed your visit. Restoration of the garden since it was more or less lost after the second world war, has been ongoing for about 40 years and will no doubt continue for another...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. Magnificent views from such beautiful gardens. Went during the week, so fairly quiet. Each section was breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for leaving your lovely comments. We really appreciate your support.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

We called here on a recent break in August. A good day for visiting, pleasant but not too warm. We have been to the area so many times and always intended to come here and was so glad we finally did. The gardens are lovely,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your generous comments. The garden restoration relies on visitors and we are really grateful for your support. We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a lovely way to spend a bank holiday - lots of things to see and some lovely views. Peaceful and relaxing even with the steep climbs! Finished with a lovely coffee and shortbread. Well worth a visit and very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Really glad you enjoyed your visit - and I hope you will come and visit again soon. Our new café opens in 2020 which will be able to offer lunch. All the best.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visited the Peto gardens at Iford Manor, and it is worth pointing out that it is only the gardens that is actually open - part of the Historic Houses Association - cost is currently £6 for adults with a concession and offers available (check...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your day out to Iford. You are quite right that good shoes are important when climbing old terraces! For 2019 the opening times and pricing remain the same as you have indicated. In 2020 however, we will open our new café,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited these gardens with a group and were travelling by coach after visiting Longleat. On approaching Bradford on Avon the driver misunderstood instructions and took a circuitous route along narrow lanes which were unsuitable for coaches. When we eventually arrived late at Iford Manor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Christine R, Really glad you enjoyed your visit, despite the circuitous arrival route! Thanks for your kind words - I hope you'll consider coming back, perhaps in late May when the wisteria is out and looks a dream. The new café got delayed by...More

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Anna R
28 May 2018|
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Response from Elaine B | Reviewed this property |
As the gardens are all outside spaces it should be fine. It really depends on the age of your children, if they are easily bored this may not be the ideal place, as it is very tranquil and peaceful, although there were... More
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Jasmine E
11 January 2018|
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Response from Will C | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late reply, but thankfully the responses pointed you in the right direction. We reopen on Easter Day, 1 April 2018. As for dogs... yes, very welcome on leads. all the best.
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