Sausmarez Manor
Sausmarez Manor
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Sausmarez Manor is still the seat of the seigneurs de Sausmarez since C1205. There are a number of interesting things to do or see whilst you are there;- Historic House tours a Subtropical Garden, a Sculpture Park, a ride on train, Ghost Tours, a Short Golf course, Craft shops
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  • mike w
    4 contributions
    Gardens disappointing
    We did not visit the house, just the gardens. The "sub tropical gardens" were a real let down. Overgrown, neglected, just bamboo, more bamboo, and mostly camellias. We saw more interesting and tropical plants in the road outside in people's gardens. Some garden artwork on sale for several thousand pounds.. each.. The lady in the cafe has definitely not been to charm school.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2023
  • John B
    22 contributions
    Pleasant Day
    The tour around the Manor House was very interesting, made more so by our enthusiastic guide who explained the various changes of ownership over the centuries and the physical alterations to the Manor. The tropical gardens also contain the art sculptures so you obtain two things for the price of one. The cafe is also worth a visit which serves a range of snacks and cream teas, including Guernsey Gache.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Susan K
    Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom5 contributions
    History brought to life
    We had seen this mentioned on a recent programme made by Alan Titchmarsh. The grounds were lovely but the highlight of our visit was the guided house tour. The lady that conducted it was so knowledgeable and made it really interesting. There is a cafe and toilet on site and the bus stops right outside
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Bill P
    2 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    We (two adults and 3 children) spent a pleasant hour walking around the beautiful Sculpture Park looking at the fascinating range of sculptures on display. Even the young members were intrigued by the range of flowers, especially the blue hydrangeas. Visited the cafe for coffee and met the very informative Trevor Rogers-Davis in his copper workplace at the back of the cafe.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Phillip C
    17 contributions
    Not overwhelmed.
    To be honest we only went in the grounds at the rear and the gardens. Found it a bit underwhelming in that the gardens (Personally) needed sorting and generally I thought that everything looked a bit run down. It didn't help thats its difficult access. If you miss the signs, its too late you are past it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • RRL192014
    Guildford, United Kingdom32 contributions
    In need of TLC
    We visited with friends for what we anticipated would be a lovely afternoon cream tea. Our main reason was the Guernsey TV programme we had recently seen The tea room is badly in need of some TLC. It was very tired and the grape vine which covers much of the inside needed it’s grapes picking. They were well over and going mouldy. The owner was lovely but the food was poor. We had three cream teas and I had the soup of the day. We rather expected something special, but the cream was in small pre sealed tubs from Cornwall, scones pretty basic and soup which was tomato and Luke warm quite frankly disgusting. Served with a warmed stale roll. Cutlery and crockery were not particularly clean and hygiene in the way food is prepared lacking. the price was exorbitant. Not somewhere any of us would recommend or return to. Don’t waste your money.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • swift-simba
    Camberley, United Kingdom7,398 contributions
    Interesting tropical garden and Sculptures
    When we visited in late October only the sculpture park and tropical gardens where open. The copper smith and Tearoom where also open. The weather was chilly and a bit damp. It is certainly somewhere we would like to return to on a warmer and sunny day. It would also be interesting to see inside the house. The gardens have some fascinating tropical plants growing there. Again earlier in the year the plants would be more spectacular. There are signed paths that take you around the sculptures. There are a range of ones in amongst the plants. It was interesting to go into the copper smith to see the items he produces and the different hammers he uses in his craft. There are items you can buy. We went into the tearoom Where we enjoyed our drinks sitting under the grapevine . There are seats outside so on a sunny day you could enjoy your drinks outside.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK7,398 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
When we visited in late October only the sculpture park and tropical gardens where open. The copper smith and Tearoom where also open. The weather was chilly and a bit damp. It is certainly somewhere we would like to return to on a warmer and sunny day. It would also be interesting to see inside the house.
The gardens have some fascinating tropical plants growing there. Again earlier in the year the plants would be more spectacular. There are signed paths that take you around the sculptures. There are a range of ones in amongst the plants.
It was interesting to go into the copper smith to see the items he produces and the different hammers he uses in his craft. There are items you can buy.
We went into the tearoom Where we enjoyed our drinks sitting under the grapevine . There are seats outside so on a sunny day you could enjoy your drinks outside.
Written 11 November 2023
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RRL192014
Guildford, UK32 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We visited with friends for what we anticipated would be a lovely afternoon cream tea. Our main reason was the Guernsey TV programme we had recently seen

The tea room is badly in need of some TLC. It was very tired and the grape vine which covers much of the inside needed it’s grapes picking. They were well over and going mouldy. The owner was lovely but the food was poor. We had three cream teas and I had the soup of the day. We rather expected something special, but the cream was in small pre sealed tubs from Cornwall, scones pretty basic and soup which was tomato and Luke warm quite frankly disgusting. Served with a warmed stale roll. Cutlery and crockery were not particularly clean and hygiene in the way food is prepared lacking.

the price was exorbitant. Not somewhere any of us would recommend or return to.

Don’t waste your money.
Written 19 October 2023
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Phillip C
17 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
To be honest we only went in the grounds at the rear and the gardens. Found it a bit underwhelming in that the gardens (Personally) needed sorting and generally I thought that everything looked a bit run down. It didn't help thats its difficult access. If you miss the signs, its too late you are past it.
Written 18 September 2023
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Bill P
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We (two adults and 3 children) spent a pleasant hour walking around the beautiful Sculpture Park looking at the fascinating range of sculptures on display. Even the young members were intrigued by the range of flowers, especially the blue hydrangeas. Visited the cafe for coffee and met the very informative Trevor Rogers-Davis in his copper workplace at the back of the cafe.
Written 13 August 2023
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_sdillingham
Wimborne Minster, UK10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We only saw the gardens on this occasion, which were wonderful! If you only like manicured gardens then this isn’t for you but we loved its natural beauty which was like a mini Lost Gardens of Heligan! Plants included bamboo, many types of fern, banana trees, gunnera, beautiful late summer colour like blue hydrangeas and pink fuschia. There was also a large pond with a water fountain, ducks and terrapins. Be careful not to step on a terrapin as you follow the path! As you go through the gardens there are a huge variety of stunning sculptures peeping out through the foliage and there are lovely poems for you to read and to reflect, adding to the serenity of the place. The tearoom was delightful, so relaxing sitting by the pond with wooden troughs full of colourful flowers. We could have spent a lot longer there, certainly one of our favourite places to visit. Just a short bus ride away from St Peter Port.
Written 8 August 2023
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Isabel B
Nuneaton, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the tea room after seeing it on TV. £15.60 for 2 teas with a Victoria sandwich sliced so thin I cut my finger on it! The gardens were unkempt and grounds ramshackle. The tea room badly needed a paint. The air smelt of gas/kerosene. Everywhere was untidy.
A very disappointing experience. We won’t go again.
Written 5 August 2023
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Susan K
Barrow-in-Furness, UK5 contributions
Jul 2023
We had seen this mentioned on a recent programme made by Alan Titchmarsh. The grounds were lovely but the highlight of our visit was the guided house tour. The lady that conducted it was so knowledgeable and made it really interesting. There is a cafe and toilet on site and the bus stops right outside
Written 3 August 2023
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John B
22 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The tour around the Manor House was very interesting, made more so by our enthusiastic guide who explained the various changes of ownership over the centuries and the physical alterations to the Manor.
The tropical gardens also contain the art sculptures so you obtain two things for the price of one.
The cafe is also worth a visit which serves a range of snacks and cream teas, including Guernsey Gache.
Written 28 July 2023
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Gordon T
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Spent a week here for the Island Games. Great accommodation with tearoom, pitch and putt, duck pond and tropical garden just outside. Not too far out of town and on bus route.
Written 26 July 2023
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Monica T
Bath, UK132 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We saw this gem of a place on tv before our visit and made it a priority to visit. We were not disappointed. It is just beautiful. There were vintage cars there at the time of our visit which gave it all the more atmosphere. We arrived just in time to join a house tour which is a must. Our guide was wonderful. Factual full of information and stories linked to the history of the development and inhabitants of the manor which is fascinating. The cafe is delightful and well worth a visit too as is the Copper shop which again is full of wonderfully crafted items . The sculpture park is an opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds. We spent hours there and are so pleased we did.
Written 6 July 2023
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