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Colourful gardens in September.

After a coffee in the Sawmill cafe we spent the best part of two hours exploring the gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
k r
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
A most enjoyable visit

The house is of architectural and historical interest, dating back to the 16th century. It contains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild...more
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| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous place to visit, the house tour is a must, very informative and interesting. Stroll around the garden at your own leisure. Had tea and cake in the sawmill cafe and have to say we had the most delicious carrot cake ever.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok visit to well laid out landscaped garden. Beautiful location. £6 per head special offer just about value for money. Cafe let down by disposable cups for a venue trying and priced to be at a level above this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a coffee in the Sawmill cafe we spent the best part of two hours exploring the gardens, arboretum, and woodland walk. We were pleasantly surprised at how neat the gardens were, and there was still plenty of colour even in mid September. I agree...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Mapperton with my friend, we’d already booked a house tour for 12pm and were pleasantly surprised when the Earl of Sandwich undertook the tour himself, ably supported by Margery. The tour was very interesting and we took an hour to visit the various...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the our eight year old grandson to Mapperton house and the Creepy Crawly show was a very great attraction. He was enjoyed handling all the things he was allowed to. He was so interested he attended two shows and two handling sessions. We...More

1  Thank ebbiecot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were privileged to visit Mapperton House and Gardens this week where we were greeted by the Earl of Sandwich on entering the house, after which we had a very interesting tour hosted by an extremely knowledgeable guide. This is a magical manor house set...More

1  Thank Jill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is of architectural and historical interest, dating back to the 16th century. It contains many interesting works of art. The grounds are superb. The cafe serves a good range of food, with friendly staff. The only criticism is that the folding wooden chairs...More

1  Thank magisterlatinus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here with a TravelZoo voucher which was an exceptional deal but, honestly, I would be happy to pay the full price (£13 per adult for house and garden) because it was such a great experience. It is always the staff who make a...More

3  Thank FussyDolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll save you money and a long journey DO NOT come here with a dog even though they say that dogs can go to certain areas, this means the car park. My mistake I bought my dog, although it doesn’t say on any signs or...More

1  Thank JontyRoberts
Luke9691, Manager at Mapperton House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I’m sorry that you had an unsatisfactory experience at Mapperton. However our policy regarding dogs is clearly stated on our website under Visitor Information and also on our printed materials. Please see below: ‘Dogs. Dogs are welcome on leads outside the Sawmill Café but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in on route home having noticing the signs.We arrived 2.15pm & got in the 3pm tour, the lady was very nice to us & offered good information. What a surprise walking around side of house and there below us was this beautiful sunken...More

1  Thank Suzanne S
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Lesley H
25 September 2016|
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Response from Ann F | Reviewed this property |
I went with a group from the National Trust Oakleaves. I think it was bout £18 to get in the house. The café was in a converted barn. There was a small gift shop, and really beautiful gardens at the back of the house. The... More
Kaye S
4 September 2016|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
No - dogs on a lead outside the cafe only and not in the gardens.