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“Visit on 18/08/13”
Review of Breamore House

Breamore House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Not the best of starts with having to drive against the tide of veteran vehicles leaving their exhibition in the groundsearly. If there were directions to avoid this, they weren't obvious. Improved afterwards with good parking (though couldn't see how disabled visitors could park outside the house itself). Good tour with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide (though my sister read somewhere that it only lasted 30 mins instead of the hour actually allowed for it). Large and interesting museum with many aspects of past country life - all wheelchair/pushchair-accessible too. Do hope nearby schools make use of it for visits. Even a maze and health-and-safety-compatible playground. Superb cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Wonderful cakes!

1  Thank Veronica H
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Walking with friends, we came upon Breamore. What a pleasant suprise. Interesting tour of the house - knowledgeable guides. Reasonably priced guidebook - great. Also an interetsing countryside museum thrown in for good measure. Would certainly recommend a trip to this house - although you need to time your visit to coincide with the tour times!!

1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

This property was a lovely surprise to our party of 4,who visited it this week.
Parking is easy & the welcoming teashop was of a very good standard,although there was a little bit of a wait for food,which was freshly prepared. This did not bother us as we had the whole day set aside to enjoy the experience. After passing through the small shop we visited the very extensive Countryside Museum. This was full of interest & we 4 adults spent a good hour exploring it. It contained many replicas of old village life from 100 years ago & the range of Tractors & other Farm Implements on show was quite mind boggling. Adjoining this was a childrens area with the usual attractions.
Before our visit to the house[which opened at 2.p.m].we purchased a Guide Book for the princely sum of £1.50.![ Please note other stately homes]
The House Tour is escorted & our guide had an excellent knowledge of the House & its history & we were able to visit a large number of rooms.
The gardens are laid to lawns rather than flower borders.
We concluded our visit with a short diversion to the Saxon Church in the grounds,which is well worth a visit with its Medieval Font & Saxon Arches.
Before leaving for home we enjoyed a further visit to the Tea Room with its friendly service & very reasonable prices.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Breamore & children will enjoy the Countryside Museum, although, for the younger ones, the house may not be their scene.

3  Thank Bristolianexile
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

You visit the house on the afternoons it's open in hourly guided tours. Ours was excellent, the guide showing us building, paintings and furniture from Tudor times. The great hall impressed as it must have done Doddington and Hulse visitors, and the bedrooms with original embroidered covers amazing.

There's a little Saxon church plus a huge rural collection in the walled garden: four sheds of farm machinery with the biggest collection of tractors we've ever seen, village crafts and shops. If only it were active with people demonstrating workings or explaining life in the past, this would be better than Milestones in Basingstoke. As it's between the attractive towns of Salisbury and Fordingbridge, well signed and with easy parking, we couldn't understand why more people weren't there.

1  Thank DickTravels
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We couldn't go round the house because of time. There are only 50 minute guided tours every hour and limited opening times,check before you turn up.We had just missed the tour and could not afford to spend 2 hours there so we went to the museum instead. It was brilliant, really impressive and extensive

1  Thank Lisa008
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