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“Insight in the Terry (chocolate) family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Goddards House and Garden

Goddards House and Garden
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #18 of 199 things to do in York
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Insight in the Terry (chocolate) family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We visited the house and garden as we are National Trust members. A bit tricky to find but well worth it. A great insight into the Terry family made famous by the Chocolate Orange! Shame on samples!

Visited July 2014
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was the home of the Terry family of chocolate fame, and is situated at the side of the Tadcaster road In York but is very tranquil despite this. It is a National Trust property and as well as containing history of this, has extensive gardens. In summer there are things for kids to do..........pond dipping was popular when we visited.

Visited August 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“More than just a garden.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was also the home of the Terry chocolate magnate and has the family history and history of the business very well displayed. A lovely house and a lovely garden attached. A very nice tea is available also. Not to be missed but difficult parking. Go at the weekend when the National Trust offices are closed and the staff parking is available.

Visited June 2014
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Hockley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Visited on Monday so House not open but still worth a visit as gardens are beautiful and, despite being so close to a main road, very tranquil. Loved the pond area just south of the house. Peaceful place with formal garden, croquet lawn, wooded garden and shady dell so you can spend an hour or so wandering round here

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Maureen B
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Arts & Crafts style in an Art Deco period - Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

How I loved this place! It was built for Noel Terry of chocolate fame for his family and completed in 1928. Classically Arts & Crafts style with a gate house and a long drive leading to the mellow bricks and tall chimneys of Goddards. The Terry's brought up their 4 children, 3 boys and a girl here and it didn't take much thought to imagine the life lived here. Not all the rooms are open as it is also an office for the National Trust so we could not see the kitchen or any of the bathrooms. The sitting room that overlooked the garden was lighter than many of the era and it was flooded with sunlight on our visit. I thought it was stunningly beautiful. Throughout the house were photos of the family where sport was encouraged and enjoyed. There is a 1930s tea room but as it was warm and sunny we chose to take our tea and scones on the terrace overlooking the main lawn. After that we explored the gardens. The Terry children must have had great games of hide and seek in there, that's for sure! As well as flower borders, shrubs etc there was also a tennis lawn, a large and shady dell as well as a large greenhouse of the era, still very much in use today. You could also see the tower of the Terrys chocolate factory in the distance. There is some parking on site and admission is free if you are a member of the National Trust. We were probably there over 3 hours because the day was so warm and sunny. Oh to have lived the life there in it's heyday!

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Carol M
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