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“Charming but just for an hour”
Review of Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Somerton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Visited on bank holiday Monday. Not too busy which was nice.
The house itself is very well presented and as usual the national trust volunteers could not be more helpful and informative.
The gardens are pleasant and there are a couple of longer walks including one down by the river which was very pleasant.
There was also a shop selling plants, gifts and books as well as a cafe.
It's worth a visit but don't expect the house tour to take very long.

Thank MartockLennie
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

House is lovely but furniture has all been acquired due to the fact the Lytes sold it all.

The gardens are amazing, god job the small team that does it.

Signage a little awry we could not find the 'River Walk

Thank Tad666
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Visited this National Trust property in April 2014. What a find, we were lucky in having a guide to show us around the beautiful garden, which was excellent and very chilled. We also went around the house and saw the exposed original timbers which were preserved by the owners. Have a look also at the amazing glass windows and the book of herbs in the great chamber. The shop and cafe are also lovely sit outside if the weather permits.

Thank HMOR97
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a great little NT property. Very little of the house is open to the public so don't go here if you really want to see the inside of an old property. However, the gardens are beautiful, the walk down to the river is lovely, the tea rooms are nice, and for young children (probably about 5 years old and up) the play area is fab. The play area is in the woods and has dens, rope swings - all sorts. Typical for the NT the entrance fee is a bit steep, so I would recommend membership, particularly if you are going to visit more than one of their sites.

Thank 79sgrif
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

A short stop to enjoy the lovely spring sunshine. It's a compact, beautifully created and managed garden, with lots of interesting corners and vistas to enjoy. The house is also open to the public but we didn't venture inside.
There's the usual National Trust cafe and gift shop with plant sales. As members we didn't have to pay so it was lovely to spend a hour there.

Thank Onceawaitress
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