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Fabulous setting for a wedding

Attended a wedding at Insole Court on Saturday. Beautiful restored rooms and the gardens provided a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annec1234
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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A beautiful house.

We found this quite by accident and I'm so glad we did. There is a good carpark. A cafe... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kathy w
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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A cultural and community destination with a 160-year history. Beautiful mansion, gardens, the Potting Shed Café, plus room hire and events. Open every day.
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Insole Court Fairwater Road, Cardiff CF5 2LN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a wedding at Insole Court on Saturday. Beautiful restored rooms and the gardens provided a wonderful setting for the celebrations. The Afternoon Tea was excellent and the staff offered a first class five star service. An amazing venue for a wedding. Highly recommend.

Thank Annec1234
Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review, Anne. Glad you had such a beautiful weather too! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this quite by accident and I'm so glad we did. There is a good carpark. A cafe, jewellery workshop and a Montessori nursery at the site. There is a lovely garden which would once have been fantastic. It could do with a little...More

1  Thank kathy w
Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review, Kathy. We'll be opening the first floor with a new exhibition at the end of next month. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

I visited this lovely old house with a sketchers' group in May. If you like heavy Victorian Gothic architecture - and I do - then this is great. However, when I went for a coffee in the café, they charged me £3:80 for a cappuccino!...More

1  Thank David C
Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi David, thanks for your review and for your feedback. I'll pass on your comments to the Potting Shed café owner. If you have anything further to add, please feel free to contact me directly - Gray Hill, Insole Court Manager - gray.hill@insolecourt.org, (029)21 167923

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know this place existed until yesterday when a friend mentioned it & suggested we visit. So decided to pop along this morning for a coffee & walk around the gardens & house. What a lovely surprise! Shown around by a lovely lady called Jo,...More

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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. Looking forward to welcoming you back later this summer when we'll have even more to offer!

Reviewed May 18, 2018

This is in the heart of the city but you could easily miss it if you didn't know it was there. There are several entrances, but the main one for vehicles is off Fairwater Road, opposite Rookwood Hospital. They have ample parking, an interesting old...More

2  Thank CardiffMaddie
Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, CardiffMaddie. We'll be opening more of the house later this summer with a new exhibition that tells the whole story of the Insoles and the community story too. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Whitchurch and Llandaf for most of my life I had no idea that such a spectacular building existed. We were looking to so something to keep the kids entertained and decided to take the trip. My kids are 9 months, 3 and...More

Thank teej31
Gray H, Guest Relations Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. We love hearing visitors' responses to discovering us and hope you'll return soon. We'll also pass on your feedback on pricing to the Potting Shed team.

Reviewed April 24, 2018

A beautiful Victorian house with lots of lovely features and great gardens. The Library especially is remarkable - comfortable and fascinating with a lovely aspect on to the garden. They have a very nice tea and coffee rooms, a community garden, and rooms that can...More

Thank Steve B
Gray H, Public Relations Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, Steve. We'll be opening more of the house this Summer. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in the Cardiff area all my life,61 years I have never been to Insole Court or not known of it until recently when old photos started appearing on Cardiff now and then web site. My wife and I decided to go today to...More

1  Thank Ian J
Gray H, Marketing Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi Ian, I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience at the Potting Shed. Yesterday we hosted a public event not organised by Insole Court that was much more popular than we anticipated. This placed significant pressure on the café team and clearly, mistakes were made...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We've been here occasionally before; my daughter did an art course. She's doing a school project on a Cardiff landmark and chose Insole Court. The woman on the desk was really helpful and interested, and gave her lots of information and copied some pictures for...More

1  Thank Ashlea H
Gray H, Marketing Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Ashlea, Thanks for the kind comments. We're thrilled your daughter chose us for her school project! We'll pass on your praise to our Front of House team. Hope to see you both again soon.

Reviewed February 28, 2018

Beautiful place. As a family we mainly use the cafe and spend time playing in the grounds but there's so much more to Insole Court. The beautiful house and outbuildings have been renovated incredibly and have made it a hub for the community. The cafe...More

2  Thank meleri_haf
Gray H, Marketing Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Meleri, Thank you for your lovely review. We'll make sure the Potting Shed team receive your comments, they'll be thrilled! We're also big fans of the halloumi burger, lunchtimes are a constant temptation! Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.

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