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Compton Acres

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Lovely grounds, bushes, shrubs and stream. Beautiful building with gift shop and fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela S
Beautiful Gardens and interesting and reasonably priced shop.

You've heard of it, and you've wondered --- so wander this way! Well worth the visit and it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard P
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely grounds, bushes, shrubs and stream. Beautiful building with gift shop and fantastic restaurant. You could stay for hours, beautiful views.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do hope that you can come and visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've heard of it, and you've wondered --- so wander this way! Well worth the visit and it is always possible that you might see the odd celebrity sipping a hot drink in the lovely cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, together with a little celebrity spotting! Don't forget the special offer annual passes, well worth it if you are a regular - gives you 10% off in the cafe too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with a friend for coffee. We enjoyed a nice coffee & cake in the cafe, then explored the small shops that just seemed to keep coming tucked here and there - wonderful local artist cards and bits and pieces. We will return to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the cafe and visiting the shops. Please do come again and visit the gardens, special offer annual passes are available now until the end of February, check out the website.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit last week which was lovely with all the different leaf colours, the red Acer was amazing. Worth a visit in winter and we will definitely go back in spring. Pathways were easy to follow with options of a path or steps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review we are so please you enjoyed your visit. The gardens are very beautiful throughout the seasons and we are pleased you will be visiting us again in the Spring. If you are local why not consider our annual...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group visit to this lovely garden, the most beautiful mix of autumnal colours, blood red maples alongside gold and lemon. many evergreens in different shades,like a tapestry in greens. The planting is well established and very successful , the history of the garden goes back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, it is lovely to hear from our visitors. It is especially nice to hear that the gardens are appreciated at this time of the year too. As you say the autumn leaf colours are quite stunning. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you are not a gardener, you can appreciate the work that has gone into designing and maintaining Compton Acres. It is totally fascinating from start to finish. Woodland gardens with waterfalls, large rockery and water gardens culminating in a wonderful Japanese garden. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Compton Acres is very beautiful at any time if the year and we do hope that you can come and visit us again. Late Spring is a wonderful...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic formal garden, reflecting international styles of landscaping. A splendid wedding venue. Excellent quality cafe/restaurant. Splendid gift shop with some unusual product.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you come and see us again. We have the special offer annual passes available now too.

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect at Compton acres having lived near Bournmouth for 10 years now I thought I had seen everything worth seeing. But I was wrong Compton is an unexpected Peace of paradise Totally unassuming and a real wow and that’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are open all year round and it is great to see the gardens changing throughout the seasons. If you are local look out for our special...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Went to Compton acres today, was a bit chilly but had a nice couple of hours. The gardens were not fully in bloom due to the season and would like to go back in summer as imagine it’s beautiful with more colour. Spent around an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your comments regarding the children's play area to the owners. Please do come and see us again in the Spring and Summer you will not be...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The “4 Star” rating is for the gardens alone, the cafe just about scraped a “2” in our view which was for the food alone which was quite tasty, service left a lot to be improved upon We are lucky enough to live just around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time within the grounds of the garden on such a beautiful autumn day, but are disappointed that your visit to our cafe was not so enjoyable. I am...More

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Not sure, but would still go for the lunches!
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Response from LizJohnR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but it is hilly, may not be suitable.
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Dogs on Leads are certainly welcome, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.:)
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