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Mottisfont Abbey

| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Lovely house in beautiful parkland setting. A treat not to be missed if in the area. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A great day out with two young children!

Had a lovely day out with our friend and all the kids! The house and the grounds are stunning. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. There's space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (99 reviews)
“national trust” (135 reviews)
“trout” (61 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely house in beautiful parkland setting. A treat not to be missed if in the area. Lots to see and you can walk in the extensive grounds

Thank lynetteslatter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out with our friend and all the kids! The house and the grounds are stunning. We enjoy the walk up the river, the water is crystal clear with lots of huge fish to see. The rose gardens are really nice, it's...More

1  Thank Richardkatie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We can really recommend a visit to Mottisfont.This is a house with a remarkable history and lovely gardens and grounds. The river walk is very peaceful and it is nice to see the trout swimming up stream. The rooms of the house is very interesting...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction was busy when we arrived, but there were several members of staff to guide us to a parking space and we ended up near the entrance. Within the grounds, there is the house, gardens and a river walk. There was plenty of space...More

Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 6 days ago

The initial impression is of quite a dull building but the interest lies in the history it has seen especially around the 1930's. The exhibition area in the upper part of the house currently holds an amazing art exhibition, this changes so check what is...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have relatives living in nearby Romsey, Hampshire and we had thought of visiting Mottisfont on many occasions, but never had the appropriate amount of time to do it justice. There's a pleasant park and some lovely garden areas. The Abbey externally is very photogenic...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a national trust member we decided to visit this popular location. The house was magnificent and the guide was knowledgeable and helpful, most certainly learnt a few tricks about the art work. The walled garden and wet land walks were both delightful and adventures...More

Thank Kande11
Mottisfont-NT, Public Relations Manager at Mottisfont Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your kind comments. We’re very glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit overall, but we’re really sorry to hear about your disappointing experience in our café. Please accept our sincere apologies for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good National Trust property. Very interesting house and informative/helpful volunteer guides. Gardens looked very good, but weather very wet so didn't walk around. Nice cafe in main house - would recommend the cream teas

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to while away some hours before a ferry trip and weren't we lucky. It was pouring with rain that day but what better way to shelter than being transported to another age in Mottisfont . The house and grounds are magnificent and NT...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day out with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Wide open spaces (perfect for picnicking as well as for catching a few rays). The house itself offered an insight into the experiences Maud Russell, who owned the house in the...More

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Heather M
10 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna C | Reviewed this property |
yeah a cafe type set up where you go to a bar and choose your meal a posh kind of canteen...nice food !! one in the stables and one in the house lots of room and well organised but probs v busy at times xxx
Valerie S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Mottisfont-NT | Property representative |
Hello, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the station to the property. We're open daily; our gardens and cafes are open from 10am, the house and gallery from 11am. We close at 5pm. We hope this is helpful and you... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from mrsm541 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we were there about 5 hours at least. We went to the art exhibition, went round the house (which is reasonably quick). Had a picnic. Looked round the walled gardens, sat in there drinking a cup of tea. went... More