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Mapperton House & Gardens

| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645
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Wonderful house and breathtaking garden

arrived on a beautiful sunny October morning to a lovely cheerful welcome from the lady in the shop... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
Gardens like a mini Versailles

Mapperton House is an undiscovered Gem snuggling into the Dorset countryside dating originally from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. Mapperton is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, and welcomes visitors to the Gardens from 1 March to 31 October, to the House from 2 April to 31 October, and to the Sawmill Cafe from 2 April to 31 October.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“house tour” (13 reviews)
“guided tour” (17 reviews)
“madding crowd” (12 reviews)
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| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645
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Reviewed 5 days ago

arrived on a beautiful sunny October morning to a lovely cheerful welcome from the lady in the shop who supplied me with lots of useful information. The tour guides were great, very enthusiastic with a sense of humour. the house itself is lovely, so much...More

Thank jackiefarrington18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mapperton House is an undiscovered Gem snuggling into the Dorset countryside dating originally from 1066 and significantly renovated back to life in the 1920's. This is English History at it's best, still privately owned but sensibly open to the public and the lovely guides that...More

Thank susan887
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 12 noon tour today. This is a lovely Manor House with a guided tour round this lived in family house. Best of all is the garden which is stunning. Try and visit when the sun is out and walk right down to...More

Thank Tangojen63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a September Sunday, and were surprised just how busy it was at such a quiet time of year. It was a bit tricky to find, buried deep in the country especially as the brown 'Places of Interest' signs only start appearing when...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much Mapperton family and co for a thoroughly enjoyable visit. We loved it straight away as it hadn't got the manicured National Trust look. The tour around house was informative and humorous and was an hour of interest about the history of...More

Thank ANN B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mapperton House is owned by the Earl of Sandwich, It is a wonderful Manor house that actually has a warm feel to it as though living there would be very comfortable. Some of the homes we have visited we could not imagine living in. Our...More

Thank Renziej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic home and garden. Lovely to wander around the gardens at leisure. Had a guided tour of the house. Loads of interesting information about the history of the house and family. Lovely cafe on site.

Thank annette h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite what some are saying here, we found this to be one of the loveliest gardens we have seen in a long time and we visit lots of gardens. Topiary is usually cut twice a year and as a living organism does continue to grow,...More

Thank timetoponder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the House and Gardens 19th September. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The guided tour around the house took just over an hour and was very interesting. We then walked around the gardens which are so beautiful. The church is lovely too,...More

Thank Carolyn Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the gardens on our way home from a trip to Devon. The sunken Italianate garden looks interesting from above, but on closer inspection needs a lot of work to bring it up to a good standard. We were not offered any maps or...More

Thank Judy S
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Lesley H
25 September 2016|
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Response from Ann F | Reviewed this property |
I went with a group from the National Trust Oakleaves. I think it was bout £18 to get in the house. The café was in a converted barn. There was a small gift shop, and really beautiful gardens at the back of the house. The... More
Kaye S
4 September 2016|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
No - dogs on a lead outside the cafe only and not in the gardens.