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“Great Day Out”
Review of Barrington Court

Barrington Court
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Ilminster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a big National Trust place - lots to see and do!
We loved the house itself. The story of how the fledgling National Trust acquired it and then couldn't afford to renovate it is fascinating, and seeing the end result is amazing. The wood panelling which is everywhere is superb.
We also loved the gardens and the artisan workshops.
Definitely worth a visit. Tons to do whether you are a couple (like us) or a family with small children.

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating house this is. Leased by Colonel Lyle in a state of dereliction he filled the house with wooden panelling, staircases and fireplaces before giving it back to The National Trust with no financial gain to him or his family, just so the house could be preserved.

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Easter decoration paintingvand left with national trust memberships and amazing memories.

We went initially for the wooden easter decorating event in the wood cutters hut. We went for walks all over the grounds. Through well presented gardens, and many if them! And ended up in the cage before home *please visit the cafe* AMAZING architecture and design.

I love going to cafes where the staff are very polite. Barrington court has just that! In fact ALL the staff were amazing. The staff at the front gate pointed us to our parking spot with lovely smiles.

Thank Simbafox
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea what to expect but the work put in to return the house to life in the early 1920's using wood panels and other items salvaged from other grand houses that were 'scraped ' is first rate. With no furniture you see the full effect of the work carried out. The artisan workshops are also worth a visit in their own right. We spent a very enjoyable and informative 3 hours there. All the staff we met were most knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank OldClanEllmes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place stands out for its very large grounds and relaxing vibe in sunny weather (well, that's true of any NT place actually!). It's very charming what with its expanses of surrounding land and the twists and turns of the house itself. It's just a shame that the cafe is understaffed.
In all a great place that's definitely worth skirting off the M5 to visit for an hour or so.

Thank DragonIII
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